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,
NEW DELHI - Declaring that the current $5 billion annual India-Israel trade required to be boosted, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday invited Israeli companies to invest in India to help boost its development. Addressing an India-Israel Business Summit here in the presence of visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Modi said that increaisng bilateral trade with a hi-tech economy like Israel was not only diplomatic but...
JAIPUR - Despite a series of modifications being made in the controversial film "Padmavati" including its renaming as "Padmavat", the Karni Sena on Friday again raised a demand for a complete ban on film. Speaking to media here, Karni Sena observer Lokendra singh Kalvi said that filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali should forget dreaming about the film's release. "All efforts of Bhansali and CBFC (Central Board of Film Certification)
NEW DELHI - India on Thursday signed a loan agreement worth $40 million with the World Bank for "UP Pro-Poor Tourism Development Project" aimed at increasing tourism-related benefits for local communities in Uttar Pradesh. The total project cost is around $57.14 million, out of which $40 million will be financed by the World Bank, and the remaining amount will be funded out of the state budget, a union Finance Ministry statement said.
ISLAMABAD - Some 21 months after he was arrested and repeatedly denied consular access, Pakistan on Friday allowed alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, sentenced to death by a military court, to meet his mother and wife on December 25. Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad Faisal told the media that "complete security will be provided to the visitors and a diplomat from the Indian High Commission will be allowed to accompany them".