India, Cuba stand for South-South cooperation

Havana [Cuba]: Both India and Cuba have strong and friendly relations and stood for South-South cooperation respectively, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said here on Friday. Briefing media on President Ram Nath Kovind‘s visit to Cuba, MEA Secretary (East) Preeti Saran said, “We have very strong, cordial and friendly relations with Cuba. We are both founding members of Non-Aligned Movement (NAM). Both have stood for South-South solidarity.” […]

Ex-South Korean PM passes away

Seoul [South Korea]: Former two-time South Korean Prime Minister Kim Jong-pil died at the age of 92 on Saturday morning. Kim reportedly died due to age-related illnesses. An aide said that the former president died at around 8:15 am (local time), Yonhap News Agency reported. He was taken to Soonchunhyang University Hospital in Seoul from his residence in Shindang-dong locality, where he […]

President Kovind highlights importance of South-South cooperation

Havana [Cuba]: President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday spoke on the issue of global cooperation and stressed on the importance of South-South cooperation. President while addressing a gathering at the University of Havana, said,” I have chosen to speak on the theme of India and global South as it happens to be central to both Indian & Cuban foreign […]

President Kovind pays homage to ex-Cuban PM

Havana [Cuba]: President Ram Nath Kovind along with First Lady Savita Kovind began their state visit to Cuba by paying homage to former Cuban prime minister Fidel Castro in Santiago de Cuba. Earlier today, President Kovind was received by Cuban officials at the Jose Martí International Airport. “Honoured to begin my state visit to Cuba […]

Kerala CM denied appointment with PM Modi for fourth time

New Delhi : For the fourth time in a row, the Prime Minister’s Office has once again denied appointment to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Senior sources of Pinarayi Vijayan‘s office on Thursday informed that the PMO has refused to give an appointment for the Chief Minister and all-party delegation. The party delegation was planning to […]

China expected to relax sanctions on N. Korea

Beijing : Following North Korean leader Kim Jong-un‘s recent visit to China, Beijing plans to ease sanctions on Pyongyang in order to boost bilateral economic cooperation. The move of relaxing sanctions is particularly expected in the fields of aviation and tourism. The authorities of Xian, the capital of Shaanxi Province, have apparently decided to open a direct aviation route to Pyongyang in July this year, Yonhap […]

UP Health Min seeks allotment of bungalows vacated by Mulayam, Akhilesh

Lucknow : Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Sidharth Nath Singh has requested Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, seeking allotment of bungalow either vacated by former chief minister and Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav or his father Mulayam Singh Yadav. In a letter dated May 31, the Uttar Pradesh Health Minister has said that he be allotted either Bungalow No 4 (vacated by Akhilesh Yadav) or Bungalow […]

President Kovind approves imposition of Governor’s rule in J-K

  New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday approved the imposition of Governor’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir, with an immediate effect. Yesterday, Governor Narinder Nath Vohra forwarded his report to the President of India for the imposition of Governor’s Rule under Section 92 of the Constitution. This came after Mehbooba Mufti resigned as Jammu and Kashmir‘s Chief Minister following the Bharatiya Janata […]

India, France to boost student exchange programme

Paris [France]: India and France will work on strengthening their student exchange programme, confirmed the External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj. The two countries aim at increasing the number of students through such programmes by 2020. “We remain committed to work upon set agreements and aim at doubling up the number of student exchanges by 2020,” Sushma Swaraj said on Tuesday while addressing the Indian students […]

Won’t allow a repeat of 2014 in 2019: Shiv Sena

New Delhi : Shiv Sena on its 52 Anniversary tore into Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government. Accusing its alliance partner of doing injustice with the nation at various fronts, the Uddhav Thackrey helmed party, in its mouthpiece Saamna made clear that it would opt out of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA). Shiv Sena, in […]

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