he new High Commissioner of the Republic of India to Uganda, Mr. A. Ajay KUMAR today morning paid a courtesy call on Hon. Henry Okello ORYEM, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs: International Cooperation of the Republic of Uganda.The Minister congratulated the High Commissioner upon his appointment and lauded India’s commitment to the two countries’ bilateral relations demonstrated by the decision to send their new envoy to Uganda despite the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. He stressed that the two countries, which shared the struggle for independence, have enjoyed cordial relations dating back to the period before the Second World War Hon. Oryem further remarked that Uganda is an open economy with a conducive climate for Investors and International Business Ope...
The Air India Express Boeing 737, on a special flight from Dubai to bring back Indians stranded overseas by the coronavirus pandemic, overshot the runway at Kozhikode in Kerala state late Friday, plunged down an embankment and broke up, according to first accounts.
"Fuel had leaked out so it was a miracle that the plane did not catch fire, the toll could have been much higher," one senior emergency official at the scene said.
Passenger Renjith Panangad, 34, recalled the plane touching the ground and then everything went "blank".
"After the crash, the emergency door opened and I dragged myself out somehow," he told AFP from a hospital bed in Kozhikode.
"The front part of the plane was gone -- it was completely gone. I don't know how I made it but I'm grateful. I am still shaken...
KOTTOYAM, INDIA --- Kottayam on Monday recorded its first COVID-19 related death as a 72-year-old Parathodu native died at the Government Medical College (GMC) here.
The person, who had contracted the virus from an unknown source, had been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the GMC in Kottayam with severe fever and viral pneumonia on July 6 and was tested positive three days later. His condition remained critical since the admission and the hospital authorities declared his death on Monday morning.
The deceased, an autorickshaw driver, had first approached Government Taluk hospital in Kanjirappally late last month with fever and visited the hospital again for follow-up consultations on July 2 and 4.
With no travel history and no known contacts with COVID patients or peo...
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, the Indian actress and former Miss World long touted as the ‘world’s most beautiful woman” has tested positive for COVID-19. The news was shared in a tweet from the 46-year-old star’s actor husband, Abhishek Bachchan, who revealed that the couple’s 8-year-old daughter, Aaradhya, also has COVID-19.
Just a day earlier, Bachchan, had disclosed that he and his 77-year-old father, Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan, had tested positive after experiencing mild symptoms.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, the Indian actress and former Miss World long touted as the ‘world’s most beautiful woman”
Aishwarya and Aaradhya have also tested COVID-19 positive. They will be self quarantining at home. The BMC has been updated of their situation and are doing the needful.The ...
NEW DELHI — Indian TikTok users awoke Tuesday to a notice from the popular short-video app saying the company was working to comply with an India government ban on dozens of Chinese apps amid a military standoff between the two countries.
While service in India was suspended, the ban was largely symbolic since the apps can’t be automatically erased from devices where they’ve already been downloaded. The move was a response to a border clash with China where 20 Indian soldiers died earlier this month, digital experts said.
“They want to send a message. This is a decision based on a geopolitical situation,” said digital rights activist Nikhil Pahwa.
Indian protesters have been calling for a boycott of Chinese goods since the June 15 confrontation in the remote Karakoram mountain b...
Eight Indian policemen have been killed, and seven more injured, in an encounter with gang members, reports say.
The officers were fired upon during a raid in search of a notorious local gangster in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh.
The gangster, Vikas Dubey, is accused in 60 criminal cases for various offences, including attempted murder.
At least one of the injured police officers is believed to be critical.
The incident took place early on Friday morning in a village in Kanpur district.
Police told ANI news agency that the gang members escaped, but two of the men were killed in a separate shootout when officers pursued them. Two policemen were also injured in the second incident.
A deputy superintendent, three sub-inspectors and four constables were among the offic...
India has opened up its vast railway sector to private companies, allowing firms to operate trains on certain routes, in a bid to boost its stuttering, virus-hit economy.
The 167-year-old train network carries 20 million passengers daily but is plagued by deadly accidents, rickety infrastructure, lack of modern amenities and poor investment.
In an announcement late Wednesday, the railway ministry said it would now permit businesses to run trains along 109 routes, inviting bids from firms weeks after New Delhi opened up coal mining to the private sector.
"This is the first initiative of private investment for running passenger trains over Indian Railways network," the ministry said in a statement.
"The objective of this initiative is to introduce modern technology rolling stock...
LOBAMBA, eSwatini, June 27, 2020/ -- Yesterday, Prime Minister Ambrose Dlamini was at the Central Medical Stores (CMS) in Matsapha to receive, on behalf of His Majesty King Mswati III, medical supplies from the Republic of India. The PM is also touring the facility which supplies over 400 health facilities on a monthly basis.
Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)Most Kenyans and Nigerians have confidence in President Donald Trump, according to data released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center.While international confidence in Trump's handling of world affairs has flagged across Europe and most of the rest of the world, opinions of the US President remained mostly positive in two of Africa's most populous countries, the research finds.
Sixty-five percent of Kenyans and 58% of Nigerians believe Trump "will do the right thing regarding world affairs," it finds. By
contrast, trust in Trump dips in the other two African countries
polled, with just 12% of those in Tunisia -- in the continent's north --
and 42% of South Africans confident of his global decisions, polls
show. Kenyans, Nigerians and South Africans also fa...