India announces grant of medical visas for Pakistanis

India announces grant of medical visas for Pakistanis

New Delhi, August 16: In a goodwill gesture on India’s Independence Day, Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj announced that India will issue medical visas to Pakistani patients whose requests are pending with the Indian government. In a statement issued in New Delhi Swaraj said that the decision to grant medical visas was being done […]

US bans Pakistan-based Kashmiri terror group Hizbul Mujahiddin

US bans Pakistan-based Kashmiri terror group Hizbul Mujahiddin

Washington, August 16 (Reuters and other sources): The United States on Wednesday said it has banned Hizbul Mujahideen, the largest of the anti-Indian Kashmiri militant groups fighting in the state divided between Pakistan and India. The US Treasury Department, in a statement on its website, said it had listed the Pakistan-based group as a counter-designated […]

A veteran journalist’s poignant introspection on India’s independence

A veteran journalist’s poignant introspection on India’s independence

By T.Ramakrishnan/The Hindu Chennai, August 16: Seventy years ago, P. V. Krishnamoorthy, a programme assistant in the Tamil unit of the external services of the All India Radio (AIR) in Delhi, was just 26 years old, with barely three years of experience. As he could not make it to Parliament on the night of August […]

Colorful celebrations marked India’s 71 st Independence Day in Colombo

Colorful celebrations marked India’s 71 st Independence Day in Colombo

Colombo, August 15 (newsin.asia): Colorful celebrations marked India’s 71 st. Independence Day  here on Tuesday. A large gathering of Indians and Sri Lankans congregated at India House in the morning to hear High Commissioner Taranjit Singh Sandhu speak, and thereafter fraternize over delicious South Indian snacks and coffee. To the delight of the guests, a […]

India’s new President calls for a “compassionate society” by 2022

India’s new President calls for a “compassionate society” by 2022

New Delh, August 4, (New Indian Express):  Indian President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday pitched for a partnership between citizens and the government to create a New India by 2022 that is a “compassionate society” and includes the “humanist component integral to the nation’s DNA”. In his maiden address to the Nation on the eve […]

India sacks film censor board chief Nihalani, appoints lyricist Prasoon Joshi

India sacks film censor board chief Nihalani, appoints lyricist Prasoon Joshi

New Delhi, August 11 (newsin.asia): The Government of India on Friday sacked the controversial film censor board chief, Pahlaj Nihalani, before the end of his term in January 2018, and appointed in his place the renowned lyricist and advertising honcho Prasoon Joshi. 1971 born Joshi is the CEO of McCann World group India and Chairman (Asia […]

Bhutan rejects China’s claim on Doklam

Bhutan rejects China’s claim on Doklam

New Delhi, August 11: The Bhutanese government has once again reportedly referred to its foreign ministry statement issued about six weeks ago that Doklam is Bhutanese territory, thereby rejecting a recent Chinese claim that Bhutan had agreed the area belongs to China, Asian Age reports.. “Official sources in the Bhutanese government” were quoted as telling […]

India sets up user friendly coastal early warning system “Sagar Vani”

India sets up user friendly coastal early warning system “Sagar Vani”

New Delhi, August 8 (newsin.asia): Late last month, India inaugurated a coastal early warning system christened “Sagar Vani”. In order to effectively disseminate advisories directly from the lab to the end user, an Integrated Information Dissemination System (IDS) named as “Sagar Vani”  has been developed by ESSO-INCOIS through the Industry M/s. Gaian Solutions Pvt. Ltd. […]

China rejects Sushma Swaraj’s suggestion for simultaneous withdrawal from Doklam

China rejects Sushma Swaraj’s suggestion for simultaneous withdrawal from Doklam

By Atul Aneja/The Hindu Beijing, August 8: China has rejected Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj’s suggestion that both India and China should simultaneously withdraw  their troops from Doklam to defuse the current explosive situation. China on Tuesday did not rule out war as a possibility to end the standoff between Chinese and Indian troops at […]

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