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Saudi Arabia wants to cement ties with India: Ambassador

Dr Saud Al Sati has been the Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to India for nearly seven years  and powered the remarkable growth of bilateral ties. In an exclusive and wide-ranging interview with the policy journal INDIA REVIEW & ANALYSIS on the occasion of his country's National Day on September 23,  the Ambassador talks about the rapid growth in bilateral ties, across an array of sectors,  the strategic investment of USD 44 bn in a mega refinery in Maharashtra and the growing counter-terrorism and security cooperation.

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Working for 'safe cities' for women, girls in India: UN Women Rep. Rebecca Reichmann Tavares

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, UN Women, the newest body of the United Nations, has called on everyone to ‘Step It Up for Gender Equality’ so that all women can work as equal participants. 

‘India, tajikistan are cooperating on defence and security issues’

The rugged mountainous Central Asian country of Tajikistan has been battling poverty, a radical Islamic movement and drug smuggling from the days it became independent in 1991.

'South Asian University is an idealistic experiment to promote regional understanding'

Dr Kavita  A. Sharma, is the President, South Asian University (SAU), an international university in New Delhi established by the eight member nations of South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC) - Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. 

India has been very supportive and generous: Afghan envoy

Shaida Mohammad Abdali is the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to India since 2012 and the non-resident  Afghan Ambassador to Bhutan, Maldives and Nepal.

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For creating an ecologically-friendly environment in Pakistan

  Unchecked urbanisation, overpopulation, tap water mixed with sewage water, raw industrial domestic effluents going straight into River Ravi without any cleansing process. Depleting ground water without adequate recharge of ground aquifers.


Fitch raises India's FY19 GDP growth forecast to 7.8%

US multinational Fitch Ratings on Friday raised India's GDP growth forecast for the current fiscal to 7.8 per cent, up from their earlier estimate of 7.4 per cent, indicating, however, that ...