India Abroad

India a responsible aid provider to Afghanistan: US

Thursday, 21 Jun 2018 | PTI | Washington

India is a responsible aid provider to Afghanistan and the war-torn country seeks strategic partnership with it, the Trump administration has said. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Alice Wells told lawmakers during a Congressional hearing on Afghanistan that India has played an important role in...

Working on dismantling non-tariff and para-tariff barriers with India: B'desh

Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

India and Bangladesh are working on dismantling the non-tariff and para-tariff barriers, Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Syed Muazzem Ali said today. He was speaking at a seminar organised by industry body Ficci and the Bangladesh High Commission here. Bangladesh has recently graduated from "Least Development Category" of the United Nations Committee...

Statue honouring Sikh soldiers who fought for Britain to be installed in UK

Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018 | PTI | london

A 10ft-high bronze statue of a Sikh soldier honouring the community's "unmeasurable" contribution during the First World War will be installed in the UK's West Midlands to commemorate 100 years since the end of the conflict. The Lions of the Great War monument, which will be installed in November in Smethwick,...

Not aware of misuse of user info by device makers: Facebook on govt notice

Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

Social networking giant Facebook today asserted that it is not aware of "any misuse" of user information including that of Indians, arising out of its agreements with device makers and that these partnerships were limited to creating Facebook-like experiences. Facebook's clarifications assume significance as the US social media company had received...

France aims to become India's top strategic partner in Europe: Le Drian

Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018 | PTI | Paris

France is keen to become India's top strategic partner in Europe and wants to strengthen the country's economic presence in India, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has said. Drian met with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj here yesterday and the two leaders held in-depth and constructive discussions on full range...

Over 7,000 people from India filed applications for asylum in US in 2017 : UN report

Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018 | PTI | United Nation

Over 7,000 people from India filed applications for asylum in the US last year, according to a report by the UN refugee agency which said America was the largest recipient of new asylum requests in 2017. The UN Refugee Agency said in its annual Global Trends report that 68.5 million people...

Unesco condemns Indian newspaper editor's murder

Tuesday, 19 Jun 2018 | IANS | Paris

Unesco chief Audrey Azoulay on Tuesday condemned the slaying of prominent journalist and newspaper editor Shujaat Bukhari and his two police bodyguards in Indian-administered Kashmir last week. "I condemn the murder of Shujaat Bukhari and his bodyguards," said Azoulay, the Director-General of United Nations culture organisation. "I trust the authorities...

India, Aus to deepen cooperation to combat terror

Tuesday, 19 Jun 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

India and Australia have agreed to strengthen counter-terrorism cooperation through measures such as regular exchange of information and sharing of best practices on countering violent extremism, the MEA said. Officials of the two countries held the 10th Meeting of the Joint Working Group on Counter-Terrorism in New Delhi yesterday, during which...

India repatriates 6 Pak prisoners

Tuesday, 19 Jun 2018 | PTI | Mordovia

India repatriated six Pakistani prisoners through the Attari- Wagah border today, the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement. In October 2017, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had suggested to the Pakistan high commissioner that the two sides could progress on humanitarian issues related to elderly, women, children and mentally...

Canadian citizen among four held as Punjab Police bust drug racket

Tuesday, 19 Jun 2018 | IANS | Chandigarh

The Punjab Police on Sunday claimed to have busted an international drugs smuggling racket with the arrest of four persons, including a Canadian national of Indian-origin. A senior police officer said that the gang was using the courier services route to smuggle drugs abroad. The drugs were being hidden in traditional...


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‚ÄėAssault‚Äô on police driver: Action against Kerala ADGP

17 Jun 2018 | VR Jayaraj | Kochi

In a swift move intended at stemming the protests brewing in the State police force against certain top officials’ ‘feudalistic’ practice of persecuting policemen and camp followers by using them as house servants, the Kerala Government on Saturday removed ADGP Sudesh Kumar, whose daughter was the other day booked for assaulting and verbally abusing his official police driver, from the position of head of the Armed Police Battalion. The action against...

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UTC to use 180 buses to ferry Yoga participants

21 Jun 2018 | PNS | Dehradun

Uttarakhand Transport Corporation (UTC) would use 180 buses of its fleet on Dehradun and Haridwar routes to ferry the Yoga participants from Haridwar and also to take them back after the International Yoga Day show at Forest Research Institute (FRI) in Dehradun is over. Divisional manager (Operational) UTC Dehradun, Pawan Mehra while talking to The pioneer said on Wednesday that around 280 busses operate from Dehradun depot...

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