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International Solar Alliance Summit: Modi and Macron Kick-start Mission ‘Clean-energy’


New Delhi: The founding ceremony of the International Solar Alliance was held in New Delhi on March 11. It was followed by the first summit of the Alliance. The International Solar Alliance (ISA) was unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and then French President Francois Hollande at the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Paris on November 30, 2015. The idea behind

Jordan’s King Abdullah II Arrives for 3-day India Visit, Received at the Airport by PM Narendra Modi

King Abdullah II

New Delhi: King of Jordan Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein has arrived in India for a three-day visit starting today. He will hold official talks with PM Narendra Modi on Thursday. According to officials, defence, security and investments are going to be the key areas of discussion on the bilateral agenda. Prime Minister Narendra Modi broke protocol yet again as he went

PM Modi Welcomes Canadian PM Justin Trudeau at Rashtrapati Bhawan

Justin Trudeau

New Delhi: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was today received by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi. PM Modi gave Trudeau his trademark bear hug. The Prime Ministers of the two nations met at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. After being welcomed at the Rashtrapati Bhawan, Trudeau and his family paid their tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat. Before the meeting, PM Modi

KP Sharma Oli Sworn in as Prime Minister of Nepal

KP Sharma Oli

Kathmandu: CPN-UML chairperson Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli became Nepal's Prime Minister on Thursday for the second time, over two months after Left alliance won the elections by a landslide in the country's historic parliamentary and local polls. President Bidhya Devi Bhandari appointed 65-year-old Oli as the country's 38th prime minister. Oli's PM candidacy was supported by the UCPN-Maoists, Rastriya Prajatantra Party Nepal,

Bomja Village in Arunachal Pradesh Becomes One of the Richest in Asia

Arunachal Pradesh

New Delhi: A village in Arunachal Pradesh has now become one of the richest villages in Asia, thanks to payments released towards land acquisition in the area by the Union Ministry of Defence. The ministry has reportedly released payment worth Rs 40, 80, 38,400. The payment was made by the Defence Ministry to as many as 31 households in the Bomja

In Landmark Ruling, Maldives Court Orders Mohamed Nasheed’s Release

Mohamed Nasheed

New Delhi: The Maldives Supreme Court has quashed the "terrorism" conviction against the island nation's former President Mohamed Nasheed, and ordered the release of several other jailed politicians. The ruling could allow Nasheed to challenge current President Yameen Abdul Gayoom in this year's election. The Supreme Court ruling on Thursday came after an opposition alliance petitioned the top court to temporarily remove

Can India Learn from Singapore’s De-radicalization Programme?

Singapore model

New Delhi: The Centre has sought inputs from states on whether the 'Singapore Model' to counter Islamic radicalization with community involvement can be implemented in the country. According to this model, the government instead of taking radicalized youth through a long criminal trial will impart lessons in nationalism and religious rehabilitation with the help of popular scholars and community leaders. "For

India-ASEAN Summit: Defining a New Regional Architecture for Asia

India-ASEAN Summit

New Delhi: India rolled out a red carpet to welcome leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to mark 25 years of New Delhi's ties with the ASEAN bloc. All 10 heads of states from ASEAN (comprising of Singapore, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, Philippines, Laos and Brunei) were invited as chief guests at India's 69th Republic Day

ASEAN-India Summit: 9 ASEAN Nation Leaders Arriving In Delhi Today

ASEAN-India Summit

New Delhi: The commemorative summit marking 25 years of India’s ties with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is all set to begin with leaders of all 10 nations arriving in New Delhi. The theme of the commemorative summit is “Shared Values, Common Destiny”—highlighting the commonalities between Asia’s third largest economy and the economically vibrant bloc that groups together Indonesia,

Modi in Davos: PM Delivers his Keynote Speech at the Plenary Session of the World Economic Forum


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered the keynote address at World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday. Delivering his speech in chaste Hindi, PM Modi endorsed India's economic successes and stressed that the nation is open for business. "The last time an Indian Prime Minister addressed the Davos forum was in 1997. At that time the GDP of India was only

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