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Muslims Oppose Donald Trump’s Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

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Muslims Oppose Donald Trump’s Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, has welcomed remarks by President Barack Obama rebuking Donald Trump for his repeated use of anti-Muslim rhetoric and said such rhetoric undermines American values. CAIR also invited the presumptive GOP presidential nominee to a Ramadan fast-breaking meal (iftar) to hear American Muslims [...]

Need to Improve Quality of Education: President of India

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Need to Improve Quality of Education: President of India

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee received the first copy of a book titled “The Education President” Wednesday at a function held in Rashtrapati Bhavan. He received the book from Vice President, Mohammad Hamid Ansari who formally released it. The book highlights President Mukherjee’s contribution to the field of higher education as Visitor to 116 [...]

Narendra Modi: Government Will Eliminate Corruption

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Narendra Modi: Government Will Eliminate Corruption

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, said Sunday that corruption has troubled India for long, and his government is determined to eliminate it. Modi was interacting with the Indian community in Doha, shortly before leaving for Geneva on Sunday evening. Modi is currently visiting Afghanistan, State of Qatar, Switzerland, United States of America, and [...]

Should Narendra Modi Address the US Congress?

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Should Narendra Modi Address the US Congress?

The U.S. administration had denied visa to Narendra Modi in view of the allegations of human rights violations against him in the 2002 incidents of riots and carnage. By Rakesh Raman The jet-setting Prime Minister (PM) of India, Narendra Modi, is flying again. Now, he will be visiting Afghanistan, State of Qatar, Switzerland, United States [...]

Helen Aguirre Ferré to Handle Hispanic Media for Republicans

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Helen Aguirre Ferré to Handle Hispanic Media for Republicans

Republican National Committee (RNC) chairman Reince Priebus announced Wednesday that Helen Aguirre Ferré will serve as the RNC’s director of Hispanic Communications. According to RNC, Helen is a seasoned journalist who will be responsible for heading up communications efforts focused on the Hispanic community, and brings more than 25 years of communications and media relations [...]

Vladimir Putin Visits Mount Athos in Greece

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Vladimir Putin Visits Mount Athos in Greece

Vladimir Putin visited Mount Athos on Saturday. The Russian President’s visit is timed to coincide with celebrations of 1,000 years of the Russian monastic presence in Mount Athos. In Karyes, the administrative centre of Mount Athos, Vladimir Putin attended a prayer service in the Assumption Cathedral with Protoepistat Paul and the brethren and addressed those [...]

Modi Gifts Persian Translation of Ramayana in Iran

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Modi Gifts Persian Translation of Ramayana in Iran

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, gifted Monday the supreme leader of Iran Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Hosseini Khamenei a specially commissioned reproduction of a rare seventh-century manuscript of the Holy Quran attributed to Hazrat Ali, the fourth caliph. Written in Kufic script, this manuscript is stated to be a prized possession of the Ministry [...]

Narendra Modi Visits Gurudwara in Tehran

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Narendra Modi Visits Gurudwara in Tehran

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, paid respects to the Guru Granth Sahib at the Bhai Ganga Singh Sabha Gurudwara, shortly after arriving in Tehran on Sunday. He was presented with a Saropa and a Talwar. Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister complimented the Sikh community in Tehran for keeping rich heritage and traditions [...]

Intelligent Operations Centre Launched in India

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Intelligent Operations Centre Launched in India

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, inaugurated Thursday an Intelligent Operations Centre (IOC) in Rashtrapati Bhavan and launched a mobile app ‘Monitor’ for transformation of President’s Estate into a smart township at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Speaking on the occasion, the President said that President’s Secretariat follows a value-oriented governance model that is [...]

Samantha Power to Receive Henry Kissinger Prize

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Samantha Power to Receive Henry Kissinger Prize

The American Academy in Berlin will award the 2016 Henry A. Kissinger Prize to the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Samantha Power. Both Ambassador Power and former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger will attend the award ceremony at the Academy on June 8, 2016. The prize, which is awarded annually to [...]

Is Yoga an Exercise for All Religions?

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Is Yoga an Exercise for All Religions?

Yoga being a passive exercise makes you lazy and lethargic, although modern Yogis try to falsely convince themselves that they are getting healthier. By Rakesh Raman Yoga is largely a Hindu-only exercise, as it was first practiced in ancient India by Hindu Sanyasis (or ascetics) as part of their lifelong practice of self-denial. However, the [...]

India: Civil Servants or Uncivil Masters?

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India: Civil Servants or Uncivil Masters?

Civil servants in India are so unskilled that their behaviour spews uncivil tantrums. Now, they are uncivil masters of the Indian masses. By Rakesh Raman If after even seven decades of its independence, India is still an underdeveloped country, it is mainly because politicians and bureaucrats (also called civil servants) are clueless about the evolving [...]

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