Singapore at its best festivals

Singapore Food Festival (July 14, 2017 to July 30, 2017) Singapore’s love for food goes well beyond the hawker centres, cafés and Michelin-starred restaurants that pack the city—it runs in our blood. And there’s no better time to eat like a local than at the annual Singapore Food Festival (SFF), where local culture, proud tradition and contemporary dining are served up on a platter. At the annual festival, you can look forward to a curation of local favourites housed under one roof, fun lifestyle events (think barbecues paired with live…

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Most awaited Goa Food and Cultural Festival is back again

The Goa Food & Cultural Festival 2017 is yet again all set to raise the benchmarks in Goa. The festival was a grand success last year and this year too it is all decked up to step higher. The event will be held from May 10th to May 14th at the D. B. Bandodkar Ground, Campal, Panaji. Goa Tourism Development Corporation in association with Department of Tourism, Govt of Goa organizes this festival every year to showcase the unique culinary aspect of Goa and the Goan culture and traditions through various programs and performances. This year,…

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7 Terror launch pads targeted in surgical strike

Seven terror launch pads were targeted across the LoC by special forces of the Indian Army during the ‘surgical strike’ overnight in which heliborne and ground forces were used, defence sources said today. The sources said the operation began at around mid-night last night and ended at around 4:30 AM this morning. The terror launch pads targeted were in the range of 2 to 3km from the Line of Control(LoC) and were under surveillance for over one week, the sources said. They said the operation was a combination of heliborne…

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India improving road connectivity to LAC

India is working on better road accessibility up to the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh, often snapped due to hostile terrain and bad weather. India’s move to upgrade the road infrastructure in the “strategically crucial” link comes against the backdrop of construction of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) through the Karakoram ranges in the region. The Border Roads Organisation, which takes care of roads construction in strategic locations, had approached the Central Road Research Institute (CRRI), asking it to suggest possible solution for a patch on the 55-odd km…

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India now seen as destination for innovation, digital transformation

India is now increasingly seen as a destination for innovation and digital transformation mainly due to some of its recently launched initiatives like ‘Startup India’ and ‘Digital India’, American entrepreneurs and venture capitalists from the Mid-West have said. “India is now being viewed increasingly as a destination for innovation and digital transformation,” said Bala Palamadai, president of TiE Midwest and founder-CEO of Bizofit during a meeting of TiE Midwest Chapter on Thursday. The Consul General of India in Chicago, Dr Ausaf Sayeed, said the ambitious ‘Startup India’ programme launched by…

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Clinton diagnosed with pneumonia, cancels California trip

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has been diagnosed with pneumonia after she fell ill during a ceremony marking the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks here, forcing her to cancel a trip to California to attend fundraising events. Clinton, 68, has been advised rest and to modify her schedule, as concerns over her health grew after she abruptly left the 9/11 commemoration ceremony at the memorial in Ground Zero in lower Manhattan yesterday from feeling “overheated”. Her doctor Lisa Bardack released a statement yesterday saying the former Secretary of State…

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Prime Minister Modi meets Japan PM Abe in Laos

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe after arriving here and discussed ways to strengthen strategic bilateral ties. “Discussing stronger ties with Japan…PM Narendra Modi meets Japan PM Shinzo Abe,” the Prime Minister’s Office tweeted as the almost 45 minutes-long bilateral talks began. Modi will attend the 14th ASEAN India Summit and 11th East Asia summit tomorrow. He will also have bilaterals with leaders of Myanmar and South Korea. There could be more “pull aside” talks tomorrow with leaders, officials said. This is Modi’s second meeting…

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Indian-Americans kick off foot campaign for Trump

Indian-American supporters of the Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump have launched the traditional door-to-door campaign, arguing that this mode of campaigning is still an effective tool to win people’s heart ahead of the November 8 general elections. Volunteers of Indian-Americans for Trump 2016 started old-fashioned campaigning to sell Trump and his agenda for American president among perspective voters in New Jersey’s Mercer and Monmouth counties, a media release said. A D Amar, president, Indian-Americans for Trump was joined by political activist Satya Dosapati Narayana, West Windsor Township Republican Committeeperson Rimma…

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China has nothing to fear from Indo-US defence pact: Kirby

China has nothing to fear from stronger ties between India and the US after the two countries inked a key logistics defence pact, the Obama Administration has said. “Broadly speaking, a deepening, stronger, more cooperative bilateral relationship with India is not something that anybody should fear or worry about,” State Department Spokesman John Kirby told reporters at his daily news conference yesterday. Kirby was responding to a question on China’s reaction the defence pact between India and the US that will enable their militaries to use each other’s assets and…

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India, US sign logistics exchange pact to cement defense ties

In a major boost to bilateral strategic ties, India and the US have signed a crucial logistics defence pact that will enable their militaries to use each other’s assets and bases for repair and replenishment of supplies, making joint operations more efficient. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter signed the ‘Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement’ (LEMOA) and said it will facilitate opportunities for “practical engagement and exchange”. LEMOA facilitates the provision of logistical support, supplies and services between the US and Indian militaries on a reimbursable…

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