It has been a tradition with visiting Chinese leaders to meet the family of Dr Dwarkanath Kotnis and President Xi Jinping followed it by meeting the sister of the famed physician and recalling the fine representative who gave his precious life in China.
Buoyed by his visit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state Gujarat, Chinese President Xi Jinping in a reciprocal gesture invited him to his hometown Xi'an, where the famous Buddhist monk Hiuen Tsang spent his last years after his return from India some 2,000 years ago.
The UN Security Council has declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a threat to peace and security, with UN chief Ban Ki-moon deciding to deploy an unprecedented emergency health mission to combat the outbreak that has impacted the lives of millions.
United States President Barack Obama has nominated Indian-American, Richard Rahul Verma, as the next US Ambassador to India, ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Washington later this month.
President Xi Jinping has appealed to Chinese tourists not to leave a bad reputation behind, and eat fewer cups of instant noodles while travelling abroad. Do not litter water bottles everywhere. Do not damage coral reefs. Eat less instant noodles and more local seafood, the China News Service quoted Xi as saying in Maldives this week.
The Bharatiya Janata Party's debacle at this week's bypoll in Uttar Pradesh has once again prompted Union Minister Maneka Gandhi to bat for her son Varun, the party member of Parliament from Sultanpur, who was sidelined by party president Amit Shah soon after the latter rode on to the party's helm of affairs.
China on Thursday tried to play down the continuing border standoff at Chumar coinciding with the visit of President Xi Jinping to India, saying the incident has been effectively controlled and managed.
Australian police on Thursday made a series of arrests in a counter-terrorism operation after intelligence reports that the Islamic State supporters were planning a public execution in the country, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said.
With the continuing stand-off in Ladakh casting a shadow over the Sino-India talks, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday raised 'serious concerns' over the repeated incidents along the border and sought an early settlement of the boundary question.
Actor-politician Hema Malini on Thursday sought to defend her remarks that widows from West Bengal and Bihar should not crowd Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh, saying she said this in the context of how they were being ignored in their home states and government not doing enough for them.
As he engaged in talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping came in for praise from an unlikely quarter -- exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama -- who described him as 'open-minded' and 'realistic'.
Indian-American Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has for the first time acknowledged that he is considering a 2016 presidential run and will make a decision on it after the November Congressional polls.
Young Indian-American pop star sensation Anjali Ranadive, popular playback singer Kavita Subramaniam along with renowned violinist L Subramaniam would perform at a public reception being hosted by Indian-American community for Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New York.
With no clarity yet on seat sharing with old ally Shiv Sena, Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah on Thursday told the alliance partner to find a quick resolution to the impasse while making it clear that there will be no compromise at the cost of self-respect.
Bonhomie between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Ahmedabad, setting aside formalities to strike a friendly tone were highlighted by the state media on Thursday, with write ups and photos on front pages.