• Thursday, July 25, 2024

British Indian body wants new UK government to reshape India…

AS the UK general election campaign enters its final phase on Tuesday (2), a British Indian community group has called on the newly elected government to reshape its foreign policy priorities towards India. The Platform for Indian Democracy called on new British members of Parliament to prioritise democracy and human…

India Business Briefs for July 2: IT giant Capgemini to…

HERE are news in brief on Indian economy and business for July 2, 2024: Capgemini on Tuesday announced a new facility in the southern city of Chennai, as the French IT consulting giant pledged about Rs 1,000 crore (£94.5 million) investment over the next three years to empower local talent…

Wimbledon 2024: Defending champion Vondrousova crashes out in Round 1

MARKETA VONDROUSOVA on Tuesday (2) became the first defending Wimbledon women's champion in 30 years to be knocked out in the first round when she was stunned by world number 83 Jessica Bouzas Maneiro. The 21-year-old Spaniard triumphed 6-4, 6-2 over the sixth-ranked Czech, who last year was the first…

EXCLUSIVE: Indian parliament must see harmony between government, opposition, says…

INDIA’S parliamentary democracy witnessed a rare development after the results of the 2024 general elections were announced. Neither the government of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) nor the opposition Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) bloc could reach a consensus to pick the Speaker of the new Lok Sabha, the…

Euro: Ronaldo rides emotional rollercoaster as Portugal sink Slovenia

CRISTIANO RONALDO went from tears to cheers as the Portugal star recovered from missing a penalty during extra-time to score in his side's dramatic shoot-out win over Slovenia in the Euro 2024 last 16 on Monday. Ronaldo had a chance to put Portugal ahead late in the first period of…

In India’s UP, 123 dead in religious event stampede; president…

A RELIGIOUS event in Hathras in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, the country's most populous province, turned into hell on Tuesday (2) when 123 people, including women and children, were killed after a stampede broke out, officials confirmed. The incident took place during a 'satsang' (prayer meeting). Visuals…

US deepening ties with India in key areas, says state…

THE US deepening ties with India in several key areas, including economic and security cooperation, a senior American official has said, emphasising that Washington will continue to cultivate this relationship. US state department's principal deputy spokesperson Vedant Patel made the remarks on Monday (1) at his daily news conference in…

Air India’s A350 to fly twice daily on Delhi-London Heathrow…

STARTING September 1, Air India will flag off its brand-new Airbus A350-900 aircraft for twice-daily flights between Delhi and London Heathrow, aiming to elevate the onboard experience for passengers. The route will also mark the long-haul international launch of the revamped carrier's flagship product. According to a media release by…

UAE’s ADIA leads Indian beauty retailer Purplle Group’s $120m fundraising

THE Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), an investment institution, has spearheaded a $120 million (£95 million) funding round for Purplle Group, an Indian online beauty retailer. Mint, an Indian financial daily, reported that following the latest funding round, the startup's valuation has risen by 14 per cent to reach $1.25…

Team India, stranded in Barbados due to hurricane, may return…

THE T20 World Cup-winning Indian cricket team might be able to fly home on Tuesday (2) evening after Barbados prime minister Mia Mottley said she expects the airport to become operational in the "next six to 12 hours", ending the shutdown forced by a category-4 hurricane. The Rohit Sharma-led squad,…

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