India Abroad

Over 1.28 lakh Indians pilgrims reach Saudi Arabia for Hajj

Saturday, 18 Aug 2018 | PTI | Jeddah

Over 1.28 lakh Indian pilgrims have reached Saudi Arabia to perform the annual Hajj pilgrimage, officials said. A total of 1,28,702 Indian pilgrims are facilitated by the government to undertake the pilgrimage through the Hajj Committee this year. As many as 466 flights have brought the Indian pilgrims to perform the annual...

Crucial to propagate, conserve Hindi in its pure form: Swaraj

Saturday, 18 Aug 2018 | PTI | Port Louis

It is crucial to protect, propagate and conserve Hindi in its pure form as language and culture are interconnected, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said at the 11th World Hindi Conference which began here today by paying tribute to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The three-day conference, aimed at...

UAE extends helping hand to Kerala flood victims

Saturday, 18 Aug 2018 | PTI | Dubai

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) prime minister and Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has come out in support for deluge-hit Kerala and ordered the formation of an emergency committee to provide relief to the victims hit by devastating rains and floods in the state. In a series of...

Pak Law Minister meets Sushma Swaraj

Friday, 17 Aug 2018 | PTI | NEW DELHI

Pakistan's Minister for Law and Information Syed Ali Zafar today met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and extended Pakistan's condolence on the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale was also present at the meeting, officials said. Zafar was among the foreign dignitaries who attended Vajpayee's funeral. Details...

Mauritian, Indian flags to fly at half mast in Vajpayee's honour in Mauritius

Friday, 17 Aug 2018 | PTI | Port Louis

Mauritius announced today that as a mark of respect to India's former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee the national flags of both the countries will fly half mast at all government buildings. The announcement was made in an official release issued by the Mauritian Prime Minister's Office. Ministry of External Affairs...

Indian IT manager in US convicted of sexually assaulting sleeping woman on flight

Friday, 17 Aug 2018 | PTI | Washington

A 35-year-old Indian IT manager has been convicted of sexually assaulting a sleeping woman aboard a Detroit-bound flight in the US, media reports said today. Prabhu Ramamoorthy, who worked for an IT company for over two years, will be sentenced on December 12 by US District Judge Terrence Berg, The Detroit...

Vajpayee made path-breaking contributions to Sino-India ties: China

Friday, 17 Aug 2018 | PTI | Beijing

China today paid homage to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, describing him as an outstanding politician who made path-breaking contributions to the development of bilateral relations. Vajpayee, one of India's most charismatic leaders and inspirational orators, died yesterday at the age of 93 in New Delhi. The Foreign Ministry said in...

Sikh store-owner stabbed to death in US

Friday, 17 Aug 2018 | IANS | New York

A Sikh store-owner has been stabbed to death in the US state of New Jersey, in a third incident targeting the community in the country in the last three weeks. Terlok Singh was found dead by his cousin Karnail Singh on Thursday in his East Orange suburb store with apparent...

India-US bilateral relationship continues to benefit from Vajpayee's vision: Pompeo

Friday, 17 Aug 2018 | PTI | New York

Atal Bihari Vajpayee recognised early on that the US-India partnership would contribute to the world's economic prosperity and security and the two democracies continue to benefit from his vision, US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo has said while condoling the death of the former Prime Minister. Vajpayee, one of India's...

Abu Dhabi-based father-son duo on India trip set world record

Thursday, 16 Aug 2018 | PTI | Dubai

An Abu Dhabi-based father and his five-year-old son on a India tour have set a Guinness world record for visiting the maximum number of UNESCO world heritage sites in less than 12 hours using public transport, according to a media report. Mohammed Thahir, a 36-year-old IT professional in Abu Dhabi, wanted...


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K’taka CM plants paddy saplings in solidarity with agriculturists

12 Aug 2018 | Kestur Vasuki | Bengaluru

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy who is facing wrath from the farmers in the State, in an appealing gesture planted paddy saplings in solidarity on Saturday. He chose Aralukuppe village in Mandya district the heart land of vokkaliga politics sowed paddy saplings in a muddied agriculture field amidst a large gathering...

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Students felicitated for outstanding leadership on I-Day

18 Aug 2018 | PNS | lOHARDAGA

Four ministers of School Children’s Parliament of Govt Middle school Narauli were felicitated for their outstanding leadership and excellent services in school management on the occasion of 72nd Independence Day. After the flag hoisting programme President Ramdayal Oraon, Prime Minister Sheela Oraon, Education Minister Anjali Oraon and Nutrition Minister Chandmuni Oraon were given certificate of appreciation and Oxford English Grammar book as prize...

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