India slips again in Transparency International’s corrupt nations list

New Delhi, Feb 22 : Slipping two ranks since the previous year, India ranked 81st in 2017 among the 180 nations surveyed for the level of corruption, according to global anti-graft watchdog Transparency International (TI)’s corruption perceptions index. India slipped two ranks in the index since 2016 and five ranks since 2015 — when it […]

Tight security in Amritsar ahead of Trudeau visit

Amritsar/Chandigarh, Feb 20 : Tight security was in place in and around this holy city for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s visit to the Golden Temple complex on Wednesday. Government security agencies and Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) officials were on Tuesday working to ensure the visit to the Sikh shrine goes without hindrance or […]

Rouhani prays for Shia-Sunni unity at Makkah Masjid

Hyderabad, Feb 16 : Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Friday visited the historic Makkah Masjid here and offered prayers for Shia-Sunni unity and peace across the Muslim world. On the second day of his three-day visit to India, Rouhani joined commoners in offering prayers at the 17th century mosque whose foundation was laid in late […]

India to host first summit of International Solar Alliance: Modi

Davos, Jan 23 : Citing global climate change as one of the biggest global challenges, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said India will host the first summit of the International Solar Alliance (IAS) in March. “In 2016, India and France jointly envisioned a new international treaty based organisation. This revolutionary step has now changed […]

Mugabe to step down as Zimbabwean President

Harare, Nov 19 : Robert Mugabe has agreed to stand down as Zimbabwean President following a military takeover earlier this week. A source close to the ailing leader quoted by the Independent online said he was reportedly working on his resignation statement ahead of a live address to the nation which is due to be […]

India-France ties not limited to bilateral context: Modi

New Delhi, Nov 17 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that ties between India and France are not limited to the bilateral context alone but extend to regional and global issues as well. He said this when visiting French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian called on him here. “The […]