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Indian student becomes British High Commissioner for a day

NEW DELHI Oct 9: Esha Bahal, a student of Political Science in a Noida university, has become British High Commissioner to India for 24 hours.

To mark the International Day of the Girl Child, which is celebrated on October 11, the British High Commission organised a competition for women aged between 18 and 23 to become the British High Commissioner to India for a day. Continue reading “Indian student becomes British High Commissioner for a day”

Salaries in India may rise 10% in 2019

Mumbai Oct 5: Salaries in the country are projected to increase by 10 per cent in 2019, the highest in the Asia Pacific region, according to a report.

While noting that the salaries had risen by the same quantum in 2018, it attributed the high salary increments compared to other countries in the region to the steady economic growth, progressive reforms and cautious optimism across sectors. Continue reading “Salaries in India may rise 10% in 2019”

Handed over copies of evidence to Tharoor: Delhi Police to court

New Delhi Oct 5:  The Delhi Police Thursday informed a court here that it has handed over copies of all the evidence to Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, accused in the death case of his wife Sunanda Pushkar. Continue reading “Handed over copies of evidence to Tharoor: Delhi Police to court”

Shashi Tharoor flays media for not investigating Rafale issue

HYDERABAD Oct 4: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor Wednesday said the Rafale issue is 20 times bigger than the Bofors issue but the media is “not giving any importance like before”.

He said the media in the late 1980s continuously pursued the Bofors issue, and it essentially tarnished the image of then prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and led to the Congress’ defeat in the election of 1989. Continue reading “Shashi Tharoor flays media for not investigating Rafale issue”

Vladimir Putin to arrive in Delhi today 

NEW DELHI Oct 4: Russian President Vladimir Putin will arrive in Delhi today on a two-day visit during which India and Russia are likely to sign a deal to procure S-400 air defence systems and deliberate on key regional and global issues, including US sanctions on import of Iranian crude oil. Continue reading “Vladimir Putin to arrive in Delhi today “

‘Happiness Area’ inaugurated in Delhi

NEW DELHI Oct 3: The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has developed certain green ‘happiness’ areas to relieve the mental stress and physical fatigue of people and to enhance the natural beauty of the city. Continue reading “‘Happiness Area’ inaugurated in Delhi”

‘New Pakistan’ cast in mould of old: India at UN

United Nations Oct 1: India on Sunday strongly hit back at Pakistan for the “preposterous allegation” its Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi made at the UN that terrorists behind the 2014 attack on a Peshawar school were “supported” by India, saying the “despicable insinuation” dishonours the memory of the children killed in the assault. Continue reading “‘New Pakistan’ cast in mould of old: India at UN”

Sashi Tharoor criticises Sushma Swaraj’s UN Speech

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM Oct 1: Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj’s address at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has “disappointed” Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, who feels that all the Pakistan bashing in New York was aimed at the BJP voters. Continue reading “Sashi Tharoor criticises Sushma Swaraj’s UN Speech”

PM Modi Honoured With UN’s Highest Environmental Award

UNITED NATIONS Sept 27: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been awarded with the United Nations’ highest environmental honour for his leadership of the International Solar Alliance and pledge to eliminate single use plastic in India by 2022. Continue reading “PM Modi Honoured With UN’s Highest Environmental Award”

Many doctors in India miss TB signs

Washington Sept 26: Many private sector doctors in India miss the signs of tuberculosis and therefore provide patients inadequate treatment, according to a new study published Tuesday involving people hired to act out the symptoms. Continue reading “Many doctors in India miss TB signs”