Category: World

India does not fully meet the minimum standards to eliminate human trafficking: 2018 US Report

Newsroom24x7 Network The Government of India does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking in persons although it is making significant efforts to do so. This is underscored by the “2018 Trafficking in Persons Report”, released earlier this year by the US State Department. The 2018 Trafficking in Persons Report is an

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Trump is reimposing sanctions lifted under the Iran Deal

Newsroom24x7 Network The Trump Administration intends to fully enforce the sanctions reimposed against Iran, and those who fail to wind down activities with Iran risk severe consequences. Washington DC: The US President Donald J. Trump’s Administration is taking action against Iran to reimpose sanctions lifted under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). President Trump

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Imran Khan will lead Nuclear-armed Pakistan

Newsroom24x7 Network I entered politics 22 years ago when I saw the collapse of governance and corruption. I have seen the country rising and falling. I want to fulfill the dreams of Muhammad Ali Jinnah (the founder of Pakistan) -Imran Khan Islamabad: Former Pakistan Cricketer Imran Khan, who had led Pakistan to victory in the

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Dr. Christiane PILOT-RAICHOOR: Renowned expert of the South Indian dravidian languages

Obituary Internationally known expert of the South Indian dravidian language BADAGA , Dr Christiane PILOT-RAICHOOR, 1951-2018, passed away after a lengthy illness in Paris on the 16th of July 2018. She was a pioneer in research on this language threatened of extinction as it is only spoken by less than one and half lakh people.

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Nelson Mandela: Apostle of peace and non-violence

Lalit Shastri Year 2018 marks 100 years since Nelson Mandela’s birth. In February 1990 the South African racist regime was left with no option but to free Mandela, a giant of a leader, living legend and symbol of the revolutionary struggle for a non-racial, democratic South Africa. With the announcement of the release of Mandela,

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Consumption plays prominent role in pushing Chinese growth in H1

Newsroom234x7 Network By shifting away from old growth drivers and moving up on the global industrial and value chain, China is seeing increasingly higher growth quality – Wang Jun with China Center for International Economic Exchanges Beijing: In the first half of 2018, the Chinese economy, faced with extremely complex environment both at home and

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Macroprudential Regs affecting APAC Banks more than Basel: Fitch

Newsroom24x7 Network Hong Kong/Singapore: Regulators in most Asia-Pacific (APAC) markets are likely to remain proactive in their use of macroprudential measures, and this could have a greater near-term impact on banks’ operating environment and credit profiles than the adoption of Basel III global standards, says Fitch Ratings. That said, Basel III will play an important

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India Economic Strategy: Ambitious plan to transform Australia’s economic partnership with India

Newsroom24x7 Network The India Economic Strategy is an ambitious plan to transform Australia’s economic partnership with India out to 2035. Over the next 20 years, as India grows and develops more rapidly, there will be increasing demand in India for Australia’s goods and services – including in education, agriculture, energy, resources, tourism, healthcare, financial services,

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Antrix-Devas case and PCA: BIPA with Mauritius needs to be relooked at

Lalit Shastri The termination of Antrix-Devas Agreement leading to Arbitration by the PCA under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules and BIPA brings us to the core issue. Such bilateral agreements to promote and protect investments need to be re-looked at and revised with ex post facto effect. There cannot be bilateral agreements between countries that provide

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New Superwog series to screen later this year

Newsroom24x7 Network Melbourne: The ABC and Screen Australia have announced the commencement of production this week in Melbourne on Superwog, a new comedy series to be distributed on ABC COMEDY and YouTube. The Superwog pilot has been funded by Screen Australia and YouTube as part of the Skip Ahead initiative. It was the highest trending

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India condemns and rejects UN report on Kashmir

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: India has rejected the Report by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on “The human rights situation in Kashmir”. A Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesman said in a statement today that the Report is “fallacious, tendentious and motivated”. We question the intent in bringing out such a report.

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Trump-Kim agree for complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula

Newsroom24x7 Network Singapore: U.S. President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un of North Korean today (12 June 2018) made history by pledging to work for complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula while Washington committed to providing security guarantees for its old enemy.   We overcame past prejudices to be here today: Kim Jong Un Remarks by

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Trump-Kim summit is a mission of peace: Mike Pompeo

Newsroom24x7 Network Singapore: President Trump’s summit with Chairman Kim Jong Un of North Korea is truly a mission of peace as President Donald Trump said on Saturday. This is how the US Secreyart of State Mike Pompeo descrribed the summit in his opening statement during a press briefing at JW Mariott here on June 11

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Nepal’s growing trade deficit with India figures prominently at bilateral Summit

Newsroom24x7 Network Kathmandu:  At their second bilateral Summit in 2018, Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of Nepal K P Sharma Oli held delegation level talks on 11 May 2018 and recalled their meeting in New Delhi during the State visit of Prime Minister Oli in April 2018 and agreed to maintain

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