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An Indian-founded organisation rehabilitates Syrian refugees in Germany

New Delhi: As Europe continues to grapple with the problem of refugees fleeing war-torn Syria, an organisation founded by an Indian is helping a small town in Germany in rehabilitating these people. R Ventures Foundation, registered in Amsterdam, is helping the university town of Heidelberg in the German state of Baden-Wurttemberg in rehabilitating the Syrian refugees

MJ Akbar calls charges wild and false, mum on quitting

New Delhi: Defying widespread calls for his ouster over multiple charges of sexual harassment, Indian Union Minister M.J. Akbar on Sunday termed the allegations “wild and baseless” and questioning their timing and vowed to take legal action against the accusers. As the #MeToo movement gained momentum in the country, around a dozen women journalists accused Akbar

Cyclone Titli: Nearly 300,000 people evacuated in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: As many as 300,000 people have been evacuated in the eastern Indian state of Odisha on Wednesday in view of severe cyclonic storm Titli, which is likely to hit the Odisha-Andhra Pradesh coast on Thursday morning. The people have been evacuated from vulnerable areas in Ganjam, Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara and Khordha districts. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik

India going through major transformation: Modi

Dehradun: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said India is going through major social and economic changes and the resultant New India will prove to be a catalyst for global growth. “India is witnessing rapid economic and social changes. The country is going through a big transformation. We are marching towards a New India,” Modi

Indian man faces jail in Singapore, caning over bid to extort bank

Singapore: A 35-year-old Indian national faces a jail term of 2-5 years and caning over his bid to extort half a million dollars from Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore, the media reported on Wednesday. According to court papers, Nagarajan Balajee had allegedly threatened to publish a libel concerning Aalishaan Zaidi, 47, the global head of digital

Noted Indian musician Balabhaskar dies week after car crash

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala musician and violinist Balabhaskar, who was seriously injured along with his wife in a road accident last week, died here in the early hours of Tuesday, informed sources said. He died at 12.55 a.m., according to sources in the hospital in which he was admitted. The accident took place last Tuesday at Pallipuram on

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Harvard University professor Gita Gopinath appointed IMF chief economist

United Nations: Eminent academic and economic adviser to the Kerala government, Gita Gopinath, was appointed on Monday as Director of the International Monetary Fund’s Research Department. Announcing the appointment, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde called her “one of the world’s outstanding economists with impeccable academic credentials, a proven track record of intellectual leadership and extensive

Modi vows ‘befitting reply’ to India’s enemies

New Delhi: In a veiled warning to Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said Indian soldiers will give a “befitting reply” to whosoever attempts to ruin peace and progress in India. While India fiercely believed in peace, it would not compromise with its honour and sovereignty at “any cost”, he said. Modi’s remarks came in

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Trump says India a free nation lifting millions out of poverty

United Nations: US President Donald Trump on Tuesday held up India as an example to the world of a country that has successfully lifted millions out of poverty while upholding freedoms. Addressing the General Assembly on Monday, he said India was part of a “beautiful constellation” of countries working for a common future. “There is India,

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