Newly appointed External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid would be a "valued partner" for furthering India-US ties, a top American official said on Thursday. State Department spokesman Mark Toner also said that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton looks forward to work with Khurshid in the coming days.
"We've had an especially productive relationship with Minister Khurshid in his prior service at the Ministry of External Affairs, as well as other positions within the government of India," Toner told reporters. "We believe he will be a valued partner in carrying forward the strategic dialogue that Secretary Clinton has co-chaired and in building what President Obama has called a defining partnership with India," he said in response to a question about India's new External Affairs Minister.
"His (Khurshid's) experience and his expertise in the business community around business issues are also important to our bilateral relationship and are particularly welcome," Toner said, adding Clinton had a very good relationship with Khurshid's predecessor S M Krishna. "Certainly Secretary Clinton enjoyed a very productive, constructive relationship with Minister Krishna, and she looks forward to working closely now with Minister Khurshid," Toner said.
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna on Tuesday said the state, reeling under floods and landslides, is going through a bad phase. He said Kedarnath was the worst hit by floods as thousands of tourists were stranded.
The Gujarat High Court asked the CBI to complete investigation in the Ishrat Jahan encounter case and file the chargesheet in the court by July 4, 2013.
Madras High Court has said if a couple in the right legal age indulge in sexual gratification, it will be considered a valid marriage and they could be termed as husband and wife.
Former UP minister Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiya today gave his consent for a lie-detection test in connection with the murder case of Kunda DSP Zia-ul-Haq.
The CBI on Tuesday questioned Intelligence Bureau Special Director Rajinder Kumar in Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case.
A police officer has termed as "media speculation" that late actress Jiah Khan's six-page letter does not match her handwriting
It's just a week for the Amarnath Yatra to begin in Jammu and the Shiv lingam has shrunk to half its size due to rising temperatures.