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Prince Charles celebrates 71st birthday with children in India

Prince of Wales, Charles celebrated his 71st birthday in India's western Mumbai city with schoolchildren on Thursday (November 14). Children sang a birthday song and presented greeting cards to him as he cut a...

Basketball- NBA Commissioner Silver ‘considering’ launch of league in India

He made the comments in Mumbai ahead of India's first-ever NBA games-two preseason games between Sacramento Kings and Indiana Pacers. Silver said he was in discussion with Indian-born owner of Sacramento Kings, Vivek Ranadive, about launching a league. Ranadive said...

India banned onion exports. Now Asia has eye-watering prices

India, the world's biggest seller of the Asian diet staple, has banned exports after extended Monsoon downpours delayed harvests and supplies shrivelled. Last Sunday (September 29) New Delhi banned all exports after local prices jumped to 4,500 rupees ($63.30) per...

Profile of Mahatma Gandhi ahead of his 150th birth anniversary

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in 1869 in Porbandar in India's western state of Gujarat, he was later revered as Mahatma which meant great soul. A lawyer by profession, he led the struggle for India's independence from the British...

Military helicopter drops aid to India flood victims

Heavy rains have killed at least 113 people in India's Uttar Pradesh and Bihar states over the past three days, officials said on Monday. The National Disaster Response Force said about 3,000-4,000 people had been rescued and 19 teams were...

India plastic ban brings cheer to many, despair to some

In an Independence Day speech on August 15, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had urged people and government agencies to "take the first big step" on October 2 towards freeing India of single-use plastic. However, what is being termed as India's...

Dozens dead as heavy rains trigger floods in India

The state, India's largest, has witnessed constant rainfall in recent days and rivers have been flowing several notches above warning levels. On Sunday (September 29) vehicles were abandoned and submerged in flood water while people were being evacuated by the...

Modi tells U.N. India launching campaign to stamp out single-use plastic

"Even as I am addressing you today a very large campaign is being started across the entire country to make India free of single use plastic," Modi, who wants to scrap such plastics by 2022, told the 193-member U.N....

At least 11 dead, thousands evacuated as flash floods hit Western India

More than 28,000 people have been evacuated from low-lying areas and the local administration is on alert for more rain, local official, Deepak Mhaisekar, told Reuters. Pune, which is around 200 kilometres (124 miles) south-west of Mumbai, has received significantly...

I Support Fit India Movement by Narendra Modi Says Khushali Kumar

Gulshan Kumar's daughter Khushali Kumar is all set to make her Bollywood debut opposite R. Madhavan in "Dahi Cheeni" and now the actress fully support the Fit India Movement which helps being a productive member of society. The actress Khushali...
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