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India legislators come to blows before confidence vote

V. K. Sasikala

Indian legislators came to blows Saturday, ripping out microphones and breaking chairs as the new leader of Tamil Nadu state sought to win a vote of confidence in the regional assembly. Shouting slogans, legislators disrupted the assembly as Edappadi Palanisamy,

UAE connection to India’s record 104 satellites launch

India successfully put a record 104 satellites from a single rocket into orbit on Wednesday in the latest triumph for its famously frugal space agency. Nearly all of the nano satellites are from other countries, including Israel, Kazakhstan, The Netherlands,

Why has India’s ‘first digital village’ project shut down?

Despite the ever-growing chorus for Digital India, the country’s “first minority cyber village project” has died a quiet death. Interestingly, this has happened barely 150km from the national capital of New Delhi. According to a news report, with the shutdown

India leader says ‘action’ like Trump ban needed in his country

Yogi Adityanath

A firebrand lawmaker belonging to the ruling BJP in India has praised US President Donald Trump’s executive order banning people from seven Muslim-majority countries and has said that “similar action is needed to contain terror activities in this country.” Yogi

1,200 Pakistanis apply for Indian citizenship

More than 1,000 Pakistani people applied for Indian citizenship in 2016 according to India’s Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju. “More than 12,800 applications for long term visa and more than 1,200 applications for grant of citizenship to

Test for Prime Minister Modi as India’s biggest state votes

Voting got underway on Saturday in India’s most populous state Uttar Pradesh in a contest seen as a key test for Narendra Modi halfway into his first term as prime minister. Uttar Pradesh is home to over 200 million people

Egyptian woman, world’s heaviest, to be biggest yet happiest loser after India op

Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty

An Egyptian believed to be the world’s heaviest woman will fly to India for weight reduction surgery Saturday after intervention from the country’s foreign minister ensured her a visa. Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, aged 36 and weighing around 500

Indian doctor removes live cockroach from woman’s skull

It’s the stuff of nightmares — a cockroach crawls up your nose in the middle of the night, burrows in and drives you mad with scratching behind your eyes. But for one Indian woman, this horror story proved all too

India to remove cash withdrawal limits

Limits on cash withdrawals will be removed entirely from March 13, India’s central bank said Wednesday, as it left interest rates on hold for the second time since a ban on high-value rupee notes. The Reserve Bank of India capped

Dummy mummy comes to the rescue of tiger cubs in India’s

Park rangers in India are using a cuddly toy tigress to help three traumatized cubs spring back to their feet after the death of their mother. The cubs, who were orphaned last month, have been happily feeding from milk bottles

Pakistan bans hit Bollywood film starring Pakistani actress

Pakistan has banned cinemas nationwide from screening an Indian blockbuster movie starring a famous Pakistani actress, a censor official said on Tuesday, the latest media clampdown after last year’s spike in tension between the nuclear-armed neighbours. The movie “Raees” has

Start-up fever grips young tech-savvy Indians

In the basement of a Bangalore building, hundreds of young Indians sit in neat rows of desks typing furiously, all dreaming of becoming the new Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg. A quarter of a century after liberalization kick-started India’s economic

Apple to start building iPhones from Bangalore in India

Tim Cook

Apple is to start making iPhones in India this year, a local government official said on Friday, as the company seeks to tap into a booming middle class while sales in China slow. Karnataka’s IT minister said Apple had agreed

India is yours if you have lost most of your possessions

Turki Al-Dakhil

By : Turki Al-dakhil “India is yours if you have lost most of your possessions.” This is a proverb our grandparents and parents often said in the Arabian Peninsula. They traveled East and West, from Egypt to India. The Gulf

Vodafone India seeks merger with rival Idea Cellular

Britain’s Vodafone Group confirmed on Monday it was in talks to merge its Indian subsidiary with local rival Idea Cellular in an all-share deal that would create a new market leader better able to contest a brutal new price war.

Bull-taming sport allowed but protests go on in south India

A traditional bull-taming sport banned by India’s top court was performed in parts of southern India on Sunday but tens of thousands of protesters demanded the sport be allowed to resume unhindered. The Tamil Nadu state government had signed an

Kashmiri Muslim View on Indian Judiciary.. Lossing Faith..

Indian judiciary has weakened the voice of inclusive, integrationist Kashmiri Muslim The recent Mumbai High Court judgment which appears to legitimize murder in the course of communal incitement has upset and alienated the most reasonable and inclusive among Kashmiri Muslims

India to introduce integrated mobile app for next Hajj

The Indian Hajj Mission is developing an integrated mobile app for the pilgrims for the next Hajj. The new app will have so many added features apart from comprehensive information about all Indian pilgrims, including those who come through private

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