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Modi leaves for Japan to boost defence, energy ties

India's new prime minister Narendra Modi
INDIA'S new Prime Minister Narendra Modi left on Saturday (August 30) for a trip to Japan aimed at strengthening ties with counterpart Shinzo Abe and boosting trade between Asia's second and third largest economies. The two leaders, both elected on a pledge to revive their countries' economies, also share an interest in shoring up regional alliance...




Australian PM to visit India for potential uranium deal

AUSTRALIA'S Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Friday (August 29) he will visit India next week, where he will reportedly sign an agreement allowing the export of uranium to the nuclear-armed South Asian nation. It will be Abbott's fi More News »

India's work-shy bureaucrats face attendance tracking

INDIA'S new government is trying to tackle the culture of absenteeism among the country's notoriously work-shy bureaucrats by tracking their attendance in the office online, a report said on Friday (August 29). Prime Minister Narendra More News »

Pakistan made a 'spectacle' of bilateral talks, says Modi

PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Friday (August 29) accused Pakistan of having made a “spectacle” of India's efforts to pursue warmer relations following the recent cancellation of bilateral talks. Modi made the charge as he br More News »

Tower Hamlets festival celebrates "Bangla drama"

Classic plays from Tagore and Shakespeare will be given a fresh makeover as part of the Season of Bangla Drama festival.  The month long event will see 15 adaptations brought to audiences across Tower Hamlets, including Oscar Wilde’ More News »
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