Stop providing safe haven to criminal & secessionist elements: India tells Canada

India on Tuesday, May 7, reacted strongly to pro-Khalistani elements taking the centre stage, raising anti-India slogans, and displaying objectionable posters against Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a ‘Nagar Kirtan’ organized at Malton in Canada, urging the government led by Justin Trudeau to stop providing criminal and secessionist elements a safe haven and political space in the country.

Overseas Friends of BJP-USA members conduct ‘havan’ for PM Modi’s victory in LS elections

Some members of the Indian American community conducted Havans across the US on Sunday, praying for the success of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections. Volunteers of Overseas Friends of BJP-USA, led by their President, Adapa Prasad, and Vasudev Patel, General Secretary organised Havan/Homam ceremonies nationwide.

India’s 2024 elections: A landscape transformed by economic crisis and political resurgence

Sandeep Vangala– (Sandeep Vangala is the General Secretary of the Indian Overseas Congress. The views expressed are his own) India’s 2024 general elections are unfolding in an atmosphere charged with economic challenges and political renewal. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, finds itself at a critical juncture, grappling with severe […]

Hyundai’s executive chair eyes India for strategic growth

iNDICA NEWS BUREAU– Hyundai Motor Group chief came to India recently and with a vision to bolster its operations and utilise the country as a key export hub, the group said on Thursday. Over the past year, the South Korean automaker has announced new investment plans in India totalling approximately 5 trillion won ($3.75 billion), […]

Justice Markandey Katju: India’s post-election scenario

Justice Markandey Katju writes: I am convinced that BJP’s seats in the Lok Sabha will considerably reduce when the Lok Sabha election results are declared on June 4. At present, BJP has 303 seats, and its National Democratic Alliance (NDA) 353, out of the 543 elected seats in the House. The BJP is likely to go down to 200-210, and the NDA to about 240-250. The opposition I.N.D.I.A. bloc should get around the same number of seats as the NDA. It looks as if a coalition government would have to be formed by either.

India on track to become one of biggest chip hubs in 5 years: Ashwini Vaishnaw

India has commissioned four semiconductor manufacturing units, and in the next five years, the country will become one of the biggest hubs in the world, Union Railways and IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said. In a wide-ranging interview with IANS, the Union Minister said that in the coming years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation for the further growth of the industry that will create thousands of jobs.

India among Asian countries hit by heatwave in 2023: UN report

India and the rest of Asia were among the world’s most disaster-hit region from weather, climate and water hazards in 2023, the United Nations said on Tuesday, with floods and storms the chief cause of casualties. Floods and storms caused the highest number of reported casualties and economic losses in Asia, while the impact of heatwaves became more severe, according to a report launched by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in Bangkok.

India’s food safety body to test top spice masala brands after bans in Singapore, Hong Kong

After Singapore and Hong Kong banned sale of MDH and Everest spices in their country, India’s food regulator Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has decided to test samples in India. Top government sources told media agencies in India that FSSAI team is inspecting and lifting samples from major manufacturing units today. “Our units are also going to some other spice manufacturing units,” they added.

India’s first bullet train set to run in 2026: Railways Minister

Significant progress has been made in the construction of various stations for India’s first bullet train and we are geared up to run the first train in one section in 2026, Union Railways and IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said on Tuesday. In an interview with IANS, the Union Minister said the work on bullet trains is progressing very well on the Ahmedabad-Mumbai route. “More than 290 km of work has already been done. Bridges have been built over eight rivers. Work is going on at 12 stations. The stations have also come at the same level so that the work is nearing completion,” Vaishnaw said.

India’s teen sensation D Gukesh wins Candidates Chess, becomes youngest ever challenger to world crown

India’s 17-year-old phenom Dommaraju or D Gukesh on Monday created history as he became the champion of the FIDE Candidates Chess Tournament 2024 after an exciting final round in Toronto, Canada. He is only the second Indian player to win the Candidates Tournament, after legendary player Viswanathan Anand. In Round 14, Gukesh used black pieces to hold rival championship contender Hikaru Nakamura to a draw and secure his victory.

Indian Overseas Congress members helping party build grassroots support

The Indian Overseas Congress has traveled to India to support Congress in the general elections. The mood seems upbeat among the overseas volunteers and the IOC president is confident that the Indian National Congress, as well as its multi-party alliance – the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (I.N.D.I.A.), will win the general elections with a clear majority.

“India’s national election is Maha Kumbh Mela of Democracy”: US Diplomat Atul Keshap

Congratulating the people of India, American diplomat, and the President of US-India Business Council (USIBC), Atul Keshap has said that the country’s national election is the Maha Kumbh Mela of Democracy. In a post on X, Keshap posted a picture of the Indian tricolour and wrote, “Heartiest congratulations to the great people of India as they begin the largest exercise of electoral choice in the entire history of our species. With 970 million eligible voters and 1.2 million polling places, India’s national election is the Maha Kumbh Mela of Democracy,” he added.

India to test 130 km strike range Astra Mark-2 missile this year

In a major capability boost for the Indian Air Force’s fighter fleet, India is planning to carry out the first test of the 120–130 km strike range Astra Mark 2 air-to-air missile in next few months. The Astra Mark-1 (pictured above) air-to-air missile with strike range of around 90–100 km is already in the Indian Air Force and is already integrated with the LCA Tejas and the Su-30 MKI fighter jets.

Justice Markandey Katju: The judgment that changed India from a secular nation to a Hindu state

Justice Markandey Katju writes: By his judgment in Manohar Joshi vs Bhaurao Patil In 1995, Justice JS Verma practically amended the Indian Constitution, and by another ‘sleight of hand’ (he had used the same technique in the earlier judges case) converted India from a secular to a Hindu state. The conversion of India from a de jure secular to a de facto Hindu state can be attributed largely to that judgment.