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Indian government spends over $100m on ministry’s scientific research
International cooperation minister looks to build on previous cooperation to increase economic and investment ties
By Dr Cesar Chelala One can fight oppression with violence or with education. Hema Konsotia, a 34-year-old Indian woman, has chosen the latter. She is helping to change a situation affecting an estimated 165 million Indian Dalits. Also known as the “untouchables”, Dalits are a mixed population of numerous caste groups found all over South Asia. …
Authority also targeting increased visitors from India, China, Brazil, and Argentina
The Egyptian Tourist Authority (ETA) seeks to attract more tourists from Asian and the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) as visitors from these countries have largely stayed away since the 25 January Revolution due to political unrest. The authority will focus on Chinese and Indian markets as they represent two of the world’s fastest growing economies. …
Ministry will reconsider stimulus programmes for charter flights to encourage travel to Egypt through introducing new programmes to support airlines economically
Government conducts broad international talks to revive confidence in Egyptian economy threatened by political turmoil
White House says it is looking forward to working with Egypt’s new president, but also shared concerns
A cure-all to some and for others a scam that preys on people’s superstitions, the sorcerers continue to thrive despite the disapproval of some hardline schools of Islam.
Fahmy calls on “friends” not to confuse fight against terror with human rights abuses during US visit
The political satire used by Tailang is very similar to the humour used by Egyptian cartoonist as well as the Egyptian people when criticising their government.
The festival wants to showcase all aspects of India’s culture and it says a big part of that is its world famous cuisine
The Sharjah-based budget carrier, which currently operates out of three hubs in the Gulf and North Africa region, signed an agreement with the RAK government in February declaring it the official carrier for the emirate and RAK airport as its new hub.
Punishment ranging from fines and jail terms to confiscation of assets and deportation may be imposed, escalating a year-long crackdown on visa irregularities that have been overlooked for decades.
Warning that time was running out for the planet to avoid worst-case climate change
Bollywood Love Story – A Musical is one of the most entertaining shows the Main Hall has seen in a long time
The India by the Nile festival seeks to improve cultural understanding and encourage tourism between the two countries
AFP – For more than 10 years the rise of big emerging markets has re-shaped the global economy but these are now slowing with maturity, and the hunt is on to identify which upstarts will be tomorrow’s tigers. The big five, which recently helped the world through financial crisis but are now experiencing marked growing …
Reuters – Abu Dhabi National Energy Co (TAQA) posted a net loss of AED 2.52bn ($687m) for 2013 as it marked down the value of its oil and gas holdings in North America, the company said on Tuesday. The state-controlled energy investment giant swung from a profit after minority interests of AED 649m in 2012. …
This year the festival includes music, folk, exhibitions, discussion and a big musical show
Ministry aims to receive 1 million Indian tourists by 2017
Etihad has been asked to respond within 21 days declining to be named as the information is not public.
Reuters – Abu Dhabi National Energy Co (TAQA), leading a consortium that plans to invest around $2bn to acquire hydropower assets in India, expects to close the deal this quarter, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. TAQA, majority-owned by the Abu Dhabi government, is buying two hydropower plants owned by Jaiprakash Power Ventures …
A 20-year-old village woman was gang-raped on orders from tribal elders who objected to her relationship with a man
Egypt is working on attracting Indian tourists in cooperation with the Indian toursim sector
The volume of trade between Egypt and India registered $2.3bn in the first quarter of 2013
Foreign minister to focus on Egypt’s economy on second visit to Asia
Fahmy to visit India on Wednesday, before visiting Conakry
The ambassador noted that Indian investments in Egypt recently reached nearly $2.5bn via more than 50 companies operating in major cities, namely Alexandria, Suez, Ain El-Sokhna, 6th of October and the 10th of Ramadan.