Why are Indian officials banned from Sikh Gurdwaras?

Canada, US, and UK groups take action after arrest of British Sikh in Punjab and amid ‘interference’ in their affairs. Sikh religious organisations in Canada, the US, and the UK have banned Indian officials from making formal visits to temples in response to the arrest of a Sikh activist in India and what they call interference in their affairs. The […]

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Tensions soar along India, Pakistan border in Kashmir

Two more civilians killed as shelling from both sides continues in RS Pura sector in Jammu region. Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir – Two civilians and an Indian soldier were killed and twenty more wounded in the latest ceasefire violations in the border villages of Jammu region in Indian-administered Kashmir, officials said. State police Chief Shesh Paul Vaid told Al Jazeera that the […]

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Bollywood film Padmaavat released amid tight security

The controversial film, a period drama set in 14th century, about a Muslim king and a Hindu queen opens amid protests. New Delhi, India – Hindu right-wing groups have vandalised public and private properties and attacked cinema halls across five Indian states protesting against the release of Bollywood film “Padmaavat”. Many Indian states ruled by the right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party […]

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Modi's party wants expansionary economic policy ahead of India election

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party is in favor of an expansionary economic policy and does not consider the government’s plan to keep the fiscal deficit to 3.3 percent of GDP as “sacrosanct”, a party spokesman told Reuters. Ahead of a general election that must be held by May and after a string of losses […]

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India vs Bahrain LIVE streaming, TV channel, team news and kick-off time for AFC Asian Cup match

The Blue Tigers were superb in the opener against Thailand and their destiny remains in their own hands despite the defeat against hosts UAE in their last match. AFC Asian Cup 2019 fixtures and results What time is kick-off? THIS final group game is all set for Monday, January 14. Kick-off is at 4pm UK time. It's eight years since […]

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Asian Cup – India vs UAE: TV channel, live streaming, kick off time, team news for TODAY'S match

The Blue Tigers crushed Thailand 4-1 in their opening match to record their first victory at the tournament since 1964. AFC Asian Cup 2019 fixtures and results Meanwhile the pressure is on the United Arab Emirates, who needed a last minute Ahmed Khalil penalty to hold Bahrain to a 1-1 draw in their first fixture. When is India vs UAE? […]

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India vs UAE TV channel, live stream, kick-off time and team news for Asian Cup 2019 match

The Blue Tigers crushed Thailand 4-1 in their opening match to record their first victory at the tournament since 1964. AFC Asian Cup 2019 fixtures and results Meanwhile the pressure is on the United Arab Emirates, who needed a last minute Ahmed Khalil penalty to hold Bahrain to a 1-1 draw in their first fixture. When is India vs UAE? […]

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India sets jobs quota for less well-off, critics see pre-vote ploy

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s parliament passed a landmark bill on Wednesday reserving 10 percent of government jobs for people outside high income brackets, a move criticized by some as a pre-election gimmick amid high unemployment. Joblessness in the world’s second most populous country shot up to a 15-month high last month, data from an independent think-tank showed, underlining the […]

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India forms panel to deepen digital payments, led by Infosys' Nilekani

MUMBAI (Reuters) – India’s central bank on Tuesday said it has constituted a panel with Infosys chairman Nandan Nilekani as its head in a bid to deepen digital payments in Asia’s third-biggest economy. The five-member panel, which includes a former deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), will identify ways to widen financial inclusion via the use of […]

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Iran minister says EU trade arrangement moving slowly, talking to India, China

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Iran’s foreign minister said on Tuesday the European Union was moving more slower than expected in facilitating non-dollar trade with Tehran to circumvent U.S. sanctions, forcing it to explore avenues with other nations. “We continue to work with the Europeans for the special purpose vehicle but we are not waiting for them,” Mohammad Javad Zarif told […]

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