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India’s LIC gets clearance to do business in Bangladesh

Life insurance Corporation (LIC) of India has been cleared to do business in Bangladesh, intensifying competition in the insurance market. Bangladesh Insurance Development and Regulatory Authority (IDRA) Chief Shefaq Ahmed told media persons today that a letter of consent has been given to LIC with certain conditions. They will be able to start operations once … Continue reading India’s LIC gets clearance to do business in Bangladesh

US secret surveillance reinstated as Obama signs USA Freedom Act

US secret surveillance reinstated as President Barack Obama signs USA Freedom Act into law. The US Senate has voted to limit the government’s ability to collect phone data, a policy that had been in place since the attacks of 11 September 2001. The USA Freedom Act extends the government’s ability to collect large amounts of … Continue reading US secret surveillance reinstated as Obama signs USA Freedom Act

President Mukherjee accorded ceremonial reception in Belarus

President Pranab Mukherjee was accorded a ceremonial reception by his Belarussian Counterpart A.G Lukashenko at Minsk this afternoon.Mr. Mukherjee arrived on a two-day State visit to Belarus last night after completing his three- day State visit to Sweden. India and Belarus will sign six agreements. The President will also meet the Prime Minister of Belarus … Continue reading President Mukherjee accorded ceremonial reception in Belarus

50 killed in Nigeria bomb blast

    At least 50 people have died in a bombing in the north-eastern city of Maiduguri in Nigeria. The city had already been attacked in the early hours of this morning by suspected Boko Haram Islamist militants. Hours later, a man blew himself up at the Gamboru cattle market in the city. At his … Continue reading 50 killed in Nigeria bomb blast

US, India need to fight terrorism and poverty together: Clinton

US Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton has said that the United States and India need to fight violence, terrorism and poverty together. In her remarks to a delegation led by Jain leader Acharya, Lokesh Muni, Ms. Clinton said in future India will play a larger role on the international platform. Noting that violence and terrorism … Continue reading US, India need to fight terrorism and poverty together: Clinton

Ship carrying over 400 people sinks in China’s Yangtze river

A ship carrying more than 400 people has reportedly sunk in the Yangtze River in southern China last night.  According to official media reports, the ship, Eastern Star, encountered a tornado while traveling along the river in central China’s Hubei Province. At least 400 passengers and 42 crew were on board. Some 20 people have … Continue reading Ship carrying over 400 people sinks in China’s Yangtze river

Hillary Clinton to start Presidential campaign from New York on June 13

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will formally launch her 2016 presidential campaign on June 13 from New York where she will put forward her vision and ideas to take US forward. Ms. Clinton grew up in Illinois and worked in Massachusetts, Washington DC, Arkansas and New York. It was the voters of New … Continue reading Hillary Clinton to start Presidential campaign from New York on June 13

India abstains from voting on US, Palestinian NGOs at UN

  India has abstained from voting on the applications of an American and a Palestinian non-governmental organisation for special consultative status in a UN committee. India was the sole abstention in the vote for US-based Freedom Now, which works to free individual prisoners through legal, political and public relations advocacy efforts. In a voting conducted … Continue reading India abstains from voting on US, Palestinian NGOs at UN

US police kill more than two people a day: Report

Data collected by the Washington Post newspaper suggests that the number of people shot by police is twice as high as official figures claim in US, . The paper said that during the first five months of this year, 385 people, more than two a day, were killed. The number of black people was disproportionately … Continue reading US police kill more than two people a day: Report

10 killed in Pakistan blast

At least 10 people were killed and several others injured in two separate bombing incidents in restive northwestern areas of Pakistan,. In the first incident, three people were killed today when a remote-controlled improvised explosive device targeting vehicle of a local political administrator exploded in South Waziristan Agency. According to official sources in Peshawar, Farooq … Continue reading 10 killed in Pakistan blast

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Mallya case: India gives fresh set of documents to UK

AMN India has given a fresh set of papers to the UK in the extradition case of businessman Vijay Mallya. Ex ...