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In India
April 12, 2015 3:48 am gmt |
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The office of Prime Minister Narendra Modi exercises such an extent of control over policy matters that it could be impeding implementation, suggested to Shashi Tharoor, Member of Parliament from Thiruvananthapuram, who is on a brief visit to the U.S. Speaking at a private event at the World Bank foc...
In India
April 12, 2015 3:48 am gmt |
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Jail officials in Rawalpindi said Mr Lakhvi was released on Friday morning.India’s Home Minister Rajnath Singh has called the release “unfortunate and disappointing”, Indian media reports say. Mr Lakhvi had been granted bail in December, but was kept in detention under public order ...
In Europe
April 10, 2015 6:04 am gmt |
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The Prime Minister of India – Narendra Modi visit France on the first leg of his three-nation tour. PM Modi arrived in Paris late last night and he is expected to hold talks with French President Francois Hollande and business leaders. Civil nuclear, defence and trade will be the focus of his d...
In India
April 10, 2015 5:46 am gmt |
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Despite Indian Premier Narendra Modi’s pledge to grant on arrival Indian Visas to Sri Lankan tourists from April 14, confusion reigns over the matter with doubts if it would be implemented from that date. Colombo’s Indian High Commission First Secretary Gaurav Ahluwalia said they were yet to receive ...
In India
April 10, 2015 4:35 am gmt |
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A 26/11-like attack was in the making, but this time, from the east coast. That is how India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) Director-General Sharad Kumar sums up the agency’s exhaustive nearly two-year investigation into what it says was a massive terror plot against India by Pakistan’s Inter-...
In India
April 10, 2015 4:33 am gmt |
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India launches an 18 billion USD plan to spread the information revolution to its provinces. Modi’s government has pledged to lay 700,000 kilo metres of broadband cable to connect India’s 250,000 village clusters within three years, build 100 new “Smart Cities” by 2020 and shi...
In Srilanka
April 10, 2015 4:06 am gmt |
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“Jayakanthan was 81 and is survived by wife, two daughters and a son. He won both the Jnanpith and Sahitya Akademi Awards. Firebrand writer Jayakanthan, considered a colossus in Tamil literature, died here on Wednesday night after a prolonged illness” Tamil novelist, short-story writer an...
In India
April 9, 2015 8:49 am gmt |
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PM Narendra Modi, in his first ever interview to Indian media after becoming PM, said laws can’t be different for Reliance Industries’ chairman Mukesh Ambani and for common man. “Our job is to run a policy-driven government. The prime minister even said his 10-month-old government h...
In India
April 9, 2015 7:09 am gmt |
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An 8 year old boy died on Wednesday after he was allegedly beaten by his school principal for stealing a pen in Uttar Pradesh’s Barabanki. The family of Shivam, a class 2 student of Chaudhary Dwarka Prasad Academy, said that he started vomiting blood when he returned from school yesterday and d...
In America
April 9, 2015 5:21 am gmt |
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By plane and ship, 4000 Indians in Yemen have been evacuated safely from the war zone. Last Monday, India rescued more than 1,000 people. In the 2nd attempt, in two days, a large number have been brought out since Saudi Arabia launched air strikes against Iran-allied Houthi rebels in Yemen on March 2...
In India
April 9, 2015 5:20 am gmt |
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Bombay High Court asked the Maharashtra government the reason for banning slaughter, possession and consumption of cows, bulls and bullocks only and not including other animals in the ban under the state’s animal preservation laws. A division bench of Justices was hearing a bunch of petitions c...
In Cinema
April 9, 2015 4:26 am gmt |
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President Pranab Mukherjee confers the Padma Vibhushan award to Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan. This convocation took place today at the presidential palace in New Delhi. A  civil investiture ceremony had been organized in the presidential palace and during that, this award had been conferred. ...
In India
April 8, 2015 7:43 am gmt |
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The world should support India’s civil nuclear energy programme even as he strongly pitched for old Indian traditions to counter environmental degradation. Inaugurating a two-day state environment and forest ministers’ conference here, the prime minister also blamed the changing lifestyle...
In India
April 7, 2015 9:59 am gmt |
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Air India aircraft’s cockpit witnessed some tense scenes between the captain and his deputy at Jaipur on Sunday evening. Many resources said that, the co-pilot abused and beat up the commander and some say there was an argument between the two and nothing more. The heated scenes were witnessed ...
In India
April 7, 2015 4:39 am gmt |
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A Sri Lankan court on Saturday remanded 37 Indian fishermen, arrested by the navy for allegedly poaching in the country’s waters, in judicial custody till April 17. Sri Lankan Naval spokesman Commander Indika Silva had said that; the 37 Indian fishermen were arrested yesterday and five boats we...