After Air India, Indigo cancels ticket of Sena MP

After national carrier Air India cancelled the Pune flight ticket of Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad for assaulting one of its staffers at Delhi airport, budget carrier IndiGo also refused to take him on board. The Sena MP had booked a ticket on IndiGo flight to Pune for this evening, which has been cancelled by […]

US congressman: India-US relationship to continue the upward trajectory

Asserting that India and the US need to work together to address challenges of the world in the 21st century, a top Indian-American Democratic Congressman has hoped that the bilateral relationship would continue the upward trajectory under the Trump administration. “I think the world is a better place if democracy leads the way and as […]

UK envoy to India says parliament carnage was attack on ‘values shared by UK and India’

A day after the terror strike on the UK parliament, the British envoy to India on Thursday (23) said it was an attack on the values shared by Britain, India and many other countries, and pitched for greater cooperation to defeat the menace. British high commissioner to India Dominic Asquith said counter-terrorism measures are an important part of Britain’s engagement with […]

Gurinder Chadha reveals inspiration behind Viceroy’s House

By Reena Kumar BRITISH film director Gurinder Chadha has spoken about the inspiration behind her latest period drama that centres around the final months of British rule in India. Speaking at an event in Parliament about the 1947 Partition of India, Chadha revealed that she was inspired to tell the story in her newly released […]

 Modi says India stands with UK following London terror attack

India prime minister Narendra Modi on Thursday (23) expressed sadness over the London terror attack and said India stands with the UK at this difficult moment. “Deeply saddened by the terror attack in London. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families,” Modi said in a tweet. Five people were killed and nearly 40 injured when […]

Prime minister Modi upset with BJP MPs for skipping parliament

India prime Minister Narendra Modi today pulled up BJP MPs for skipping parliament proceedings following incidents of lack of quorum and even warned that he will keep a tab on them by calling any member any time during the session. Modi’s tough talk to his party’s MPs at the weekly BJP Parliamentary Party meeting came […]

Dalai Lama:  India should focus on development of villages

India should focus on development of villages to ensure prosperity, according to Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama. “India’s prosperity depends on the development of villages instead of developing big cities. So, the journey of development should start from rural areas of the country,” the Dalai Lama told a gathering at Turnal village of Dewas district in the central state of […]

India beefs up security at Taj Mahal after IS threat

India has boosted security at the Taj Mahal after a pro-Islamic State group reportedly warned of attacks in the country and threatened the 17th century monument to love, police said Friday. Images published in local media showed a fighter in combat fatigues and black headgear at the Taj Mahal, India’s biggest tourist attraction, and the […]

Modi picks Hindu hardliner to lead India’s most populous state

Prime Minister Narendra Modi picked Hindu hardliner Yogi Adityanath, who has been accused of inciting violence against India‘s Muslim minority, to lead its most populous state after his party won a landslide victory last week. Adityanath’s appointment to lead Uttar Pradesh was denounced by opposition party members. But officials of Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party said […]

Pensioners head to India in search of Real Marigold Hotel experience

As the BBC’s The Real Marigold Hotel returns to TV screens for a second season, many elderly Britons are following in the footsteps of the programme’s stars and seeking adventure in Jaipur, northwest India. The three-part series was inspired by the film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – itself an adaptation of a Deborah Moggach […]