• Environment: A matter of collective mindset 18 Jul 2019 18:40 Witoubou Newmai Local or ‘identity politics’ have become the bulwarks against making the issues of environment to assume priority in the agenda or policies of our society. That is the reason why there is an absence of the sense of urgency, with regard to …
  • PODCAST: Airline Business on Kjos, Ryanair, India, Korean, awards 18 Jul 2019 17:18 The new edition of the Airline Business Podcast is now available. Join executive editor Graham Dunn and managing editor Lewis Harper as they discuss the departure of Bjorn Kjos from Norwegian, a surprise resignation from Ryanair's senior team, …
  • Nelson Mandela told me I ought to be in politics: Priyanka Gandhi 18 Jul 2019 11:49 NEW DELHI: Calling Nelson Mandela her inspiration and guide, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Thursday said the anti-apartheid icon told her that she ought to be in politics long before anyone else did. Remembering the former South African …
  • 5 things to know for July 18: Politics, Puerto Rico, cops’ social posts, Kevin Spacey 18 Jul 2019 10:19 If you’ve been looking (unsuccessfully) for Impossible burgers, here’s some good news: Shortages of the plant-based meat products appear to be over. Here’s what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get “5 Things You Need …
  • 5 things to know for July 18: Politics, Puerto Rico, cops' social posts, Kevin Spacey 18 Jul 2019 10:06 1. Politics 2. Puerto Rico Demonstrators overturned barricades and police fired tear gas as protests continued through the night in San Juan against Gov. Ricardo Rosselló. Protests started days ago after nearly 900 pages of leaked chats from the governor…
  • 'Uncle Nelson' my inspiration, guide: Priyanka on Mandela's 101st birth anniversary 18 Jul 2019 08:27 New Delhi: Remembering anti-Apartheid revolutionary Nelson Mandela on his 101st birth anniversary, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra recalled her association and meeting with the South-African leader while calling him her inspiration and guide. Taking …
  • Hawaiian Elders Arrested Trying to Block Telescope Construction 18 Jul 2019 03:27 Construction was set to begin this week on a giant telescope on the barren summit of Mauna Kea, a volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island, considered the best observatory site in the Northern Hemisphere. The project, however, has long drawn the opposition of those …
  • More fact than fiction 17 Jul 2019 19:33 Aheli Moitra In June, Netflix dropped a dystopian future fiction bomb—Leila. Set in 2047, the web series shows the future nation state of ‘Aryavarta’ that will leave viewers amply disturbed if they are plugged into factual reportage emanating from the …
  • Patkura bypoll evokes the two decade old Patnaik-Mohapatra rivalry 17 Jul 2019 18:50 BHUBANESWAR: For nearly two decades Bijoy Mohapatra’s identity has remained as that of Naveen Patnaik’s least favourite politician whose defeat the five-time CM ensures, election after election. Voting for the Patkura assembly bypoll, where Mohapatra is …
  • PM Modi meets BJP MPs in 47-56 age group over breakfast 17 Jul 2019 15:25 NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met BJP MPs in the 47 to 56 age group over breakfast at his official residence on Wednesday, sources said. The prime minister will meet his party MPs aged above 56 Thursday, they said. Wednesday's meeting was the …
  • BJP veterans appointed as Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh governors 17 Jul 2019 06:58 BJP has chosen senior party members, who had virtually retired from active politics some years ago, as governors of Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. Biswa Bhusan Harichandan, Andhra Pradesh *Harichandan, 85, began his career with Bharatiya Jana Sangh in …
  • South African interest rates may fall, and not due to politics 17 Jul 2019 05:43 Should Lesetja Kganyago announce a cut in South African interest rates this week, as expected, it won’t be because the nation’s politicians want him to. The biggest economic contraction in a decade has led to renewed calls from labor unions and some …
  • India's foreign policy needs rework in the next five years 16 Jul 2019 21:28 Prime Minister Narendra Modi has maintained a frenetic pace, renewing contacts with world leaders ever since the results of general election 2019. He was the cynosure of all eyes at the G-20 meeting in June, in Osaka. At the BRICs informal meeting, also in …
  • Towards social politics 16 Jul 2019 19:17 Modi’s emphasis on social politics, in a sense, emerges from the recent discourse of the RSS. Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently made a case for social politics or politics that is sensitive to social activism. Modi’s intervention is timely since Indian …
  • Press Club Election 16 Jul 2019 18:14 On Monday, it was a festival like scene at the Kashmir Press Club. Almost all journalists had converged at the KPC premises to participate in the maiden election for the office bearers. The polling crossed 90 percent. The announcement of the victorious …
  • Information and the politics of identity 16 Jul 2019 16:45 In a recently published book, The Truth About Us: The Politics of Information from Manu to Modi,I offer a narrative of how India’s social “truths” were made up over the last two centuries, an explanation for why the narrative has taken the shape it has, …
  • India loses Afghan proxy war 16 Jul 2019 15:51 Pakistan has worsted India in the Afghan proxy war and the defeat becomes a template of regional politics, points out Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar. Photograph: Reuters The Four-Party Meeting on the Afghan Peace Process, held in Beijing last Thursday and …
  • How Congress can redefine party politics 16 Jul 2019 15:51 'There is no meritocracy or at least there is none that is visible and transparent.' 'The Congress has two opportunities to change this,' says Aakar Patel. IMAGE: Congress workers celebrate the assembly victories in Chhattisgarh, Madhya …
  • ‘Carpenters and Kings — Western Christianity and the Idea of India’ review: A political history of a religion 16 Jul 2019 12:37 When did Christianity arrive in India? Why is it sometimes considered an “inevitable adjunct” to the colonial experience? Where does the truth lie? In Carpenters and Kings: Western Christianity and the Idea of India, the writer traces the advent of …
  • Offbeat Arts courses in India 16 Jul 2019 11:22 Each time one hears the word “offbeat”, these are the things that come to mind: passion, lesser pay, niche, convincing parents, good teachers to teach them and colleges to opt for. This year, many colleges across India have introduced innovative courses …
  • Stimulus to pump-prime economy? Think again, reforms can do better 16 Jul 2019 09:03 A sharp deceleration in India’s growth has triggered a discussion on the possible policy responses to address the problem. There is unanimity in favour of monetary stimulus from RBI. However, opinion is divided on fiscal stimulus. The growth slowdown is, …
  • Narendra Modi and His Vision of Hindu India 16 Jul 2019 08:32 by Muhammad Mahmood — July 15, 2019 Is this something that had its origin in Nehruvian centralised unitary India as well?  Narendra Modi led his Hindu supremacist Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) to a second term victory in the 2019 Indian federal election. It …
  • Netflix Adds Five Original Series to India Slate 16 Jul 2019 07:06 Photo: Courtesy Of Netflix Photo: Courtesy Of Netflix Photo: Courtesy Of Netflix Netflix Adds Five Original Series to India Slate Streaming giant Netflix has added five originals across genres to its India series slate. “Bombay Begums”, created, written …
  • Times Top10: Does India need the right to recall? 16 Jul 2019 04:13 Political crisis: The Supreme Court is to hear today the petitions by the rebel MLAs of Karnataka and a counter argument by speaker KR Ramesh Kumar, four days after ordering the status quo. The JD(S)-Congress government headed by CM HD Kumaraswamy is on …
  • In Choosing New President, Congress Has Opportunity To Change Two Crucial Things About Party Politics 16 Jul 2019 03:29 Congress president Rahul Gandhi has stepped down and the party will pick its new leader next week. This has created a leadership vacuum and what we are seeing in states like Goa and Karnataka is a result of this vacuum. Some of it will settle down after …
  • Lok Sabha passes NIA bill; Shah assures against misuse, targets UPA 16 Jul 2019 02:53 New Delhi, July 15 (ANI) The Lok Sabha on Monday passed a bill to amend to the NIA Act with union Home Minister Amit Shah asserting that the Modi government will never misuse its provisions and said the decision of UPA government to repeal POTA in 2004 was …
  • Politics to be Dhoni's new arena, likely to join BJP 16 Jul 2019 02:48 Politics to be Dhoni's new arena, likely to join BJP Mahendra Singh Dhoni may enter politics after retiring from cricket and is likely to start his new innings in team Narendra Modi. With speculation rife about whether MSD or Mahi will hang up his …
  • Stand united to rebuild Kerala: Pinarayi Vijayan 16 Jul 2019 02:34 Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has urged all sections of people to work towards a broad consensus than let petty politics overshadow the Rebuild Kerala Initiative. Mr Vijayan was at a meeting with editors here on Monday, seeking all- …
  • TRS awaits K Chandrasekhar Rao return of BJP fire 16 Jul 2019 02:33 Hyderabad: TRS cadres and leaders are curious about the strategy that party president and Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao will adopt to stymie the aggressive approach of the BJP in the state. Though Mr Rao is said to have told the party leaders not …
  • Back To Pandit Question 16 Jul 2019 00:26 Governor Satya Pal Malik Separate has said that the separate townships for Kashmiri Pandits  was not a matter of choice but one of necessity. He said it was important that the Pandits were given a nice place of their choice to stay. Such places, he said, …
  • Monsoon season: The river politics behind South Asia's floods 16 Jul 2019 00:17 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Monsoon floods wreak havoc in northern India and Nepal every year When it comes to water resources, relations between India and Nepal have never been easy. But in recent years, the relationship has begun to worsen …
  • Politics loses its Ershad factor 15 Jul 2019 23:14 With the death of General Ershad, a prominent factor in Bangladesh politics has come to a close. From a soldier to a military dictator and then to a political leader, Ershad would surely be regarded by many as lucky. The man, who was supposed to be in …
  • India’s War on Urdu 15 Jul 2019 17:25 If Urdu is guilty of being a foreign tongue, Who, then, does India belong to? I cannot understand. –Rashid Banarsi, Indian Urdu poet As a 9-year-old boy, one evening I went to play in a huge park, Gandhi Maidan, in my hometown of Patna, in India. Among the …
  • ‘The RSS — A Menace to India’ review: The enemy within 15 Jul 2019 14:22 Constitutional expert, Supreme court lawyer and author of over a dozen books, A.G. Noorani opens his history, polemic and manifesto about and against the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh with these words: “What is at stake is not only the Indian Dream. What is …
  • The 2020 Politics Behind Trump’s Trade War Against India 15 Jul 2019 13:41 Populist pressures have caught up to Washington as Trump gears up for re-election. By Pratik Chougule for The Diplomat July 12, 2019 Ahead of U.S. trade representatives arriving in New Delhi on Friday, President Donald Trump fired off another Twitter …
  • POTA was repealed for vote bank politics: Amit Shah 15 Jul 2019 13:33 New Delhi [India], July 15 (ANI): Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday said that the decision of UPA government to repeal POTA in 2004 was a mistake and was taken for the sake of "vote bank politics", which led to rise in the incidents of …
  • Young India: Upwardly mobile, superficial 15 Jul 2019 11:34 Young people have their foot firmly on the escalator of upward mobility. One of the more prominent clichés today is that India is among the youngest nations of the world. Statistics show that this is a valid claim. Some 65 per cent of our population is …
  • AISF comes out against SFI’s ‘big brother’ approach in campus politics 15 Jul 2019 06:02 Express News Service KOCHI: J Arun Babu, state president of All India Students Federation (AISF), still remembers the day he was forced to spend an entire day in University College, Thiruvananthapuram, half-naked.“It was two years ago when I was AISF state …
  • This beats any movie script, says Mumbai Youth Congress Chief Ganesh Yadav 15 Jul 2019 02:05 Mumbai Youth Congress chief Ganesh Yadav says detention and turn of events were bizarre The delegation with Vice Chancellor Dr Suhas Pednekar (in brown suit) We are still witness to twists and turns in the MLA drama, where Congress rebel MLAs are now being …
  • Can Mumbai be the next international centre like Istanbul? - The Financial Express 15 Jul 2019 02:04 Istanbul was the most important city in the world for longer than any other—from approximately 450 AD, when the Byzantine Empire was founded, till the Ottoman Empire fell at the end of the First World War (1918). It’s location on the Bosphorus, which was …
  • J P Nadda rejects horse-trading charge; says new political culture emerged under Modi 14 Jul 2019 14:18 BJP working president J P Nadda Sunday said the political crisis in Karnataka was triggered by the resignation of Congress chief Rahul Gandhi even as he rejected allegations of horse-trading levelled against his party unit in the southern state. He said a …
  • India's Navjot Singh Sidhu resigns from Punjab cabinet 14 Jul 2019 09:07 Cricke­ter-turned-politi­cian resign­s amid rising differ­ences with CM Amarin­der Singh PHOTO: FILE Indian cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu has resigned from the Punjab Cabinet amid rising differences with Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, The …
  • Portfolios to new Goa ministers on Monday, Chandrakant Kavlekar to be DyCM 14 Jul 2019 09:00 Panaji: The four new ministers inducted into the Goa cabinet would be allotted portfolios on Monday, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said. Chandrakant Kavlekar, who was earlier leader of the opposition, would be designated as deputy chief minister, Sawant …
  • Lessons from Mumbais fatal rainy affair 14 Jul 2019 00:26 Last month, in two days alone, Mumbai received its average rainfall for the entire of June. 13,000 kilometres away, in Washington DC, something similar unfolded—the Capital received a month’s worth of rain in 24 hours. The results were similar—visuals of …
  • Track-II: India, Pak Activists Engage In Dialogue 13 Jul 2019 21:16 (MENAFN - Kashmir Observer) ISLAMABAD — Civil society activists from India and Pakistan have participated in a two-day Track-II dialogue held here to resolve the differences, the first such interaction after the Pulwama attack that further strained the …
  • View: The spectre of horse trading is back to centre stage in Indian politics 13 Jul 2019 19:55 If one leaves aside the twists and turns in the ongoing power tussle in Karnataka, there is nothing unexpected about these developments for two reasons. First, from when HD Kumaraswamy became chief minister in May 2018, the alliance resembled a boyhood duo …
  • India, Pak activists engage in dialogue held to resolve differences 13 Jul 2019 18:06 Civil society activists from India and Pakistan have participated in a two-day Track-II dialogue held here to resolve the differences, the first such interaction after the Pulwama terror attack that strained the ties between the two neighbours. The …
  • Karnataka: Congress MLA Nagaraj hints at reconsidering resignation 13 Jul 2019 13:24 Bengaluru: As the Congress intensified efforts to woo back its disgruntled MLAs in Karnataka on Saturday, one of them hinted that he might consider withdrawing his resignation and also said he would try to persuade others. State Housing Minister and …
  • Lesson for corporate world from Chanakya about talented enemies 13 Jul 2019 09:05 The story of Rakshas (name of man, not to be confused with mythological demons) comes to us from a Sanskrit play called Mudrarakshas, which is roughly 1,500 years old. It is based on events that took place in India, 2300 years ago. Legend has it that when …
  • Naina Gade displays the beauty and style of India to the world 13 Jul 2019 07:02 Television producer Naina Gade has been behind some of the most intriguing and entertaining shows about India. Naina Gade has spent a fair amount of her career as a producer and writer behind TV productions which illuminate this very idea. Sometimes …
  • Is Budget real reason behind stocks rout? Why there is no relief in sight for Mr Market 13 Jul 2019 06:05 The domestic equity market started the week on highly disappointed sentiments and Nifty registered the biggest one-day crash in last few years. Although some people cited the Union Budget as the reason, but actually the weight of high valuations itself …
  • Pakistan, India commence Track-II dialogue 13 Jul 2019 04:57 ISLAMABAD: A two-day Track-II dialogue between Pakistan and India commenced on Friday. The dialogue, titled ‘Beyond Politics and Polemics New Beginning on a Difficult Trail’, was hosted by the Regional Peace Institute. The discussions were the first round …
  • View: Mahabharata mocks and celebrates foundational beliefs of society 13 Jul 2019 04:40 By Anshuman Gaur India, that is Bharat, is a land of stories. Among the stories, the Mahabharata, both literally and figuratively, is the ‘Great Indian Story’. Ostensibly, the tale of struggle between factions of the Kuru clan from the mythical Bharat …
  • Officials warned China, India could use communities in Canada to ... 12 Jul 2019 22:15 OTTAWA — Some of the federal government’s top bureaucrats have been warned about China and India trying to use their respective ethnic communities in Canada to advance their own agendas. The stark warning is in a secret report prepared for deputy ministers …
  • How regional language technology became flavour of the season 12 Jul 2019 11:14 A handful of companies are steadily, yet silently charting a course towards regional language technology solutions for ‘Bharat’ – intending to solve the basic problems of the next billion Indian users through simple, but meaningful offerings — as they try …
  • Former Pakistan cricketers happy with India's ouster from World Cup 12 Jul 2019 08:35 Image Source : AP Former Pakistan cricketers happy with India's ouster from World Cup Former Pakistan cricketers on Thursday expressed happiness over the unexpected ouster of India from the World Cup after losing to New Zealand in the semifinal.   …
  • India: Behind Mounting Muslim Protests, a Yearning to be Heard by the State Gone Deaf 12 Jul 2019 04:33 Widespread protests against the lynching of Tabrez Ansari, which mostly failed to draw support from non-Muslims, mark a failure at the political, social and judicial levels. Muslims protest against the lynching of Tabrez Ansari in Ranchi, July 5. Photo: …
  • India is declaring millions of its citizens to be foreigners 11 Jul 2019 22:55 IT IS HOTTER than Prague. It does not have the Czech capital’s cobbled squares or narrow streets but instead tin-roofed houses and paddies hemmed with palms and mango trees. Yet Franz Kafka would have felt quite at home in Assam. Since 2016 this hilly tea- …
  • CBI searches Indira residence: CBI books case against Grover for 'FCRA violations' 11 Jul 2019 21:06 New Delhi: The CBI on Thursday carried out searches at the residence of senior Supreme Court lawyer Indira Jaising and offices of the Lawyers’ Collective, an NGO run by the lawyer and her husband Anand Grover. Searches were conducted at two places in Delhi …
  • World Cup 2019: Team India thanks fans for love and support 11 Jul 2019 17:37 Even as India bowed out of World Cup 2019 after its heartbreaking loss to New Zealand (by 18 runs) in the first WC'19 semi-final, prominent personalities from the fields of sports, politics and cinema, besides fans, took to Twitter to show Team India …
  • 8 reasons Indian cricket looks like Indian politics 11 Jul 2019 14:46 Indeed, if you look at this hypothesis with sufficiently jaundiced eyes, you will find plenty in common in the way 'Team India' conducts its affairs and the way 'Team Modi' does, argues Krishna Prasad. IMAGE: Team India setting off on the …
  • They would have won if I played: AIADMK minister on India's loss in WC 11 Jul 2019 11:52 The senior AIADMK leader, however, was confident that the team would bounce back and so would his party, in the future. Chennai: A ruling AIADMK Minister in Tamil Nadu Thursday likened the Indian cricket team's 18-run loss to New Zealand in the semi- …
  • Voters wanted me as CM, not anyone else: Gehlot 11 Jul 2019 08:20 JAIPUR: Taking his fight with Sachin Pilot to new heights, chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday claimed that the people of Rajasthan wanted to see only him in the coveted chair. Gehlot asserted that he deserved to be the CM because the public support …
  • Congresss Shivakumar takes Mumbai trip to pacify rebel MLAs camping in hotel - India News 11 Jul 2019 08:13 In a last-ditch effort to save the Karnataka, Congress troubleshooter D K Shivakumar arrived in Mumbai to meet the dissident MLAs. D K Shivakumar took a special flight to Mumbai early Wednesday morning to meet the Karnataka MLAs who continue to camp at the …
  • Why India Needs Population Control 11 Jul 2019 07:27 Will Prime Minister Modi start a conversation on the need for people to limit the size of their families, asks Colonel Anil A Athale (retd) on the occasion of World Population Day, July 11. IMAGE: Passengers board an overcrowded train near a railway …
  • Mission Unaccomplished: Shivakumar Fights Alone To Save Karnataka Govt, 'Forcibly Deported' To Bengaluru 11 Jul 2019 07:03 Karnataka's Water Resources Minister and Congress leader D K Shivakumar flew down to Mumbai as a Congress troubleshooter with a mission to save the wobbly coalition government in Karnataka, but Shivakumar hardly found any support from the Maharashtra …
  • 'Democracy Will Lose If Horse-Trading Continues': Mamata Banerjee On K'taka Crises 11 Jul 2019 07:03 Hurling attacks at the BJP, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, on Wednesday accused the saffron party of indulging in horse-trading in Karnataka and claimed that rebel Congress MLAs of the southern state were locked up in Mumbai. The TMC president …
  • Trump's wake up call for India 11 Jul 2019 04:36 'From the Indian perspective, Trump's invitation to Imran Khan to visit the White House is a bitter pill to swallow,' points out Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar. IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi with United States President Donald John …
  • Understanding India's Northeast a Reporters' Journal :: Review 11 Jul 2019 02:54 Understanding India's Northeast a Reporters' Journal :: Review Ninglun Hanghal * As a North-easterner from Manipur, I realised after reading Rupa Chinai's Understanding India's Northeast a Reporters' Journal that there is so much to …
  • Karnataka minister DK Shivakumar booked in hotel 11 Jul 2019 01:51 Mumbai: Karnataka minister D.K. Shivakumar and his Congress colleagues Milind Deora and Naseem Khan were detained on Wednesday outside a hotel where rebel MLAs are holed up amid high drama and deepening uncertainty about the future of the state’s ruling …
  • Harper condemns Sikh separatists, predicts close Modi-Scheer ties in pro-India speech 11 Jul 2019 00:58 Former prime minister Stephen Harper's comments came as a surprise to Sikh groups. Paul Morigi/Getty Images/File Former prime minister Stephen Harper condemned Canadians who promote Sikh separatism and predicted close ties with a controversial …
  • Karnataka: Two More Congress MLAs Quit As Crisis In Coalition Govt Deepens 10 Jul 2019 18:31 In a fresh jolt to the wobbly Congress-JDS coalition government in Karnataka, two Congress legislators, Housing minister M T B Nagaraj and K Sudhakar, tendered their resignation on Wednesday to the Assembly Speaker, taking the number of disgruntled MLAs, …
  • Does India need a foreign bond issue? 10 Jul 2019 18:21 The government announced in the Budget its decision to raise a part of its gross borrowing in foreign markets; a foreign currency denominated bond issue is planned in a few months. A successful bond issue always reflects well on the issuer and there will …
  • India's 'instant divorce' ban: the end result or the first step in reforming Islamic law? 10 Jul 2019 13:02 (MENAFN - The Conversation) 'Un-Islamic, arbitrary, unconstitutional.' That was the judgement of the Indian Supreme Court as it announceda ban on the contentious practice of instant 'triple-talaq' . Triple-talaq is a form of Islamic divorce …
  • Where did Karnataka's 'value-based' politics vanish? 10 Jul 2019 04:41 'Somewhere in the midst of the three milestones of 1881, 1984 and 1999 are the clues that provide the answer to the troubling corrosion of Karnataka politics: The disappearance of values, the criminalisation of politics, and the complete collapse of …
  • Karnataka crisis: Shivakumar arrives in Mumbai to meet rebel MLAs, says 'born together in politics, will die together' 10 Jul 2019 03:58 Karnataka Congress Minister DK Shivakumar and JD(S) MLA Shivalinge Gowda on Wednesday arrived in Mumbai on a special flight from Bengaluru to meet rebel MLAs amid political turmoil in the state. Meanwhile, security has been increased outside Hotel …
  • View: Rahul Gandhi can either quit politics or lead his party 10 Jul 2019 03:58 Quit the sulk, Rahul Gandhi, or quit politics. The party has to gear up for a slew of assembly elections, not to speak of staving off toppling efforts in Karnataka, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. This is no time for the party’s leader to wallow in self-pity …
  • Can Team India win it like Megan Rapinoe? 09 Jul 2019 21:48 Film stars were reportedly considering dying their hair purple as a tribute. Modern sports are difficult to imagine without their Westphalian baggage, the self-limiting national affinities of players and fans. In more mature societies, respect to the …
  • Politics of gender 09 Jul 2019 20:42 With MK Stalin becoming the latest political leader to have declared his son as his successor, one wonders why daughters do not enjoy the same. “Success doesn’t come to a boy or a girl, it comes to the one with the right thinking.” This powerful message is …
  • Grapevine: India of the palate 09 Jul 2019 19:21 One of the delights of diplomatic events and festivals that promote Asian and African culture and cuisine is that so many of those attending come in national dress. The Indian Culinary Festival that opened this week at the Sheraton Hotel in Tel Aviv was no …
  • Billionaire Ross Perot, Who Shook Up US Politics In The 1990s, Dies At 89 09 Jul 2019 16:19 Ross Perot's fortune was estimated at $4.1 billion by Forbes magazine in April 2019. H. Ross Perot, the feisty Texas technology billionaire who rattled US politics with two independent presidential campaigns in the 1990s that struck a chord with …
  • What Explains the Enduring Resilience of Political Dynasties in India? 09 Jul 2019 16:12 Despite widespread rhetorical condemnation of dynastic leadership in political parties, the trend shows no sign of abating. By Ambar Kumar Ghosh and Avishek Jha for The Diplomat July 09, 2019 The decline of the Indian National Congress (INC) in the …
  • PM Modi becomes India's top health influencer, A... 09 Jul 2019 14:11 NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has turned out to be an inspiration for many in politics as he beat incumbency and steered the BJP to a historic win in the 16th Lok Sabha elections. In public life, too, the 68-year-old politician, with his yoga …
  • Talk politics with FMCG heiress: Top honcho's da... 09 Jul 2019 05:10 Roshni Mehta runs an information platform on Instagram ‘Indian Politalk’. Agencies Roshni Mehta's experiences motivated her to create the platform. FMCG honcho Sanjiv Mehta can fluently talk consumers, soaps and shampoos. His daughter Roshni’s areas of …
  • Raj Thackeray Meets Sonia Gandhi, Discusses EVMs, Maharashtra Politics 09 Jul 2019 03:59 Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on Monday met UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and discussed the issue of EVMs and politics of Maharashtra where assembly elections are scheduled for later this year. Thackeray met Gandhi at her residence at …
  • Opinion: Carbon and politics 08 Jul 2019 19:56 In this file photo, a coal truck leaves SaskPower's Boundary Dam plant in Estevan. Saskatchewan does not have the benefits of cheap and readily available hydro-electric power that some other provinces do. Don Healy / Regina Leader-Post I read the …
  • Monday Interview: Outgoing IoD chief in Scotland slams direction of UK politics 08 Jul 2019 14:22 DAVID Watt will shortly vacate his role at the head of the Institute of Directors (IoD) in Scotland after 16 rewarding years. It is a spell which has seen the one-time PE teacher routinely rub shoulders with the most prominent politicians in Scotland, …
  • New research explores contemporary Muslim girlhoods in Assam, India 08 Jul 2019 12:40 A new book by Dr. Saba Hussain of the University of Warwick Department of Sociology offers new insights into the nature of educational disadvantage experienced by Muslim girls in the Assam region of India, exploring the impact of religion, culture, …
  • Jimmy Neesham: New Zealand all-rounder on cricket, politics and cattle 07 Jul 2019 15:15 Neesham, 28, has taken 11 wickets in eight World Cup matches ICC Men's Cricket World Cup: New Zealand v India Venue: Old Trafford. Date: 9 July. Start: 10:30 BST Coverage: Watch in-play clips & highlights on the BBC Sport website & app; live …
  • India’s balancing act (Column: Spy’s Eye) 07 Jul 2019 04:26 With India, the largest democracy of the world, rapidly rising to its potential as a global player during the Modi regime, its natural placement in the international arena is attracting the limelight after a long period of survival without shine. The …
  • Despite being one of its birthplaces, India has forgotten many varieties of rice 07 Jul 2019 00:43 All that rice: A generous helping: Some of the many indigenous rice varieties conserved at the OOO Farms seed bank. (Photo courtesy OOO Farms) Is Basmati rice, with its pristinely white grain, the only variety that lends itself to making a biryani? It …
  • MODI Means 'Mischievously Orchestrated Defections In India': Congress After 11 Karnataka MLAs Resign 06 Jul 2019 22:01 Hours after at least 11 legislators belonging to the ruling coalition in Karnataka submitted their resignation to the Speaker of the house, Congress spokesperson Randeep Sujewala launched into a tirade against the BJP saying, "A new symbol of horse …
  • Budget 2019 gives direction for aspirational India: Arun Jaitley 06 Jul 2019 18:33 The Budget for each year is essentially a statement of income and expenditure of the Government. However, with the expansion of the Indian economy, it has acquired the role of a policy document. The Budget presented by the Finance Minister, Smt. Nirmala …
  • India: The contagion effect of NRC in Nagaland 06 Jul 2019 12:33 Neiphiu Rio, Chief Minister of Nagaland. The Nagaland government has decided to set up the Register Of Indigenous Inhabitants Of Nagaland (Riin), a digital database of all indigenous inhabitants of the state. Photo: Wikimedia by Pallab Bhattacharya 6 July …
  • ‘A New Politics from the Left’ review: Reimagining the Left 06 Jul 2019 12:22 The arguments in favour of a new progressive movement proposed by Hilary Wainwright are a valuable resource for an open and participatory form of socialism. A leading Marxist thinker in the western world, she has espoused a tenacious resolve to reinvent a …
  • Budget lays down roadmap for India to get back on high growth track: Jaitley 06 Jul 2019 07:29 NEW DELHI: Former finance minister Arun Jaitley Saturday said the Budget 2019-20 lays down the roadmap for India to get back on the high growth track and is based on the premise that economies which follow prudent fiscal policies eventually get rewarded as …
  • The End of India’s Nehru-Gandhi Dynasty? 05 Jul 2019 14:36 In 1919, a man named Motilal Nehru became the president of India’s oldest party, the Indian National Congress. In 2019, another Congress president, Rahul Gandhi, has quit the post after accepting responsibility for the party’s debacle in recent …
  • Here’s what India’s neighbours can expect from Modi’s second term 05 Jul 2019 05:22 AFTER inviting heads of BIMSTEC governments to his swearing in ceremony, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited both the Maldives and Sri Lanka within the following 10 days — suggesting that his ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy will be the anchor of his …
  • Can India's main opposition party survive? 05 Jul 2019 01:25 Mention politics in India and the name "Gandhi" would almost certainly come up. The family has been at the centre of public life for decades. But the latest member of the Gandhi dynasty is looking to step away from the spotlight. Rahul took over …
  • How to Trade the Impact of Politics on Global Financial Markets 05 Jul 2019 00:02 (MENAFN - DailyFX) HOW TO TRADE GEOPOLITICAL RISKS – TALKING POINTSThe global economy is showing increasing weakness and fragility Eroding economic fortitude exposes markets to geopolitical risks Examples of political threats in Asia, Latin America and …
  • How did the month of June pan out for the infrastructure sector and what's in store for the future 18 Jul 2019 19:19 By Prem Khurana & Rachit R Kamath While investment intentions in June 2019 significantly rose, tendering and awarding was ordinary. Now, with most major events behind (general elections, FY20 Budget), the tendering and awarding potential is expected to …
  • Zimbabwe suspended from international cricket 18 Jul 2019 18:58 LONDON: The ICC on Thursday suspended Zimbabwe Cricket with immediate effect violation of global body's constitution which doesn't allow any government intervention. The current elected members of Zimbabwe board were suspended by government agency …
  • World Bank 'drops' $300 million Amaravati project 18 Jul 2019 18:58 AMARAVATI: In a major blow to Andhra Pradesh government, the World Bank has pulled out of a key project for development of new state capital Amaravati for which it had committed $300 million. The World Bank website Thursday showed the status of Amaravati …
  • TODAY in HISTORY: JULY 19 18 Jul 2019 18:40 Following are some of the major events to have occurred on July 19 Reuters 1947 – Burma’s effective prime minister and independence leader U Aung San was assassinated along with six other ministers. 1965 – Syngman Rhee, first president of South Korea, died …
  • Smriti Irani introduces bill to amend POCSO Act in Rajya Sabha 18 Jul 2019 18:03 In a move to deal with cases of child sexual abuse, Union Minister Smriti Irani on Thursday introduced a bill in the Rajya Sabha to amend the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, that aims to make punishment more stringent and even …
  • Kamal Nath government's clean chit to Chauhan govt in plantation 'Scam' has Congress up in arms 18 Jul 2019 14:39 NEW DELHI: Was there a scam in the Rs 499 Crore worth plantation drive of 7 Crore saplings in a single day by the Shivraj Singh Chauhan government in Madhya Pradesh in 2017, as alleged by Congress leader Digvijaya Singh during his Narmada Yatra before …
  • ACC posts 39% rises in profit for June quarter 18 Jul 2019 14:05 ACC has reported a rise in net profit for the April-June quarter on the back of strong operating performance and higher net sales in a period that was marked with low cement offtake as construction activity slowed due to elections, the company announced on …
  • Telangana BJP hits out at CM KCR for his statement against PM Modi 18 Jul 2019 13:55 Hyderabad: “We condemn the statements made by Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” said Krishna Sagar Rao, Chief Spokesperson of BJP state unit on Thursday. "After the result of general elections, KCR seems to …
  • India Server Market revenue declines YoY by 16.2% to reach $298 million in Q1 2019 18 Jul 2019 13:12 The overall server market in India witnessed a year-over-year (YoY) decline of 16.2% in terms of revenue to reach $298.0 million in Q1 2019 versus $355.8 million in Q1 2018, according to the latest IDC Asia/Pacific Quarterly Server Tracker (excluding …
  • Minority doesn't mean only Muslims: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi 18 Jul 2019 11:49 IANS| Jul 18, 2019, 03.30 PM IST AFP The Minister said over three crore notified minorities had got scholarships under the scheme. Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Thursday said the term minority doesn't denote only Muslims and that …
  • Power demand grows at 7.4% YoY in June 18 Jul 2019 11:35 Data compiled by India Ratings & Research suggest that in June 2019 power demand grew 7.4% YoY while supply increased 7.5% YoY, resulting in lower deficit of 0.4%. This raised capacity utilisation of thermal power plants to 62.2% for the month (June …
  • 'Uncle Nelson' my inspiration, guide: Priyanka on Mandela's 101st birth anniversary 18 Jul 2019 08:27 New Delhi: Remembering anti-Apartheid revolutionary Nelson Mandela on his 101st birth anniversary, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra recalled her association and meeting with the South-African leader while calling him her inspiration and guide. Taking …
  • 'Howdy Modi': PM to address community summit in US on Sep 22 18 Jul 2019 08:27 New Delhi/Houston: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is slated to address a community summit 'Howdy, Modi!' on September 22 during his visit to the United States. The summit will be hosted by the Texas India Forum in Houston.   The event is expected …
  • Mutual funds up play in banks, NBFCs and capital goods 18 Jul 2019 06:39 ​​ Mutual funds weight in oil & gas companies declined by 88 bps. ET Bureau| Updated: Jul 18, 2019, 07.28 AM IST Getty Images Mutual fund investment data for the quarter ended June 2019 show domestic fund managers incrementally preferred banks, capital …
  • Liquor sales slip as poll curbs dampen spirits 18 Jul 2019 05:04 India’s spirits and beer segment growth slowed in the peak summer months this year, as restrictions around general elections disrupted demand for liquor in the legal market. Sales of beer grew 5% while those of spirits expanded 2% during the April-June …
  • BJP starts early preparation for polls in Jharkhand, Maharashtra and Haryana 18 Jul 2019 04:31 New Delhi: After its massive victory in the Lok Sabha elections, the BJP is eyeing to repeat the success in the assembly polls to be held later this year in three states. It has started preparation for the elections in Jharkhand, Maharashtra and Haryana. …
  • FMCG companies losing speed: Growth slows for third quarter 18 Jul 2019 04:05 NEW DELHI: Growth in India's fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector is declining as lower spending in urban centres and slowdown in rural growth crimp consumption, according to market research firm Nielsen. The country’s largest market researcher on …
  • Will Follow SC Order, No Delay In Deciding On Resignations: Karnataka Speaker 18 Jul 2019 02:57 Karnataka Assembly Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar on Wednesday said he would follow the Supreme Court's order that the 15 rebel legislators of the ruling Congress-JD-S allies cannot be compelled to participate in the proceedings of the House on Thursday for …
  • Patkura bypoll evokes the two decade old Patnaik-Mohapatra rivalry 17 Jul 2019 18:50 BHUBANESWAR: For nearly two decades Bijoy Mohapatra’s identity has remained as that of Naveen Patnaik’s least favourite politician whose defeat the five-time CM ensures, election after election. Voting for the Patkura assembly bypoll, where Mohapatra is …
  • El-Zalzaky seeks court permission to go for medical in India 17 Jul 2019 15:07 Sheik-Ibrahim-El-Zakzaky A Kaduna State High Court will tomorrow hear the application of the leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and wife, Zeenah, seeking to travel to India for medical attention. The IMN leader is standing …
  • BCCI officials question CoA’s urgency in appointing next India coach 17 Jul 2019 10:49 New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) decided to invite applications for the coach and support staff of the Indian team on Tuesday and that sudden urge to appoint the coaching staff has taken certain …
  • View: Privilege democratic legitimacy in Karnataka 17 Jul 2019 09:38 The Supreme Court order saying that Karnataka’s rebel MLAs cannot be forced to attend the House proceedings is troublesome and would violate the principles underlying the anti-defection law. The Court ruling makes no difference to the fate of the …
  • Polycab India, RVNL: 6 out of 7 IPOs listed in 2019 trade above issue price 17 Jul 2019 07:13 At a time when the mid-and small-cap counters are struggling to find their feet and the fund mobilisation via the initial public offer (IPO) route hit a four-year low in the first half of calendar year 2019 (H1CY19), stocks of six out of the seven …
  • Maharashtra raises financial aid to bravehearts by four-fold 17 Jul 2019 04:06 Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], July 16 (ANI): Ahead of the Assembly elections, Maharashtra Cabinet on Tuesday decided to increase financial assistance four-fold to families of bravehearts and disabled soldiers hailing from the state. With the implementation …
  • CWC meeting postponed: Interim chief, steering panel on Congress table 17 Jul 2019 04:04 NEW DELHI: A proposal has emerged among Congress Working Committee members during their informal discussions for having an interim Congress chief and a kind of steering committee, it is learnt. The plan also envisages kick-starting the process of …
  • View: As US haste to withdraw becomes obvious, there is surge in violence in Afghanistan 17 Jul 2019 04:04 BY-AVINASH MOHANANEY Former IB Officer, who served in Pakistan and Kashmir Afghanistan is living up to its reputation of being a graveyard of empires. First, it was the British, then the Soviet Union and now the US. The tribes inhabiting Afghanistan …
  • Human rights issues clouds Canada’s bilateral trade talks with India, but business between both countries is growing rapidly 17 Jul 2019 03:40 After almost a decade of talks, trips, and tiffs, there is no sign Canada and India will sign a soon Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA), said Canada’s High Commissioner to India, Nadir Patel. Despite this, bilateral trade between the two …
  • Madhavan, Harbhajan Singh hail astrologer Balaji Haasan 17 Jul 2019 00:22 Young astrologer named Balaji Haasan, who became worldwide trending for rightly predicting World Cup cricket results, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s victory in Lok Sabha elections 2019 and  other things, is being hailed by celebrities from across the …
  • 60 Years Into Exile, Tibetans Say India Has Done A Lot For Them 16 Jul 2019 22:12 For Tibetans in exile, the Indian government and people of India have done a lot for Tibet. Even Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama calls himself a "son of India". However, they say if the people in Tibet were to get more autonomy within the …
  • CPI, NCP, TMC face prospect of losing national party status 16 Jul 2019 20:43 NEW DELHI: The Nationalist Congress Party, Trinamool Congress and Communist Party of India face the prospect of losing their national party status following their performance in the just-held Lok Sabha elections. The Election Commission is likely to issue …
  • India- Insurance facility for traders in Haryana: CM 16 Jul 2019 20:38 (MENAFN - KNN India) Insurance facility for traders in Haryana: CM Chandigarh, July 16 (KNN) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal said that insurance facility has been started for traders in the state and its tender will soon be floated. While interacting …
  • Chandrababu Naidu, Jagan Mohan Reddy lock horns over Kapu reservation 16 Jul 2019 20:29 Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh Assembly on Tuesday witnessed a heated exchange of words between Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy and his predecessor Chandrababu Naidu during a debate on Kapu reservation. Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief Naidu said that his …
  • Flight time from UAE to India reduces as Pakistan reopens air space 16 Jul 2019 16:22 Even as airfares remain high, Indian expats were happy at the positive move from Pakistan. In a relief for Indian travellers and airlines, Pakistan on Tuesday reopened its airspace for civilian flights after five months of stalemate with India. The move …
  • Chandrakant Patil appointed BJP's Maharashtra chief 16 Jul 2019 13:24 PTI| Jul 16, 2019, 04.30 PM IST Agencies Patil, the Revenue minister in the state, was one of the troubleshooters for the BJP government during Maratha reservation agitation. Chandrakant Patil on Tuesday appointed the BJP's Maharashtra unit president, …
  • Will decide on Sidhu's resignation Wednesday: Punjab CM 16 Jul 2019 13:24 NEW DELHI: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh Tuesday said he will decide on Navjot Singh Sidhu's resignation Wednesday after going through the contents of his letter. Singh said he has some meetings lined up in Delhi and will return to Chandigarh …
  • Netanyahu wants to fly before elections, Foreign Ministry may make that difficult 16 Jul 2019 13:03 The Foreign Ministry's work sanctions are casting a shadow over a pre-election trip Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is planning at the end of the month to Japan, with the ministry's workers committee saying they will not handle the logistics for …
  • No risk of deeper slowdown, India’s growth trajectory going up 16 Jul 2019 11:41 For the first time since early June, we have started to see a good amount of liquidity in the banking system. As liquidity improves, it helps at the margin to pass on the fall in rates. We are expecting rate transmissions to improve from here, says Saion …
  • It's BJP's dictatorship: Priyanka Gandhi on blacklisting NSUI Vice President 16 Jul 2019 10:41 IANS| Jul 16, 2019, 02.11 PM IST NEW DELHI: Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Tuesday attacked the BJP after the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh dissolved the Allahabad University Student Union and blacklisted NSUI Vice President, …
  • Dimple Yadav, Jaya Prada may contest UP's Rampur by-polls 16 Jul 2019 10:41 The by-polls on Uttar Pradesh's Rampur Assembly seat is likely to witness a high profile contest as the BJP and SP are likely to field Jaya Prada and Dimple Yadav, respectively. The by-elections is necessitated after Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Mohd …
  • BCCI invites fresh applications for India team's support staff 16 Jul 2019 09:54 The BCCI has called for applications for the entire roster of support staff for the India senior men's cricket team, which ended its World Cup 2019 campaign with a semi-final defeat to New Zealand. The contracts of the coaching staff, led by head coach …
  • Nayanthara to enter wedlock this year: Astrologer 16 Jul 2019 08:31 Astrologer named Balaji Haasan, who became worldwide trending for rightly predicting World Cup cricket results, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s victory in Lok Sabha elections 2019 and other things, is being hailed by celebrities from across the country. In …
  • BCCI's new Cricket Advisory Committee to pick Team India head coach 16 Jul 2019 08:13 Applications inviting candidates for the post of the new head coach of Team India and it's support staff will be out soon but there remains uncertainty on the composition of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) that will make the appointments official. …
  • We believe in building brands when growth is down: Sumit Malhotra, Bajaj Consumer 16 Jul 2019 07:33 The third quarter of this financial year or in the last quarter of this calendar year, we expect some kind of an uptick, says Sumit Malhotra, MD, Bajaj Consumer Care. Excerpts from an interview with ETNOW. Everybody is talking about a visible slowdown. …
  • Heat on top SP leaders Akhilesh Yadav and Azam Khan 16 Jul 2019 05:56 NEW DELHI: The heat could soon be on the senior leadership of the Samajwadi Party (SP) with central investigative agencies planning to examine the role of former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav in the mining scam while UP police could soon question Mohd Azam …
  • 'Control Your Pet Dog', TDP MP Asks Naidu After Twitter War With MLC 16 Jul 2019 04:25 The war of words between two TDP leaders in Andhra Pradesh touched a new low with Vijayawada MP Kesineni Nani on Monday asking the party President N. Chandrababu Naidu to control his "pet dog". The MP asked the former Chief Minister to clarify …
  • Privacy Breach? Transport Ministry Selling Driving License, Vehicle Registration Data To Commercial Firms 16 Jul 2019 04:24 On July 8, the Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari responded to an unstarred question by Congress Rajya Sabha MP Husain Dalwai on details of data sold by the government “by providing access to Vahan and Sarathi database.” Gadkari stated …
  • No Money Was Given To Any Bhai: Nirmala Sitharaman On Rafale Deal 16 Jul 2019 04:23 Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharman Monday said the offset contract of Rafale fighter jet deal will help to train and skill youth in India, and no money was given to any 'bhai'. Speaking at an event on the World Youth Skill Day, she made indirect …
  • Rebel Congress MLA Roshan Baig Detained At Bengaluru Airport In IMA Money Laundering Case 16 Jul 2019 04:22 Rebel Karnataka Congress MLA R Roshan Baig, who was suspended for "anti-party activities" before he resigned as a legislator, was on Monday night detained at the Bangaluru airport and stopped from taking leaving the city in a chartered aircraft, …
  • Maha Congress may divide seats equally with NCP 16 Jul 2019 03:26 MUMBAI: On the eve of the Congress and Nationalist Congress Part (NCP) alliance parters’ talks on seat sharing before the assembly elections in Maharashtra on Tuesday, there are indications that the grand old party is beginning to shed its big brother …
  • Offset contract in Rafale deal to help skill youth, says FM Sitharaman 16 Jul 2019 03:08 NEW DELHI: Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday said the offset contract of Rafale fighter jet deal will help to train and skill the youth in India, and no money was given to any “bhai”. Speaking at an event to mark ‘World Youth Skill Day’ and …
  • TRS awaits K Chandrasekhar Rao return of BJP fire 16 Jul 2019 02:33 Hyderabad: TRS cadres and leaders are curious about the strategy that party president and Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao will adopt to stymie the aggressive approach of the BJP in the state. Though Mr Rao is said to have told the party leaders not …
  • KEG Backed Body Sweeps Kashmir Press Club Election 16 Jul 2019 00:26 SRINAGAR — First ever Kashmir Press Club (KPC) elections held on Monday were swept by an alliance led by the Kashmir Editors Gulid by winning 10 of the 11 positions. It however lost the top post by a solitary vote. Results for the maiden election to KPC  …
  • 100-day plan of Modi 2.0: Strategic sales, simplifying GST slabs, credit to MSMEs 15 Jul 2019 17:45 New Delhi: The Union government's 167 'transformative ideas for implementation in the first 100 days of the Modi governments second stint - that is by October 15 -- is likely to see the Finance Ministry taking measured steps turning India into a $5 …
  • India continues its development works in Afghanistan, inks 10 MoUs 15 Jul 2019 17:03 New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Even as the US, China and Russia included Pakistan in their talks with the Taliban on the Afghanistan peace process, leaving out India, New Delhi on Monday quietly went ahead with its development partnership with Kabul, inking 10 …
  • India must use its clout and play pro-active role in Afghan peace process: Afghan Charge d'Affaires to India 15 Jul 2019 14:32 New Delhi [India], Jul 15 (ANI): Pakistan's entry in the Afghan peace talks has not gone down well here in New Delhi as both India and Afghanistan have time and again slammed Pakistan for abetting, sponsoring and harbouring terrorism. Recently, …
  • Can't help if Navjot Singh Sidhu doesn't want to do his job: Amarinder Singh 15 Jul 2019 12:35 NEW DELHI: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh Monday said if his Cabinet colleague Navjot Singh Sidhu did not want to do his job, there was nothing he could do about it. The minister should have accepted his new portfolio instead of shunning work in the …
  • India’s bond market seeing more foreign inflows: Mitul Kotecha, TD Securities 15 Jul 2019 11:42 India escapes some of the worst pressures from slowing Chinese economy and a worsening trade environment, says Mitul Kotecha, Senior EM Strategist, TD Securities. Excerpts from interview with ETNOW. China GDP growth has slowed to 6.2% in the second quarter …
  • `India-Canada trade agreement not likely soon’ 15 Jul 2019 06:03 Canada’s High Commissioner to India Nadir Patel has said chances of early conclusion of the trade agreement between his country and India are bleak but trade is growing rapidly. Bilateral trade between the two countries grew by 60 per cent in the last five …
  • Congress failed to link unemployment, agrarian crisis with nationalism in 2019 elections: Gaurav Gogoi 14 Jul 2019 06:15 New Delhi [India], July 14 (ANI): The Congress party failed to link issues of unemployment, growth and agrarian distress to national security in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, says Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi, who claims that a "fair amount of …
  • Soon Or Later, Assembly Elections Will Be Held: Farooq 13 Jul 2019 21:16 (MENAFN - Kashmir Observer) SRINAGAR — National Conference president Farooq Abdullah on Saturday said that assembly elections will be held, sooner or later, in the state. Talking to reporters after paying tributes to 13 July 1931, Farooq also governor …
  • General Elections in India: Modi’s (Neo)-Fascism vs. Social Democrats and the Left 13 Jul 2019 21:04 Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library General Elections in India Modi’s (Neo)-Fascism vs. Social Democrats and the Left Modi has completed 5 years in power, with his BJP having a majority in the Indian Parliament. In 2014, Modi won on the slogan of “Be …
  • How women are sidelined in India's e-commerce growth 13 Jul 2019 17:54 Sharanya travels thrice a month on work. Over the last two years, her life has become much easier with the proliferation of cheaper smartphones and mobile internet, enabling frequent fliers like her to book rides on cab aggregators such as Ola and Uber …
  • Vivek Oberoi gets roasted for mocking tweet on India's loss at World Cup semi-final 13 Jul 2019 16:00 Vivek Oberoi gets roasted for his tweet on India's loss at World Cup semi-final.Varinder Chawla Vivek Oberoi is yet again under netizens' attack for his tweets. This time the actor made a tweet on India's lose at the World Cup semi-final that …
  • Vivek Oberoi slammed over tweet on India's exit from the World Cup 2019 13 Jul 2019 10:13 PHOTO:FILE Actor Vivek Oberoi often seems to get into trouble for his posts on social media. On Friday, it happened again. The Saathiya star took to Twitter, posted a GIF for Indian cricket fans. In the GIF, an Indian man is seen walking down the street …
  • Pakistan, India commence Track-II dialogue 13 Jul 2019 04:57 ISLAMABAD: A two-day Track-II dialogue between Pakistan and India commenced on Friday. The dialogue, titled ‘Beyond Politics and Polemics New Beginning on a Difficult Trail’, was hosted by the Regional Peace Institute. The discussions were the first round …
  • Israel arms company signs $100m missile deal with India army 12 Jul 2019 23:02 An Israeli arms company has signed a $100 million deal with the Indian army and air force, under which 1,000 missile kits will be transferred to the South Asian state. Rafael Advanced Defense Systems – an Israeli company which manufactures weapons for the …
  • Officials warned China, India could use communities in Canada to ... 12 Jul 2019 22:15 OTTAWA — Some of the federal government’s top bureaucrats have been warned about China and India trying to use their respective ethnic communities in Canada to advance their own agendas. The stark warning is in a secret report prepared for deputy ministers …
  • Officials warned China, India could use communities in Canada to advance agendas 12 Jul 2019 19:49 OTTAWA - Some of the federal government's top bureaucrats have been warned that China and India might try to use their respective migrant communities in Canada to advance their own interests. The stark warning is in a secret report prepared for deputy …
  • Exclusive: India's ruling party to revive plan for Hindu settlements in Kashmir 12 Jul 2019 10:41 By Devjyot Ghoshal and Alasdair Pal NEWDELHI/SRINAGAR (Reuters) – India’s ruling party will revive a plan to build secured camps to resettle scores of Hindus in the Muslim-dominated Kashmir Valley, a senior leader said, a proposal that would almost …
  • Scotland’s historic and fruitful links with India thrive under the watch of Trust – Roddy Gow 12 Jul 2019 07:24 The ties that bind the two countries are as strong as ever, says Roddy Gow Scotland’s links with India extend back over many years and earlier this month the British High Commissioner to India, Sir Dominic Asquith, visited Edinburgh with a dual mission. He …
  • Biden says he’ll ‘fortify’ collective capabilities with India 12 Jul 2019 06:10 New York, July 12 (IANS) Outlining his foreign policy, Joe Biden, the Democratic Party front-runner for the 2020 presidential race, has said that he will “fortify” US “collective capabilities” with India. In a speech outlining what he called his “foreign …
  • India Finance Minister says tax targets 'absolutely' achievable -HT 12 Jul 2019 05:33 BENGALURU, July 12 (Reuters) - India has given itself achievable targets for its tax collections, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in an interview here to news daily Hindustan Times, adding that goods and services tax (GST) collections could " …
  • Rising airfares, general elections left many a room vacant 12 Jul 2019 03:21 NEW DELHI: Demand and occupancy at hotels in India eased in the April-June quarter on account of the general elections, an aviation crisis caused by the grounding of Jet Airways and muted inbound tourist arrivals. However, industry officials expect to get …
  • 'India in better position to take decisive actions' 11 Jul 2019 18:09 Washington D.C. [USA], July 11 (ANI): After the re-election of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister for the second term, India is in a better position to take decisive actions, United States Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said on Thursday. "In terms of …
  • Paid DTH subscribers grow by 4.91 million in FY 2019 in India 11 Jul 2019 14:53 NEW DELHI: Despite the onslaught of digital streaming platforms, India doesn’t seem to be giving up on good old television. According to data from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (Trai) Performance Indicator Report 2019, the direct-to-home (DTH …
  • India includes death penalty in child abuse law 11 Jul 2019 09:19 The Indian cabinet has cleared amendments to an existing gender-neutral law against sexual abuse of children introducing the provision of death penalty in cases of aggravated sexual offences and more stringent penal provisions aimed at clamping down on …
  • India’s Supreme Court Intervenes in Karnataka Political Crisis 11 Jul 2019 08:56 Asia & Pacific 11:10 11.07.2019Get short URL New Delhi (Sputnik): India’s Supreme Court on Thursday stepped into the political turmoil in the state of Karnataka against the backdrop of several legislators from the ruling coalition Congress Party …
  • India's WC exit could be end of road for Kedar, DK 11 Jul 2019 08:30 Middle-order overhaul on cards IMAGE: Karthik of 2019 didn't have the game for English conditions. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images A complete revamp of the brittle Indian middle-order is expected with stop-gap solutions like Dinesh Karthik and …
  • BJP will form govt in Karnataka, no chance of elections: Yeddyurappa 11 Jul 2019 05:28 Karnataka BJP president BS Yeddyurappa answers queries from KR Balasubramanyam, even as the resignation of two more MLAs from the ruling coalition on Wednesday pushed the Janata Dal(S)-Congress government further to the brink. Edited excerpts: Congress …
  • National Human Welfare Council organised the 'Bharat Shree Award 2019' at Constitution Club of India 10 Jul 2019 23:22 (MENAFN - ForPressRelease) 67 The National Human Welfare Council organised the 'Bharat Shree Award 2019' at Auditorium of Constitution Club of India on 9th July 2019, and also organised a welcome ceremony for the new Members of the Parliament. On …
  • Amazon could be in for a bumpy ride in India 10 Jul 2019 11:15 In recent weeks, Sally White has been looking at Amazon's move into travel in India and wonders if the acquisition of Expedia could be a smart move A wider audience than just the travel industry is watching Amazon’s latest move in India – a dive into …
  • India may need major rainfalls to reverse its economic slowdown 10 Jul 2019 09:09 A fruit seller waits for customers during heavy rains in Mumbai on Aug. 13, 2013. Indranil Mukherjee | AFP | Getty Images India needs this year's monsoon season to deliver heavier rainfall that will boost farm output and economic growth — but the …
  • Inside labour hubs in India's capital: Fewer jobs, more unemployed workers 10 Jul 2019 04:38 As the midday May sun blazed overhead, and the temperature rose to 42 degree Celsius, several construction workers stood or sat on the pavement where they gathered every day, waiting to be picked up for odd jobs by prospective employers. The last batch of …
  • Netanyahu to visit India before Israeli elections 10 Jul 2019 03:57 NEW DELHI: Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is planning to travel to India in September just days before he faces elections, The Hindu said on Tuesday. Mr Netanyahu was due to visit Delhi in February this year, also just ahead of the earlier …
  • India, UAE resolve to broaden cooperation in areas of mutual interest during FM Al Nahyan’s visit 09 Jul 2019 19:50 Category: India Posted by Shameen Published: Jul 09, 2019, 11:35 pm IST Updated: Jul 09, 2019, 11:35 pm IST New Delhi: India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) resolved to broaden cooperation in areas of mutual interest during the recent three-day …
  • What Explains the Enduring Resilience of Political Dynasties in India? 09 Jul 2019 16:12 Despite widespread rhetorical condemnation of dynastic leadership in political parties, the trend shows no sign of abating. By Ambar Kumar Ghosh and Avishek Jha for The Diplomat July 09, 2019 The decline of the Indian National Congress (INC) in the …
  • PM Modi becomes India's top health influencer, A... 09 Jul 2019 14:11 NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has turned out to be an inspiration for many in politics as he beat incumbency and steered the BJP to a historic win in the 16th Lok Sabha elections. In public life, too, the 68-year-old politician, with his yoga …
  • Bollywood's Akshay Kumar Trolled Over Tweet on Menstrual Hygiene in India After Embracing Canada 09 Jul 2019 11:00 Asia & Pacific 12:17 09.07.2019Get short URL Sputnik (New Delhi): Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar has come under fire, with netizens accusing him of showing superficial concern for India’s social problems, after leaving his native land for a luxurious …
  • Honouring demand for good quality content in India with Limelight Networks 09 Jul 2019 09:39 Conversing with Steve Miller and Ashwin Rao of Limelight Networks, discussing contemporary times revolving the content delivery network. Content itself is something what the user derives value from. Users ranging from pre-schoolers to adults and old — …
  • India, Pak Failed To Improve HR Situation In Kashmir: UN 09 Jul 2019 00:33 GENEVA — The UN rights office on Monday said that India and Pakistan failed to improve the situation in Kashmir and have not taken any concrete steps to address the numerous concerns raised in an earlier report by the rights body. Last year, the Office of …
  • Netanyahu likely to visit India before elections 08 Jul 2019 18:47 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the India Israel Business Summit . (photo credit: AVI OHAYON - GPO) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is currently in the country for the longest spell since August 2015, is gearing …
  • Israeli PM Netanyahu plans to visit India ahead of repeat polls to boost his campaign 08 Jul 2019 13:24 By PTI JERUSALEM: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who failed to form a coalition after the April polls, plans to visit India ahead of the repeat elections in September hoping that a photo-op with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi will boost his …
  • No steps taken by India or Pakistan to improve human rights 08 Jul 2019 09:33 Monday, 8 July 2019, 7:43 pm Press Release: UNHCHR No steps taken by India or Pakistan to improve human rights situation in Kashmir – UN GENEVA (8 July 2019) – A UN human rights report on the situation in India-Administered Kashmir and Pakistan- …
  • Tolerance waning in India 08 Jul 2019 08:24 (MENAFN - Arab Times) Ahmad-Al-Sarraf For centuries the Indians were the most forgiving people in the world, with each other and with the stranger despite their strict class system which rejects the lower classes. India was a homeland for those who have no …
  • India averts irking China in Hong Kong too 08 Jul 2019 07:32 India has reached out to the Hong Kong government a week after it avoided irking China during recent protests at the Special Administrative Region of the communist country against a proposed extradition law.  Vikram Misri, New Delhi's envoy to Beijing, …
  • View: Why India may not become the next Asian economic miracle 08 Jul 2019 07:28 There was a lot of buzz about how India should follow the East Asian model even before the Modi government explicitly embraced it in its latest Economic Survey, which argues that the rise of East Asian economies demonstrate that heavy investment and export …
  • Raja Kamarul: Local government elections being studied 08 Jul 2019 05:28 KUALA LUMPUR:The Housing and Local Government Ministry is in the midst of preparing a Cabinet paper on the revival of local government elections. Its deputy minister Datuk Raja Kamarul Bahrin Shah Raja Ahmad said that the  Ministry hoped to present the …
  • India's culture of worship has to end 08 Jul 2019 05:24 Every time the Indian team fails to win, questions are asked of Dhoni. Usually, Kohli steps in to ask the critics to keep their opinions to themselves. Every time the Indian team averts a loss, too, questions are asked of Dhoni. Usually, Kohli steps in to …
  • India pushed to finish talks 07 Jul 2019 23:28 Acting Commerce Minister Chutima Bunyapraphasara is on a three-day visit to India to convince it to finish all negotiations relating to the Regional Comphrehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) by the end of the year. Ms Chutima said on Sunday that she is …
  • Amarinder favours young leader with pan-India appeal as Rahul Gandhi's replacement 06 Jul 2019 07:29 Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday said only a young leader should replace Rahul Gandhi as the Congress president, asserting that it would help the grand old party bounce back. He said the young leader with a forward-looking approach would …