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World Bank lauds India PM, offers billions in aid

Jim Yong, World Bank chief
THE World Bank on Wednesday (July 23) offered India up to $18bn (£10.59bn) in financial support over the next three years while lavishly praising new Prime Minister Narendra Modi's “ambitious vision” for the country. Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party was elected in May with the biggest electoral majority in three decades on pledges to rev...




India train rams school bus killing 20, mostly children

A PASSENGER train rammed into a school bus in southern India on Thursday (July 24) killing 20 people, mostly young children, officials said in the latest fatal accident on the country's rail network. The train collided with the bus carryi More News »

Mother of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular admits to killing him

THE mother of three-year-old boy who sparked a massive search for her “missing” son has pleaded guilty to killing him. Rosdeep Adekoya, 34, admitted repeatedly punching her son and causing his body to hit against a hard o More News »

Thames ‘blessed’ in faith ceremony

TWO of India’s most revered saints – His Holiness Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji (HH Pujya Muniji) and His Holiness Pujya Shastri Madhavpriyadas Swamiji – joined more than 300 guests at the House of Commons last week at a uniq More News »

India Lord’s it over England

The Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has warmly congratulated Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s young side on its historic cricket victory in the second Test match at Lord’s and for bringing joy to their countrymen across the world. &ldquo More News »
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