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BJP MP Om Birla elected as Lok Sabha Speaker unopposed

All major political parties including  Congress, DMK, TMC, BJD, TDP, YSR Congress, JD(U) and Shiv Sena supported the motion moved by Prime Minister and Leader of the House, Narendra Modi to choose Om Birla as the Lok Sabha Speaker.  Later,  Pro-tem speaker Dr Virendra Kumar declared Om Birla as the Speaker. Prime ... Read More »

Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Yury Trutnev on India Visit

India Russia business tie has been hugely tilted favouring defence sector traditionally. With changing times, both the countries are exploring new avenues of collaborations. The business program of the outreach session in Mumbai provided participants with information on existing investment opportunities in the region and preferences for investors. This time ... Read More »

Election of new Lok Sabha Speaker to be held today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah and Nitin Gadkari proposed the name of MP Om Birla. The parties including BJD, Shiv Sena, Akali Dal, LJP, YSR Congress, JD(U) and AIADMK have supported his nomination.  Congress has also moved a motion supporting the ruling party candidate ... Read More »

Nepal: Number of programmes organised to celebrate International Day of Yoga.

Embassy of India in Kathmandu organised a programme on Yoga Day. The event started with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s message on International Day of Yoga.  Besides school students, officials of Indian Embassy and their family members, a large number of Yoga enthusiasts from Nepal, China, United Kingdom, Australia and other countries also participated in the programme. ... Read More »

Japan issues post-quake tsunami warning for Yama-gata & Nigata

Officials immediately stopped bullet train services in the region as a precautionary measure, according to public broadcaster NHK, which also said, around 200 households were without power. The meteorological agency said some waves were expected to have already reached some coastlines of Yamagata and Niigata, in the northwest of the ... Read More »

Hong Kong: Protestors call for city’s leader to step down

Hong Kong’s chief executive apologized to the public on Sunday after a surprisingly large and defiant crowd poured onto the streets and converged on government offices. Protesters have filled the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday and surrounded the Legislative Council. Organizers said nearly two million people joined the rally. ... Read More »