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India’s currency tumbles amid rising oil prices

The Indian rupee has turned out to be Asia’s worst-performing currency this year as the nation’s economy struggles with rising oil prices, a widening current account deficit and broader emerging market concerns.The rupee has dropped over 12 percent against the US dollar since the beginning of 2018, earning it the unfortunate distinction of Asia’s worst …

Deutsche Welle

Death toll due to floods in Kerala reaches 324

The death toll resulted from floods and torrential rains in Kerala state in south-western India rose to 324. The flooding further resulted in damaging dams and roads, and the demolition of houses. The state government chief Pinaray Vijayan, said that “324 lives have been lost” in 10 days of floods in the state, particularly in a touristic …

Shaimaa Raafat

Stolen Buddha statue spotted in UK, returned to India

A miniature Buddha statue stolen from India over five decades ago has been handed back to the country’s high commission in London. Police said it was spotted at a British trade fair.London police said the 12th-century bronze statue was returned at a ceremony in London to mark India’s Independence Day, prompting Michael Ellis, a British …

Deutsche Welle

Mother Teresa charity accused of selling babies in India

Indian authorities have arrested a nun and an employee at a home run by Mother Teresa’s charity after they allegedly sold a baby. Investigators say they are looking into several more complaints of child trafficking.Police said Thursday they had taken two people into custody for allegedly selling infants from a shelter for unwed mothers in …

Deutsche Welle

Indian Embassy in Cairo celebrates International Yoga Day

The Indian Embassy in Cairo celebrates the International Yoga Day on Wednesday, through a public event taking place at El-Horriya Park. The event takes place for the fourth year in a row, under the arrangement of the Indian Charge d’Affaires Vinod Bahade. Aiming to stress the importance of yoga and spread the Indian culture in …

Daily News Egypt

Ramadan in India

There is a large number of Muslims in India—around 200 million. Islam is the second largest religion in India, following Hinduism. Daily News Egypt will shed light on Indian Muslims’ traditions during the holy month of Ramadan. Despite the great diversity of religions and beliefs in India, everyone lives there in harmony and tolerance. Muslims …

Daily News Egypt

India struggles to revive endangered languages

A citizen’s initiative to revive an endangered language spoken in six Indian states is paying dividends. The indigenous Gond community will soon have their own dictionary and a standard script. Murali Krishnan reports.According to India's Scheme for Protection and Preservation of Endangered Languages, at least 400 local languages face extinction in in the next 50 …

Deutsche Welle

India sends notice to Facebook over possible election manipulation

India has sent a notice to Facebook asking about possible data breaches and electoral manipulation. With 241 million active members, India is the social media giant’s largest market.India’s government has sent a notice to Facebook asking whether the personal data of voters has been compromised by UK-based Cambridge Analytica or any other “downstream entity.” The …

Deutsche Welle

13.5% increase in trade exchange between Egypt, India in 2017

Ahmed Antar, head of the Egyptian Commercial Service (ECA), announced that the trade exchange between Egypt and India witnessed remarkable development during 2017, explaining that the total trade exchange between the two countries reached about $3.5bn in 2017, an increase of 13.5% compared to 2016. The announcement came during the work of the Sub-Committee on …

Daily News Egypt

Indian credit facility valued at $10bn, joint projects to be discussed in July: Bhattacharyya

The Egyptian government is negotiating with the Indian government to obtain loans to implement several projects through the credit line provided by India. India’s Ambassador to Egypt Sanjay Bhattacharyya said that the total value of the credit line is worth $10bn, including $4.5bn recently disbursed to several African countries. Bhattacharyya told Daily News Egypt that …

Mohamed Mostafa

Up-scale Indian cuisine overlooking the Nile

It was once said that food is a central activity of mankind and one of the single most significant trademarks of a culture, a saying that could not be more truthful when it comes to Indian cuisine. One of the most unique elements of the Indian table is that it successfully reflects the Indian nation’s …

Daily News Egypt

India ditches compulsory national anthem at cinema

India’s compulsory playing of its national anthem before cinema screenings has been dashed by the Supreme Court. It has, however, stipulated that audiences will stand briefly when movie halls drop the patriotic tune. Indian media reported widespread relief last week over the removal of assertive nationalism in cinemas imposed in 2016 under the Hindu right-wing …

Daily News Egypt