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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 [...]

Who Will Be the Next UN Secretary-General?

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Who Will Be the Next UN Secretary-General?

Three days of informal briefings came to an end Thursday after nine candidates for the position of the next United Nations Secretary-General answered all together some 800 questions from the UN membership and the public on how, if selected, they would lead the world body. The current Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was appointed for a second [...]

Exhibition of Presidential Cars Opens at National Mall

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Exhibition of Presidential Cars Opens at National Mall

The Historic Vehicle Association (HVA) announced Monday that its second Cars at the Capital exhibition on the National Mall in Washington, DC will feature two iconic presidential automobiles. These are: President Taft’s 1909 White Steam Car, the first White House limousine; and the 1962 Willys ‘Jeep’ CJ-6 President Reagan used at the Reagan Ranch in [...]

John Kerry to Discuss Trans-Pacific Partnership

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John Kerry to Discuss Trans-Pacific Partnership

The Pacific Council on International Policy will host a foreign policy address by U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry on April 12, 2016, at an event in downtown Los Angeles. Secretary Kerry will discuss the national security opportunities of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. “Those of us in Los [...]

India to Record Over 7% Economic Growth: Arun Jaitley

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India to Record Over 7% Economic Growth: Arun Jaitley

The Finance Minister of India, Arun Jaitley, says that despite adverse global headwinds, India is all set to record a growth of 7–7.5%. Jaitley was speaking at The Growth Net event that started in New Delhi Thursday. In his remarks at the opening plenary session, Jaitley said that India is a high growth market and [...]

NATO Secretary General to Meet Barack Obama

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NATO Secretary General to Meet Barack Obama

NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg will visit the United States from Monday 4 April to Thursday 7 April 2016. On Monday, according to a NATO statement, Stoltenberg will meet with the President of the United States, Barack Obama at the White House. He also will have meetings with other senior U.S. Government officials. On Tuesday, [...]

What Narendra Modi Says About Nuclear Terrorism

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What Narendra Modi Says About Nuclear Terrorism

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, made an intervention Friday during the dinner hosted by US President Barack Obama, on the theme of nuclear security threat perceptions. Appreciating the US President for putting the spotlight on nuclear security, Modi said he had, by doing so, done great service to global security. Referring to the [...]

What Narendra Modi Tells the People of Bihar

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What Narendra Modi Tells the People of Bihar

After facing a crushing defeat in the recent assembly election in Bihar, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is still trying to woo the Bihar voters. Today, Modi greeted the people of Bihar, on Bihar Diwas. “बिहार के स्थापना दिवस पर बिहार के सभी लोगों को मेरी शुभकामनाएं। Bihar Diwas greetings to the people of Bihar,” [...]