13 College Students on School Picnic Drown in Western India Monday, February 1st, 2016

NEW DELHI, (AP): Thirteen college students on a school picnic drowned Monday while swimming in the sea in western India, police said. Senior police official Raja Pawar said the 10 female and three male students were swept away when they went into the water in Murud, a beach town about 150..

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Dates for Nepal Prime Minister’s India Visit Being Fixed Thursday, January 28th, 2016

NEW DELHI, (IANS): The dates for Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli's forthcoming visit to India are being fixed, an official said on Thursday. “As you know, when the prime minister (Narendra Modi) congratulated K.P. Sharma Oli in October 2015 on his becoming the prime minister of Nepal, he..

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India nears deal to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets from France Monday, January 25th, 2016

NEW DELHI,(AP): India and France said Monday that they are close to sealing a multibillion euro agreement for New Delhi to purchase 36 Rafale fighter jets. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande made the announcement during a joint news briefing in the Indian..

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French president in India to strengthen strategic ties Sunday, January 24th, 2016

NEW DELHI, (AP): French President Francois Hollande began a three-day visit to India on Sunday that could push a multibillion-dollar deal for combat airplanes and closer cooperation on counterterrorism and clean energy. Hollande landed in the northern city of Chandigarh where Indian Prime Minister..

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French president heads to India for Republic Day visit

CHANDIGARH, India, (AFP): French President Francois Hollande arrives in India on Sunday (Jan 24) hoping to seal a drawn-out defence deal between the two countries as well as hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on global security. Hollande will be chief guest at India's Republic Day parade..

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India a land of opportunities among BRICS countries: Experts Monday, January 18th, 2016

NEW DELHI: India is a land of opportunities among BRICS nations but lack of knowledge about various compliance requirements seem to be posing a challenge to the corporates here, say experts. In recent times, stricter regulatory framework and disclosure requirements have been put in place as part..

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Iran sanctions lifted, India can import oil freely

NEW DELHI, (IANS): With international nuclear sanctions on Iran being lifted on Sunday, India will resume its unrestricted import of oil from the Persian Gulf nation. State-run Indian Oil Corp ( IOCBSE -2.01 %) here told IANS that the possibility of freely importing oil from Iran, to be paid for..

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Startup India: PM Modi’s Action Plan In 10 Points Sunday, January 17th, 2016

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched the Action Plan to facilitate startups in India, announcing a string of concessions and programs to encourage fledgling enterprises. Here are the 10 biggest points from the announcement: Tax exemptions for three years and concessions..

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Villa end winless run, United held Thursday, January 14th, 2016

LONDON, (REUTERS): Aston Villa beat Crystal Palace 1-0 to win a Premier League match for the first time since August while a late goal from Paul Dummett earned a 3-3 draw for Newcastle United against Manchester United on Tuesday. Joleon Lescott’s second-half header, fumbled in by keeper Wayne..

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Nepal beat Sri Lanka 1-0 Bangabandhu Gold Cup

KATHMANDU: Bimal Gharti Magar scored the solitary goal as Nepal registered a 1-0 victory over Sri Lanka in the Bangabandhu Gold Cup today. The win at the Bangabandhu National Stadium ended Nepal’s 11-match winless streak that included two draws and nine losses since their 2-1 victory over India..

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Nepal crisis: solution likely but concerns remain

By Pratim Ranjan Bose, KOLKATA: The good news is the five-month-long anti-constitution Madhesi agitation in the plains of Nepal, bordering the States of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal, may be resolved in a month, leading to resumption of normal trade through the Raxaul (Bihar)-Birgunj (Nepal)..

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