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India to hold festival in Egypt to mark Tagore’s birth anniversary

CAIRO: India will organize a cultural festival in Egypt next week to mark the 155th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore in a bid to build connections between the people of… Read more »

Sivakasi man who became Governor of PNG province

PORT MORESBY: For Sasindran Muthuvel, the first Indian-origin Governor in Papua New Guinea (PNG), it has been an eventful journey since he left Sivakasi in Tamil Nadu in search of… Read more »

India performing well as compared to other nations: UN expert

UNITED NATIONS: With India projected to grow at 7.8 per cent in 2017-18, a UN expert said cautious macro economic policy, reduced inflation and some structural reforms have helped the… Read more »

Former sex worker jailed for murdering Indian fiance in Aus

MELBOURNE: A 30-year-old former sex worker has been jailed in Australia for life for murdering her India-born fiance. The Brisbane Supreme Court jury last week found that Melissa Leigh Shaw… Read more »

Adani’s mine project in Australia faces another legal hurdle

MELBOURNE: Indian mining giant Adani’s 21.7 billion dollar coal mine project in Australia faced a fresh legal challenge after a green group asked the Supreme Court in Queensland to review… Read more »

India is too big to be ignored: Singapore’s ex-foreign minister

SINGAPORE: Underlining that India is too big to get ignored, Singapore’s former foreign minister George Yeo has said the strategic “sweet spot” the country has found itself in is helping… Read more »

India slams use of ‘hidden veto’ in sanctioning terrorists

UNITED NATIONS: India today slammed the use of the “hidden veto” and demanded accountability, saying the UN’s general members are “never ever” informed of the reason for not acceding to requests… Read more »

UN marks Ambedkar’s birth anniversary for the first time

UNITED NATIONS: For the first time, the UN celebrated the birth anniversary of B R Ambedkar with a top official describing the noted Indian social reformer as a “global icon”… Read more »

Three Indians among 100 most connected men in UK

LONDON: Three Indian-origin professionals have been featured in the list of ‘100 Most Connected Men’ in the UK in 2016. Mumbai-born lawyer Sarosh Zaiwalla; Rishi Saha, the head of public… Read more »

Panama raids law firm at centre of tax leaks scandal

PANAM CITY: Police have raided the headquarters of the Panama law firm whose leaked documents have unleashed a global scandal over how the world’s elite use offshore companies to hide… Read more »

Concerned over calamitous Pak security, China looks to Lanka

BEIJING: Sri Lanka is of great importance to China’s strategic interests in the Indian Ocean as Pakistan cannot provide a strong foothold due to its “calamitous state” of security, state… Read more »

UN defends response to terrorism in wake of criticism by Modi

UNITED NATIONS: The UN has defended its stance against terrorism saying it is certainly trying to take a “responsible attitude” in dealing with the menace, days after Prime Minister Narendra… Read more »

Modi, Cameron meet focused on defense and Make in India

WASHINGTON: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his British counterpart David Cameron here on the sidelines of Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) during which the two leaders discussed defense co-operation and Make… Read more »

Pak-American US eatery owner forced to remove anti-Hindu signs

HOUSTON: A Pakistani-American owner, who put up anti-Hindu signs at a popular US eatery, has been forced to sell the franchise amid furor over the controversial posters that upset thousands… Read more »

Jaitley meets Aus PM Turnbull, talks trade

CANBERRA: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today called on Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull as he highlighted the potential of the Indian economy to grow beyond the current rate of 7.6… Read more »

India-EU Summit: India presses for justice for killed fishermen

BRUSSELS: India and the EU have failed to arrive at any understanding on the four-year dispute involving two Italian marines accused of murdering two Indian fishermen, with the Indian side… Read more »

Israel to more than double its Centers of Excellences in India

JERUSALEM: Israel, known world over for its water management techniques, plans to more than double its Centers of Excellences in India to boost the bilateral cooperation in the field of… Read more »

‘Incidents like JNU won’t dent India’s image abroad’

SYDNEY: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said incidents like JNU were not the kind of issues that would dent India’s image overseas and asserted that no country can allow an… Read more »

Poor nations need space to address ‘development deficit’: India

UNITED NATIONS: Asserting that the burden of sustainability cannot be put on the shoulders of the poor, India has said poorer nations must be given space to address their “development… Read more »

Brussels bombers named as brothers linked to Paris suspect

BRUSSELS: Two suicide bombers who blew themselves up in Brussels are believed to be brothers who were being sought for links with Salah Abdeslam, the prime suspect in the Paris… Read more »