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New US immigration policy to impact 300,000 Indian-Americans

Churkin name will live on in annals of UN histroy: Peter Thomson

ISRO sets new record with launch of 104 satellites

Taxman not to ask questions on deposits up to Rs 2.5 lakh: I-T dept

Indian-American Nikki Haley sworn in as US ambassador to the UN

Trump, Modi have 'great conversation' on phone

Indian-American Nikki Haley sworn in as US ambassador to the UN

Trump pulls US out from Trans-Pacific Partnership deal

China protests Prez's meeting with Dalai, warns of disturbance

UN Charter translated into Sanskrit, tweets Syed Akbaruddin

India, China have ‘candid, substantive, pragmatic’ discussions on NSG

Syria ceasefire a right step towards political transition

India, China have ‘candid, substantive, pragmatic’ discussions on NSG

China Could Make a Big Move in the South China Sea beginning September

Details of Scorpene Submarines Leaked

A.R.Rahman performs at UN to celebrate India's Indepedence Day

IFFCO's turnover jumps to Rs 29,000 crore

Sunil KanoriaSunil Kanoria takes over as new ASSOCHAM President

IFFCO becomes World’s Number One Cooperative; Crosses Rs 1,000 cr profit: Dr U S Awasthi

US, India, Japan assert for navigation freedom in South China Sea

India, Canada to Expand Strategic Energy Partnership

Foxconn to Make in India with Rs 1.3 lakh crores

India sees Thailand as valued partner in ‘Act East’ policy: Sushma

800 top executives in 7 cities to participate in Lloyd BT Pro-Am of Champions

China Confirms Test of Supersonic Nuclear Delivery Vehicle

Indo-Nippon Golf Cup Celebrates India-Japan Ties

Dr U S AwasthiIFFCO’s Jordan project starts production

UK Supports India, 4 Other Nations for UN Permanent SC Seat; Opposes Veto Rights

Right time to free, unshackle fertiliser sector: Dr Awasthi

IFFCO Ranked Number One in the World

Union Ministers Congratulate IFFCO for becoming World’s Numero Uno Cooperative

Aditya YadavIFFCO Director Aditya Yadav wins ICA Elections


Canada Minister Alexander launches CAN+ Express Visa Service for Indians

TERI, USGBC form strategic alliance


Donald Trump to boost US military spending: Officials

TrumpWASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump will instruct federal agencies on Monday to assemble a budget for the coming fiscal year that includes sharp increases in Defence Department spending and drastic cuts to domestic agencies, according to administration officials. A day before delivering a high-stakes address on Tuesday to a joint session of Congress, Trump will demand a budget with billions of dollars in reductions to the Environmental Protection Agency and State Department, according to the officials with direct knowledge of the plan.....more More

India welcomes UN Secretary General's initiative to create counter-terrorism office

By Deepak Arora

Syed AkbaruddinUNITED NATIONS: India has welcomed an initiative by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to create a new office for counter-terrorism and promised all possible support in taking the proposal to fruition. Speaking at the informal meeting on the strengthening of the capability of the United Nations sytem to assist member States in implementing the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism strategy, India's Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin said "every day our collective conscience is being ravaged by terrorists in some part of the world or other."....more More

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Moonlight is Best Picture at Oscars 2017

LOS ANGELES: Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight has won best picture at the Academy Awards in a historic Oscar upset and an unprecedented fiasco that saw one winner swapped for another while the La La Land producers were in mid-speech. Presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway apparently took the wrong envelope - the one for best actress winner Emma Stone - onto the stage. When they realized the mistake, representatives for ballot tabulators Price Waterhouse Coopers raced onstage to try to stop the acceptance speeches....more More

Trump should let Kim Jong-un know he means business

By Harry J. Kazianis

WASHINGTON: Often, when it comes to issues of national security, we tend to overanalyze things. We look to experts for complicated explanations when the answers, obvious enough, are staring us right in the face. The reason for this is quite simple: we don’t like the answers. So, when we wonder why North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un does what he does—allegedly killing his half-brother and testing nuclear weapons that could be used to launch an atomic holocaust in Asia or even the West—the answer is a truth we just aren’t ready to accept.....more More

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U.S.-Japan Anti-Missile Test a Good Sign for the European Missile Defense Sites

By Michaela Dodge & Marek Menkiszak

WASHINGTON: The February 3rd test of the new U.S.-Japan ballistic missile interceptor was successful. That is good news for our allies in the Pacific region—especially in light of North Korea’s ballistic missile launch only nine days later. Designed to intercept medium- and intermediate-range ballistic missiles, the Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA will surely contribute to stability in the volatile Pacific. But the SM-3 Block IIA is also part of the European Phased Adaptive Approach (EPAA)—the plan to defend U.S. allies and forward-deployed troops in Europe from the Iranian ballistic missile threat. Meaning, the February 3rd test was good news for our European allies as well.....more More

JaishankarBurden of proof in Azhar case not on us: Jaishankar

BEIJING: Foreign secretary S Jaishankar, in Beijing for bilateral talks, has countered China's demand for "solid evidence" against Pakistan-based terrorist Masood Azhar, saying the "burden of proof" was not on India as the Jaish-e-Muhammed chief's actions were well documented. During a seven-hour dialogue with Chinese officials on Wednesday, he said India had overwhelming support from the international community for Azhar to be sanctioned by the UN Security Council's 1267 committee, and that Beijing's may be a minority voice....more More

Arun JaitleyGST Council clears draft compensation law: Jaitley

UDAIPUR: Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council has cleared the draft compensation law -- one of the four enabling laws under the GST constitutional amendment. The minister also said he hoped that the drafts of the remaining iGST (integrated GST) and cGST (central GST) laws will be passed in the Council’s next meeting slated for March 4-5 in the national capital....more More

Mukesh AmbaniJio crosses 100 m customers, to cover 99% of population in 2017: Mukesh Ambani

MUMBAI: Reliance Jio has crossed the milestone of 100 million customers within 170 days of its inception. RIL chief Mukesh Ambani, in a press conference today said that Jio has added seven customers to its network every single second of each day in the last 5 months. “By end of 2017, Jio network will cover 99 percent of the country’s population,” Ambani said.....more More


Malaysia Launches Free Visas To Attract One Million Indian Visitors

By Deepak Arora

NEW DELHI: Aiming to attract one million Indian visitors this year, Malaysia has launched a new visa scheme that allows Indian passport holders to get an e-visa for a 15-day stay within 48 hours from the comforts of their homes. Announcing this here, Malaysian Minister of Tourism and Culture Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz said the visa is for free. The visa fee has been waived. One has to pay only $ 20 processing fees....more More

Protecting helicopters when it matters the MoST

BENGALURU: From conducting special operations behind enemy lines to directing humanitarian and relief operations, helicopters today play an indispensable role for any military and law enforcement agency in modern crisis management. However, the threat landscape they operate in exposes them as an easy target for militants and enemy forces. For these sophisticated machines the threat is not just from small arms but from medium and heavy calibre rifles, machines guns and anti-aircraft guns. A chance hit to the engine, tail rotor or to the pilot can render the helicopter un-manoeuvrable, which can lead to aircraft crash and potential personnel losses in aircrew and infantry payload. This has necessitated the need to make helicopters more ballistically tolerant....more More

Modi with SadguruModi unveils 112-feet-tall statue of Lord Shiva

COIMBATORE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a 112-feet-tall Lord Shiva statue in Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore on the occasion of Hindu festival Mahashivratri on Friday. Modi unveiled the statue or ‘Adiyogi’ -- an avatar of Lord Shiva who is considered to be the first of yogis -- at Isha Foundation in Coimbatore. The Prime Minister had earlier on Friday greeted people on Mahashivratri and invoked Lord Shiva, saying that people can see what is good or bad for them with their third eye....more More

Modi bats for tech in Mann ki Baat

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hailed the science community for India’s record satellite launch and successful testing of a missile system as he made another pitch for digital payments. February 15 was a historic day for India as it launched 104 satellites in one go, Modi said of the record achieved by the state-run Indian Space Research Organisation. “This cost effective, efficient space programme of Isro has become a marvel for the entire world,” the Prime Minister said during the 29th edition of Mann ki Baat, his monthly radio show....more More

JNPT registers 8-fold jump in DPD registrations

MUMBAI: Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, India’s No. 1 Container Port, has achieved an 8-fold rise in Direct Port Delivery (DPD) registrations in the month of January 2017 with registering 483 importers, against 60 in December 2016. With this spike in numbers, the total DPD registrations has expanded up to 543. JN Port has handled a total of 67,098 TEUs under DPD from April’16 to January’17, showing a growth of 19% over same period last year....more More

UN rights experts urge action to curb 'invisible threat' of toxic air

GENEVA: United Nations human rights experts are calling for strong, urgent action by States to ensure that people around the world can enjoy the human right to live in environments free from contamination.“Air pollution is a major threat to human rights worldwide and toxic air pollutants are associated with an increased risk of disease from stroke, heart disease, cancer and respiratory diseases, including asthma,” the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and hazardous substances and wastes, Baskut Tuncak, said in a news release issued on Friday by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)....more More



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New centres for getting French visa

Indian American gets New York excellence award

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The story of watermelons

I am from the village of Parra in Goa, hence we are called Parrikars. My village is famous for its watermelons. When I was a child, the farmers would organise a watermelon-eating contest at the end of the harvest season in May. All the kids would be invited to eat as many watermelons as they wanted. Years later, I went to IIT Mumbai to study engineering.

WHO reports depression now ‘leading cause of disability worldwide’

Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, the United Nations health agency today reported, estimating that it affects more than 300 million people worldwide – the majority of them women, young people and the elderly.

An estimated 4.4 per cent of the global population suffers from depression, according to a report released today by the UN World Health Organization (WHO), which shows an 18 per cent increase in the number of people living with depression between 2005 and 2015.


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