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Paris killings: Police identifies one of 7 attackers

As the French Police investigation picks up pace, one of the seven attackers who killed 129 people and wounded 350 in Paris has been identified. The attacker was named as Omar Ismail Mostefai, a 29-year-old French citizen of Algerian origin. Six people close to him were reportedly taken into custody yesterday. Police also say they … Continue reading Paris killings: Police identifies one of 7 attackers

Myanmar president for smooth transition of power

Myanmar’s President Thein Sein today vowed a smooth transition of power to the new government. During his first public appearance in Yangon since the polls, he said historic November 8 polls were the consequence of his government’s reforms. Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party got landslide victory in the polls. The former … Continue reading Myanmar president for smooth transition of power

India-Africa Forum Summit 2015

The India-Africa Forum Summit (IAFS) is a celebration of the close partnership between Africa and India. It is an acknowledgement of our shared history as well as our future prospects. From our struggle against colonialism and apartheid, we have emerged to jointly accept the challenges of a globalizing world. Even as we combat with common … Continue reading India-Africa Forum Summit 2015

Nepal forms team to ease diplomatic tension with India

Nepal has formed a three-member team including the Foreign Minister to ease a diplomatic standoff with India over the supply of essential goods, including petroleum products, affected because of the blockade of trade points with India by people protesting the new Constitution. The committee was constituted comprising of the Foreign Minister Mahendra Bahadur Pandey, Minister … Continue reading Nepal forms team to ease diplomatic tension with India

US wants reduction in tension between India, Pakistan

The US has said it wants to see tension reduced between India and Pakistan, but made it clear that it is for the two nations to resolve their differences bilaterally. State Department Spokesperson John Kirby told this in his daily news conference in Washington. Kirby was responding to a question on remarks made by Pakistan … Continue reading US wants reduction in tension between India, Pakistan

Terrorism emanating from neighbourhoods of India, Belarus major threat: Prez

President Pranab Mukherjee has said that terrorism and extremism emanating from the neighborhoods of India and Belarus remains a major security threat for both the countries. He was speaking at the State University of Belarus in Minsk last night after being conferred the Professorship, Honoris Causa. The President said, the challenge requires greater co-operation among … Continue reading Terrorism emanating from neighbourhoods of India, Belarus major threat: Prez

150,000 dead due to war in Pakistan and Afghanistan : Study

Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan according to a new US study. The study by the Costs of War Project, based at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University says another one lakh and 62 thousand have been wounded since the US-led offensive that toppled the Taliban government in Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks. … Continue reading 150,000 dead due to war in Pakistan and Afghanistan : Study

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

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Bollywood playback singer Mohammad Aziz passes away

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