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Last Date of Nomination for AYUSH Medical Seats Extended to July 31, 2017

The Ministry of AYUSH has extended the last date for application to several seats for MD/PG in Ayurveda/Unani/Siddha and Homoeopathy Courses under Central Government Nomination (CGN) as per guidelines for the academic session 2017-18 from the eligible Government Teachers/Medical Officers (Doctors)/Research Officers. These applications were invited through the concerned State /UT Governments up to 15.06.2017 and 30.06.2017 (NER). In view of ...

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Trijunction Row: China Reminds India of 1962 War and Defeat

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi and the President of Russian Federation, Mr. Vladimir Putin at the joint media briefing, at Konstantin Palace, in St. Petersburg, Russia on June 01, 2017.(PTI)

When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told Russian President Vladimir Putin early this month during his visit to St.Petersburg that India and China never had any border skirmishes in recent decades, it had sent positive vibes which were finally stalled at the trijunction of India, Bhutan and China borders in Sikkim. In its bid to construct a road along Bhutan ...

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US President Upbeat as Supreme Court Upholds Decision on Travel Ban

US President Donald Trump has termed the Supreme Court decision as a clear victory for the country’s national security. He said the court verdict allows him to use the directive as an important tool for protecting the Nation’s homeland. He has appreciated that the court decision was unanimous at 9-0. A statement by the White House said, “It allows the travel ...

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Al Qaeda New Document Poses Threat to India, Hindu Outfits

Al Qaeda, almost dead since Osama bin Laden’s shoot-out in 2011, has now turned to Indian Kashmir issue, issuing a threat not only to the Indian army and police but also adding Hindu organisations’ leaders. In a document called “Code of conduct for Mujahideen in the subcontinent”, Al Qaeda has set its target and issued some do’s and don’ts for ...

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Sushma Swaraj Digs out Old Lok Sabha Video to Counter Meira Kumar

The Speaker, Lok Sabha, Smt. Meira Kumar meeting the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, in New Delhi on February 22, 2014.(PIB)

Sushma Swaraj, known for her open challenge to Sonia Gandhi when she was slated to become Prime Minister in 2004, has reiterated similar stand against the opposition candidate for President, Meira Kumar, digging out an old video from archives. BJP Ram Nath Kovind and Opposition candidate Meira Kumar, former Lok Sabha speaker will be contesting the office of President of ...

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Modi Addresses Plenary Session of St. Petersburg International Economic Forum

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi meeting the United Nations Secretary General, Mr. Antonio Guterres, on the sidelines of the SPIEF2017, in St. Petersburg on June 02, 2017.(PIB)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday (June 2, 2017) addressed the Plenary Session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) where India is a “guest country” this year, and Prime Minister Modi is the “Guest of Honour.” In his remarks, the Prime Minister thanked President Putin for the opportunity to be present at SPIEF, in the beautiful city of ...

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PM Modi Visits Russia, Meets President Putin at St. Petersburg

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi and the President of Russian Federation, Mr. Vladimir Putin at the joint media briefing, at Konstantin Palace, in St. Petersburg, Russia on June 01, 2017.(PTI)

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday (June 1, 2017) met Russian President Vladimir Putin at the 18th Annual India Russia Summit at St. Petersburg, where he recalled his first visit to St. Petersburg as Chief Minister of Gujarat in 2001. He said ties between India and Russia span the spectrum from Culture to Defence. The Prime Minister said 70 ...

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Meira Kumar Congress Nominee for President

File Photo of the Speaker, Lok Sabha, Mrs. Meira Kumar meeting the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, in New Delhi on February 22, 2014.(PIB)

The presidential race between Congress and BJP has become intense with both the national parties trying to woo the Dalit vote bank in the country with the presidential elections. Soon after BJP’s unilateral choice for Ram Nath Kovind, current Bihar governor, UPA Chairman and Congress President Sonia Gandhi has announced former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar will be the combined ...

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Welcoming India, Pakistan Aboard, China Says No Bilateral Issues at Shanghai Group

The Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (I/C), Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Shri Vijay Goel meeting the Vice Mayor of Shanghai (incharge of youth affairs), Mr. Shi Guanghui, in Shanghai, China on June 12, 2017.(PIB)

Welcoming India and Pakistan into the SCO, China categorically ruled out any bilateral issues cropping up at Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), a stand that India avowedly upheld in all multilateral forums. “As a founding member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), we are very happy about the membership of India and Pakistan,” China’s Assistant Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou said at ...

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Japan Emperor to Abdicate Chrysanthemum Throne to Son Naruhito

Japan Diet's passage of a Special Bill on Friday, June 9, 2017 opens new gates allowing aging emperor to abdicate throne to his elder son Crown Prince Naruhito (Japan Imperial Agency Photo)

Japan’s Upper House passed a special bill on Friday, paving the way for Emperor Akihito to step down and pass the Chrysanthemum throne to his eldest son, Crown Prince Naruhito, within a week after the bill was duly passed by the lower house. Once regarded divine power, the oldest monarchy of Japan will undergo another major change with the passage ...

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Sushma Seeks Shashi Tharoor’s Help to draft strong Reply to Pakistan on Jadhav

As Indian Parliament unanimously decided to condemn Pakistan for awarding death sentence to former Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav on charges of spying, Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj asked Congress MP and former UN Under Secretary General Shashi Tharoor to help draft a resolution to be adopted by both houses. Soon after her statement in Parliament, Sushma Swaraj walked up to ...

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Sports Minister Vijay Goel addresses Global Millennium Summit at Dubai

Indfia’s current youth policy, launched in 2014, proposes a holistic ‘vision’ for the youth of India, to empower youth of the country to achieve their full potential, and through them enable India to find its rightful place in the community of nations, said Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel at the Global Millennium Summit, Dubai on ...

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Preet Bharara, US Attorney in Devyani Khobragade Row, Fired

US attorney Preet Bharara, whose office arrested Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade and subjected her to strip search before filing prosecution charges ignoring her diplomatic immunity in December 2013, has been shown the exit door unceremoniously by the Trump administration. He is one among the 46 attorneys appointed by Obama administration and fired. Defiant as usual, Preet Bharara has created another ...

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Lok Sabha Passes the Admiralty Bill 2016 to Claim Maritime Jurisdiction

In view of the Kerala coastline incident which led Italian ship staff killing Indian fishermen, the new Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims) Bill, 2016 was passed by the Lok Sabha on Friday, March 10, 2017 to claim jurisdiction on all such cases legally. The Bill aims to establish a legal framework to consolidate the existing laws relating to admiralty ...

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By 2050, India to Replace Indonesia with World’s Largest Muslim Population

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Global research outfit Pew Research Center has predicted that India will replace Indonesia, with currently the world’s largest Muslim population of 311 millions or 11% of global total, while Hindus will be about 1.3 billion (130 crore). However, Muslims are expected to grow faster than Hindus as they have the youngest median age and the highest fertility rates. In 2010, ...

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Trump Effect: Married Spouses Rush for US Visa Paper Work

Many immigrants in the US are rushing to attorneys to file papers of their marriage to U.S. citizens that entails them green card and citizenship eventually but not without paperwork, warn US attorneys. Non-filing of papers leads to denial of citizenship. Unless the case for permanent residence or Green Card has not been submitted to the immigration department, the person ...

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Fear Grips Indian Immigrants as America Returns to Cowboy Days


The widow of Srinivas Kuchibhotla, shot to death amid war cry to “Get Out of My Country” by a white extremist candidly asked herself whether they belonged to America and rued that despite her pleadings to return to India, her late husband refused saying “good things happen to good people.” Not so when we recall the days of cowboy violence ...

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Ansari Praises Indian Community’s Contribution to Uganda Business

india uganda business ties

The Vice President of India, Mr. M. Hamid Ansari said India’s commercial and business ties with Uganda are dynamic and form a key pillar of bilateral relations, while addressing the India-Uganda Business Meeting in Kampala, Uganda, on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. The Vice President said that Uganda’s expanding economy offers opportunities in a variety of sectors. He has underscored the ...

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Sushma Swaraj Offers Help on Kuwait, Libya, South Sudan Victims Abroad

In view of sporadic incidents of attacks on Indian nationals in the Gulf and Middle-East, Indian External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday said that the Indian Embassy has taken up the matter at the highest level in Kuwait and Libya to ensure safety and security of Indian nationals. On the condition of Mrs. Gopika Shajikumar, who was stabbed in ...

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Ansari Addresses Joint Business Forum in Rwanda

Vice President of India M. Hamid Ansari has said that Rwanda has put behind it the unfortunate genocide of 1994 and the efficient and clean city of Kigali captures the great strides that this country is taking on its path of growth and prosperity. Launching the India-Rwanda Innovation Growth Program in Kigali on Tuesday, Mr Ansari said the program will ...

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US Congress Delegation Meets PM

The US Congressional Delegation calls on the Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi, in New Delhi on February 21, 2017.(PIB Photo)

A delegation of 26 members of the United States Congress called on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday and exchangd views on recent developments in the US. Welcoming the Congressional Representatives, he said it augurs a good start to bilateral exchanges following the new US Administration and Congress. The Prime Minister recalled his positive conversation with US President Donald ...

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Ansari on Visit to Rwanda, Uganda; Calls for Renewed Focus on Africa

iNDIA'S Vice President M. Hamid Ansari addressing the Indian community, in Kigali, Rwanda on February 19, 2017.(PIB PHOTO)

India’s Vice President M. Hamid Ansari has stressed the need for a renewed and more focused effort by India to give a dynamic impetus to relations with African nations. Speaking to the media onboard Air India One Special Aircraft on the way to five-day visit to Rwanda & Uganda, along with Minister of State for Social Justice & Empowerment Vijay ...

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4 New Envoys Present Credentials to President Mukherjee

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Envoys of Tunisia, Morocco, Yemen and Zambia presented their credentials to the President of India, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee at a ceremony held in RashtrapatiBhavan on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. The envoys who presented their credentials were: – 1.Mr. Nejmeddine Lakhal, Ambassador of Tunisia 2.Mr. Mohamed Maliki, Ambassador of Morocco 3.Mr. Abdulmalik Abdullah Al-Eryrani, Ambassador of Yemen 4.Ms. Judith KangomaKapijimpanga, Ambassador ...

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Indian Embassy Participates in Hala Festival in Kuwait

Indian Embassy took part in the Opening Ceremony of Hala Festival in Kuwait on February 10, 2017 and the Indian stall was exquisitely decorated with “Incredible India” posters and tourism material for the occasion.(Indian Embassy, Kuwait)

Indian Embassy took part in the Opening Ceremony of Hala Festival in Kuwait on February 10, 2017 and the Indian stall was exquisitely decorated with “Incredible India” posters and tourism material for the occasion. India’s Bohra Band (Burhani Guards) held the audience spellbound with their performances and children from the Bohra community spread the message of importance of cleanliness in ...

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