BRUSSELS -A two-day Indian food festival held to celebrate India’s Independence Day turned out to be the largest, most colourful and exciting event of its kind ever held in the Belgian capital. Accompanied by music and dances, the food event held on August 15 and 16 reminded one of an Indian fiesta back home; only this one was happening in the impressive Jubel Park in the centre of Brussels.
ABU DHABI - Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday made a strong pitch for UAE investments in India, saying India has the potential of $1 trillion investments even as he vowed to address the concerns of businesspersons. Modi, who later travelled to Dubai on the second leg of his UAE tour, also held detailed talks with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. In the morning, Modi took a tour of...
MUMBAI - State-run Air India on Sunday said it will operate 230 special flights for Haj pilgrims from seven places in India -- Delhi, Srinagar, Mumbai, Kochi, Hyderabad, Nagpur and Goa -- directly to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. "A total of 230 direct flights in two phases will fly 38,000 Hajjis directly to Jeddah," the national carrier said in a statement here. The first phase of outbound flights from India to Jeddah,
LONDON - The lack of inclination among Bengalis to become entrepreneurs was a result of "intellectual arrogance", said Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya, a member of Britain's House of Lords who is of Bengali-origin. Bhattacharyya, a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, is an engineer, educator and government adviser, who famously persuaded the Tatas' to purchase a then ailing Jaguar Land Rover,