At least 9 killed as building collapses in India

Another building collapses in Mumbai, killing 6

July 31 (NIA) – At least six people have been killed and scores more injured after a three storey building collapsed in Mumbai on Sunday morning, the police said. Twelve people have been rescued while officials said that atleast 20 more were suspected to be trapped under the heavy debris. Heavy rains however have delayed efforts in searching for those missing....

India seeks US assistance to search for missing aircraft

India seeks US assistance to search for missing aircraft

July 30 (NIA) – India, on Saturday said, that it had sought assistance from the US to check if their satellites had captured any signals from the missing AN-32 military aircraft, while noting there was very little possibility that sabotage played any role. The aircraft, with 4 Indian officers, 17 other military personnel and eight civilians on board, went missing on...

India and Bangladesh to immediately put anti-terrorism pacts into effect

India and Bangladesh to immediately put anti-terrorism pacts into effect

Dhaka, July 29 (NIA): Bangladesh and India have agreed to immediately put into effect existing agreements on jointly combating terrorism, Dhaka Tribune reported on Friday. The paper said that the decision was taken on Thursday at a meeting of the Home Ministers of Bangladesh and India, Asaduzzaman Khan and Rajnath Singh respectively, against the backdrop of the grisly July 1...

At least 9 killed as building collapses in India

At least 9 killed as building collapses in India

July 29 (NIA) – At least nine people who were involved in constructing a new building in Pune, in west-central India, were killed when the building collapsed on Friday, police said. Several construction workers were also seriously injured and rushed to nearby hospitals. The incident took place when a construction slab, on the 14th floor collapsed. Thirteen workers were present...

India OK with SAARC meeting in Islamabad, but says no to bilateral talks with Pakistan

India OK with SAARC meeting in Islamabad, but says no to bilateral talks with Pakistan

New Delhi, July 29 (NIA): India on Thursday categorically ruled out bilateral talks with Pakistan even as Home Minister Rajnath Singh is scheduled to visit Islamabad in the first week of August to participate in the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) ministerial meet, The New Indian Express reported. The Indian Ministry of External Affairs said that not much...

Modi Says India’s Aid To Sri Lanka Will Be As Per Sri Lanka’s Choice

Modi Says India’s Aid To Sri Lanka Will Be As Per Sri Lanka’s Choice

Colombo July 28 (NIA): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday that India’s development assistance to Sri Lanka will be determined by the choices and priorities of Sri Lankan leaders and people. “India’s development cooperation with Sri Lanka encompasses a wide spread of projects throughout Sri Lanka in different areas of economic activity. But it must happen as per...

India to loan US 318 million dollars to upgrade Sri Lanka’s railway sector

India to loan US 318 million dollars to upgrade Sri Lanka’s railway sector

India has approved a fresh loan of US$318 million to Sri Lanka’s railway department to upgrade its communications system and rolling stock, Media Minister Gayantha Karunatilleke told journalists here on Wednesday. "India has already granted loan facilities of about US$ 966 million for the development of the Sri Lankan railway service and they have been utilized in improving northern and...

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