Rouhani visits India, signs pact on leasing port

Agreements on a leasing port February 18, 2018 Reporter : BNN NEW DELHI, India - During Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s visit to India, the two countries signed crucial agreements on a leasing port. Officials in India confirmed that the country had signed agreements with Iran on leasing operational control of part of the Iranian east coast port of Chabahar to New Delhi for 18 months. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Rouhani and the leasing agreement giving operational control of Shahid Beheshti port - phase one of the ...Full Story


Beijing offers "financing assistance" for railways modernization

September 9, 2014 Reporter : indiatoday China will set up an industrial park in Gujarat Adding a personal touch to his first visit to India to meet with the new leadership, Chinese President Xi Jingping will be stopping first at Ahmedabad to catch Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his home turf before heading to New Delhi ...Full Story


India on fast growth track under Modi: Osamu Suzuki

October 19, 2014 Reporter : ANI Japanese companies are very enthusiastic about investing in India Tokyo, Oct.18: India is on the fast growth track under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Osamu Suzuki, the Chairman and CEO of the Suzuki Motors told a delegation of visiting Indian parliamentarians here. Interacting ...Full Story


Bribery case against Alstom subsidiary starts in UK

September 11, 2014 Reporter : BigNewsNet Paid around $8.5 million in bribes to win transport contracts in India NEW DELHI - The British subsidiary of French train and turbine maker Alstom has been charged by UK fraud prosecutor of having paid around $8.5 million (nearly Rs 52 crore) in bribes to win transport contracts in India, Poland and ...Full Story


Three get 20 years jail term for raping Japanese tourist

September 4, 2015 Reporter : ANI Rape on the Jaipur-Ajmer National Highway Jaipur, Sept. 4 (ANI): In Rajasthan, three people accused of raping a Japanese tourist on the Jaipur-Ajmer National Highway in February this year were sentenced to 20 years imprisonment by a court on Friday here. Additional District ...Full Story


Plot to blow up Indian airport uncovered

October 7, 2014 Reporter : BigNewsNet Al-Qaida will establish a South Asian wing to protect Muslims KOLKATA, India -- A plot to attack the Kolkata, India, airport and other locations in India to coincide with a Muslim holiday was uncovered by officials. Explosions at the airport in the West Bengal capital of Kolkata, historically ...Full Story


Rabindranath Tagore and Victoria Ocampo

October 24, 2012 Reporter : K. Natwar Singh Tagore`s Last Love Earlier in the week The Asian Age carried a news item about a film being made on the Rabindranath Tagore-Victoria Ocampo friendship. I doubt if the name Ocampo is known to many in India today. Tagore too is ...Full Story


India, Germany hold talks on environment, climate change

January 28, 2015 Reporter : ANI Cooperation between the two nations on issues related to environment New Delhi, Jan 28 (ANI): Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday said that a bilateral meeting is being held between India and Germany aiming at strengthening the cooperation between the two nations on issues related to ...Full Story


Student denied internship in Germany over ‘rape problem’ in India

March 10, 2015 Reporter : BigNewsNet Professor said she was sorry about the emails A professor from Leipzig University in Germany denied internship to an Indian male student citing the "rape problem" in India, but later offered an apology when Germany's ambassador to India intervened and suggested the ...Full Story


Doctor involved in sterilization surgeries in India taken into custody

November 13, 2014 Reporter : ANI Death toll in the sterilization tragedy rose to 13 Bilaspur, (Chhattisgarh), India, Nov. 13 (ANI): Doctor R K Gupta, who conducted sterilization surgeries on 85 women in Chhattisgarh's Bilaspur District, has been taken into custody. Gupta had been suspended on Tuesday on the ...Full Story


Sushma invites UAE to participate in "Make in India"

November 11, 2014 Reporter : ANI India an investment and manufacturing destination Abu Dhabi, Nov. 11 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday invited the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to participate in the 'Make in India' campaign, adding that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has clearly stated that ...Full Story


IOC lifts 14-month ban on India to officially compete in Olympics

February 11, 2014 Reporter : ANI Indian athletes can compete in Sochi under their own flag New Delhi, Feb 11 (ANI): The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has reportedly lifted the 14-month ban on India to officially compete in the Olympics, starting with the Winter Games in Sochi, following the successful completion of ...Full Story


India, Australia agree to further enhance cultural ties

November 18, 2014 Reporter : ANI India and Australia sign agreement A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation in the field of arts and culture was signed between India and Australia here on Tuesday to enhance cultural relations between the two countries. The MoU was signed between Ministry ...Full Story