Free Press Journal
  • China needs to acknowledge that India is a force to be reckoned with: Former Diplomat

    Washington: Amid the ongoing standoff between Indian and Chinese troops at the Dokalam area in the Sikkim sector, a former US diplomat has said that China needs to acknowledge that India is “a force to be reckoned with” and countries in the region are unsettled by Beijing’s behaviour. “China, I think, needs to acknowledge the fact that there is growing strategic and security capability across Asia, and certainly India is a force to be

  • Can not yet confirm ISIS claim on Dhaka hostage situation: US

    Washington: The US has said it cannot yet confirm the Islamic State terror group’s claim owning responsibility for the hostage crisis in a restaurant in Dhaka’s high security diplomatic area.

  • US christens PM’s vision of Indo-US ties as ‘Modi Doctrine’

    Washington: Describing the just concluded US visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as “historic”, the Obama administration has christened his vision of Indo-US ties that has overcome the “hesitations of history” and working for the betterment of the global good as “Modi Doctrine”. “The most important outcome in my mind of the visit this week and of the years of effort that preceded it is the clear and compelling vision that was

  • GST

    Need to take steps on economic reforms, GST: Nisha Desai Biswal

    Washington: The Modi government has kindled huge interest in the US private sector on India but needs to take steps on economic reforms, including the key GST bill, as creating a more transparent and predictable tax structure is critical, a top Obama Administration official has said. “(Prime Minister Narendra) Modi has taken a big stand on the global stage on essentially talking about India and its economic journey,” Assistant Secretary of State for

  • Nisha Desai Biswal

    US wants to see India more embedded in global trade structure

    New York: The US would like to see India “more deeply embedded” in regional and global trade architecture, a top American diplomat said, stressing that India’s membership in Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation will make the forum a stronger organisation. “We would like to see India more deeply embedded in the trade architecture in the region and globally and India’s economy is significant enough that it should be part of these different regional and global architectures,” Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central