India court sends 13 men to jail over gang rape of tribal woman

Published on Sep 21 2014 // Featured, India
India court sends 13 men to jail over gang rape of tribal woman
Indian activists hold candles as they participate in a vigil to protest against the gang rape and murder of a teenager in Kolkata in this file photo. AFPKOLKATA — An Indian court on Saturday sentenced 13 people, including a village headman, to 20 years in jail for gang-raping a tribal woman as a punishment...

India’s medical tourism sector attracts patients from Gulf

Published on Sep 17 2014 // Featured, India, Special
India’s medical tourism sector attracts patients from Gulf
Dubai: India’s medical tourism sector, set to generate USD 2 billion, has evinced growing interest from patients from Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries due to excellent treatment skills of Indian doctors and low cost. The Indian medical tourism industry is projected to reach USD 2 billion...

Maneka Gandhi Expresses Concern Over India’s Massive Beef Export

Published on Sep 14 2014 // India
Maneka Gandhi Expresses Concern Over India’s Massive Beef Export
JAIPUR: Union Minister Maneka Gandhi today expressed concern about India being the world’s largest beef exporter and claimed that the money from illegal animal slaughter is being used for perpetrating acts of terrorism. “We are the largest beef exporters in the world and also killing them...

Barack Obama looking forward to welcoming PM Narendra Modi: US official

Published on Sep 09 2014 // Featured, India, World
Barack Obama looking forward to welcoming PM Narendra Modi: US official
US President Barack Obama (left) and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Photo: AP/DC)Washington: US President Barack Obama is looking forward to welcoming Prime Minister Narendra Modi to White house later this month, a senior US official has said on Monday. “President Obama looks forward to...

India, Germany to cooperate in skill development, waste management, river cleaning

Published on Sep 08 2014 // Featured, India, World
India, Germany to cooperate in skill development, waste management, river cleaning
Union Minister for Urban Development M. Venkaiah Naidu and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier at a meeting in New Delhi (Photo: PTI)New Delhi: India and Germany on Monday agreed to prepare a roadmap for cooperation in skill development, solid waste management and cleaning of rivers as visiting...

Modi visits flood-affected Kashmir; toll reaches 175

Published on Sep 08 2014 // Featured, India, Special
Modi visits flood-affected Kashmir; toll reaches 175
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi (3rd R) walks with senior army officials after his arrival in Jammu on Sunday. (Reuters)SRINAGAR: The death toll from serious flooding in Indian-administered Kashmir climbed to 175 on Sunday, with homes, military bases and hospitals inundated in the region’s...

KTT Jeddah Dream Project Herald on a Promising Note

Published on Sep 04 2014 // Featured, Gulf, India
KTT Jeddah Dream Project Herald on a Promising Note
FOUNDATION FOR A JUST CAUSE: Core committee members of Khak-e-Taiba Trust (KTT) pose for a group photo with the chief-guest Syed Ahmed Pasha Qadri, member of the Telangana State Legislative Assembly, after laying-down the foundation stone for the extension of Muhaddis-e-Deccan School of Hyderabad recently....

2,20,000 Indians granted Saudi visa in one month

Published on Sep 03 2014 // Featured, India
2,20,000 Indians granted Saudi visa in one month
Dubai, September 03: Over 2,20,000 Indians, mostly domestic helpers and labourers, have been granted visas by Saudi Arabia in one month, officials said. “Since we resumed bringing in Indian workers at the end of Ramadan, the number of visas has reached 2,20,000,” Ahmad Al Fuhaid, the labour...

Indian start-up launches shoes that show you the way

Published on Sep 01 2014 // Featured, India, Special, World
Indian start-up launches shoes that show you the way
SMART SHOES: CEO of Ducere Technologies, Krispian Lawrence poses with the inner soles, left, and a pair of GPS-enabled smart sports shoes, to be marketed under the name ‘LeChal’ in Hyderabad. (AFP)AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE NEW DELHI: “Wizard of Oz” heroine Dorothy only had to click her ruby red slippers...

New Delhi takes steps to end corruption in hospitals

Published on Aug 24 2014 // India
NEW DELHI: The Indian government on Saturday ordered a review of activities at all state-owned hospitals to end what the health minister called systemic corruption, as part of the new administration’s crackdown on malpractice in the health care sector. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has...

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