WASHINGTON - Prominent Indian-American lawmakers have criticised US President Donald Trump after he signed a memo instructing the Defence Department to stop accepting transgender people into the armed forces. The presidential memorandum signed on Friday officially requested the Pentagon to develop an implementation plan for the ban by February 21, 2018, to be put in place on March 23, 2018.
NEW DELHI - Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday announced that the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) will be converted into the most advanced and modern transport service at par with world-class transport services. He made the announcement while giving away Annual Road Safety Awards where he awarded 37 DTC drivers for Safe Bus Operation and 15 former employees of different posts for their excellent services...
WASHINGTON - Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached White House on Monday afternoon where US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump welcomed him. Modi called the "immense warmth" by the White House as an honour for 1.25 billion Indians. "The way I have been welcomed by the President and the First Lady is the honour for 125 billion Indians," Modi said at the White House.
BEIJING - Lack of dialogue between India and China has led to gaps that have been filled with "innuendos" while the talks "have not kept pace with the fast-paced developments of the last half-century", Indian Envoy Vijay Gokhale said on Saturday. "We have seen that gaps in understanding due to lack of dialogue are quickly filled by innuendo. Yet, we have also seen in this very relationship that both sides have the wisdom and maturity to...
NEW DELHI - Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said he will hold in-depth discussions with President Donald Trump during his visit to the United States and hoped to build a forward-looking vision for partnership with the new administration. In a statement before his forthcoming visit to Portugal, the US and the Netherlands, the Prime Minister said the visits were aimed at enhancing bilateral engagement in various areas.
NEW DELJI - Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Portugal and The Netherlands on his way to and from the US trip on June 26 when he will meet President Donald Trump. Modi will be in Lisbon on June 24 when he will hold talks with Indian-origin Prime Minister Antonio Costa, who was in India last year for the Pravasi Bharti day in Bengaluru, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay, told the weekly media briefing here.
NEW DELHI - The Delhi Police has been placed on high alert, and has asked its counterparts across India to tighten security after receiving an intelligence tip-off warning of a terror attack on crowded public spaces, a senior police officer said on Monday. "The Delhi Police Special cell has issued an advisory to all security agencies across the country to beef up the security measures at interstate bus terminals, railway stations, five star hotels,
BENGALURU - Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday said the government was forcing everyone into silence and that people were threatened and/or beaten up in case they tried to speak the truth. He said thousands of journalists in the country are not being allowed to write what they wish to write. "Anybody who attempts to say the truth, or stand by truth, is pushed aside in different forms. The Dalits are beaten up;
NEW DELHI - A four-month-old Pakistani boy suffering from a serious heart ailment will get a fresh lease of life as External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj offered him a medical visa on humanitarian grounds. Rohaan, a resident of Lahore, has a hole in his heart and would now get treatment at Noida's Jaypee Hospital. Due to the tensions between India and Pakistan, Rohaan's parents were unable to get a medical visa for their child's treatment...
NEW DELHI - An Indian hailing from Telengana who was fired upon in California earlier this week is now out of danger, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has said. "I have received the report from our Consulate in San Francisco," Sushma Swaraj tweeted late on Thursday night. "The victim Mubeen Ahmed works at a gas station. A gunman demanded money from Mubeen and then fired at him," she said.