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Tillerson to highlight US strategy – Terror dominates talks

NEW DELHI, Oct 25, (Agencies): Combating terrorism and India’s role in war-torn Afghanistan dominated talks between US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and his Indian counterpart Wednesday as the US official highlighted the Trump administration’s new strategy for South Asia. India’s Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said that India had agreed …

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‘Black money’ crackdown – India ups scrutiny of shell firms

NEW DELHI/KOLKATA, Aug 16, (RTRS): When India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi banned high-denomination currency bills in a surprise move late last year, authorities noticed a surge in shell companies depositing cash in banks, seemingly in a bid to hide who owned that wealth. The moment, said a top aide to …

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‘India will fight threats’ – Reject violence in name of religion: Modi

NEW DELHI, Aug 15, (Agencies): India is strong enough to defend its borders against any threat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in an Independence Day speech as the nation faces a frontier showdown with China and aggravated tensions with Pakistan. “Security is our top priority,” Modi told thousands packed into …

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Thousands march for quota in government jobs in India

MUMBAI, India, Aug 9, (Agencies): Tens of thousands of people waving saffron flags marched through Mumbai on Wednesday demanding quotas in government jobs and education for the underprivileged Maratha community in western India. The marchers covered a distance of more than five kms (3 miles) silently with no speeches or …

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7 decades into Indian democracy – Royal palace continues to thrive

JODHPUR, India, Aug 8, (AP): In the summer of 1944, hundreds of royals gathered for the opening of Umaid Bhawan Palace, a magnificent sandstone edifice that dominates the skyline in India’s northwestern city of Jodhpur. It was the last of its kind. Three years later, India was free from British …

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Trump and Modi hail friendship – Combating terrorism, defence ties tackled

WASHINGTON, June 27, (Agencies): US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi embraced each other as friends and partners Monday, pledging their quest for economic growth would strengthen rather than undermine ties between the world’s two largest democracies. While Trump’s relations with some traditional allies had a rocky …

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Merkel hosts India’s Modi, looks to broaden world ties

BERLIN, May 30, (AP): The leaders of Germany and India heaped mutual praise upon each other Tuesday — each referring to the other as a “reliable partner” in a notable contrast to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s recent public doubts about Germany’s ties with the United States. Merkel suggested that Europe’s relationship …

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India offers $10b investment, $5 billion loan to Bangladesh

DHAKA, April 11, (RTRS): India will invest up to $10 billion in Bangladeshi sectors including infrastructure and medicine and will provide $5 billion in loans, including $500 million in military assistance, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said on Tuesday. Hasina returned to Bangladesh on Monday after a four-day state visit to …

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Mother of slain Indian told him to leave US if in danger

The mother of an Indian engineer who was killed in an apparently racially motivated shooting in an American bar said she asked her son to come back to India if he felt threatened in the United States, but he said he was not in any danger. Srinivas Kuchibhotla’s mother wailed …

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India launches 104 satellites in 1 go

SRIHARIKOTA, India, Feb 15, (AFP): India successfully put a record 104 satellites from a single rocket into orbit on Wednesday in the latest triumph for its famously frugal space programme. Celebrations erupted among scientists at the southern spaceport of Sriharikota as the head of India’s Space Research Organisation (ISRO) announced …

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