Thursday, 22 February 2018

Tag Archives: India

Billionaire jeweler denies involvement in huge Indian bank fraud

Vijay Aggarwal Billionaire jeweler denies involvement in huge Indian bank fraud

NEW DELHI: Indian billionaire jeweler Nirav Modi, one of the prime accused in the country’s largest ever bank fraud, denies allegations leveled against him by Punjab National Bank (PNB), his lawyer said on Tuesday. “There is nothing, there is nothing in it,” Vijay Aggarwal, a lawyer representing Modi, told Reuters, ...

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Trudeau snubbed by Modi on his India visit

Justin Trudeau

NEW DEHLI: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in India on a week-long visit but the Indian leader Narendra Modi is not with him. Contrary to what has been the practice of Indian PM of welcoming important foreign leaders at the airport, receiving minister was State Minister Agriculture Ganjendra Singh, ...

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Trudeau begins India trip with Taj Mahal visit

Justin Trudeau

AGRA: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday toured the Taj Mahal with his wife and children as he began a week-long visit to promote trade and investment with India. Trudeau , his wife Sophie Gregoire and their three children posed for a family portrait before marvelling at the legendary marble ...

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Iran, India to work for stability in Afghanistan

Narendra Modi Hassan Rouhani

NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani agreed on Saturday to step up efforts to bring stability to war-ravaged Afghanistan. Modi reiterated India’s commitment to help Afghanistan become “a peaceful, secure, permanent, prosperous and pluralistic country” after holding talks with Rouhani in New Delhi on ...

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China, India battle for Bangladesh bourse

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DHAKA: China and India have launched rival bids for a large stake in Bangladesh’s stock exchange, officials said Thursday, as the Asian powers jostle for strategic influence in the region. Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) chief executive Majedur Rahman confirmed India ‘s National Stock Exchange had offered 15 taka ($0.18) per share ...

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Rohit Sharma powers India to historic ODI series win

Sharma powers India

PORT ELIZABETH: India created history, beating South Africa by 73 runs in the fifth One-day International here at the St George’s Park to win their first-ever series in the country. They lead 4-1 with one game to go at Centurion. Opener Rohit Sharma (115 off 126 balls, 11×4, 4×6) finally ...

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India, Pakistan must hold talks, there is no alternative: CM Kashmir

Mehbooba Mufti

SRINAGAR: Underlining she ran the risk of being “called anti-national” by some TV channels, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Monday called for talks between India and Pakistan, saying “there is no alternative” and she could not allow a situation where “people die every day” in the cycle of ...

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India pledges $40 million aid to Palestine, backs independent state

India pledges $40 million aid to Palestine

RAMALLAH: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pledged $40 million in aid to Palestine. Modi’s announcement came during the first-ever visit by an Indian head of state to the West Bank. “We discussed regional and global developments that have a role in peace in the world and in the region,” ...

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Five elephants run over and killed by train in India

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GUWAHATI: Five elephants were killed after being hit by a train while crossing rail tracks in Assam’s Hojai district, a forest official said today. A herd of elephants was crossing the rail tracks at Habaipur near Lumding reserve forest when the Guwahati-Silchar Express hit them last night, killing five on ...

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India arrests air force officer suspected of spying for Pakistan

India arrests air force officer suspected of spying for Pakistan

NEW DELHI: Delhi Police on Friday said it has arrested Indian Air Force (IAF) Group Captain Arun Marwaha on charges of espionage for allegedly passing secret information to Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency, IANS reported. “He was arrested on Wednesday after a case was registered against him under the Official Secrets ...

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