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...

ETCA will not throw open flood gates to Indian professionals: govt

ETCA will not throw open flood gates to Indian professionals: govt

Colombo, July 26 (NIA): The Sri Lankan Minister of International Trade, Malik Samarawickrama told the media on Tuesday that the proposed Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement (ETCA) with India will not throw open the flood gates to Indian professionals. “The government will not allow foreign professionals to enter Sri Lanka and take our jobs. Those who say that under ETCA...

India and China to Get Special Economic Zones in Sri Lanka

India and China to Get Special Economic Zones in Sri Lanka

Colombo, July 26: India and China will be allotted Special Economic Zones in Sri Lanka for them to set up industries, the Minister International Trade and Strategic Development, Malik Samarawickrama told newspersons here on Tuesday. “Indians will be setting up pharmaceutical and auto parts industries in their zone. The Chinese have asked for 55 sq km (15, 000 acres) of...

Seven school children killed in accident in India

Seven school children killed in accident in India

July 26 (NIA) – Seven school children were killed in northern India on Tuesday after the van they were travelling in collided with a train, the police said. The accident took place at an unmanned railway crossing in Bhadohi district of Uttar Pradesh. Police said seven others, including the driver of the school, were grievously injured. The victims were aged...

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