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India committed to work with Switzerland to tackle climate change: President Kovind

India committed to work with Switzerland to tackle climate change: President KovindPresident Kovind addressed the Federal Council of Switzerland. President during the event said ties between India and Switzerland are based on close cultural understanding. He also informed that India is committed to work with Switzerland to tackle climate change. While speaking at the event, President Kovind said, "There is a need to strengthen our joint work in the multi lateral arena. In order to be effective, international institutions need to reflect the realities of the contemporary world." "We are thankful to Switzerland for its support for India's membership of the nuclear suppliers group; we are committed to work with you on to fight climate change. We look forward to signing an MoU to enhance our bilateral partnership, to tackle climate change. We also look forward to Switzerland joining the international solar alliance. Our ties are based on close cultural understanding", he added. Kovind is currently on a three day nation visit to Iceland, Switzerland and Slovenia since September 09.


DUSU election results 2019: ABVP wins 3 posts, NSUI bags one

DUSU election results 2019: ABVP wins 3 posts, NSUI bags oneThe RSS-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) swept the Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU) elections 2019 as it won three of the four key seats, while the Congress-linked National Students' Union of India (NSUI) bagged just one post.


Tenders might be floated to redevelop Rajpath to India Gate area: MoS Puri

Tenders might be floated to redevelop Rajpath to India Gate area: MoS PuriWhile speaking to media, on reports that Rajpath to India Gate area in Delhi to be redeveloped, Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri said, "By middle of October, we might float tenders for it, and we would like the work to start by next year. There are just suggestions and ideas, we will do consultations."


'Asking cadres not to put up banners that are against law': AIADMK Spokesperson on death of 22-year-old girl

'Asking cadres not to put up banners that are against law': AIADMK Spokesperson on death of 22-year-old girlA 22-year-old girl Subashree died in Chennai allegedly after All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) banner fell on her on September 12. While speaking to ANI on death of 22-year-old girl, Spokesperson of AIADMK Kovai Sathyan said, "The banner put up by party functionary for his family function has cost a life. Time and again, our leaders have sent out messages asking cadres not to put up banners that are against law." Her mortal remains have been taken to her residence from Chennai's General Hospital, Chromepet.


President Kovind receives warm welcome by Indian Diaspora in Switzerland

President Kovind receives warm welcome by Indian Diaspora in SwitzerlandPresident Ram Nath Kovind met and greeted Indian Diaspora in Switzerland's Bern. He received a warm welcome by the Indian community. While addressing them, President Kovind said, "Both India and Switzerland have world's largest and oldest democracy. India has 900 million electorates. There are over 200 Swiss companies operating in India." President Kovind is currently on a 3-nation tour to Iceland, Switzerland and Slovenia.


Pakistan is a hypocrite and has no business talking about JandK: Senge H Sering

Pakistan is a hypocrite and has no business talking about JandK: Senge H SeringDirector of Institute of Gilgit Baltistan Studies in Washington DC and Gilgit-Baltistan activist, Senge H Sering slammed Pakistan in a conference in Geneva. Sering said, "Suddenly, when something happens in the Valley, everybody starts feeling the pain and the thing is that India is dealing with its own Constitution. India is amending its own Constitution. If you think India is an occupier, your demand should be that it remove its constitutional provision from Jammu and Kashmir and not that it should keep Article 370. By saying India should have Article 370, you are acknowledging Jammu and Kashmir is its constitutional part and that is what we have been telling the world." He further said, "People of Gilgit-Baltistan are saying that Pakistan is a hypocrite, has double standards, has no business talking about Jammu and Kashmir, is a criminal country and an occupier. The 1st business you (Pakistan) have, if you really believe in UN Security Council Resolution 47, is to withdraw from Gilgit-Baltistan and PoK. Pak was given 90 days to withdraw, 70 years hence it's still sitting there, stealing our resources and not paying a single penny to locals."


Joint military training exercise being conducted between India and USA

Joint military training exercise being conducted between India and USAA joint military training, Exercise Yudh Abhyas-2019 is being conducted in Washington. The training is organised at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. As part of ongoing Indo-US defence cooperation, it is being conducted from September 5 to 18. Exercise Yudh Abhyas is one of the largest joint running military training and defence corporation endeavors between India and USA. This is the 15th edition of joint exercise, which is hosted alternately between the two countries


British High Commission celebrates anniversary of repealing of Section 377 in Delhi

British High Commission celebrates anniversary of repealing of Section 377 in DelhiA year since the Supreme Court overturned Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, the LGBT community, which gathered for a celebration, said as far as equal rights for the group were concerned, there still remains a long way to go. The British High Commission marked one year of the landmark judgement with an event that celebrated the achievements of the community and aimed at showing the British mission's solidarity with the LGBT community in India. On September 6, 2018, the Supreme Court struck down the colonial-era Section 377 IPC which criminalised gay sex. A five-judge constitutional bench, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra and comprising Justices DY Chandrachud, Rohinton Fali Nariman, AM Khanwilkar and Indu Malhotra, gave the verdict on a bunch of petitions filed to scrap the law.


Indian movies as effective as Google maps in understanding Switzerland's topography: President Kovind

Indian movies as effective as Google maps in understanding Switzerland's topography: President KovindPresident of India, Ram Nath Kovind in an event at University of Bern said Bollywood has taken Switzerland to every nook and corner of India. While speaking at the event, President Kovind said, "Bollywood has taken Switzerland to every nook and corner of India. The scenes from Indian movies can be as effective as Google Maps in understanding the topography of Switzerland." President Kovind was delivering special lecture in the university on the topic "India - Switzerland new age partnership: connecting Alps with Himalayas".


Lalbaughcha Raja heads out for 'Ganpati Visarjan'

Lalbaughcha Raja heads out for 'Ganpati Visarjan'Thousands of people thronged the city streets for the immersion ceremony of Lalbaugcha Raja's Ganpati idol on September 12. The Lalbaughcha Raja Ganesha idol is one of the most anticipated and visited pandal among others in the city. This year, Lalbaughcha Raja idol was crafted on the theme celebrating India's ambitious space mission 'Chandrayaan-2' which added to the excitement of the devotees who looked forward to having a 'darshan' of their beloved 'Bappa'. A huge procession carrying the gigantic idol of Lord Ganesha marked the culmination of the 10-day long festival on the day of Anant Chaturdashi.


Pak should stop assuming that Indian Muslims will stand with them on Kashmir: Activist Senge Sering

Pak should stop assuming that Indian Muslims will stand with them on Kashmir: Activist Senge SeringDirector of Institute of Gilgit-Baltistan Studies, Washington DC and activist Senge H Sering on September 12 slammed Pakistan over Kashmir issue. He said that Pakistan has made a huge mistake by making Jammu and Kashmir issue as a religious one. He asserted that Pakistan should learn from Indian Muslims' statement that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India and they are continue to support the view that the region is integral part of India. "Pakistan should stop playing with the sentiments of the Indian Muslims and should stop assuming that the Indian Muslims will stand with Pakistan."


Piyush Goyal gives clarification on his 'Maths not important' comment

Piyush Goyal gives clarification on his 'Maths not important' commentMinister of Railways and Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal gave clarification on his comments on $5 trillion economy. He said, "The comment that I made had a certain context. Unfortunately some friends have sought to remove the context, pickup one line and create a very mischievous narrative."Piyush Goyal's statement sparked controversy after he said that "Maths never helped Einstein to discover gravity." He was speaking to reporters following a meeting about India's economy and $5 trillion target in five years.


Will keep trying to fully implement ICJ judgement: MEA after Pak rejects 2nd consular access to Kulbhushan

Will keep trying to fully implement ICJ judgement: MEA after Pak rejects 2nd consular access to KulbhushanWhile reacting to the statement of Pakistan which said there will be no second consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav, Ministery of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said "We will keep trying that judgment of ICJ is fully implemented. We would like to remain in touch with the Pakistani side through diplomatic channels." Earlier, Ministry of Pakistan Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Mohammad Faisal, in a statement, said that India would not get second consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav.


Kulbhushan Jadhav Case: Pakistan denies second consular access to India

Kulbhushan Jadhav Case: Pakistan denies second consular access to IndiaPakistan on Thursday blocked the consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav and said India would not get second consular access to Jadhav who has been sentenced to death by a military court. The statement was released by Mohammad Faisal, spokesperson of Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Pakistan.


Multi-Modal Terminal will not only connect Jharkhand with India but other countries as well: PM Modi

Multi-Modal Terminal will not only connect Jharkhand with India but other countries as well: PM ModiPrime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Multi-Modal Terminal in Sahibganj on September 12. Speaking at the event, the Prime Minister said that this Multi-Modal Terminal in Sahibganj will connect not only in India but also to other countries. "This water terminal in Jharkhand will not only connect the area to the rest of India but also to other countries. After this terminal, the tribal brothers and sisters and farmers will be able to send their products to markets in the whole country easily."


NRC should be done pan India, will help in identifying intruders: Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind

NRC should be done pan India, will help in identifying intruders: Jamiat Ulama-i-HindMahmood Madani, general secretary of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, on Sep 12 said that he has no problem if NRC is done across India as it will help in knowing about the "intruders" at a time when "genuine citizens" are also looked down upon as intruders. "The NRC should be conducted in the whole country as it will help in knowing how many intruders are here. Even those who are genuine are being blamed. Hence it should be done. I have no problem with that," he told the media in Delhi.


Kashmir is integral part of India: Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind

Kashmir is integral part of India: Jamiat Ulama-i-HindWhile addressing a press conference in Delhi on September 12, Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind general secretary Mahmood Madani said that the Muslim organisation has passed a resolution which stated that Kashmir is an "integral part of India". "We have passed a resolution today that Kashmir is an integral part of India. There will be no compromise with security and integrity of our country. India is our country and we stand by it. Pakistan is trying to project on the international forum that India Muslims are against India. We condemn this act of Pakistan."


Sonia Gandhi chairs Congress party meeting at AICC HQ

Sonia Gandhi chairs Congress party meeting at AICC HQCongress interim president Sonia Gandhi arrived at All India Congress Committee Headquarters to hold a meeting in the national capital on September 12. Former PM Manmohan Singh, senior Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, KC Venugopal and AK Antony are also present at party meeting.


Ladakh: Standoff between Indian, Chinese troops ends after delegation-level talks

Ladakh: Standoff between Indian, Chinese troops ends after delegation-level talksThe tension between India and china scaled up on Wednesday after troops from two nations engaged in a scuffle in eastern Ladakh, according to a news report.The objections by the Chinese side led to the scuffle soon, the standoff between the two sides started, with both calling in reinforcements and it continued till the evening, the newspaper reported.


Pakistan delegation absent at 1st military co-operation of SCO

Pakistan delegation absent at 1st military co-operation of SCOPakistani delegation was absent at the first military co-operation of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). The event organised by the Defence Ministry was held in the national capital on September 12. According to Defence officials Pakistan was invited to the event as it is a member of the SCO. Tension between India and Pakistan has increased since the abrogation of Article 370 by the Indian government.


PM Modi lauds team 'Coolie No 1' for initiative against single-use plastic

PM Modi lauds team 'Coolie No 1' for initiative against single-use plasticPrime Minister Narendra Modi appreciated the effort of cast of 'Coolie No 1' of going single-use plastic free. Varun Dhawan took to twitter to announce that set of 'Coolie No 1' will only use steel bottles. In the tweet posted on September 01, Varun wrote, "Being a plastic-free nation is the need of the hour and great initiative taken by our prime minister and we can all do this by making small changes. The sets of #CoolieNo1 will now only use steel bottles. @PMOIndia". Appreciating the move, Prime Minister Modi tweeted, "Superb gesture by the team of #CoolieNo1! Happy to see the film world contributing towards freeing India from single use plastic." The film will hit the screens in 2020.


Puducherry CM Narayanasamy attends workshop on disaster vulnerability

Puducherry CM Narayanasamy attends workshop on disaster vulnerabilityPuducherry Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy attended one day thematic workshop on 'Vulnerability Atlas of India and Disaster Resistant Design and Construction Program'. The workshop was conducted by Government of Puducherry Town and Country Planning Authority. CM Narayanasamy also held a meeting with Secretary of Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Durga Shanker Mishra on September 11.


Sardar Patel was right and Nehru was wrong on Kashmir issue: RS Prasad

Sardar Patel was right and Nehru was wrong on Kashmir issue: RS PrasadUnion Minister of Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad addressed mediapersons in Ahmedabad. He said, "The decision to abrogate Article 370 is historic, is courageous, is far-reaching and is also in the interest of Jammu and Kashmir and also India. In Jammu and Kashmir, Sardar Patel was right and Nehru ji was wrong. A historical blunder was committed. Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has shown the courage to correct that historical wrong."


Abrogation of Article 370 will facilitate links between Kashmir and rest of India: Henri Molosse

Abrogation of Article 370 will facilitate links between Kashmir and rest of India: Henri MolosseChairman of Brussels based think tank 'Vocal Europe', Henri Molosse supported abrogation of Article 370 and it will facilitate links between Kashmir and rest of India. Molosse said, "Abrogation of Article 370 is an internal matter of India. When you see what happened in Kashmir in last few years and recent terrorist attack which killed 40 Indian military officers, you see India continues to be under threat. This decision will improve security in this region. It is a good solution and with this decision there will be no major incident in Kashmir. We hope that after new mechanism, new election will be organised soon and it will facilitate links between Kashmir and rest of India."


Brian Toll supports Article 370, says it's about giving 'economic opportunities' to Kashmir

Brian Toll supports Article 370, says it's about giving 'economic opportunities' to KashmirFormer Director of European Commission, Brian Toll supported Article 370 and said that it is about giving economic opportunities to the people in Kashmir. Toll said, "Article 370, for India, is about actually giving economic opportunities to the people in Kashmir, according to the govt and let's hope that it works. As far as it affects Gilgit-Baltistan, it is technically a part of India. It is another area that needs to have opportunities for economic development. It needs to have its people represented in relevant political bodies, have a voice on economic in the area so China-Pak Economic Corridor needs to be of interest of people of Gilgit-Baltistan." He further said, "It is very important to see the overall issue and Gilgit-Baltistan finding its place in a world order, having a voice and being able to express itself, not being controlled from Pakistan's central Islamabad."


South African team trains in Dharamshala ahead of opening T20

South African team trains in Dharamshala ahead of opening T20South African cricket team held a training session in Dharamsala on Wednesday as they geared up for the upcoming Twenty20 match against India. South Africa, who has come to India after a dismal run in the World Cup, will play a three-match Twenty20 series and three test matches spread over September and October. South Africa will be without their stalwart Faf du Plessis and Quinton de Kock will captain the side in the shortest format of the game. The Indian squad is unchanged from the team that won the T20 series 3-0 in the Caribbean, except for the inclusion of all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who replaces fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar. India will face South Africa in their first Twenty20 match on Sunday (September 15).


Expecting India to become top hub of automobile manufacturing: Nitin Gadkari

Expecting India to become top hub of automobile manufacturing: Nitin GadkariUnion Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari expressed his faith in automobile industry which is facing a slowdown. He said, "Government is with the industry. It's an employment providing industry and has a contribution in the growth rate. In course of time, the sector will reform and it will give good results. I am expecting India to become a hub of automobile manufacturing."


UNHRC: Local culture of Gilgit-Baltistan in danger as Pak restricts ancient languages, says activist

UNHRC: Local culture of Gilgit-Baltistan in danger as Pak restricts ancient languages, says activistGilgit-Baltistan activist Senge H Sering on September 11 took a potshot at Pakistan for harming Gilgit-Baltistan's culture by restricting ancient languages. "We are related to Tibetans and Indians, all the ancient languages for India for instance Sanskrit has its sister languages in Gilgit-Baltistan. The Old Persian language is spoken in Gilgit-Baltistan. We have obviously the oldest Tibetan dialogue, there are more than 200 dialogues in the world the oldest is spoken in Gilgit-Baltistan. We are the hub, the cultural blend of ancient civilizations came and they were able to preserve themselves because of the topography and the mountainous nature of the land," said Sering. He gave the statement at 42nd session of United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) session.


India, ASEAN agree to review Free Trade Agreement pact: Piyush Goyal

India, ASEAN agree to review Free Trade Agreement pact: Piyush GoyalUnion Minister of Railways and Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal on September 11 addressed a press conference in the national capital. While addressing the mediapersons, Goyal informed that India and 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) agreed to initiate a review on Free Trade Agreement (FTA). This decision was decided after first ASEAN Economic Ministers' meeting in Bangkok. The pact was signed between India and ASEAN nine years prior. The Commerce and Industry Minister added that it will be the first review as previous government (Congress) didn't took the initiative to review the on Free Trade Agreement (FTA).


India is legal owner of Gilgit-Baltistan: Activist Senge Sering at UNHRC session

India is legal owner of Gilgit-Baltistan: Activist Senge Sering at UNHRC sessionDirector of Institute of Gilgit-Baltistan Studies, Washington DC and activist Senge H Sering on September 11 said that Gilgit-Baltistan is part of India and it's time for India to step up and claim Gilgit-Baltistan and build relationship with people of the region. He gave the statement at 42nd session of United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) session in Geneva, Switzerland. "It is time for India which is a lawful legal owner of Gilgit-Baltistan to step up in the UNHRC and outside UNHRC claiming Gilgit-Baltistan not just as a symbolic gestures but building relationship with the people of living there," said Sering. The Baloch activist also hailed India's move of making Ladakh a Union Territory and asserted that Gilgit-Baltistan is also looking forward for the same development. "What we have seen that India has done in Ladakh by giving them their own union territory is something that we look towards in hope that one day Gilgit-Baltistan also be able to have that kind of development and political model that India provides to Ladakh. We are part of India," Sering added.


Suspicious teenager carrying Pak currency apprehended in Rajasthan's Barmer

Suspicious teenager carrying Pak currency apprehended in Rajasthan's BarmerA suspicious teenager was apprehended from border area of Rajasthan's Barmer by Border Security Force (BSF). He was carrying Pakistani rupees. BSF official claim that man has entered India by crossing border illegally. A joint interrogation will be held by security intelligence. ASP Barmer, Khiv Singh Bhati said, "BSF has handed over a teenager at Gadra Road Police Station. His name is said to be Bhag Chand. He is 16-17 year old. BSP officers informed that they have apprehended him as he crossed border. Security intelligence will hold a joint interrogation. All the facts will be clear only after the interrogation."


Cow is sacred animal for Hindus but Constitution gives right to life to humans: Owaisi

Cow is sacred animal for Hindus but Constitution gives right to life to humans: OwaisiAll India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his statement that word 'cow' and 'om' shocks many. He said, "Cow is a sacred animal for our Hindu brothers but in Constitution right to life and equality has been given to humans, I hope PM will keep it in mind"


Devotees celebrates Onam in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram

Devotees celebrates Onam in Kerala's ThiruvananthapuramThe 10-day-long harvest festival, Onam was celebrated in Kerala on September 11. Onam is one of the most important religious events for Malayali Hindus spread across various parts of India. However, the celebrations are observed in full vigour in the southern Indian state of Kerala. While speaking to ANI, a devotee said, "Onam is the auspicious festival in Kerala. We visit the entire temple nearby. The festival usually falls between the months of August and September each year.


Gilgit-Baltistan activists support abrogation of Article 370, 35A

Gilgit-Baltistan activists support abrogation of Article 370, 35AGilgit-Baltistan activists reacted on the abrogation of Article 370 and Article 35-A. They supported the scrapping of Article 370 and 35A move saying that these articles were a tool to enhance the scope of terrorism in J-K. Unfortunately, the people who were benefiting from Article 370 became allies of Pakistani military and they were promoting Pakistan's strategic interest in Jammu and Kashmir. Director of Institute of Gilgit-Baltistan Studies (Washington DC), Senge H. Sering said, "Article 370 had become a tool in the hands of few in Jammu and Kashmir which gave them veto power over other ethnic and religious groups." They call Jammu and Kashmir as constitutional part of India and the country has all right to amend its own constitution. They call it India's internal matter. They also blamed Pakistan for bifurcation of PoK and Gilgit-Baltistan in 1949 and scrapping of State Subject Rule in Gilgit-Baltistan in 1974.


Safe havens enjoyed from beyond Afghanistan's borders by Taliban, Al-Qaeda must be addressed: Syed Akbaruddin

Safe havens enjoyed from beyond Afghanistan's borders by Taliban, Al-Qaeda must be addressed: Syed AkbaruddinWhile addressing at the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), India's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Syed Akbaruddin said, "The support and safe havens enjoyed from beyond Afghanistan's borders by groups such as Taliban, Haqqani Network, Da'esh, as well as Al-Qaeda and its proscribed affiliates, including Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed, must be addressed."


Next agenda is retrieving parts of PoK: Jitendra Singh

Next agenda is retrieving parts of PoK: Jitendra SinghUnion Minister of State (independent charge) for PMO Jitendra Singh addressed mediapersons in Jammu on September 10. He said, "Now next agenda is retrieving parts (PoK) of Jammu and Kashmir and making it part of India. It's not only mine or party's commitment, but it's a part of unanimously passed resolution of Parliament in 1994 by the Congress govt headed by PM Narasimha Rao. And that is a different thing that now Congress avoid taking Rao's name."


Fabricated narrative from epicenter of global terrorism: India on Pakistan's charges on Kashmir

Fabricated narrative from epicenter of global terrorism: India on Pakistan's charges on KashmirIndia on September 10 gave a befitting reply to Pakistan at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) meeting over latter's claims that human rights are being violated in Jammu and Kashmir. Ministry of External Affairs Secretary (East) Vijay Thakur Singh said that the Pakistan delegation has given a running commentary with offensive rhetoric of false allegations and concocted charges against India. "World is aware that this fabricated narrative comes from epicenter of global terrorism, where ring leaders were sheltered for years," she added. Earlier in the day, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi had raised the issue of India revoking the special status to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370. The Pakistan Foreign Minister claimed that the basic rights of people of Kashmir were being trampled with impunity by India. He urged the UNHRC to not remain 'indifferent' to the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.


Faces of 2002 Gujarat riots give message of communal harmony

Faces of 2002 Gujarat riots give message of communal harmonyIn 2002 Gujarat riots, Ashok Parmar and Qutubuddin Ansari had defined the emotional extremities of the riots. But now they have become friends and the bonding of their friendship is so deep that Parmar's footwear shop was inaugurated by Ansari. The shop called 'Ekta Chappal Ghar.' Parmar and Ansari both became friends when they were brought together on the dais of a communal harmony programme in 2014. Parmar defined his friendship with Ansari by saying that the latter wrote a book which was launched by him. "We were called in a seminar in 2014 where we became friends. He wrote a book and I launched it. I had requested him to inaugurate my shop. Its name is a message that today's Ahmedabad is different from the one in past. Today Hindus-Muslims live together harmoniously here," Parmar said. "Ashok bhai had requested me to inaugurate the shop. I did that, congratulated him and made a small purchase there. Time heals all wounds; if we stay fixated on that we won't go anywhere. People think for each other in our society, that is the identity of India," said Ansari.


PM Modi meets Saint Vincent and the Grenadines counterpart in New Delhi

PM Modi meets Saint Vincent and the Grenadines counterpart in New DelhiPrime Minister Narendra Modi met the Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Ralph Gonsalves, in New Delhi. Both leaders exchanged views on range of issues to further reinforce bilateral ties. On a first ever visit, Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and Grenadines is participating in high-level United Nations Convention on Combating Desertification (UNCCD) Symposium in New Delhi. The leaders agreed to enhance cooperation between the two countries including in the areas of skill development, training, education, finance, culture and disaster management. He is on a five-day visit to India.


Akhilesh Yadav slams Yogi govt over delay in development projects

Akhilesh Yadav slams Yogi govt over delay in development projectsFormer Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on September 10 slammed Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath over 'lack' of development in the state. He took a potshot at CM Yogi over development issue in the state, and said that UP didn't get anything in 100 days of Modi government. Yadav also slammed the Yogi government on Defence Expo India-2020 and said that there are other development works still being pending. "I read in the newspaper that there is going to be a huge Expo in Uttar Pradesh but I want to know from the government when the widening of Sultanpur road, which comes under Defence, will start," added Yadav.


Kashmir is not internal matter of India: Pak Foreign Minister at UNHRC

Kashmir is not internal matter of India: Pak Foreign Minister at UNHRCPakistan raised Kashmir matter at UNHRC session in Switzerland's Geneva. "Kashmir is not and can never be an internal matter for India," said Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.


BJP-ruled state govts protecting mob lynching accused: Asaduddin Owaisi

BJP-ruled state govts protecting mob lynching accused: Asaduddin OwaisiAll India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi accused Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led state governments of diluting case against mob lynching cases accused. Speaking to mediapersons Owaisi said, "It is a clear cut fact that the BJP-led Jharkhand government is ensuring that all the cases that have been booked against the accused is diluted. There is a consistent pattern that wherever BJP is in power, the accused are being protected. The criminal cases of mob lynching against them are diluted. This is again a consistent behaviour of BJP ruled states to protect the accused who have beaten Muslims or Dalits which subsequently led to their death."


Pak FM Qureshi mentions J-K as 'Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir' in Geneva

Pak FM Qureshi mentions J-K as 'Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir' in GenevaPakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Sep 10 mentioned J-K (Jammu and Kashmir) as "Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir" in Geneva. Speaking on the situation in J-K post the abrogation of Article 370, he told reporters, "India is trying to give an impression to the world that life has turned to normalcy. If the life has turned to normalcy, then I say why don't they allow you- the international media, why don't they allow international organisations, the NGOs, civil society organisations to go into the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir and see for themselves what the reality is. 42nd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is underway in Geneva.


Former Pakistan MLA gives Kartarpur Sahib's example to explain minority discrimination

Former Pakistan MLA gives Kartarpur Sahib's example to explain minority discriminationFormer MLA from Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Baldev Kumar, who is seeking Indian Government's assistance to get asylum on September 10, reacted on minority discrimination in the neighbouring country. He said that people who works for Pakistani agency gets special attention in respected Gurdwaras and other shrines there. Giving an example of Kartarpur Sahib, he said that the batch of Sikh pilgrims which went to Pakistan to visit the shrine didn't get rooms there, only Pakistani people got the rooms. He added that there are many incidents which can tell the tale of minority discrimination in Pakistan. The 42-year-old former MLA from Pakistan's Barikot who earlier held seat in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province is seeking Political asylum in India as minorities are being persecuted in Pakistan. He is presently in India on a three-month Visa.


Looking forward to strengthen and deepen Indo-Nepal relationship: PM Modi

Looking forward to strengthen and deepen Indo-Nepal relationship: PM ModiWhile speaking at the joint inauguration of Motihari-Amlekhganj (Nepal) petroleum product pipeline, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he is looking forward to strengthen and deepen our bi-lateral relationship. "After the devastating earthquake in 2015 when Nepal took up the reconstruction, India extended its hand for cooperation as a neighbour and a close friend. I am happy that due to our joint cooperation houses have been built again in Gorkha and Nuwakot districts of Nepal, PM Modi further added.


LK Advani, Rajnath Singh pay tribute to Govind Ballabh Pant on his birth anniversary

LK Advani, Rajnath Singh pay tribute to Govind Ballabh Pant on his birth anniversaryBJP senior leader LK Advani paid tribute to freedom fighter and first Chief Minister of UP Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant on his birth anniversary in New Delhi. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also attended his birth anniversary. Pant was awarded India's highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna in 1957.


Most bank fraud cases are related to SBI: RTI activist

Most bank fraud cases are related to SBI: RTI activistWhile speaking to ANI about the details of bank fraud cases which were registered in the first quarter of this financial year, an RTI activist from Madhya Pradesh's Neemuch, Chandra Shekhar Gaur said, "I had filed a Right to Information (RTI) at RBI, seeking details of bank fraud cases registered in first quarter of this financial year and amount involved. As per Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) data 2480 cases registered, as far as 18 public sector banks are concerned. Rs 31,898.63 Crore is involved." "Most cases are related to State Bank of India (SBI)-1197 where Rs 12,012.77 Crore is involved. Allahabad Bank comes 2nd with 381 cases where Rs 2855.45 Crore involved. PNB comes 3rd-99 cases with Rs 2526.55 Crore involved. RBI said data on extent of loss is not available with them," he added.


Mohajir leader Arif Aajakia trains guns at Pak Minister for criticizing Chandrayaan 2

Mohajir leader Arif Aajakia trains guns at Pak Minister for criticizing Chandrayaan 2While speaking about the atrocities committed by Pakistan Army in Mohajir leader Arif Aajakia said, "Chandrayaan 2 is India's landmark mission. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is saying that they appreciate India took that journey. They are saying it is a huge achievement. Only those who try can fail. Fawad Chaudhry, Sheikh Rashid what are you doing?" "You are fooling people. You are taking out rallies. Is that your job?" "Fawad Chaudhry you are Minister for Science. Come out of rickshaws and bicycles. Think about future of this country," he added. "In the age when there is metro everywhere you are in rickshaws. This is your standard!" Arif Aajakia further slammed Pakistan Minister.


Shraddha Kapoor becomes brand ambassador of cosmetic brand 'The Body Shop'

Shraddha Kapoor becomes brand ambassador of cosmetic brand 'The Body Shop'The British cosmetic brand 'The Body Shop' has launched Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor as their brand ambassador for India. The event took place in Mumbai. 'The Body Shop' is the environment-friendly beauty brand. It has conducted several campaigns to ban animal testing. Shraddha Kapoor appreciated the concept of cosmetic brand by adding that 'The Body Shop' believes that true beauty comes from self-confidence, vitality and positive human thoughts. 'The Body Shop' has been a manufacturer of beauty care products for the past 41 years and has expanded its wings into the online world. The upcoming movies of Shraddha Kapoor are 'Street Dancer 3D' and 'Baaghi 3' which are slated to release in 2020.


Tensions between India, Pakistan "less heated" now than 2 weeks ago, says Trump

Tensions between India, Pakistan "less heated" now than 2 weeks ago, says TrumpThe relationship between India and Pakistan is "less heated" now than what was two weeks ago, United States President Donald Trump has said, reiterating his offer to help the two South-Asian neighbours only if both of them want. The comments by Donald Trump were his first and comes two weeks since his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the G7 summit in France on August 26. Tensions between the two neighbours escalated after New Delhi revoked Jammu and Kashmir's special status by scrapping provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution.


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