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Trump picks Indian American to be ambassador to Peru

Thursday, 29 Jun 2017 | IANS | Washington

US President Donald Trump has nominated Krishna R. Urs to be the ambassador to Peru, the White House announced on Wednesday. The appointment of Urs, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, would have to be approved by the Senate. He is currently Charge d'Affaires of the US Embassy...

South African Parliament briefed on Gupta family naturalization

Wednesday, 28 Jun 2017 | IANS | Cape Town

South Africa's Parliament was briefed on naturalization granted to the controversial Indian Gupta family. Director General of the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) Mkuseli Apleni on Tuesday, appeared before Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs, but former Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba (now Finance Minister) and the current Home Affairs...

'Singhsbury's' becomes 'Morrisinghs' in UK after Sainsbury's' legal threat

Wednesday, 28 Jun 2017 | PTI | London

An Indian-origin shopkeeper in the UK was threatened with legal action by top supermarket chain Sainsbury's for naming his store 'Singhsbury's', prompting the quick-witted businessman to change the name to 'Morrisinghs' -- a similar sounding name to another retail chain Morrisons. Jel Singh Nagra, 42, changed the name of his convenience...

In Netherlands, Modi pitches for women empowerment in India

Wednesday, 28 Jun 2017 | IANS | The Hague

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday made a strong pitch for women's empowerment, saying he is working for a women-led development of India. "There is a government sitting in the Centre that is thinking about women-led development," Modi said while addressing a gathering of 3,000-strong diaspora here. Implying that it was paying...

India, US call for freedom of navigation amid SCS disputes

Tuesday, 27 Jun 2017 | PTI | Washington

With an eye on China and the disputes in the South China Sea, India and the US today called for freedom of navigation and resolving of territorial and maritime disputes peacefully in accordance with international law. "In the Indo-Pacific region, in order to maintain peace, stability and prosperity in the region,...

Recognise epicentre of terror lies on our west: Indian envoy to UK

Tuesday, 27 Jun 2017 | PTI | London

India has told Britain that if it does not recognise that the "epicentre" of terrorism lies on India's west then there is "very little" scope to strengthen the bilateral cooperation. Indian High Commissioner to the UK Y K Sinha, who was speaking at the launch of a new book on India-UK...

India, Netherlands on same page in global issues: Modi

Tuesday, 27 Jun 2017 | IANS | The Hague

India and the Netherlands are on the same page on several global issues, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Tuesday as Dutch Premier Mark Rutte hailed India's emergence both from the political and economic point of view as a welcome development. "Today the world is interdependent, inter-connected. It is...

Even at 2 am, Swaraj helps Indians tweeting for help: Modi

Monday, 26 Jun 2017 | PTI | Washington

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today heaped praise on External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, saying she and her ministry have set an example of effectively using social media to deliver good governance and help Indians in distress in any corner of the world. "Social media has become very powerful. I am...

Logic of Indo-US strategic ties 'incontrovertible', says Modi

Monday, 26 Jun 2017 | IANS | New Delhi

Saying both India and the US are determined to defeat the "scourge" of terrorism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that "the logic of our strategic relationship is incontrovertible". Modi, ahead of his meeting with President Donald Trump, also said in comments published in The Wall Street Journal that he...

Indian boy dies after falling into manhole in Qatar

Monday, 26 Jun 2017 | IANS | Doha

A six-year-old Indian boy has died after falling into an uncovered manhole in Al Wukair settlement of Qatar. The victim was identified as Izan Ahmed Basheer and his family hails from Koduvally in Kerala's Kozhikode district. The incident happened on Saturday night near the city of Al Wakrah, the Gulf Times...


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DU admissions to continue till June 28; 2nd cut-off list on July 1

25 Jun 2017 | Shipra Parashar/ Srishti Garg | New Delhi

With Delhi University declaring its first cut-off list on Friday, SGTB Khalsa college came out with the highest 99.66 per cent for BSc (Hons) Electronics...

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JRD Tata sports complex to be ready by Sept

29 Jun 2017 | Parvinder Bhatia | Jamshedpur

City-based JRD Tata Sports Complex is getting ready for Jamshedpur leg of Indian Super League (ISL) matches. Work is in full progress to give a new cover to 102 m x 67 m playing arena...

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