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4th BIMSTEC Summit in Kathmandu from August 30

Kathmandu, July 16 (IANS) The 4th BIMSTEC Summit will be held here on August 30 and 31, Nepal's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Monday. We have started preparations to ensue the success of the summit, Nepal's Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali told reporters here. Nepal is the current Chair of the BIMSTEC. It is an important regional gathering in Kathmandu after the pr...

6 days ago
Gold worth Rs 3.32 crore seized from Siliguri, four arrested

Siliguri, July 13 (IANS) The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) sleuths have seized around 10.5 kg of gold bearing foreign inscriptions and valued at Rs 3.32 crore and arrested four persons from a hotel in this northern West Bengal town, the agency said on Friday. Based on intelligence inputs, the DRI officers raided the hotel opposite the Central Bus Terminus under Pradhannagar p...

7 days ago
Three member Indian Army delegation to visit China

New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) In a first after last year's Doklam stand-off, a three-member delegation of the Indian Army will be visiting Beijing for talks with its Chinese military counterparts next month to bolster defence ties between the two countries that share a long border, part of which is in dispute. The team will be led by Eastern Army commander Lt. Gen. Abhay Krishna in the secon...

8 days ago
Chinese player HOMTOM appoints product head for India

New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) China-based handset maker HOMTOM that came to India last month on Wednesday announced to appoint Nikhil Bhutani as India Director for its product and operations. Prior to joining HOMTOM, Bhutani has worked as the Regional Head of Ziox Mobile. We emphasise upon bringing superior-quality devices, loaded with latest features, at affordable prices to the In...

8 days ago
Chinese smartphone entrant HOMTOM appoints India head

New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) China-based handset maker HOMTOM that came to India last month on Wednesday announced to appoint Nikhil Bhutani as India Director for its product and operations. Prior to joining HOMTOM, Bhutani has worked as the Regional Head of Ziox Mobile. We emphasise upon bringing superior-quality devices, loaded with latest features, at affordable prices to the In...

9 days ago
Mahajan to take part in South Asian Speakers' Summit

New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan will take part in the third South Asian Speakers' Summit in Colombo on July 11-12 which will discuss ways for promoting regional parliamentary cooperation for sustainable and equitable economic growth. A Lok Sabha Secretariat release said that the delegates will deliberate on various topics under the overall theme of Promoting r...

9 days ago
Delhi's peak power demand breaches 7,000 MW: BSES

New Delhi,, July 10 (IANS) With rains continuing to be elusive, peak power demand in Delhi broke all records on Tuesday to breach the 7,000 megawatt (MW) mark and touch the high of 7,016 MW a little before 3.30 p.m., Delhi electricity distribution company (discom) BSES said. A BSES statement said that Tuesday's figure, which broke the previous record of 6,998 MW created on Monday, marks ...

9 days ago
Literature, art, culture to come alive at Bhutan's Mountain Echoes lit fest

Thimphu, July 10 (IANS) Majestic mountains, coupled with a spiritual setting, makes Bhutan's annual literary extravaganza -- the Mountain Echoes Literary Festival -- an exhilarating experience for its many visitors. But just as the literary world prepares to converge in the Himalayas for 35 sessions spread across five venues over three days, there is an equal music among the residents of...

10 days ago
Delhi's peak power demand at record 6,998 MW, BSES gears up

New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Peak power demand in Delhi broke all records on Monday to touch the highest mark of 6,998 MW, and to meet the unprecedented demand, the two BSES distribution companies (discoms) in the capital said they have taken measures like long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) and banking arrangements with various states, as well as with neighbouring Bhutan. A BSES sta...

11 days ago
DRI seizes 10 kg of smuggled gold in Bengal, 2 held

Kolkata, July 8 (IANS) The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has seized ten kgs of smuggled gold worth Rs 3.18 crore from West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district, a DRI release said on Sunday. Acting on a tip-off, the officials intercepted a car at Fulbari in Siliguri area on Saturday and arrested two persons with the smuggled gold. The officials recovered ten foreign origin go...

12 days ago
Rahul meets Bhutanese PM

New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi met Bhutan's Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay here on Saturday and discussed ways to strengthen the special bond between the two neighbours. Our discussions covered a wide range of subjects including ways to strengthen the special bond our two countries share, Gandhi tweeted. Tobgay was on a three-day visit to India which con...

13 days ago
India, Bhutan reaffirm commitment to hydropower cooperation

New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) As India and Bhutan mark 50 years of diplomatic ties this year, the two sides reaffirmed their commitment to cooperation in the hydropower sector during a meeting between Prime Minster Narendra Modi and his Bhutanese counterpart Tshering Tobgay here on Friday. The two Prime Ministers reviewed the bilateral economic and hydro-power co-operation, including the prog...

13 days ago
India, Bhutan share exemplary relationship: President

New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind said on Friday that India and Bhutan share an exemplary bilateral partnership and the relations between the two countries were unique. Welcoming visiting Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobga at Rashtrapati Bhavan, he said the historical and cultural linkages between the two countries make us natural friends. India and Bhutan...

13 days ago
India, Bhutan discuss strengthening of development partnership

New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) As India and Bhutan mark 50 years of diplomatic ties this year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bhutanese counterpart Tshering Tobgay on Friday discussed ways for strengthening the development partnership between the two countries. Good discussion on further strengthening cooperation in development partnership, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh...

13 days ago
Bengaluru FC sign winger Xisco Hernández

Bengaluru, July 6 (IANS) Bengaluru FC on Friday roped in Spanish winger Francisco 'Xisco' Hernández Marcos on a one-year-deal. The 28-year-old winger, who can also operate as a second striker and a playmaker, becomes the sixth foreigner in the current squad and ninth Spaniard to play for the southern football club since 2013. I'm very grateful for this opportunity of playing for...

15 days ago
Cabinet nod for transfer of SSB land to Arunachal

New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the transfer of a 5.99 acre Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) plot in Tawang to the Arunachal Pradesh government for constructing a multipurpose ground. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh announced the decision after a cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The state government had identified land measurin...

16 days ago
First after Doklam, Chinese soldiers in India to boost military ties

New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) In a first such visit after the Doklam stand-off last year, a high-level Chinese army delegation is in India on a five-day visit to boost ties between the militaries of the two countries that remain pitted against each other on disputed border areas. The 10-member team of the People's Liberation Army, led by its senior commander Lt. General Liu Xiaowu, the Deputy...

16 days ago
Bhutan PM to visit India

New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay will visit India on a three-day visit from July 5 to hold bilateral talks with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, it was announced on Tuesday. According to the External Affairs Ministry, Tobgay will also call on President Ram Nath Kovind. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and other Ministers will also cal...

17 days ago
NITI Aayog for more trade, greater integration of Saarc region

New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Pushing for greater integration in the Saarc region, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Monday said the South Asian region will remain backward until it pushes for greater trade, greater investments and more tourism within the region. He said the South-Asian region was the least integrated region in the world with virtually no intra-regional trade. Kant said ...

21 days ago
Gold worth Rs 1.65 crore seized in Manipur, Bengal

Kolkata, June 28 (IANS) The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has seized around 5.3 kg of gold worth Rs 1.65 crore smuggled from Myanmar in two separate seizures from Manipur and West Bengal's Siliguri, the agency said on Thursday. Acting on inputs, DRI sleuths intercepted a vehicle at Khudenthabi on the Moreh-Imphal road in Manipur and recovered 20 gold bars weighing 3.3 kg in t...

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