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Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar says it’s in China’s economics interest to reduce tensions in the South China Sea, where Beijing is embroiled in territorial disputes with various governments. Manohar Parrikar told an international security conference on Saturday that understanding each other’s perspectives and increasing trust between stakeholders will reduce tensions. His Japanese counterpart also emphasized that peace will lead to prosperity. “It is ultimately economics,” Parrikar said. “If you have an unstable region like what we have in the Middle East, I don’t think economics and prosperity will really (be)Read More
Muhammad Ali, the silver-tongued boxer and civil rights champion who famously proclaimed himself “The Greatest” and then spent a lifetime living up to the billing, is dead. Ali died Friday at a Phoenix-area hospital, where he had spent the past few days being treated for respiratory complication “After a 32-year battle with Parkinson’s disease, Muhammad Ali has passed away at the age of 74. The three-time World Heavyweight Champion boxer died this evening,Ali had suffered for three decades from Parkinson’s, a progressive neurological condition that slowly robbed him of both hisRead More
India and Tunisia sign two MoUs on promotion of handicrafts and IT and and digital economy; In the final leg of his two-nation trip, Vice President Hamid Ansari held talks with Prime Minister Habib Essid; both leaders discussed issue of spreading terrorism. In an effort to increase mutual cooperation, India and Tunisia have signed two MoUs on promotion of handicrafts and IT and communication and digital economy. Vice President Hamid Ansari met Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid and held one-on-one talks which were followed by the delegation-level talks between theRead More
Facebook, Twitter, Google’s YouTube and Microsoft pledged on Tuesday to review requests for the removal of hateful content posted on their platforms within 24 hours as part of a code of conduct agreed with EU regulators. Authorities across Europe have been trying in recent months to get social platforms to crack down on rising online racism following the refugee crisis, with some even threatening action against the companies. European Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova said tackling illegal online hate speech has taken on added urgency because of the increasing use ofRead More
In a first, India will give tourist visa and e-tourist visa to foreigners willing to undergo short term course on Yoga in its bid to popularise the ancient spiritual and ascetic practice globally. Realising the spread and importance of yoga world over, the government has decided to include attending a short term yoga programme in the list of permissible activities under tourist visa. Besides, the government has decided to include attending a short term yoga programme and short duration medical treatment under Indian systems of medicine in the list ofRead More

Posted On June 3, 2016By Akshay LadIn National News, Sports, World News

French open finals: Paes vs Sania

Indian tennis stars Leander Paes and Sania Mirza reach mixed doubles finals at the French Open after winning their respective semi-final matches; Paes with Swiss partner Martina Hingis, and Sania with Croatian partner Ivan Dodig, to face each other in final today. India will be looking out for the mixed doubles finals contests that will see the pairs of Paes-Hingis and Sania Mirza and Ivan Dodig in action. Interestingly, Mirza and Hingis who played as doubles partners earlier in the tournament will now be across the net. Paes and HingisRead More
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Afghanistan on Saturday where he will hold talks with President Ashraf Ghani and inaugurate the Afghan-India Friendship Dam, earlier known as Salma Dam, in Herat province. Announcing the visit, External Affairs Ministry Spokesman Vikas Swarup said the meeting between Prime Minister Modi and President Ghani will also provide an opportunity to discuss the current situation in Afghanistan and how the two countries can cooperate further for promoting peace and stability in that country. Afghanistan is part of Prime Minister Modi’s five-nation trip beginning JuneRead More
A group consisting of Turks and Kurds has launched a campaign in Britain to boycott one of Turkey’s main sources of income – tourism. They claim that money spent on holiday is then turned into “missiles, tear gas and sniper [ammo]” used against the Kurds. The newly-launched campaign dubbed “Don’t Go Turkey” is aimed at fighting “against Turkey for its atrocities committed towards humanity,” as the campaign’s Twitter account puts it. Its organizers call on Europeans, and Brits in particular, “not to spend any of [their] hard earned decent moneyRead More
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The Centre on Wednesday gave green nod for development of Rs 3,000 crore new international airport project at the Mopa village in Goa. The greenfield airport, to be developed in four phases, will have annual passenger capacity of 13.1 million within 30 years, by 2045. It will serve both the tourism and business markets. “As per the recommendation of the Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC), the Ministry of Environment hereby accords environment clearance (EC) for the project greenfield international airport at Mopa,” the Union Environment Ministry said in the EC letterRead More
At least 310 people taking part in the Hajj pilgrimage have been killed in a stampede near the Islamic holy city of Mecca, officials in Saudi Arabia say. Another 450 people were injured in the incident at Mina, which occurred as two million pilgrims were taking part in the Hajj’s last major rite. They converge on Mina to throw stones at pillars representing the devil. Preparations for the Hajj were marred when a crane collapsed at Mecca’s Grand Mosque this month, killing 109 people. The Saudi civil defence directorate saidRead More
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