Exchanging Social, Cultural and Commercial Values between India and Africa
Call Us: +256 703 041 830

 INDIA NEWS

 

Prime Minister's Message on Republic Day

Prime Minster Narendra Modi

Prime Minster Narendra Modi

New caste grouping emerging as counter to Patels in Gujarat?

Alpesh Thakore

Alpesh Thakore

Fashioned with the purpose of countering liquor addiction in dry Gujarat, a grouping of OBCs, SCs and STs on Tuesday held a show of strength under the umbrella of OSS Ekta Manch, telling the Gujarat government that it had not done enough for socially and economically backward people caught under the scourge of illicit liquor and deprivation. Read More

Women Barred From Maharashtra's Shani Temple 

Shani Temple

Shani Temple

Women were on Tuesday barred by police from proceeding towards the famous Shani Shingnapur Temple here to offer prayers, as they sought to defy the centuries-old tradition at the temple against entry of women.

Around 1,500 women activists led by Bhumata Ranragini Brigade president Trupti Desai, and joined by a few men, who entered Ahmednagar district in a convoy of around 50 vehicles on Tuesday afternoon on their way to the temple, when were stopped by police near Supa.  Read more

winter_schools_1a

Winter Woes: Delhi Schools to Remain Closed for Three Days

The Delhi government has directed the schools run by it to suspend primary classes for three days in the wake of the chilly weather in the national capital and has directed private schools to alter their timings.

india_facebook_1a

Indian regulator slams Facebook in row over free Internet

NEW DELHI: India’s telecom regulator has attacked Facebook over an aggressive campaign to drum up support for its controversial free Internet project after being deluged with millions of comments asking it not to ban the service. 

Azerbaijan -PDF booklet_1c   Azerbaijan Elections: The ICAPP poll observer, the President of Delhi Study Group and the Patron of Friends of India - Africa, Mr Vijay Jolly returned to India saying that the overall elections were conducted in a peaceful and orderly way. Mr Jolly also met the Indian Ambassador HE Sanjay Rana and many other Indians. The PDF (6.75mbs) is available. Call +256 703 041 830   

Currency Security Threads: Dr Subrarmanian Swami, the senior BJP leader, wrote today (7 Jan) to the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, requesting that CVC to probe on a former Union Minister of Finance,  P Chidambaram on “security threads” in currency fraud in overpaying a black listed UK supplier who also has Pakistan as their client.    

disney_logo_1 After $5.85 bn in 2015, Disney plans a 13-movie slate this year - 

IT: Silicon Valley & India 2015-2016 - A Symbiotic Relationship - Venture capitalist Vinod Dham, the “Father of the Pentium chip,” says 2015 was a banner year for the technology relationship between Silicon Valley and India and it will only grow. 

fashion_2016 Fashion Forecast 2016: Layered Clothing, Androgynous Styles Will Rule 

RBI: "Report of the Committee on Medium-term Path on Financial Inclusion" - Lack of institutional finance has always remained the Achilles heel of our micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) sector – a recent RBI report again points out this fact.

Politics: Rahul Gandhi's British Citizenship:  Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Tuesday referred complaint on Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s British citizenship issue to the Ethics Committee of Parliament. The Speaker has acted on BJP MP Maheish Girri’s complaint based on party’s senior leader Subramanian Swamy’s expose of Rahul declaring himself a British citizen in a company floated by  him in the UK.

Gender Sensitive: Women will soon account for 33 per cent of constable-rank personnel in paramilitary CRPF and CISF and 15 per cent in the border guarding forces BSF, SSB and ITBP. 

Industry:  India is planning several new industrial parks for plastics companies, with governments and local trade associations saying they’re needed to boost development.

SPORTS - Cricket: BBC - Cricket record: Pranav Dhanawade hits 1,009 in school match