Monthly Archives August 2016

The first commercial flight between the United States and Cuba since 1961 lands in Santa Clara,

Santa Clara (Cuba), August 31 (News India)- The first commercial flight between the US and Cuba in more than a half century landed today in the central city of Santa Clara, re-establishing regular air service severed at the height of the Cold War. Cheers broke out in the cabin of JetBlue flight 387 as the […]

‘Lift ban on religious headgear of basketball players’

Washington, August 31 (News India)- Over 50 interfaith and advocacy organisations have called on the International Basketball Federation to lift its ban on religious headgear that bars Muslim, Sikh and Jewish athletes from competing on a professional level and “defies human rights norms”. “No athlete should be forced to choose between faith and sport. “Muslim […]

China has nothing to fear from Indo-US defence pact

Washington, August 31 (News India)- China has nothing to fear from stronger ties between India and the US after the two countries inked a key logistics defence pact, the Obama Administration has said. “Broadly speaking, a deepening, stronger, more cooperative bilateral relationship with India is not something that anybody should fear or worry about,” State […]

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with US Secretary of State John Kerry

New Delhi, August 31 (News India)- US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and shared with him US’ perspective on developments in the region and beyond. Kerry, along with US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, also discussed progress in bilateral engagement since Prime Minister’s visit to US in […]

Chinese President Xi Jinping & Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

Islamabad, August 31 (News India)- Pakistan will acquire at least eight modified diesel-electric attack submarines from China by 2028 in a nearly $5 billion agreement, said to be the biggest arms export deal for the Communist giant. The head of Pakistan’s next-generation submarine programme and senior naval officials briefed the members of the National Assembly’s […]

Zika virus

Singapore, August 31 (News India)- Thirteen Indian citizens are among those infected in an outbreak of the Zika virus in Singapore, according to a person at the Indian High Commission in the city-state. Foreign construction workers have been hit hardest in the first days of the mosquito-borne disease’s outbreak. Singapore announced the first locally contracted […]