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Vivo Healthcare aims to establish 100 training centres by the end of 2017

New Delhi, Feb. 21 -- India's first healthcare education and training company, Vivo Healthcare is eyeing major expansion across India, South Asia and the Middle East, following fresh strategic funding from Netherlands-based ICCO Investments.

As a global development organisation, ICCO will support Vivo's plans to expand into various emerging markets which have a need for training large numbers of healthcare workers.

This round of investment by C... Read More


The curious case of Hafiz Saeed

Srinagar, Feb. 21 -- The inevitable has happened. Government of Pakistan has arrested the country's high profile militant leader and chief of Jamaat-ud-Dawah Hafiz Mohammad Saeed. He, along with three others associates, has been put on the country's terror list and he has been barred from leaving the country. For those who have been watching political developments in Pakistan keenly, it is not surprising. It is in fact a move Nawaz government had... Read More


Libya Gaddafi regime trial fell short of international standards - UN report

GENEVA, Feb. 21 -- The trial in Libya of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi and 36 other members of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's regime represented a major effort by the Libyan judiciary to hold people to account for crimes including grave human rights violations during the 2011 Revolution but ultimately failed to meet international fair trial standards, a UN report published today said.

The report by UNSMIL and the UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) analyses key a... Read More


Sharif to visit Turkey for fifth session of HLSCC

Islamabad, Feb. 21 -- Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will visit Turkey from February 22 to 24 for the fifth session of the Pakistan-Turkey High Level Strategic Cooperation Council (HLSCC).

The Prime Minister will be accompanied by a high-level delegation, consisting of Ministers and senior officials. He would have wide-ranging consultations with the Turkish leadership on bilateral, regional and international issues.

Together with Turkish... Read More


Indian telecom products and services should become the number one choice for ASEAN countries: Manoj Sinha

New Delhi, Feb. 21 -- For ASEAN countries Indian telecom products and services should become the number one choice as they accelerate the digital connectivity initiatives, Minister of Communications, Manoj Sinha has said.

Sinha said that Indian Telecom companies are willing to share technologies and enter into joint production ventures to develop entire telecom eco-system in any host country.



In the event organized to commemorate the 25t... Read More


VNL urges domestic equipment manufacturers to take lead in Telecom exports at the ASEAN-India Digital Partnership meet

New Delhi, Feb. 21 -- To commemorate the 25th year of the ASEAN India relations, TEPC (Telecom Equipment and Services Export Promotion Council) organized an inter-ministerial meeting between telecom ministers of ASEAN countries and India in New Delhi today.

Minister of Communication, Government of India, Manoj Sinha lead the

discussions from Indian side with telecom ministers, senior government officials and industry leaders from Bangladesh, Ca... Read More


Sun Pharma opens first production facility in Egypt: Report

India, Feb. 21 -- Sun Pharmaceutical Industries (Sun Pharma) has reportedly opened its first production facility in Egypt, signalling growing business ties between India and the key Middle East nation. The company has invested around $12.5 million for this new production unit in Egypt.

Sun Pharma is the world's fifth largest specialty generic pharmaceutical company and India's top pharmaceutical company. A vertically integrated business, economi... Read More


Asian markets trade mostly higher in early deals on Tuesday

India, Feb. 21 -- Most of the Asian equity benchmarks are trading up in the early deals on Tuesday as investors looked ahead to minutes from the US Federal Reserve's latest meeting and Wall Street prepared to reopen after a three-day weekend. Meanwhile, Japanese stocks edged up as the yen eased back against the dollar, although trading volumes were low as a holiday in the United States left investors short of the usual leads. Among the other Asia... Read More


Lt Gen HR McMaster: 6 things we know about the new US National Security Adviser

India, Feb. 21 -- US President , with the decorated combat veteran replacing Michael Flynn, who was fired following a controversy over his contacts with the Russian envoy. McMaster, 54, currently heads the Army Capabilities Integration Center, an internal think tank that anticipates future threats, and came to notice for his innovative counter-insurgency tactics in Iraq. Here are six things we know about him: 1) McMaster is the first serving US m... Read More


International Conference on TRANSFORMING INDIA 2030 by Symbiosis International University

Pune, Feb. 21 -- Symbiosis International University's, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (FoHSS) conducted an International Conference on, "TRANSFORMING INDIA 2030: STRATEGIES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS" on 16th & 17th February, 2017. The conference was inaugurated on 15th February, 2017 at the hands of Mr. Yuri Afanasiev, UN resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in India; Prof. Sukhadeo Thorat, Chairman, Indian Cou... Read More