• Thursday, July 25, 2024

India stampede: 6 organising volunteers arrested; preacher may be grilled

THE police in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday (4) said they have arrested six 'sevadars' (volunteers), including two women, of the organising committee in connection with the stampede at a religious event in Hathras in the state on Tuesday (2) that killed 121 people. The only…

Modi wins hearts by not touching T20 World Cup while…

WHILE all eyes on Thursday (4) were on India's T20 World Cup-winning cricketers who returned home in a special flight from hurricane-battered Barbados five days after winning the trophy but it was prime minister Narendra Modi who won a lot of hearts with his gesture at the time of meeting…

Keir Starmer: The human rights lawyer who engineered a new…

SIR KEIR STARMER, the human rights barrister turned Labour Party Leader, has made it a manifesto pledge to pursue a "new strategic partnership" with India, including a free-trade agreement, if handed a mandate to form a Labour-led government in Thursday's (4) general election. Sir Keir, who was knighted by the…

Gujarat chief minister discusses France’s Olympic-hosting expertise with envoy

THE chief minister of the western Indian state of Gujarat, Bhupendra Patel, on Tuesday (2) met the French ambassador to India, Dr Thierry Mathou, and discussed ways to utilise the European nation's expertise in organising the Olympic Games in his state as India is planning to bid for the 2036…

India talks tough over terror in presence of Xi, Sharif…

IN a veiled jibe at China and Pakistan, India on Thursday (4) asked the international community to "isolate and expose" those countries that harbour terrorists, provide safe havens and condone terrorism, saying that if left unchecked, terrorism can become a major threat to regional and global peace. Delivering prime minister…

Rath Yatra in India’s Ahmedabad on July 7; more than…

THE 147th edition of the annual Rath Yatra (chariot festival) of Lord Jagannath will take place on Sunday (7) in Ahmedabad in the western state of Gujarat where more than 18,000 security personnel will be deployed to guard the event which draws millions of devotees, officials said. Senior police officials…

UK election: Winwick woman’s house is a polling station but…

AS the UK went to the general elections on Thursday (4), an elderly woman in Winwick in Northamptonshire, was preparing for something more than just voting -- preparing her house in one of the country's many polling centres. June Thomas has been turning her residence into one of the UK's…

Modi meets India T20 World Cup-winning team in Delhi

MEMBERS of the Indian squad that won the T20 World Cup 2024 in the West Indies last weekend met prime minister Narendra Modi at his residence in New Delhi on Thursday (4) after reaching the national capital early in the morning. The cricketers, who reached India with their families, some…

Sunak, Akshata vote as UK general election kicks off

PRIME MINISTER Rishi Sunak and his wife Akshata Murty cast their votes at a polling centre in Kirby Sigston in Northallerton in north of England on Thursday (4) as the UK's general elections were underway. The premier himself is an MP for Richmond and Northallerton, a new constituency which is…

India Business Briefs for July 3: Minister seeks plan for…

HERE are news in brief on Indian economy and business for Wednesday, July 3, 2024: Indian heavy industries and steel minister HD Kumaraswamy on Wednesday reviewed the progress of Vizag Steel in the south-eastern coastal city of Visakhapatnam, saying the ministry intends to devise a strategy to allocate funds once…

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