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Sujatha sacked, Jaishankar new Indian foreign secy

Sujatha sacked, Jaishankar new Indian foreign secy

In a major shakeup in the India's foreign ministry last night, Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh was removed from her post six months ahead of her term’s end. An official statement said the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet approved the "curtailment" Sujatha Singh’s term as foreign secretary with "immediate effect". India’s ambassador to the United States...

SRK 'proud' to be in Obama's speech, promises Chaiyya Chaiyya on next visit

SRK 'proud' to be in Obama's speech, promises Chaiyya Chaiyya on next visit

Actor Shah Rukh Khan is 'proud' to have been mentioned in US President Barack Obama's speech in New Delhi on January 27, and has promised to do the Chaiyya Chaiyya dance with POTUS 'next time.' Proud 2 b part of the gender & religion equality speech of Pres. Obama. Sad he couldn't do...

Obama addresses town hall meeting

Obama addresses town hall meeting

US President Barack Obama has addressed a town hall-style meeting with young people in Delhi on the final day of his visit to India. The US can become India's "best partner", Obama told the gathering of university students and activists. Speaking at a joint business forum in Delhi on Monday,  Obama said there was "much...

Obama ends day of Indian pageantry with $4 billion pledge

Obama ends day of Indian pageantry with $4 billion pledge

US President Barack Obama ended a landmark day in India on Monday with a pledge of $4 billion in investments and loans, seeking to release what he called the "untapped potential" of a business and strategic partnership between the world's largest democracies. Earlier in the day, at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi,...

12 killed as train rams into vehicle in India

12 killed as train rams into vehicle in India

Twelve members of a family, including four children, were killed and three others injured when the vehicle they were travelling in was hit by Dhuri-Sirsa passenger train at an unmanned rail crossing in Sarsod village of Hisar on Monday amid dense fog. The driver of the transport vehicle was among those killed, SHO, government...

Modi warmly receives Obama

Modi warmly receives Obama

In a fresh bid to make India an enduring strategic partner, US President Barack Obama landed in New Delhi on Sunday for a highly symbolic visit and to nurture friendship with a prime minister who a year ago was persona non grata in Washington. Obama will be the first US president to attend India's Republic Day parade, a show of military might long associated with the anti-Americanism of the Cold War, and will host a radio show with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. His presence at Monday's procession at Modi's personal invitation is the latest revival in a roller-coaster relationship between the two largest democracies that just a year ago was in...

Microcredit no panacea for poverty: study

Microcredit no panacea for poverty: study

Six studies in four continents, including one in India, have shown no evidence of microcredit successfully alleviating poverty, researchers said on Friday. Microcredit also had no impact on women’s empowerment, the findings showed, upturning one of the articles of faith of development policy, including in India, reports The Hindu. Conducted by researchers affiliated to Innovations...

India eases system for Bangladeshi visa seekers

India eases system for Bangladeshi visa seekers

Amid suffering of Bangladeshi visa seekers, India today announced exemption of online ‘appointment date’ system for processing visa applications of all categories, except tourists visas, with effect from February 1. According to a press release of the High Commission of India, the applications will be accepted in all categories of visas except tourists on...

BSF shoots 2 Bangladeshis in Lalmonirhat

BSF shoots 2 Bangladeshis in Lalmonirhat

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) shot and injured two Bangladeshi cattle traders near Burimari frontier in Patgram upazila of Lalmonirhat early today. Injured Rabiul Islam, 25, and Bakul Hossain, 28, hailed from Mughlibari village were rushed to Patgram Upazila Health Complex and Rangpur Medical College Hospital respectively, reports our Lalmonirhat correspondent. A BSF patrol team...

‘Bangladeshi hackers' take down Pakistan Jamaat website

‘Bangladeshi hackers' take down Pakistan Jamaat website

“We Hack to Protect Bangladesh,” was the message left by hackers on the official website of Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan on Tuesday, reports Pakistan-based The Express Tribune. The official website of the religio-political party was allegedly hacked by Bangladesh hackers on Tuesday, warning the party to stop interfering in the internal affairs of their country. Besides mocking...

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