Pravasi Bharatiya Divas begins in Gujarat today

The 13th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas has been kicked off in Gandhinagar, Gujarat this morning. Inaugurating the Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called upon the young Indian diaspora to contribute in the initiatives and programs launched by Government of India. Addressing the the gathering, mainly students and young Indian diaspora, she appealed … Read more

Rashtriya Ekta Diwas – Birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

The birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the first Home Minister and Deputy Prime Minister is being observed as Rashtriya Ekta Diwas across the nation today. The main function was organized at Vijay Chowk in the national capital where Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the Run for Unity. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also administered … Read more

India asks Pakistan to expedite trial of 26/11 Mumbai terror accused

India asked Pakistan to expedite the trial of the accused in the Mumbai terror attack case and ensure their conviction. In a meeting with his Pakistiani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told him Islamabad must abide by its commitment to control terrorism emanating from its soil against India. Later, briefing … Read more

Special Investigation Team to unearth black money

The Government of India has decided to constitute a Special Investigation Team, SIT, to unearth black money stashed in banks in the foreign countries. Briefing media after first Cabinet meeting by the new government, the Law and Communication Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the team will be headed by former Supreme Court Judge M.B.Shah … Read more

Voting begins in Afghanistan to elect a new President

Afghanistan goes to the polls today to elect a new President and representatives to about 450 seats in the Provincial Council. Polling begins at 8 this morning and about 20 million voters are eligible to exercise their franchise. The eight candidates are in the fray for the President’s post. They include : two former Afghan … Read more

National AIDS Control Programme Phase IV launched in India

The Union Health and Family Welfare Minister, Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad launched the National AIDS Control Programme Phase IV (NACP IV). NACP-IV aims to accelerate the process of epidemic reversal and further strengthen the epidemic response in India through a cautious and well defined integration process over the five-year period, 2012- 2017. It consolidates the … Read more

US treatment of Indian diplomat deplorable says Dr. Manmohan Singh

India hoped that the United States will understand its loud and clear message over the arrest and ill treatment meted out to Diplomat Devyani Khobragade. The Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh deplored the treatment meted out to the diplomat. Talking to reporters outside Parliament, Dr. Singh termed the incident as deplorable. External Affairs Minister Salman … Read more

India Poised to be third biggest aviation market by 2020

Addressing the members of Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Civil Aviation in Panjim, Goa, Indian Minister of Civil Aviation, Shri Ajit Singh said that India is poised to be the third biggest aviation market in the world by 2020. He also expressed the hope that as per growth projections the air passenger traffic is … Read more

Need to change mindset towards women in society – Meira Kumar

Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar has said that, there is a need to a change the mindset towards women in the society. Addressing in an interactive session on woman empowerment and other issues in Kolkata she said India is a land of contradictions. The goddess of wealth, education and Shakti is worshipped in the country, … Read more

US moved closer to military intervention in Syria

The US moved closer to military intervention in Syria with President Barack Obama saying he was considering a “limited, narrow” strike without involving ground forces even as Russia dismissed claims about the use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime as “utter nonsense.” Obama said Washington was “looking at the possibility of a limited, narrow … Read more

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