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7 days ago
Former Statesman Editor Sunanda Datta-Ray receives IJA Lifetime Achievement award

London, Nov 28 (IANS) Sunanda Datta-Ray, former editor of The Statesman, was conferred the 2017 IJA Lifetime Achievement Award, instituted by the Indian Journalists' Association in Europe. The IJA award goes to either an Indian foreign correspondent who has worked out of Britain or a British foreign correspondent who has worked out of India. The award was conferred at a dinner i...

28 days ago
40% increase in bilateral trade with India: Vietnamese Ambassador

New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) There has been an over 40 per cent increase in bilateral trade between India and Vietnam in the first nine months of this year compared to the same period last year, Vietnamese Ambassador Ton Sinh Thanh said on Tuesday. He added that this growth was much higher than growth in Vietnam's bilateral trade with any other country and also made India one of the top ten t...

1 month ago
A tryst with destiny: Mark Tully's journey from journalism to short stories

New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) Sir William Mark Tully -- arguably more Indian than most Indians -- had a very British childhood. The acclaimed broadcaster and writer, now in his 80s, once wanted to become a priest and even pursued a degree in theology. But the turn of events was such that he found his way back to India. Journalism wasn't his choice, he says, but destiny willed otherwise. And India, whic...

3 months ago
What does this story say about the 70th anniversary?

This is a true story. I am revisiting it with a purpose: So that it collides head on with the nation's 70th anniversary celebrations. Absolute, undiluted joy on this occasion would require total amnesia of that which accompanied independence: Partition. With some of us, these celebrations will always be tempered with Keats' great dictum: Ay, in the very temple of delight Veil'd m...

3 months ago
'Kadvi Hawa' director wants people to be 'conscious' about environment

New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) National Award winning filmmaker Nila Madhab Panda on Thursday said that his new film Kadvi Hawa is not aimed at scaring people or educating them with facts regarding various environmental issues. He wants to make the audience conscious about the remaining natural resources that humans are left with. Kadvi Hawa, touted to be the first Bollywood film talking about...

4 months ago
Indira Gandhi saw herself as an environmentalist, not politician: Jairam Ramesh

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Indira Gandhi may have been criticised for her policies during her tenure as Prime Minister and called authoritative but what people hardly knows is that she was very much an environmentalist and naturalist, said senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on the life of India's iron lady. The former Union Environment Minister was speaking at an event organised at the ...

4 months ago
'Dunkirk': A Spectacular War Epic

Film: Dunkirk; Director: Christopher Nolan; Cast: Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D'Arcy, Barry Keoghan, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy; Rating: **** With Dunkirk, director Christopher Nolan plunges you directly into an impassive war zone. Mounted on an epic scale and presented in a pragmatic manner, t...

9 months ago
Also For Your Eyes Only: Other writings of 007's flamboyant creator

His name is synonymous with the exploits of the most famous, though fictional, secret agent ever, but apart from this irresistible mixture of fantasies expertly served -- and a last-ditch demonstration of British power -- Ian Fleming had other literary skills up his sleeve. Unfortunately, he had very limited time and opportunity to exhibit them. Largely overshadowed by the 12 James Bond ...

10 months ago
The Foreign Correspondent - a vanishing breed?

Jaipur, Jan 19 (IANS) With social media, intended to bring people around the world closer, ironically serving as instrument of the backlash against globalisation, one prominent casualty is the foreign correspondent who is needed more than ever at a time when there are multiple sources of news, but most scarcely reliable, a panel of top journalists said on Thursday. There is more variety ...

10 months ago
Nepal can't remain a poor country between China and India: Envoy

New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Ambassador of Nepal Deep Kumar Upadhyay on Friday said that Nepal can no longer afford to remain a poor country, sandwiched between the two emerging economies of China and India. Being a landlocked country, it is our right to access the sea from the northern side also. That is why some kind of agreement with government of China (is needed). But I do not know how ...

10 months ago
Nepal can't remain a poor country between China and India: Envoy

New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Ambassador of Nepal Deep Kumar Upadhyay on Friday said that Nepal can no longer afford to remain a poor country, sandwiched between the two emerging economies of China and India. Being a landlocked country, it is our right to access the sea from the northern side also. That is why some kind of agreement with government of China (is needed). But I do not know how ...

10 months ago
Nepal can't remain a poor country between China and India: Envoy

New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Ambassador of Nepal Deep Kumar Upadhyay on Friday said that Nepal can no longer afford to remain a poor country, sandwiched between the two emerging economies of China and India. Being a landlocked country, it is our right to access the sea from the northern side also. That is why some kind of agreement with government of China (is needed). But I do not know how ...

10 months ago
Nepal can't remain a poor country between China and India: Envoy

New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Ambassador of Nepal Deep Kumar Upadhyay on Friday said that Nepal can no longer afford to remain a poor country, sandwiched between the two emerging economies of China and India. Being a landlocked country, it is our right to access the sea from the northern side also. That is why some kind of agreement with government of China (is needed). But I do not know how ...

10 months ago
Nepal can't remain a poor country between China and India: Envoy

New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Ambassador of Nepal Deep Kumar Upadhyay on Friday said that Nepal can no longer afford to remain a poor country, sandwiched between the two emerging economies of China and India. Being a landlocked country, it is our right to access the sea from the northern side also. That is why some kind of agreement with government of China (is needed). But I do not know how ...

10 months ago
Nepal can't remain a poor country between China and India: Envoy

New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Ambassador of Nepal Deep Kumar Upadhyay on Friday said that Nepal can no longer afford to remain a poor country, sandwiched between the two emerging economies of China and India. Being a landlocked country, it is our right to access the sea from the northern side also. That is why some kind of agreement with government of China (is needed). But I do not know how ...

10 months ago
Nepal can't remain a poor country between China and India: Envoy

New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Ambassador of Nepal Deep Kumar Upadhyay on Friday said that Nepal can no longer afford to remain a poor country, sandwiched between the two emerging economies of China and India. Being a landlocked country, it is our right to access the sea from the northern side also. That is why some kind of agreement with government of China (is needed). But I do not know how ...

10 months ago
Nepal can't remain a poor country between China and India: Envoy

New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Ambassador of Nepal Deep Kumar Upadhyay on Friday said that Nepal can no longer afford to remain a poor country, sandwiched between the two emerging economies of China and India. Being a landlocked country, it is our right to access the sea from the northern side also. That is why some kind of agreement with government of China (is needed). But I do not know how ...

10 months ago
Nepal can't remain a poor country between China and India: Envoy

New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Ambassador of Nepal Deep Kumar Upadhyay on Friday said that Nepal can no longer afford to remain a poor country, sandwiched between the two emerging economies of China and India. Being a landlocked country, it is our right to access the sea from the northern side also. That is why some kind of agreement with government of China (is needed). But I do not know how ...

10 months ago
Nepal can't remain a poor country between China and India: Envoy

New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Ambassador of Nepal Deep Kumar Upadhyay on Friday said that Nepal can no longer afford to remain a poor country, sandwiched between the two emerging economies of China and India. Being a landlocked country, it is our right to access the sea from the northern side also. That is why some kind of agreement with government of China (is needed). But I do not know how ...

10 months ago
Nepal can't remain a poor country between China and India: Envoy

New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Ambassador of Nepal Deep Kumar Upadhyay on Friday said that Nepal can no longer afford to remain a poor country, sandwiched between the two emerging economies of China and India. Being a landlocked country, it is our right to access the sea from the northern side also. That is why some kind of agreement with government of China (is needed). But I do not know how ...

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