LUCKNOW - Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that it was on his request that Saudi Arabia released 850 Indians lodged in its jails on the eve of the month of Ramadan. "When the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia was in India, I requested him to release the prisoners before Ramadan and he accepted my proposal," Modi said while speaking at a rally in Bhadohi district in Uttar Pradesh. He said that it was India's growing stature...
BEIJING - India and China are marking the first anniversary of the icebreaking meet between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping in Wuhan, by holding a week-long celebration in the central Chinese city. The ties between the two Asian giants, who have a festering border dispute, have seemingly improved after Modi and Xi had an informal summit on April 28-29, 2018, which many analysts described as "historic" one.
NEW DELHI - Twitter India on Monday appointed Manish Maheshwari, former CEO of Network18 Digital, as Managing Director for the country operations -- nearly eight months after its Country Director Taranjeet Singh quit. Balaji Krish, who has been leading Twitter India's team in the interim, will return to Twitter's global headquarters in San Francisco to resume his role as Global Head of Revenue Strategy and Operations at Twitter.
NEW DELHI - Russia on Friday announced its highest honour-- the Order of St Andrew the Apostle -- for Prime Minister Narendra Modi for "distinguished achievement" in developing bilateral strategic relations. A decree signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that Modi had been chosen "for distinguished achievement in development of the special and privileged strategic partnership between the Russian Federation and...
NEW DELHI - From Kunal Nayyar to Lilly Singh and Mindy Kaling, many actors of Indian origin are creating waves on American television shows. Here are some of them:
* Kunal Nayyar: He rose to fame as Rajesh Ramayan Koothrappali or Raj on the show "The Big Bang Theory". Kunal, a British-born Indian actor, was also seen in shows like "Prison Break" and "The Mindy Project".
DOHA - With a wide array of cultural events and activities lined up for the Qatar-India 2019 Year of Culture, Indian expats see it as an opportunity to introduce the rich and diverse tradition and culture to their children. A number of cultural events are scheduled to be held during the course of the year, The Peninsula daily reported on Monday. A number of activities were organised in February and March and many events will be held in the...
INDIA - Fourteen months after he fled India, fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi has been arrested in London in connection with a Rs 13,500 crore PNB fraud case and was sent to police custody till March 29 after being denied bail. The 48-year-old businessman was arrested from Holborn on Tuesday afternoon on behalf of Indian authorities and was produced before a judge at the Westminster Magistrates Court on Wednesday.
MUMBAI - Anil D. Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Communications, has thanked Reliance Industries Chairman, Mukesh Ambani and Nita Ambani for their support regarding payment of dues to Ericsson as all the RCOM's outstanding to the Swedish company stand cleared. "The requisite payment of Rs 550 crore and interest thereon to Ericsson has been completed today in compliance of the judgment of the Supreme Court,"
HYDERABAD - Three more persons, including Telugu film comedian Surya Prasad, were arrested on Thursday in the murder case of Florida-based NRI businessman Chigurupati Jayaram, police said. Besides Prasad, the police also took Kishore and Anji Reddy into custody. Deputy Commissioner of Police A.R. Srinivas told reporters that they have almost completed the investigations into the case.
MUMBAI - There were fireworks and an aerial act at the glitzy celebration night here on Sunday for newly-weds Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta. A host of Bollywood celebrities, politicians and sportspersons came together to celebrate the couple's union. Akash, son of Reliance Industries Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani, and Shloka, youngest daughter of diamond merchant Russell Mehta,