PM Modi To Give Awards To ‘India-Singapore Hackathon 2018’ Winners On November 15

NEW DELHI: PM Modi will be in Singapore from November 14 to 15 to attend a series of summits, including the East Asian summit and ASEAN meetings. PM Modi will present awards to winners of the first ‘India-Singapore Hackathon 2018’ which aims to harness and showcase innovation potential of the youth from the two countries. Singapore has designated the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and its innovation and enterprise arm NTUitive to conduct the Hackathon. India has designated the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). From India, an 83-member delegation…

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Rahul Gandhi in London: ‘Doklam Not An Isolated Issue, Chinese Still There’

India’s progress in last 70 years, Rahul Gandhi said that the country has witnessed peaceful transformation through democratic means in this period. LONDON: The Congress national president Rahul Gandhi is on a two-day visit to the United Kingdom.Speaking at International Institute of Social Science (IISS) in London, Rahul Gandhi said that the Chinese are still present in Doklam. Tensions between India and China reached their peak during a 73-day standoff in Doklam near Bhutan over Beijing’s construction of a road in the area. Talking about India-Pakistan relationship, Rahul Gandhi said…

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How I chanced to meet the living legend of the Second World War

By: Barnali Bose, Editor-ICN Group NEW YORK: I,like everybody else have been listening to stories and reading of great war heroes  since childhood, but had never had the opportunity to meet any until last May,this year. On Memorial Day (the day when Americans honour those who died  serving in the U.S army) the 28th May this year,I had a chance encounter with a real hero of the Second World War at the Intrepid, in New York. An unexpected meeting with a war hero on Memorial day : As we stepped…

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PM Narendra Modi Reaches South Africa To Attend 10th BRICS Summit 2018

The Summit will be attended by the heads of the five BRICS nations that comprises Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.  Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached South Africa on the final leg of his three-nation tour after concluding his Uganda visit. The theme for the summit is “BRICS in Africa – collaboration for inclusive growth and shared prosperity in the 4th industrial revolution. The BRICS group, comprising more than 40% of the global population, represents some of the biggest emerging economies, but it has struggled to find a…

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India Extends $ 200 Million Lines Of Credit To Rwanda

The IMF stated that Rwanda is the third fastest growing economy in Africa, although human rights groups report restricted freedom of speech in the country. Rwanda, a small landlocked country in east-central Africa. The country has struggled with its legacy of ethnic tension associated with the traditionally unequal relationship between the Tutsi minority and the majority Hutus. Today, Rwanda is striving to rebuild its economy, with coffee and tea production among its main exports. The World Bank has praised Rwanda’s recent “remarkable development successes”, which it says have helped reduce…

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Telangana Student Shot Dead In Kansas City Restaurant

Koppu’s relatives have urged External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to bring back the dead body to India as soon as possible. HYDERABAD: A 25-year-old student from Telangana has been shot dead by an unidentified person at a restaurant in Kansas City in the U.S. state of Missouri on Friday evening. The incident in Missouri was described as an armed robbery and the police have launched a manhunt for the suspect. Sharath Koppu, who studied at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and worked at the restaurant, had moved to the US earlier…

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15 Injured In Blast At Indian Restaurant In Canada, No Indication Of Terrorism

The Indian consulate in Toronto has opened a helpline for any Indian nationals seeking assistance: (647) 668-4108. TORONTO: At least 15 people were injured in an explosion at an Indian restaurant outside of Toronto. Police are searching for two men suspected of setting off the bomb in the Bombay Bhel restaurant before fleeing the scene. Police have not made any arrests in connection with the blast at Bombay Bhel restaurant late on Thursday. Three people suffered critical injuries in the blast, and 12 others sustained smaller shrapnel injuries. Both the…

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Cape Town: An affair to remember…​

Water front

By: Anoop Sood Indians are the new emerging class of “great international travelers”- large in numbers, e​asy spenders and moving around in hordes.​ Nations vie with each other to market themselves as preferred destinations for these “great Indian tourists” and tour operators are delighted to grab the business opportunity.​ Bollywood has served as an effective marketing tool. It was famous producer director Yash Chopra who first started shooting movies in Switzerland. Today movies are shot in every country, East Europe being the latest to join.  And the Indians are everywhere. Switzerland, France, Austria, England,…

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Britain’s Senior Most Indian Origin Minister Priti Patel Apologises For Not Telling Foreign Office Of Israel Meeting With Netanyahu

Secretary Priti Patel faces calls to quit after 12 meetings with the prime minister and other top figures during a ‘family vacation’ in August come to light. The international development secretary Priti Patel apologised on Tuesday for holding 12 meetings, including one with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, on a private trip. Thersa May’s spokesman highlighted that the country’s army runs a hospital for Syrian refugees, but said the UK currently provides no financial support to Israeli forces and that there would be no change in policy. Prime Minister Theresa May…

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Indian-Origin South African Couple Wins Top US Award For AIDS Research

Prof. Salim Abdool Karim is the director of the Centre for the Aids Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) and Prof. Quarraisha Abdool Karim is its associate scientific director. JOHANNESBURG: AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) is a syndrome caused by a virus called HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). The disease alters the immune system, making people much more vulnerable to infections and diseases. A South African couple of Indian origin who are both resaerchers — Prof. Quarraisha Abdool Karim and Prof. Salim Abdool Karim — received a prominent lifetime achievement award from…

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