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2-Day BJP national executive meet to begin today

 Before the executive meet, BJP chief Amit Shah will hold a meeting with the party office bearers. The National Executive meet will begin in the afternoon. All senior leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in the meeting. Former prime Minister late Atal Bihari Vajpayee will be particularly missed ... Read More »

Bi-annual talks between India’s BSF and Bangladesh’s BGB begin

Director General of Border Security Force (BSF) KK Sharma is representing the Indian side while Director General of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Major General Md Shafeenul Islam is leading Bangladesh in the six days talks.  The meeting is aimed at increasing bilateral cooperation in checking trans-border crimes such as smuggling ... Read More »

4th BIMSTEC Summit to begin in Kathmandu from August 30

Briefing media on the summit, MEA Secretary East Preeti Saran reiterated India’s commitment towards deepening cooperation with BIMSTEC. She added that the summit is an opportunity for India to fulfill key foreign policy priorities. She also shared details about the schedule of the BIMSTEC summit. Read More »

Over 2 million Muslims begin Hajj in Saudi Arabia

The five-day hajj pilgrimage represents one of the world’s biggest gatherings every year. “We are very blessed by Allah to be in this place, and we pray to Allah to make the Islamic nations from the West to the East in a better situation,” said Essam-Eddin Afifi, a pilgrim from ... Read More »

Zimbabweans begin voting in first election since Mugabe’s removal

The hotly-anticipated election pits the new look ruling Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front under Emmerson Mnangagwa against at least fifty other parties, although the main challenge is expected to come from an alliance led by Nelson Chamisa’s Movement for Democratic Change (MDC). Both men have been campaigning hard across the length and ... Read More »

19th Kargil Vijay Diwas celebrations begin

The 19th Kargil Vijay Diwas celebrations began at the Drass War Memorial in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday morning. The Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated for three days; from 24th July till 26th July; every year, to commemorate India’s emphatic victory against Pakistan. It remembers the supreme sacrifice of 500 ... Read More »

International Yoga Day celebrations begin in US

In New York, people gathered at the Governors Island in the backdrop of the iconic Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline to participate in the Yoga Day commemoration organised by the Consulate General of India. The two-hour event ‘Let Yoga Govern Your Life’ organised on Saturday by the Consulate General ... Read More »

Trump and Kim Jong-Un begin historic talks in Singapore ​

US President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un of North Korea today made history by becoming the first sitting US and North Korean leaders to meet and hold formal talks. The historic meeting took place in Singapore’s Sentosa Island at the Capella hotel. The two leaders shook hands firmly when ... Read More »

PM Modi to begin 3-nation visit today

The two leaders have held several bilateral meetings and have also met on the sidelines of multilateral fora like India-ASEAN summits and East Asia summits. Prime Minister’s first official engagement would be a visit to the Kalibata Heroes Cemetry in South Jakarta, where he would  pay homage to the Indonesian ... Read More »

PM Modi to begin 3-nation visit tomorrow

The two leaders have held several bilateral meetings and have also met on the sidelines of multilateral fora like India-ASEAN summits and East Asia summits. Prime Minister’s first official engagement would be a visit to the Kalibata Heroes Cemetry in South Jakarta, where he would  pay homage to the Indonesian ... Read More »

Army Chief to begin 4-day crucial visit to Sri Lanka today

The Army said Gen Rawat will hold talks with top political and military leadership of Sri Lanka and explore new areas of military-to-military cooperation between the ground forces of the two countries. The visit assumes significance in light of India’s persistent efforts to strengthen the existing bonds of friendship and ... Read More »

Panchayat polls begin in West Bengal

The counting for the The single-phase polls will take place on May 17. The polls will be the last major elections in the state before the next year’s Lok Sabha polls. The Supreme Court had on May 10 directed the State Election Commission to ensure “free and fair” panchayat elections ... Read More »