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Pakistan PM invites India for dialogue amid tensions

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has invited India for dialogue to counter terrorism and reduce tensions between the two neighbors. The Pakistani prime minister was addressing the nation amid tensions between the two countries following a recent suicide attack on the Indian police in Indian-...

Friday, March 1, 2019 - 10:02am

India confirms Pakistan shot down its fighter jet

India on Wednesday confirmed that Pakistan shot down one of its fighter jets MiG-21 and that the pilot had gone missing, while Pakistan claimed that he was in its custody. Briefing the media in New Delhi, Indian external affairs ministry spokesman Raveesh Kumar said that in an aerial engagement...

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 1:16pm

Crackdown on illicit liquor in India as death toll over 100

A massive crackdown has been launched in India's northeastern state of Assam to check manufacturing of illicit liquor in the aftermath of the hooch tragedy that has killed more than 100 people. According to the state officials, a large number of illicit liquor manufacturing units have been...

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 7:52am

India's first semi-high speed train breaks down day after launch

India's first semi-high speed train, the Vande Bharat Express, broke down on Saturday, one day after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged it off. The snag was detected near the Tundla junction in Uttar Pradesh, around 200 km away from New Delhi." The train began making a weird...

Monday, February 18, 2019 - 8:32am

Fire at New Delhi hotel kills at least 17: officials

A fire at a hotel in New Delhi has killed at least 17 people, including a child, according to officials. The blaze erupted in the early hours of Tuesday at Hotel Arpit Palace in a congested part of central New Delhi. Fire brigade and police officials said the death toll had risen from nine to at...

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 9:31am

72 dead after consuming illicit liquor in India

72 people have been confirmed dead after consuming an illicit liquor in northern India, officials have said. According to officials, 36 people were confirmed dead in Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh after consuming the deadly alcohol." 46 post-mortems were carried out and 36 deaths...

Monday, February 11, 2019 - 10:02am

Zee TV eyes Rwandan market for Afro-Indian content

Zee TV, one of the biggest Indian cable and satellite Television and media broadcasters, is setting up shop in Rwanda. It plans, among other things, to produce a fusion of Afro-Indian story lines, where content from Rwanda and other African countries will be brought to their audience of 1.3...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 2:19am

One dead, many feared trapped in Kolkata bridge collapse

At least one person has died and several others are feared trapped in India’s eastern city of Kolkata after a section of a decades-old highway bridge built over a railway track collapsed. The incident in Majherhat, southern Kolkata, took place at around 11:30 GMT on Tuesday, when a nearly 30...

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 2:19am

Indian Government approves trade cooperation framework with Rwanda

The Indian government on Wednesday approved a trade cooperation framework between the Asian nation and Rwanda to facilitate better economic relations between the two countries. The framework was signed on July 23 this year during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Rwanda. “The...

Friday, August 31, 2018 - 8:34am

Russia hopes to sign S-400 missile contract with India in October - official

All technical and economic aspects of the contracts with India on the delivery of S-400 air defense systems and Project 11356 frigates have been coordinated, Russia is hoping to sign both contracts in October, Director of the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) Dmitry...

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 10:03am

Rwanda, India agricultural pact to boost productivity

Local dairy farmers have identified areas they would like the Agriculture cooperation agreement signed between Rwanda and India to address. The Rwandan government Tuesday signed a raft of pacts, with India including a cooperation agreement in agriculture.  The Memorandum of Understanding on...

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 1:12am

China and India’s growing engagement with Africa

Africa has always been said to be a continent of immense opportunities. From natural resources, untapped potentials to its rapidly increasing population that is significant for human capital and market for finished products. With these, Africa has seen much interest from other continents in terms...

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 11:35pm

Africa-India trade records 10-fold growth, report shows

Trade between Africa and India rose more than 10-fold between 2001 and 2014, making India Africa’s fourth-largest national trading partner. This is according to a new report jointly produced by the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and Exim Bank of India (Exim India). The report,...

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 5:18am

Kagame, Modi challenge private sector to make most of warm ties

President Paul Kagame and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have challenged the private sectors of the two countries to make the most of the ties between the countries. The two leaders were speaking at the Rwanda-India Business Forum, yesterday, which convened business community from the two...

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 2:42am

Indian PM Modi donates 200 cows to ‘Girinka’

The Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, donated 200 cows to residents in Rweru model village in Bugesera District, Eastern Province as part of Girinka (one-Cow-per-Poor-Family) programme which he described as the perfect tool for social bonding in communities across the country.  Initiated...

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 1:44am

Rwanda, India sign seven bilateral pacts

Rwanda and India have signed seven bilateral pacts to further boost existing cooperation. President Paul Kagame and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi witnessed the signing of the agreements at Village Urugwiro yesterday evening. Modi is in the country on a two-day state visit which began...

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 1:40am

There are lessons to pick from high profile visits

No sooner had the plane carrying Chinese President Xi Jinping taken to the skies than the Indian Prime Minister’s was landing. Just like Jinping, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is accompanied by a very large delegation and immediately set about signing many cooperation agreements. Despite the...

Monday, July 23, 2018 - 10:36pm

India, Rwanda innovation programme identifies eleven projects in first year

The India-Rwanda Innovation Growth Programme (IRIGP) this week organised a technology exhibition as a part of the five day “Business Accelerator and Capacity Building Workshop” in Kigali. The IRIGP was launched in February 2017 during the State Visit of the former Vice President of...

Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 1:17am

Indian, Rwandan companies to do business under the India Rwanda Innovation Growth Programme

Over ten Indian and Rwandan companies have finally signed Business Engagement Agreements (BEAs) for the first year of India-Rwanda Innovation Growth program focusing on five sectors that include agriculture, IT, health, leather and energy. This was revealed on Monday this week during a Business...

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 6:52pm