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India Appoints New Envoy to Pakistan

Close after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s surprise visit to Lahore to greet Pakistan PM Nawz Sharif on his birthday, India has announced the appointment of diplomat Gautam H. Bambawale as next High Commissioner of lndia to Pakistan and he is slated to take over his new responsibility soon. Belonging to 1984 batch of Indian Foreign Service, Gautam H. Bambawale served ...

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Indian, Russian varsities enter into network pact during President’s Visit

On the eve of President Pranab Mukherjee’s visit, Moscow State University on Friday (May 8, 2015) launched a Network of Indian and Russian Institutions of higher education, besides several agreements between Indian and Russian university. Speaking at the event, the President said India and Russia have a long history of educational cooperation traceable to the late 1950s, when the Soviet ...

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India-Mauritius Sign 5 Pacts on Modi Visit

India signed five pacts with Mauritius and also offered $500 million concessional line of credit for key infrastructure projects as Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his Mauritian counterpart Anerood Jugnauth in Mauritius on Wednesday. The five agreements signed between the two countries included one to tap the rich marine resources of the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius. Modi, who ...

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US Ambassador-Nominee Richard Rahul Verma Optimistic on Ties with India

Richard Rahul Verma, the first Indian-American to be nominated as the US Ambassador to India, believes there is renewed enthusiasm on both sides to take a reenergized India-US partnership to the next level. “There is no question that this is a defining and exciting time in the US-India relationship,” he told the Senate Foreign Relations committee Tuesday at his confirmation ...

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India ready to partner with Fiji: Modi

India is prepared to become a partner in strengthening and modernising Fiji, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in Sura on Wednesday. “As Fiji adjust to the changing global markets, India is prepared to be your partner in making your existing industries stronger and finding new opportunities for the youth,” the prime minister said in his address to Fiji’s parliament. He ...

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Why Modi’s First Choice of Bhutan visit Raises Eye Brows? (Timeline)

Though Bhutan visit is imminent for every Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi’s choice to go to the Himalayan nation comes as a pleasant surprise for many while the Western nations take it as another signal of India’s long-term foreign policy to keep regional balance strictly under its favour. Today, Sunday June 15, 2014 marks Modi’s first sojourn abroad technically begins ...

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Delhi rape and its cathartic effects

By Frank Islam WASHINGTON, DC:  India exists in many different centuries, it has been said. The brutal rape of a young woman in South Delhi, one of the more cosmopolitan parts of the capital, in mid-December, proves that it is hard to argue against that statement. The victim, a 23-old-old student, lost her nearly two-week long battle for life at ...

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