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2 days ago
Banana plant extract may help you relish melt-proof ice cream

New York, March 22 (IANS) Love to savour your ice cream in its solid state for longer and hate to see it melt? Scientists have found a solution to this problem in a banana plant extract that they say could be key to a creamier and longer lasting ice cream. The findings showed that adding tiny cellulose fibres extracted from banana plant waste to ice cream could slow melting, increase she...

1 month ago
South African President quits, Ramaphosa is acting President

Johannesburg, Feb 15 (IANS) South African President Jacob Zuma, who survived a string of corruption scandals and harsh court judgments during his nearly nine-year presidency, has quit finally after intense pressure from the ruling African National Congress (ANC). Deputy President and ANC's new leader Cyril Ramaphosa is now the acting President until the National Assembly elects a new Pre...

3 months ago
Telangana varsity hosts global conference on functional materials

Hyderabad, Dec 18 (IANS) Over 200 delegates from 10 countries are attending an international conference on advanced functional materials which kicked-off on Monday at Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies (RGUKT) at Basar in Telangana. Internationally acclaimed scientists came together to discuss and showcase their research findings to researchers from India and abroad at the...

4 months ago
Zuma pledges to protect central bank's independence

Cape Town, Nov 19 (IANS) Amid growing calls to nationalise the central bank, President Jacob Zuma has pledged to protect the independence of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB). South Africa will continue to support institutions that strengthen its democracy and its economy as part of creating the right environment for economic growth and development, Zuma said in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal...

4 months ago
Zacob Juma denies undeclared funds claims

Cape Town, Oct 30 (IANS) South African President Zacob Juma's office has denied claims about his wrongdoing in relation to some undeclared funds. Allegations contained in the reports are misleading and are clearly part of the ongoing smear campaigns against Zuma, Presidential spokesperson Bongani Ngqulunga said on Sunday, Xinhua news agency reported. The Sunday Times newspaper pu...

5 months ago
Mysterious discrepancies spotted in Tillerson's photo with Afghan President

Kabul/Washington, Oct 25 (IANS) An apparent attempt to alter photographs of a meeting between US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Monday at the Bagram Airbase near Kabul has set social media abuzz. Soon after Tillerson's two-hour unannounced visit to Afghanistan on Monday was publicly disclosed, the US Embassy and the office of President Ghani made st...

8 months ago
Zuma reiterates call for radical economic transformation

Cape Town, July 23 (IANS) South African President Jacob Zuma has reiterated his call for radical socio-economic transformation to correct the wrongs of apartheid. South Africa has high rates of unemployment (which hovers around 27 per cent) because of the structure of the economy and labour market -- another direct effect of apartheid, Zuma said on Saturday at the launch of the Truman M...

10 months ago
Indian-origin trio held for S. African medical school scam

Johannesburg, May 16 (IANS) Three Indian-origin persons were arrested here by police for allegedly selling seats to Indian students to study medicine and other health science courses at a university in South Africa. Accused Varsha (44) and Hiteshkumar Bhatt (46) are the owners of Durban's Little Gujarat restaurant while Preshni Hiramun (55) is a former school teacher. The trio ...

11 months ago
Turkey referendum votes could have been manipulated: Report

Ankara, April 18 (IANS) Up to 2.5 million votes could have been manipulated during Turkey's presidential referendum, a number that if revised could reverse the Yes outcome of the vote, a Council of Europe (CoE) electoral observer announced on Tuesday. Several institutions, including monitors from the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), said Sunday's referendum to...

1 year ago
Zambia picks provisional squad for World Cup qualifier

Lusaka (Zambia), Oct 17 (IANS) Zambia's stand-in head coach, Wedson Nyirenda, has announced a 23-member provisional squad of locals to start preparations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier match against Cameroon next month. In a statement posted on the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) website on Sunday, the coach said that the local players will start preparations for the November...

1 year ago
Zuma pays State for upgrades of his private home

Johannesburg, Sep 13 (IANS) As ordered by the Constitutional Court, South African President Jacob Zuma has paid 7.8 million rand ($530,000) to the State for non-security upgrades at his private home, the Presidency announced on Monday. The president raised the amount through a home loan obtained from VBS Mutual Bank on its standard terms, one of the few financial institutions which offer...

1 year ago
Modi lauds Durban's diversity, Indian-origin people's achievements

Durban, July 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday, the second and concluding day of his visit to South Africa, lauded the diversity of the city of Durban and praised the achievements of its people of Indian origin. One of the hallmarks of this beautiful nation is its vibrant diversity., Modi said at a civic reception hosted in his honour by the Mayor of Durban and the India...

1 year ago
Visit to South Africa a pilgrimage for me: Modi

Pietermaritzburg, July 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that his visit to South Africa is like a pilgrimage as he is getting to visit places that are significant to Indian history and Mahatma Gandhi's life. This visit is like a pilgrimage to me as I am getting the opportunity to visit three places that are significant to Indian history and Mahatma Gandhi's life, he ...

1 year ago
Modi, Zuma hold talks after ceremonial welcome in Pretoria

Pretoria, July 8 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday sat down for bilateral talks with South African President Jacob Zuma after a ceremonial welcome accorded to him at the Union Buildings in Pretoria here. Adding renewed vigour to an old friendship. PM @narendramodi & @SAPresident discuss India-SA ties, tweeted the Prime Minister's Office, tagging the photos of bo...

1 year ago
Modi arrives in South Africa

Pretoria, July 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday arrived in South Africa from Mozambique on the second leg of his four-nation African tour. Second leg of PM's Africa tour begins in South Africa. PM lands in Pretoria, the Prime Minister's Office tweeted. South African Minister for International Relations and Cooperation Nkoana Mashabane and Minister for Small Busin...

1 year ago
South Africa targets Indian tourists

Durban, May 14 (IANS) South Africa has identified India as a key focus market for boosting tourism and it will shortly launch an aggressive campaign to attract tourists from there. South African Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom announced this at the INDABA tourism fair here. He said that the country had received more than 80,000 Indian tourists last year and his ministry planned to dedicat...

1 year ago
Thousands of South Africans march to press for Zuma's ouster

Johannesburg, April 28 (IANS) Thousands of South Africans took to the streets across the country to press their demand for President Jacob Zuma's resignation. The protests on Wednesday, organised by over 75 civil organisations, followed a Constitutional Court judgment on March 31 which found that Zuma failed to defend, respect and uphold the constitution by ignoring Public Protector Thul...

1 year ago
Thousands of South Africans march to press for Zuma's resignation

Johannesburg, April 15 (IANS) Thousands of South Africans marched to the Constitutional Court here on Friday to press their demand for President Jacob Zuma's resignation. The march was organised by the opposition Democratic Alliance after the court ruled on March 31 that Zuma failed to uphold the constitution when he did not comply with Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's remedial action ...

1 year ago
Motion to impeach South African President Zuma defeated

Cape Town, April 5 (IANS) A motion to impeach South African President Jacob Zuma, proposed by the opposition, was defeated in parliament on Tuesday. The motion comes after the Constitutional Court, in an unanimous judgment on Thursday, found that Zuma's failure to comply with the remedial action imposed on him by the public protector in her 2014 report on Nkandla was inconsistent with th...

1 year ago
South Africa's Jacob Zuma faces impeachment vote

Cape Town, April 5 (IANS) A day of high drama was expected in the House of Assembly in Cape Town on Tuesday where members of Parliament were to debate a motion to impeach President Jacob Zuma, brought by the Democratic Alliance (DA). The motion comes after the Constitutional Court, in an unanimous judgment on Thursday, found that Zuma's failure to comply with the remedial action imposed ...

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