Modi tells UK Inc it is wiser to be in India today

London : Assuring a transparent, predictable and an easy policy environment for doing businesses in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told Britain's corporate leaders here that it was wiser today to be in India today, with endorsements no less from institutions such as the World Bank, the International Monetary fund and the World Economic Forum.

Ambedkar great son of India: Modi tells British Parliament

London: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday described B.R. Ambedkar as a "great son of India" in his speech at the British Parliament and said Ambedkar stood for the empowerment of the weak, the oppressed and the excluded.

"In defining the purpose of our partnership, we must turn to a great son of India, whose house in London I shall dedicate to the cause of social justice on Saturday. Ambedkar, whose 125th birth anniversary we are celebrating now, was not just an architect of India's constitution and our parliamentary democracy."

After Chetia extradition, India to deport Bangladeshi murder accused on Friday

Kolkata: With Bangladesh handing over outlawed ULFA's leader Anup Chetia, India on Thursday returned the favour by releasing from its prison Bangladeshi national Nur Hossain, wanted for seven murder cases in his country. He would be extradited to Bangladesh on Friday, a Border Security Force officer said.

"Nur Hossain will be formally handed over to Bangladesh tomorrow (Friday). There will be a flag meeting, following which Bangladeshi officials will take over his custody," the officer told IANS.

India won't tolerate intolerance, says Modi

London: India will never tolerate intolerance as it is the land of Lord Buddha and Mahatma Gandhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Thursday.

Asked about allegations of rising intolerance in India, Modi also promised to take "strict action" against those who indulged in acts of violence.

"India will not tolerate intolerance," he told a press conference he addressed along with British Prime Minister David Cameron.

India, he said, was the land of Lord Buddha and Mahatma Gandhi.

Modi cites Nehru, Manmohan Singh in speech at British Parliament

London: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, the first day of his three-day visit to Britain, cited his predecessors Jawaharlal Nehru and Manmohan Singh in his historic address to the joint session of the British Parliament.

“Many freedom fighters of India found their calling in the institutions of Britain,” Modi, the first Indian prime minister to address the British Parliament, said.

“And many makers of modern India, including several of my distinguished predecessors from Jawaharlal Nehru and Manmohan Singh, passed through their doors,” he said.

Modi Not Welcome over shadows PM’s visit to Britain

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London: Narendra Modi's first visit to the UK has been marred by series of protest from a number of human rights, religious and social groups in London.

Starting today, Modi is on three-day visit to the UK during which he will meet UK’s PM David Cameron, Queen Elizabeth II and sign business deals worth billions of dollars, but his arrival was overshadowed by protests over a perceived rise in intolerance back home.

Taliban confirms clash with IS in South Afghanistan

Kabul,: Taliban militants confirmed the clash with the Islamic State (IS) in the southern Zabul province and suffering casualties, a statement of the armed outfit sent to media on Wednesday said.

"Since Mansoor Dadullah joined Daesh group in Zabul province recently and began disturbing the routine life of people there, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (name of ousted Taliban regime) launched operations against Dadullah couple of days ago and has brought the situation under control," Xinhua quoted the statement as saying.

ULFA leader Anup Chetia to be deported to India

New Delhi: Banned group United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) leader Aup Chetia has been handed over to the Indian authorities and will be brought to the national capital on Wednesday, a source said.

Chetia, a founder member of ULFA, was arrested by the Bangladesh forces in 1997 under the Foreigners and Passport Act and faces several other charges including possession of arms and currencies of 16 different countries. In Assam, the rebel faces several charges of extortion and murders.

Estimates of refugee costs rise to 21.1 bn euros: Ifo

Munich : The Ifo institute reported on Tuesday that it has upgraded its estimates of German government expenditure on refugees to 21.1 billion euros ($22.58 billion), based on the assumption that 1.1 million people will flee to Germany by the end of the year.

"That figure includes accommodation, food, creches, schools, German courses, training and administration," said Gabriel Felbermayr, analyst with Ifo.

Events planned in UK and USA to protest Modi, communal violence

By, Staff reporter

London: A demonstration have been planned at Downing Street in London to protest Narendra Modi when he arrives in the UK on Thursday November 12th. A series of events in different cities of the USA is also planned that ranges from supporting Plural India to ending “State terror against minorities in India.” At the last count USA events were scheduled for Chicago, Boston, New York, and Washington DC.