Tamil Nadu leader Karunanidhi hospitalized.Condition stable, doctors say

Tamil Nadu leader Karunanidhi hospitalized.Condition stable, doctors say

Chennai, December 2 (The New Indian Express): Nonagenarian Tamil Nadu opposition leader, M Karunanidhi, was hospitalized early Thursday, following midnight uneasiness and was advised to stay and get treatment for a few more days. At around 5.50 am, the Dravida Munnetra Kazgama (DMK) chief was taken to Kauvery Hospital in Alwarpet in South Chennai. A hospital medical bulletin said, "DMK...

Hasina assures India that Bangladesh will not allow anti-Indian terrorists to use its soil

Hasina assures India that Bangladesh will not allow anti-Indian terrorists to use its soil

  Dhaka, December 2 (Dhaka Tribune): The Bangladesh Prime Minister Shiekh Hasina Wajed told the visiting Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar that her country will not allow its soil to be used by terrorists to strike India. Reiterating her government’s “zero tolerance policy” against terrorism and militancy, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said no one will be allowed to use Bangladesh’s...

China to import rice from India opening a new vista

China to import rice from India opening a new vista

New Delhi, December 1 (Business Standard): China has agreed to import basmati rice from 14 companies in India, opening a new vista for the country’s rice exports, writes Sanjeeb Mukherjee. The companies include LT Foods, maker of the Dawat brand, KRBL, maker of the India Gate brand, and Kohinoor Foods. Five companies that wanted to export to China and were registered with the...

Pakistan stops US$ 822 million a year trade in cotton with India as Indo-Pakistan tension mounts

Pakistan stops US$ 822 million a year trade in cotton with India as Indo-Pakistan tension mounts

Karachi/Mumbai, November 30 (Reuters): Pakistan has suspended cotton imports from its top supplier, India, saying shipments failed to fulfil phyto-sanitary certification, threatening the $822 million-a-year trade, government and industry officials told Reuters. Traders say rising hostility between the neighbours might have prompted Pakistan to restrict imports. The decision will help other cotton suppliers such as Brazil and the United States...

Rahul Gandhi’s Twitter account hacked

Rahul Gandhi’s Twitter account hacked

New Delhi, November 30 (NIA): Indian Congress party Vice President Rahul Gandhi's Twitter account has been hacked. Newsroos across India came to know of it at about 8.30 pm on Wednesday. Gandhi's Twitter handle was taken over by an unidentified hacker, who went on to tweet derogatory and offensive insults at the Gandhi family. Not satisfied with just tweeting out...

An Indian Defense Minister visits Bangladesh after 45 years

An Indian Defense Minister visits Bangladesh after 45 years

Dhaka, November 30 (NIA): Indian Defense Minister Manohar Gopalkrishna Prabhu Parrikar arrived in Dhaka on Tuesday with a delegation of 11 dignitaries for a two-day visit. The Bangladesh media quoted Defense Ministry officials to say that the focus of the visit is to deepen security ties and finalize the Defense Cooperation Agreement that is likely to be signed when Prime...

India cinemas ordered to play national anthem

India cinemas ordered to play national anthem

Pic courtesy - AFP India, Nov 30 - India's Supreme Court has ruled that the national anthem must be played in every cinema before a film is screened. Judges said the order should be enforced within 10 days and audiences must stand when the anthem is played. In the 1960s and 1970s, cinemas regularly played the anthem, but the practice...

Muslim women break gender barrier and enter Indian shrine

Muslim women break gender barrier and enter Indian shrine

Mumbai, November 30 (Times of India): After five years and a series of legal battles and protests, women re-entered the iconic Haji Ali dargah on Tuesday. In a gesture that earned the dargah trustees fulsome praise, they not only helped women devotees offer flowers and the 'chadar' at the saint's tomb, but also offered them tea. Around 100 women from across the country reached...

What’s in a hockey world cup tourney without Pakistan?

What’s in a hockey world cup tourney without Pakistan?

When Sweden failed to qualify for the 2014 football World Cup in Brazil, their skipper Zlatan Ibrahimovic famously said: “One thing is for sure, a World Cup without me is nothing to watch.” While Ibrahimovic is a self-indulgent and slightly delusional player, the words would not seem out of place if the Pakistan U21 hockey team said them, writes Taha...

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is attracting international investors

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is attracting international investors

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is becoming the basis of a new international association as many countries are showing interest in being part of it, writes Polina Tikhonova in www.valuewalk.com CPEC, which may even become a new union like European Union co-created by Pakistan and China, has already attracted big international players such as Russia, the U.K. and France. The...

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