NEW DELHI - The Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, might have caught some cold vibes from the Indian government at the beginning of his week-long visit, but Indian millenials were all there to treat him as a celebrity. Of course, an immigration visa to Canada was also on top of mind of many who came to give him "all our love." Standing behind heavy barricading with security officials hovering around them,
AMRITSAR - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday arrived in the Sikh holy city here in Punjab. Accompanied by his wife and three minor children, Trudeau landed at the Sri Guru Ramdas Jee International airport from Mumbai and headed straight for the Golden Temple complex to offer prayers at the shrine. He was received at the airport by Union Minister of State for Housing and...
AMRITSAR - Tight security was in place in and around this holy city for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's visit to the Golden Temple complex on Wednesday. Government security agencies and Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) officials were on Tuesday working to ensure the visit to the Sikh shrine goes without hindrance or controversy since radical Sikhs may seek to rake up the issue of a separate Sikh homeland "Khalistan".
NEW DELHI - In the first arrests since the Rs 11,000-plus crore bank fraud stunned the nation, a special CBI court sent a retired deputy manager in Punjab National Bank's forex department, Gokulnath Shetty, a single-window operator (clerk), Manoj Kharat, and an accountant and authorised signatory for prime accused Nirav Modi's firms, Hemant Bhatt, to police custody till March 3. Modi, meanwhile, is holed up in a luxury hotel suite overlooking...
MUMBAI - Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that with Artificial Intelligence (AI), bots and robots, productivity will increase, but warned of rising apprehensions of 'human redundancy' as the mind and machines would compete directly. For avoiding this scenario, he urged that AI should be Made in India and Made to Work for India and asked the students and teachers to identify the grand challenges facing the country that can be...
AGRA - Police have decided to invoke criminal charges that carry jail time against tourists using drones around the Taj Mahal. The decision to crack down on drone users was taken on Sunday, as warnings have not served as a deterrent. According to officials, drones were seen in and around the world heritage monument nearly 20 times in 2017, but despite the provision of initiating criminal action against the users,
ABU DHABI - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Sunday lay the foundation stone for the first Hindu temple in the United Arab Emirates' capital, which is home to a huge Indian diaspora. This is Modi's second visit to the UAE after August 2015. He was scheduled to arrive here in the evening. "The first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi will come up on 55,000 square metres of land and the groundbreaking ceremony on Sunday will be a historic event,"
NEW YORK - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump pledged to strengthen security and economic cooperation and build on the Indo-Pacific partnership during a wide-ranging phone conversation, according to the White House. While discussing the cooperation between their democracies on Thursday, they looked forward to the "2+2 Meeting" of Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and External Affairs Minister...
NEW DELHI - With Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen declaring a state of emergency amid a political crisis in the country, the Indian government on Monday cautioned citizens against travelling to the Maldives. "The prevailing political developments in Maldives and the resultant law and order situation is a matter of concern for the government of India," the External Affairs Ministry said in a statement. "Indian nationals are, therefore,
NEW DELHI - Ahead of his visit to Davos in Switzerland on Monday for the World Economic Forum, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that he looked forward to sharing his vision for India's engagement with the international community. "The existing and emerging challenges to the contemporary international system and global governance architecture deserve serious attention of leaders, governments, policy-makers,