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'Modi will win with largest majority ever recorded'

'Modi will win with largest majority ever recorded'

Rediff.com25 May 2024

Ron Somers, founder and CEO of India First Group and the former President of leading business advocacy group US-India Business Council said that when Lok Sabha election results are declared on June 4, "I believe that Narendra Modi will win Parliament by the largest majority ever recorded in the country's history.

Retired Indian colonel working for UN killed in Rafah

Retired Indian colonel working for UN killed in Rafah

Rediff.com14 May 2024

A retired Indian colonel working with the United Nations was killed in Gaza when the vehicle he was travelling in came under attack in strife-torn Rafah, the 'first international' casualty for the world body since the start of the Israel-Hamas conflict.

India backs Palestine's bid for full UN membership

India backs Palestine's bid for full UN membership

Rediff.com2 May 2024

India has voiced hope that Palestine's bid to become a full member of the United Nations, which was blocked by the United States last month, will be reconsidered and its endeavour to become a member of the world organisation will get endorsed.

Indian-origin man killed while evading arrest in US

Indian-origin man killed while evading arrest in US

Rediff.com26 Apr 2024

A 42-year-old Indian-origin man in the United States was shot and killed by police in San Antonio after he struck two officers with his vehicle as they were trying to arrest him in connection with an aggravated assault case against a woman.

US vetoes Palestinian bid to gain statehood at UN

US vetoes Palestinian bid to gain statehood at UN

Rediff.com19 Apr 2024

The United States has vetoed a resolution in the UN Security Council on the latest Palestinian bid to be granted full membership of the United Nations, an outcome lauded by Israel but criticised by Palestine as 'unfair, immoral, and unjustified'.

World Bank president Ajay Banga in TIME's 100 most influential people list

World Bank president Ajay Banga in TIME's 100 most influential people list

Rediff.com17 Apr 2024

World Bank president Ajay Banga is among the Indians who have made it to the prestigious Times's list of 100 most influential people in the world released on Wednesday. Time's profile of the former Mastercard CEO, written by US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, said, "It's not easy to find a leader with the skill and drive to take on the monumental task of transforming an essential institution, but since becoming World Bank president last June, Ajay Banga has done just that." She said Banga comes to the World Bank after leading a global organisation through which he brought millions of unbanked people into the digital economy.

FBI announces $250,000 bounty for arrest of Indian wanted in wife's murder

FBI announces $250,000 bounty for arrest of Indian wanted in wife's murder

Rediff.com13 Apr 2024

Patel is on the FBI's list of 'Ten Most Wanted Fugitives' and the federal agency announced a reward of up to $250,000 for information leading to his arrest.

Missing Indian student found dead in US, second death in a week

Missing Indian student found dead in US, second death in a week

Rediff.com9 Apr 2024

Arfath's father Mohammed Saleem had said that Arfath last spoke to him on March 7, and since then he has not been in touch with his family.

Another Indian student dies in US, probe underway

Another Indian student dies in US, probe underway

Rediff.com6 Apr 2024

'Deeply saddened by the unfortunate demise of Mr Uma Satya Sai Gadde, an Indian student in Cleveland, Ohio,' the Consulate General of India in New York said in a post on X.

India abstains on UN Gaza ceasefire resolution; backs Palestinians' rights

India abstains on UN Gaza ceasefire resolution; backs Palestinians' rights

Rediff.com5 Apr 2024

India abstained on the resolution, along with France, Japan, Netherlands, and Romania among others. Those voting against the resolution included Argentina, Bulgaria, Germany and the US.

Earthquake of magnitude 4.8 rattles New York, New Jersey

Earthquake of magnitude 4.8 rattles New York, New Jersey

Rediff.com5 Apr 2024

An earthquake of magnitude 4.8 struck 7 km north-northeast of Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, on Friday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported.

20 Indians still on ship week after US bridge collapse

20 Indians still on ship week after US bridge collapse

Rediff.com2 Apr 2024

On how long the crew would have to stay on board the ship, the spokesperson said, "At this time, we do not know how long the investigation process will take and until that process is complete, the crew will remain on board."

Baltimore mishap: Indian crew onboard Dali 'healthy'

Baltimore mishap: Indian crew onboard Dali 'healthy'

Rediff.com1 Apr 2024

The Indian crew onboard a crippled container vessel that collided against a key bridge in Baltimore last week is healthy , according to a nonprofit organisation that has been in touch with the personnel.

Hope everyone's rights are protected: UN on Kejriwal's arrest

Hope everyone's rights are protected: UN on Kejriwal's arrest

Rediff.com29 Mar 2024

A spokesperson for United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said the world body 'hopes' that in India and any country that is having elections, people's 'political and civil rights' are 'protected' and everyone is able to vote in a 'free and fair' atmosphere.

US speaks again on Kejriwal, mentions frozen Cong accounts

US speaks again on Kejriwal, mentions frozen Cong accounts

Rediff.com28 Mar 2024

Ministry of External Affairs officials summoned the Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Gloria Berbena at its office in South Block in Delhi and lodged a strong protest against a US State Department official's remarks on Kejriwal's arrest.

Baltimore mishap: '1 Indian crew sustained minor injury, rest safe'

Baltimore mishap: '1 Indian crew sustained minor injury, rest safe'

Rediff.com27 Mar 2024

One of the 22 Indian crew manning a crippled cargo ship which collided against a bridge in Baltimore has suffered a 'minor injury' while the rest are all safe aboard the vessel, owners of the Singapore-flagged ship said on Wednesday.

Ship That Crashed Into Bridge Had Indian Crew

Ship That Crashed Into Bridge Had Indian Crew

Rediff.com27 Mar 2024

'Personnel onboard the ship were able to alert the Maryland department of transportation that they had lost control of their vessel. As a result, local authorities were able to close the bridge to traffic before the bridge was struck, which undoubtedly saved lives,' Biden said.

Finally, UNSC calls for Gaza ceasefire as US abstains

Finally, UNSC calls for Gaza ceasefire as US abstains

Rediff.com26 Mar 2024

The United Nations Security Council on Monday passed a resolution demanding an immediate ceasefire in Gaza for the month of Ramzan, a breakthrough coming after more than five months since the start of the Israel-Hamas conflict.

Young Indian professional dies in car accident in US

Young Indian professional dies in car accident in US

Rediff.com24 Mar 2024

Arshia Joshi lost her life in a tragic car accident in Pennsylvania on March 21, the Consulate General of India in New York said in a post on X on Saturday.

UNGA: India abstains on Pak's resolution against 'Islamophobia'

UNGA: India abstains on Pak's resolution against 'Islamophobia'

Rediff.com16 Mar 2024

India abstained in the United Nations General Assembly on a draft resolution introduced by Pakistan and co-sponsored by China on Islamophobia, asserting that the prevalence of 'religiophobia' against Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and other faiths facing violence and discrimination must also be acknowledged rather than singling out just one religion.

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