PM Modi Attends Maldives President Solih’s Swearing-In Ceremony

Solih and his team are reviewing millions of dollars of investments from China as well as the debts taken from Chinese lenders.Maldives occupies a crucial maritime position, just 400 km from India’s Malabar coast.   MALE: Prime Minister Modi on Saturday attended the swearing-in ceremony of Maldives President-elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, who surprisingly defeated strongman Abdulla Yameen in September. PM Modi was given a red-carpet welcome and greeted at the airport by Maldives Parliament’s new Speaker Qasim Ibrahim. The Indian prime minister visited the presidential palace after the ceremony. PM Modi congratulated…

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THE MAGIC OF SNOW: NATURE’S BRUSH PAINTS THE BEST

By: Rakesh Lohumi, Sr. Editor-ICN Group  SHIMLA: The sight of cottony snowflakes wafting down lazily from the overcast skies is indeed mesmerising. The landscape undergoes a dramatic change as the specks of white settle down all over the place– on the trees, rooftops, power lines, roadside railings, grassy slopes, bushes and the ground. It is a feast for the eyes as the Nature’s brush extends the white mantle across the hills in no time, lending an ethereal beauty to the scenery. The best of human efforts cannot create anything like it. The…

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Severe Cyclonic Storm Gaja Kills Over 25 People In Tamil Nadu And Puducherry

Cyclone Gaja crossed Nagapattinam at 12.30 am on Friday and weakened around 8 am as it moved over land.Nine teams of the National Disaster Response Force are in Tamil Nadu and two in Puducherry since Wednesday. CHENNAI: The Severe cyclonic storm ‘Gaja’, which crossed Tamil Nadu’s coast early on Friday, has claimed 25 lives.’Gaja’ crossed the coast between Nagapattinam and nearby Vedaranyam, bringing with it heavy rain, and causing severe damage to communication and power infrastructure, mainly in Nagapattinam district. Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Friday announced…

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Demonetisation Was The Biggest Scam Since Independence: Rahul Gandhi

Elections for the 230 Assembly seats in Madhya Pradesh will be held on November 28, and the results announced on December 11. SAGAR: Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi on Friday claimed that demonetisationwas the “biggest scam in the history of independent India”. Addressing a campaign rally for the November 28 Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls, Gandhi said Modi does not talk about being a chowkidar of the country and of tackling corruption. After the note ban, Modi made honest and hardworking citizens to stand in queues outside banks, Congress President said. On November 8, 2016,…

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PM Modi Dares Congress To Make An ‘Outsider’ Party President For 5 Years

The second phase of polling in 72 seats, out of the 90-member Assembly, would be held on November 20 and counting of votes would take place on December 11. CHHATTISGARH: PM Modi has challenged the Congress party to appoint anyone but a member of the Nehru-Gandhi family as its chief, and have that leader complete a five-year term. Four generations of Congress ruled the nation and they should give an account of what they have done for the country, Modi said. PM Modi on Friday addressed a public rally in poll-bound…

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa To Be Republic Day 2019 Chief Guest

Cyril Ramaphosa, 65, became South Africa’s president this year, succeeding Jacob Zuma.Ramphosa is a staunch follower of Mahatma Gandhi. NEW DELHI: South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will be the chief guest for the Republic Day parade 2019. Ramaphosa’s office has reportedly accepted India’s invitation. This comes after the US President Donald Trump turned down the invitation citing scheduling constraints in a big embarrassment for the government.PM Modi had invited President Trump for a bilateral visit to India during their talks in Washington last year. First Republic Day parade was held in 1950.…

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Former Pak Cricketer Shahid Afridi Right In Saying That Pakistan Doesn’t Need Kashmir, Says Rajnath Singh

NEW DELHI: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday backed former Pakistani cricket captain Shahid Afridi’s remarks over Kashmir. In a press conference, Singh said “He (Afridi) was right in saying that Pakistan is not able to handle its own four provinces, what will they handle Kashmir. Kashmir was a part of India, is a part of India and will always be a part of India. In a press conference in London, the United Kingdom, the former Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Khan Afridi had said that Pakistan does not need Kashmir.…

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PM Modi Felicitates Winners Of First India-Singapore Hackathon 2018

SINGAPORE: PM Modi today felicitated the six winning teams, including three from India, of the first India-Singapore Hackathon, a platform for the youth of the two countries to harness and showcase their innovations. The top six teams, three each from India and Singapore, participated in a 36-hour Hackathon Grande Finale in Singapore. PM Modi presented the awards to the winning teams at an awards ceremony which was also attended by Education Minister of Singapore Ong Ye Kung. The winning teams from India were IIT Kharagpur, NIT Trichy and MIT College of…

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Anup Jalota, Pandit Suvashit Raj,Yogesh Lakhani and Rahat Jafri to be part of jury of 1st Moonwhite Films International Film Fest 2018

Devashish Sargam (Raj) who is a known singer, composer and Film Maker is the founder of MWFIFF 2018. His sparkling journey of music has started at a very tender age at his home city Mumbai- “A land of Dreams” and since then music is flowing in his veins. He learned music from his mother who is also his inspiration. With the launch of his Debut Video Music Album in 2008 and the sensational hit song “KHAT” by Bhushan Kumar from T-Series, he touched millions of hearts on you tube. After this,…

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ISRO Launches The GSAT-29 From Sriharikota

SRIHARIKOTA: ISRO on Wednesday launched India’s latest communication satellite GSAT-29 onboard the second developmental flight GSLV-MkII D2 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SHAR), Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. The satellite was launched at 5.08 pm on November 14.The satellite launch is the second test flight for the GSLV Mark III rocket, which is also ISRO’s heaviest rocket. ISRO chairman Dr Sivan, in his congratulatory message to his fellow scientists, said, the GSLV Mark-Three has entered majestically into the list of operational launch vehicles today. The satellite, developed by ISRO, will be…

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