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Modi begins first ever Israel visit by an Indian PM

July 4, 2017

Tel Aviv (AFP) – Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Israel Tuesday for the first ever visit by an Indian premier, amid growing ties between the two countries including billions of dollars in defence deals. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other officials welcomed Modi with [...]

Bus crash kills 44 in northern India: official

April 19, 2017

New Delhi (AFP) – A bus has swerved off a mountain road and plunged into a deep ravine in a Himalayan region of northern India, killing at least 44 people, an official said Wednesday. The bus with 56 passengers on board plunged into a river in northern Himachal Pradesh state around 115 [...]

Rajinikanth to unveil scheme in Jaffna

March 23, 2017

150 homes have been built for Tamils Actor Rajinikanth will hand over to Tamils, the keys to 150 homes built for them by Gnanam Foundation on April 9 in Jaffna, Sri Lanka. While the rehabilitation of displaced Tamils is still a contentious issue, Rajinikanth’s visit to Jaffna is likely to attract [...]

India politician J Jayalalitha dies at 68

December 6, 2016

One of India’s most influential and colourful politicians, J Jayalalitha, has died at 68.The chief minister of Tamil Nadu state suffered a heart attack on Sunday night and died at 23:30 local time (18:00 GMT) on Monday, Chennai’s Apollo Hospital said. Thousands of her supporters had [...]