India and Portugal Sign Social Security Agreement

India has so far signed the SSA with seventeen countries.

India and UK Signed MoU on Strengthening Co-Operation in Earth Sciences

The Memorandum of Understanding will help India in improving the forecasting capability of various weather and climate-related phenomena by sharing the expertise and knowledge

David Cameron visits India

Much controversy was made during his visit to Amritsar and Jalianwala Bagh. He acknowledged that the shootings of 1919 were shameful events but refused to apologise for something done so long ago.

Kishanganga project: India wins case at The Hague court

In a major decision, the Court of Arbitration at The Hague has allowed India to go ahead with the construction of the Rs. 3600 crore Kishenganga hydro-electric project in North Kashmir, rejecting Pakistan's plea that this was a violation of the 1960 Indus Waters Treaty.

India, Abu Dhabi to sign investment protection pact

India and UAE have in-principle agreed to ink Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement to boost the two-way trade, and allocate USD 2 billion for investments in infrastructure projects and in establishing strategic oil reserve in the South Asian nation in the inaugural meeting of the UAE-India High Level Task Force on Investments.

India, Bangladesh review progress in ties

India and Bangladesh on Saturday reviewed the whole range of bilateral issues at the second Joint Consultative Commission (JCC) meeting aimed at consolidating the relations. The JCC has also reviewed the progress of cooperation in the fields of business and trade, connectivity, power, water resources, security, border management, infrastructure, people to people contacts, culture, environment and education.

India, US working group meet on UN peacekeeping operations

A joint Indo-US working group met here yesterday to discuss ways to improve UN peacekeeping operations, to which India is one of the major contributors. This was the 10th Meeting of the India-US Joint Working Group on UN Peacekeeping Operations.

French President Francois Holllande visits India

India and France on 14 February 2013 agreed to strengthen counter terrorism and intelligence cooperation between the two countries during the visit of French President Francois Holllande to India. Both nations exchanged views on a number of bi-lateral, regional and multilateral issues.

India, Bangladesh sign MoU on cooperation in health, medical science

India and Bangladesh today signed a MoU for cooperation in the fields of health and medical sciences that will include joint research in health and exchange of doctors and health professionals.

GAIL signs MoU with EDF

GAIL (India), has a MoU with London based EDF Trading to jointly acquire and develop upstream oil and gas assets in North America and to partner in trading and optimisation of U.S. gas and LNG.

India, Austria ink social security contribution pact

According to Indian labour laws, all employees and employers falling under the purview of the Employees Provident Fund Act, 1952, are required to make mandatory contribution towards provident fund.Though professionals posted in foreign countries continue to make such payments in India, they are compelled to pay social security tax in the host countries too leading to double contribution.

India, Japan hold first maritime affairs dialogue

Issues of mutual interest were discussed, inter alia, maritime security including non-traditional threats, cooperation in shipping, marine sciences and technology, marine biodiversity and cooperation at various multilateral forums were discussed at the first Maritime Affairs Dialogue.

India slides down in press freedom index

In Asia, India (140th, — 9) is at its lowest since 2002 because of increasing impunity for violence against journalists and because Internet censorship continues to grow. According to the report, in almost all parts of the world, influential countries, including India, that are regarded as “regional models” have fallen in the index.

India, Bangladesh sign extradition treaty, new visa regime

India and Bangladesh on Monday signed two landmark agreements to extradite criminals and terrorists and liberalise the visa regime.

6 Indian NGOs accorded special consultative status with UN

Six Indian non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working for the uplift of women, Dalits and poor have been approved for consultative status with the United Nations. The approval came by the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations, which is a part of the UN's Economic and Social Council, during the annual ongoing session of the world body panel this week.

India, Sri Lanka sign anti-terror, tax evasion pacts

India and Sri Lanka on Tuesday signed two separate agreements on combating international terrorism and avoidance of double taxation after the 8th India-Sri Lanka Joint Commission meeting held in New Delhi discussed enhanced cooperation in a range of areas including civil nuclear energy.

Rail link projects with Bangladesh to be expedited

With a view to increase people to people contact, railway officials of India and Bangladesh have decided to expedite rail link projects between the two countries in a three-day meeting with Bangla railway delegation was held from January 14 to 16 here.

US-India-Africa Triangular Partnership

India and the United States inaugurated the first triangular India-U.S.-Africa partnership in agricultural training at the National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), Hyderabad, on 6 January 2013 for 30 trainees from three African countries – Kenya, Liberia and Malawi.

India, Vietnam sign MoU to strengthen micro, small & medium enterprises

India and Vietnam on Tuesday signed an MoU aimed at building capacity for developing institutional framework and identifying thrust areas and opportunities for micro, small and medium enterprises in this country. It was signed during the ongoing 4-day state visit of Vice President Hamid Ansari to Vietnam.

World Economic Forum at Davos: Kamal Nath to lead India delegation

Urban Development and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath will lead the Indian delegation to the annual meet of the World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos, Switzerland, starting next week. This year's meeting will open on January 22 and continue till January 27 whose theme will be 'Resilient Dynamism'.