WORLD

Ansari Addresses India-Rwanda Business Forum

Vice President of India M. Hamid Ansari has said that Rwanda has put behind it the unfortunate genocide of 1994 and the efficient and clean city of Kigali captures the great strides that this country is taking on its path of growth and prosperity. Launching the India-Rwanda Innovation Growth Program in Kigali on Tuesday, Mr Ansari said the program will ...

Read More »

Pakistan Releases Sepoy Chandu Babulal Chavan

flag meeting

Indian Sepoy Chandu Babulal Chavan, who crossed over to Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir from Jammau and Kashmir Krishna Ghati sector on 29 September, 2016 was finally handed over to Indian army on Saturday. India has taken up his release with Pakistani Military authorities through the existing Hotline and scheduled DGMO level talks. His presence was acknowledged by Pakistan on Oct.7, 2016. “The matter has ...

Read More »

Nostradamus to 2017: Will Trump Preside Over Next Global Recession?

The 16th century prophet Michel de Nostredame, who predicted the rise of Hitler, the 9/11 attacks had also given hint about Donald Trump’s presidential victory on the page, making the year 2017 difficult to cross over without havocs and upheavals. Now that Donald Trump was sworn in against all odds as the US 45th President, what came as “America First” ...

Read More »

Why Gandhi Slippers? Quote Replaces Gandhi Face Now; Is Amazon Sensible to Indian Sentiments?

  As Indian PM Narendra Modi replaced Gandhi’s face on Khadi calendar of 2017, the US e-commerce giant Amazon has gone a step ahead to sell slippers with Gandhi face on them, ridiculing the face of India. Called ‘Gandhi flip flops’, Amazon describes them as “foam rubber flip flops” with Gandhi face and priced $16.99 (Rs.1,200). This is the second ...

Read More »

PPAP tops 2016 YouTube Viral Songs List, Japan’s Gangnam Version at 100 Million Now

It’s called PPAP in short and the full form reads Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen, written in Japanese katakana as ペンパイナッポーアッポーペン, a parody song written by Pikotaro, a fictional singer-songwriter created and portrayed by Japanese comedian Daimaou Kosaka. Though it was released as a music video on YouTube on 25 August 2016, it took some time before people realised that it forces one to ...

Read More »

TIME Person of Year is Donald Trump, Not Modi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was voted by readers to be the TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year for the second time after 2014, could not clear the Editors’ Choice for the coveted place as US-President-elect Donald Trump, whose divisive politics reigned the day. Trump joins the ranks of other such leaders in the past such as Adolf Hitler, ...

Read More »

Pakistan Int’l Airlines Plane Crashes Near Abbottabad, Singer Junaid Jamshed Killed

Pakistan International Airlines aircraft with 48 passengers and crew members on board with singer Junaid Jamshed crashed near the city of Havelian, near Abbottabad in Pakistan on Wednesday. The PK 661 flight was traveling from Chitral to Islamabad. The flight crashed on the hills and police have reached the spot, said Saeed Wazir, the deputy inspector general of police in ...

Read More »

Pearl Harbor Visit by Japan PM Abe to Bury Hatchet or History?

In a reciprocal gesture to US President Barack Obama’s visit to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on May 27, cementing the leftover feelings of animosity, if any, Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has announced that he would visit Pearl Harbor NOT on December 7 but 20 days later. Pearl harbor was a US Naval base in Hawaii that Japan attacked on ...

Read More »

Prime Minister’s Visit to Japan Very Successful: MJ Akbar

M.J. Akbar, Minister of State for External Affairs, said Prime Minister’s Visit to Japan on 11-12 November 2016 for Annual Summit meeting with Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe has cemented the bilateral ties and upgraded relations. This was Prime Minister Modi’s second visit to Japan, the first being in August-September 2014. During that visit the two sides had upgraded ...

Read More »

Full Text of PM Narendra Modi’s Speech in Tokyo Today Visit To Japan

Here is the full text of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech given in Tokyo today during his visit that successfully concluded the six-year-long negotiations in a bilateral nuclear pact ensuring six nuclear reactors in India in the next five years. “Your Excellency, Prime Minister Abe, Friends, Mina-Sama, Komban Wa!  A Zen Buddhist saying in Japanese says – “Ichigo Ichie” , ...

Read More »

Finally India, Japan Sign Nuclear Deal, What Next?

More than six years of nods and disagreements on several clauses of using Japan nuclear technology for reactors in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe signed a deal in Tokyo today. After the deal, Modi said: “The Agreement for Cooperation in Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy marks a historic step in our engagement to build ...

Read More »

Will Trump Keep up Obama’s Digital Transition in White House?

As the outgoing Obama Administration plans to preserve and pass on the digital history of the White House to President-elect Donald Trump’s administration, questions over the conitnuity of social media revolution brought in by President Barack Obama have surfaced. President Obama is the first “social media president” to kick-start @POTUS on Twitter, the first to go live on Facebook from ...

Read More »

With Donald Trump as US President, Modi Gains, IT Sector Wary

In a shock to the world, Donal Trump has been elected the 45th US President upsetting several countries while India under Modi will rejoice initially over his solution to Pakistan as a host nation of world terrorism. In his campaign, he said initially that he would bring back manufacturing and IT jobs back to the US which may send warning ...

Read More »

Quake of 6.6M Rocks Norcia, St Benedict Monastery Destroyed, Why Italy Again?

Today, October 30, 2016, a massive earthquake measuring 6.6 north of Norcia, Italy, occurred as the result of shallow normal faulting on a NW-SE oriented fault in the Central Apennines, said USGS. Two months ago, a major earthquake killed almost 300 people and destroyed several towns in Italy with aftershocks recorded last week. People have been evacuated after last week’s ...

Read More »

Suu Kyi Pays First Official Visit as Myanmar Leader

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the State Counsellor of the Republic of Myanmar, called on President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Tuesday (October 18, 2016) as part of her first state visit to India after becoming the country’s leader. Suu Kyi is not new to New Delhi as she studied at LSR College in Delhi before going to ...

Read More »

Watch US Final Presidential Debate on Twitter

The final US Presidential debate is on Wednesday and Twitter will telecast it live at the link given below: The FINAL #debate with Clinton & Trump is LIVE on Twitter Wednesday at https://t.co/6N9kG0RZrN. Tap below to share! https://t.co/l0DD2PJXWP — Twitter Government (@gov) October 16, 2016 Both Hillary Clinton and her rival Donald Trump will take the centre-stage for the final ...

Read More »

Raju Narisetti Named CEO of Gawker Media by Univision

Univision Communications, which has acquired bankrupt Gawker Media for $135 million in August has named News Corp senior vice president Raju Narisetti as chief executive officer (CEO). Narisetti, former editor of MINT and Washington Post, and a veteran with Wall Street Journal owned by News Corp will step into the shoes of Gawker founder and former CEO Nick Denton to ...

Read More »

Thailand King Bhumibol Dead, Long Live King

Thailand has been beset with chronic mutinies and military regimes but never did any military ruler nor a civil premier dared to utter a word about their King, not merely because of a law that explicitly prohibites it but because he was respected by all Thai citizens as a father figure who cared for them. Such was a persona surrounding ...

Read More »