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India ranks 117 out of 158 nations on global happiness index

UNITED NATIONS: India has not fared well in a global ranking of the happiest nations, coming in at the 117th spot out of 158 countries on the index that took… Read more »

Nations from Asia, Africa condemn terrorism in all its forms

Nations from Asia, Africa condemn terrorism in all its forms

JAKARTA: India has joined nations from Asia and Africa to condemn terrorism in all its form and manifestations and forge concrete cooperation to tackle its spread including through the internet… Read more »

India to get Canadian uranium from 2nd half of 2015

India to get Canadian uranium from 2nd half of 2015

OTTAWA: Canadian company Cameco, which has signed an agreement for the supply of uranium to India, will start delivery in the second half of this year with the end-use being… Read more »

Visit will herald a new era in India-Canada ties Modi

Visit will herald a new era in India-Canada ties: Modi

VANCOUVER: Winding up his visit to Canada, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said it was a historic trip that will herald a new era of cooperation between the two countries… Read more »

Govt fast-moving on reforms PM tells Canadian CEOs

Govt fast-moving on reforms: PM tells Canadian CEOs

TORONTO: Inviting Canadian companies to invest in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has told them that his government is fast-moving on reforms and has already opened up sectors like railways,… Read more »

Hinduism not a religion but a way of life Modi

Hinduism not a religion but a way of life: Modi

VANCOUVER: Accompanied by his Canadian counterpart Stephen Harper, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today visited a Gurdwara and a temple here and said Hinduism is not a religion but a way… Read more »

Modi vows to 'clean up mess' in India

Modi vows to ‘clean up mess left behind ‘ in India

TORONTO: In a Madison Square-like event, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today wowed Diaspora Indians with jibes at the UPA government when he pledged to clean up the “mess left behind”… Read more »

Atmosphere of trust has developed in the nation Modi

Atmosphere of trust has developed in the nation: Modi

TORONTO: Asserting that a new “atmosphere of trust” has developed in India since he took over 10 months ago, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today vowed to “clean up” the mess… Read more »

India must harness energy to combat climate change'

India must harness energy to combat climate change’

TORONTO: A day after Canada agreed to supply uranium to India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said India must succeed in harnessing clean energy like nuclear power to combat climate… Read more »

India, 56 members join as founding members of China-led AIIB

India, 56 members join as founding members of China-led AIIB

BEIJING: India and many influential western nations are among the 57 founding members of the USD 50 billion Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), while the US and Japan stayed away… Read more »

India slips to 89th place in Global Networked Readiness Index

India slips to 89th place in Global Networked Readiness Index

GENEVA: India has slipped six places to rank 89th on a global Networked Readiness Index, showing a “widespread” weakness in its potential to leverage information and communications technologies for social… Read more »

India, Germany to encourage teaching each other''s language

India, Germany to encourage teaching each other’s language

BERLIN: India and Germany have agreed to encourage the teaching of each other’s languages within the framework of their national policies in the backdrop of a row over Sanskrit replacing… Read more »

Swraj Paul makes 1 mln pounds donation to leading UK varsity

Swraj Paul makes 1 mln pounds donation to leading UK varsity

LONDON: NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul has made a mega donation of one million pounds (Rs 10 crores) to the University of Wolverhampton, the “single biggest gift” received by the… Read more »

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Modi to do Madison Sq in Shanghai during visit

BEIJING: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will do a repeat of his Madison Square Garden act during his next month’s visit to China that will make him the first Indian leader… Read more »

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Immigration becomes volatile issue in Republican race

DENVER: It’s becoming clear that immigration is a volatile issue that can trip up Republican presidential hopefuls who must compete for conservative primary voters who oppose amnesty for immigrants living… Read more »

India, Mauritius to work to avoid 'abuse' of DTATPM

India, Mauritius to work to avoid ‘abuse’ of DTAT: PM

PORT LOUIS: India and Mauritius will work together to avoid the “abuse” of double taxation avoidance convention, Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared today, as the two countries agreed to push… Read more »

PM hails Mauritius for enriching Hindi literature

PM hails Mauritius for enriching Hindi literature

PORT LOUIS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today hailed Mauritius for enriching Hindi literature through its contribution and said the language has occupied a special place in the world. On the… Read more »

India, Seychelles sign 4 pacts to boost security cooperation

India, Seychelles sign 4 pacts to boost security cooperation

VICTORIA: Seeking to expand its footprint in the strategic Indian Ocean, India today agreed to help Seychelles in mapping its hydrology reserves under four agreements signed during the visit of… Read more »

Climate change poses serious threat similar to terrorism PM

Climate change poses serious threat similar to terrorism: PM

VICTORIA: Climate change poses serious threat to island nations like Seychelles as terrorism to the world, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said as he expressed India’s deep commitment to combat… Read more »

China hints at talks with Dalai Lama

China hints at talks with Dalai Lama

BEIJING: Hinting at resuming talks with the Dalai Lama for the first time in several years, China today said it is open for a “discussion” with the Tibetan spiritual leader… Read more »