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Farmers, environmentalists up in arms against Tamil Nadu highway project

Farmers, environmentalists up in arms against Tamil Nadu highway project

CHENNAI: A Rs10,000 crore project under the union government’s Bharatmala Pariyojana— a highway development programme, is facing a severe backlash from farmers and environmentalists in Tamil Nadu. The 900-feet-wide green field express highway with an eight-lane between Chennai and Salem— that already has three existing routes—would cover 277.3 kilometres. In October, the Centre approved the Phase-1 […]

Madhya Pradesh: BJP’s ‘cyber warriors’, Congress’ ‘Rajiv Ke Sipahi’ set for duel in digital space ahead of real poll battle

Madhya Pradesh: BJP’s ‘cyber warriors’, Congress’ ‘Rajiv Ke Sipahi’ set for duel in digital space ahead of real poll battle

NEW DELHI: The forthcoming Madhya Pradesh assembly election is set to witness a high-octane campaign between the BJP and Congress not only in cities and villages but also on social media. Nearly 65,000 ‘cyber warriors’ of the BJP are preparing to take on ‘Rajiv Ke Sipahi’ of the Congress in cyber space in a bid to […]

Incessant rains wreak havoc in Manipur

Incessant rains wreak havoc in Manipur

By Jimmy Leivon  IMPHAL: Incessant rains over the past two days are wreaking havoc in many parts of Manipur triggering landslides and inundating low lying areas. The continuous downpour has triggered a landslide in hill districts particularly along the National Highway-37 disrupting traffic. A statement issued by the state government said that heavy to very heavy […]

Trump-Kim summit: What the handshake in Singapore means for India

Trump-Kim summit: What the handshake in Singapore means for India

By Adrija Roychowdhury NEW DELHI: US President Donald Trump and North Korea leader Kim Jong Un created history on Tuesday by shaking hands and hence signaling the coming together for the first time in more than half a century of their countries. The US-North Korea summit held in Singapore’s Sentosa Island resulted in the signing […]

PM Modi, Pak President Mamnoon Hussain shake hands at SCO Summit

PM Modi, Pak President Mamnoon Hussain shake hands at SCO Summit

  QINGDAO (China): Amid frosty bilateral relationship, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain on Sunday exchanged pleasantries after a press conference by the leaders of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). The two leaders shook hands and exchanged pleasantries at the end of the media briefing which was addressed by Chinese President Xi Jinping. China is the host and […]

Nirav Modi flees to United Kingdom, claiming political asylum: Report

Nirav Modi flees to United Kingdom, claiming political asylum: Report

  Nirav Modi, the billionaire jeweler at the heart of a more than $2 billion fraud case in India, has fled to the UK, where he is claiming political asylum, the Financial Times reported on Sunday, citing Indian and British officials. Britain’s Home Office said it does not provide information on individual cases. Nirav Modi […]

Madhya Pradesh: Congress accuses BJP of duplicating voter entries, EC orders probe

Madhya Pradesh: Congress accuses BJP of duplicating voter entries, EC orders probe

NEW DELHI: Hours after a Congress delegation, led by Pradesh Congress chief Kamal Nath, lodged a complaint with the Election Commission regarding discrepancies in the voters’ list of Madhya Pradesh, the poll watchdog ordered an investigation into the matter. Nath questioned how the number of voters increased by 40 per cent at a time when […]

Nipah under control, screening will continue till June 30: Kerala health minister K K Shailaja

Nipah under control, screening will continue till June 30: Kerala health minister K K Shailaja

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The high level meeting convened by chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan decided to continue the screening for Nipah virus till June 30. The meeting was attended by the chief secretary, director general of police and officials from health and other departments. Health minister K K Shailaja joined the meeting through video conferencing from Kozhikode. The health minister said that […]

Narendra Modi inaugurates two expressways, says infra key priority

Narendra Modi inaugurates two expressways, says infra key priority

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that infrastructure was a key priority sector and his government spent over Rs3 trillion on national highways alone, besides allocating Rs. 5 trillion for the Bharatmala project, aimed at improving road connectivity across the country. Modi was addressing a rally at Uttar Pradesh’s Baghpat after inaugurating two […]

Nipah virus outbreak: Death toll rises to 14 in Kerala, two more cases confirmed

Nipah virus outbreak: Death toll rises to 14 in Kerala, two more cases confirmed

KERALA: The Nipah virus claimed one more life in Kozhikode district of Kerala on Sunday, taking the overall death toll to 14. The latest victim to the outbreak was 22-year-old Abin who was being treated at Baby Memorial Hospital in the city. Meanwhile, two more confirmed cases of Nipah were reported in the state. Earlier on Saturday, according to […]

China’s gold mine at Arunachal border may become another flash point with India

China’s gold mine at Arunachal border may become another flash point with India

  BEIJING: China has begun large-scale mining operations on its side of the border with Arunachal Pradesh where a huge trove of gold, silver and other precious minerals valued at about USD 60 billion has been found, a media report said on Sunday. The mine project is being undertaken in Lhunze county under Chinese control […]

US makes India a catspaw with CAATSA sanctions legislation

US makes India a catspaw with CAATSA sanctions legislation

WASHINGTON: The malign shadow of US sanctions hangs over the informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin in Sochi on Monday, with New Delhi becoming a cat’s paw not only in the scrap between Washington and Moscow, but also in the turf war between the White House and Congress. Although […]

Isha Ambani, Anand Piramal to marry in December

Isha Ambani, Anand Piramal to marry in December

MUMBAI: Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) chairman Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani will marry Anand Piramal, son of Ajay Piramal, chairman of Piramal Group and Shriram Group.  In a press statement on Sunday, Reliance Industries said the wedding is slated to be this December. Isha’s twin brother Akash Ambani will also tie the knot with Shloka […]

Six Indians abducted in Afghanistan: Baghlan governor blames Taliban, MEA in touch with authorities

Six Indians abducted in Afghanistan: Baghlan governor blames Taliban, MEA in touch with authorities

NEW DELHI: Six Indians were among the seven people who have been abducted by unidentified armed men from Baghlan province in Afghanistan on Sunday, reported TOLO News. The Indian nationals are staff members of KEC International ltd, an infrastructure company which recently bagged a Rs 226-crore contract in the war-torn country. One Afghan employee was also […]

Congress has initiated culture of ‘ease of doing murder’: PM Modi

Congress has initiated culture of ‘ease of doing murder’: PM Modi

SANTEMARANAHALLI/UDUPI (Karnataka): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday assailed the Congress government in Karnataka for initiating the culture of “ease of doing murder”, as he launched the second leg of his campaign blitz in the state for the assembly elections. He also accused the successive Congress governments at the Centre of allowing a handful of […]

Oil PSUs freeze petrol, diesel prices ahead of Karnataka polls

Oil PSUs freeze petrol, diesel prices ahead of Karnataka polls

NEW DELHI: A fortnight before Karnataka goes to polls, PSU oil firms have stopped revising petrol and diesel prices even though benchmark international rates have gone up by almost $2 per barrel. With finance ministry refusing to cut excise duty to give relief to the common man from petrol hitting a 55-month high of Rs […]

Infused Performing Arts 6th Halftime Performance, Showcases Best of Bollywood

Infused Performing Arts 6th Halftime Performance, Showcases Best of Bollywood

Click Here for Photo Collage By Akhila Kumar HOUSTON: As thousands of viewers filed into the Toyota Center on Saturday, April, 7, they had no idea they were in for more than just a show down between James Harden and Russell Westbrook. Houston’s premier Bollywood dance company, Infused Performing Arts, took to the courts for […]

Club 24 Plus: Cool Waterfront Party, Cooler Philanthropy

Club 24 Plus: Cool Waterfront Party, Cooler Philanthropy

Click Here for Photo Collage By Pramod Kulkarni HOUSTON: Saturday, April 14 was the date for Club 24 Plus annual Evening of Philanthropy. In the morning, the sky was alive with thunderstorms, lightning, and even hailstorms in some areas. Hosts Dr. Kuldip and Veena Kaul were not certain whether to hold the party inside or […]

JSW Group, Creating Hundreds of New Jobs & Sharing Profits with India House

JSW Group, Creating Hundreds of New Jobs & Sharing Profits with India House

By Vanshika Vipin Varma HOUSTON: JSW Group, the multi-billion-dollar conglomerate and a part of O.P. Jindal Group, has played a key role in India’s growth story. It has a presence in Steel, Energy, Infrastructure, Cement, Ventures and Sports. From humble beginnings with a single plant in 1982, JSW Steel is now India’s leading manufacturer of […]

When You Tickle the Funnybone in Hindi, it Just Feels More Hilarious!

When You Tickle the Funnybone in Hindi, it Just Feels More Hilarious!

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: This 11th annual Hasya Kavi Sammelan (Laughing Poet’s Society) organized, once again, by the local chapter of the International Hindi Association in conjunction with the India Culture Center was held again this year at India House on Sunday, April 22 in the late afternoon at 4:30, starting with a tea and […]

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