NEW DELHI - On a visit to India that saw her attend billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani’s wedding, former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shared the inspiring story of a woman she first met in 1995 and had a chance to reconnect with 23 years later. Ela Bhatt founded Self-Employed Women’s Association in 1972 that helped women with small loans. These loans helped many Indian women find their feet and help their families. Clinton said she first met Bhatt in 1995 at their Ahmedabad headquarters.
NEW DELHI - Thirty-four years after the gruesome killings, the Delhi High Court on Monday convicted Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in an anti-Sikh riot case of 1984 here and sentenced him to imprisonment for the remainder of his natural life, holding that the violence was a "crime against humanity" engineered by politicians with assistance from police. Setting aside the acquittal of Sajjan Kumar, the court convicted him and five others saying that the "criminals" had escaped prosecution and punishment for over two decades.
UDAIPUR - US former First Lady Hillary Clinton and a slew of Bollywood celebrities including newlywed Priyanka Chopra and her American singer husband Nick Jonas arrived here on Saturday for the pre-wedding celebrations of Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal. The Maharana Pratap Airport buzzed with activity as the guests like cricket star Sachin Tendulkar with wife Anjali, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis with wife, Aamir Khan with wife Kiran Rao,
NEW DELHI - India could soon see the use of drones for transporting organs and other emergency medical supplies between hospitals under the new policy for remotely piloted aircraft, the official registration process for which began on Friday. Speaking to reporters here, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha said the government is examining the possibility of creating "drone ports" in hospitals to permit this kind of transportation. "Following the registration beginning from December 1,
MUMBAI - As India has become wealthier, more of its citizens are leaving its shores. An estimated 17 million Indians were living abroad in 2017, making India the largest source country for international migrants globally, up from seven million in 1990 and a 143 per cent increase, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of data from the United Nations Department of Economic Affairs. Over the same period, India’s per capita income increased by 522 per cent (from $1,134 to $7,055),
AGRA - For the first time in the Taj city, dozens of special motor vehicles fitted with equipments, tankers, dumpers, cranes joined a unique parade for total cleanliness of Agra, India's most popular tourist destination. More than 10,000 students, social activists, politicians and safai karamcharis walked from the Agra College ground to the municipal corporation headquarter where Uttar Pradesh Minister Suresh Khanna administered an oath:
NEW DELHI - After several women accused former Union Minister M.J. Akbar of sexual harassment in the wake of the #MeToo campaign, an allegation of rape has now surfaced with a US-based journalist narrating her ordeal of working under him when he was the editor of The Asian Age. Pallavi Gogoi, Chief Business Editor at National Public Radio, in an article written under her byline for The Washington Post published on Nov 2...
TOKYO - Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday urged the Indian community in Japan to invest in India to maintain cultural ties with their motherland. Interacting with the community here, he described them as Ambassadors of India in Japan. Japan is home to around 27,000 Indians, according to the Indian Embassy here. Modi said India was continuously working with the spirit of "Indian solutions-global applications".
MUMBAI - The Internal Complaints Committee of Star India on Sexual Harassment (Star ICC) has written to the anonymous accuser -- who had alleged "sexual exploitation" of women employees -- asking her to reach out to the committee or its external member on allegations made by her in tweets. In a Twitter post on Friday, Star ICC, formed under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act,
NEW DELHI - Blaming the current marketing practice for high oil prices, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday made a strong case for partnership between producers and consumers in the oil market to cut energy cost and provide stability to global economy. "Prime Minister Modi made a strong case for a partnership between the producers and consumers, in the oil market, as it exists in other markets.