Sat, Apr 29, 2017 | updated 12:56 PM IST

India, Kenya affirm commitment to renew Cultural Exchange Programme

Updated: Jul 11, 2016 22:27 IST      
India, Kenya affirm commitment to renew Cultural Exchange Programme
Nairobi, July 11 (ANI): Reiterating the importance of cultural interactions and people to people contacts in strengthening bilateral relations, India and Kenya on Monday affirmed their commitment to renew the Cultural Exchange Programme (CEP) for 2016-19, which will provide a framework for cooperation in culture.

In a joint statement issued following bilateral talks, both the countries agreed to exchange coaches for training in athletics and cricket as a way of promoting sports cooperation.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in Kenya on a four nation Africa visit, and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta led their respective delegations for the talks.

Prime Minister Modi announced that the 'Festival of India' will be hosted in Kenya in October -November this year.

The two leaders also welcomed the setting up of an ICCR Chair for Indian Studies at the University of Nairobi.

In response to Kenya's request to develop Kenya's film industry, India offered to consider deputation of Indian faculty to the School of Film Making in Nairobi.

"Given the importance of cooperation in education and in response to the offer by India to increase scholarships for Kenyans, President Uhuru Kenyatta appreciated the role of Indian universities in training Kenyan graduates who are making positive contributions to the economy. He requested India to consider expanding training and capacity building programmes in areas such as medicine, pharmacy, dentistry and ICT which are relevant to Kenya's national development priorities," the joint statement said.

Prime Minister Modi also announced a grant of US$ 1 million for renovation of the Mahatma Gandhi Graduate Library at the University of Nairobi. (ANI)

Dubai [United Arab Emirates], Apr.29 (ANI): Pakistan's relations with Iran have nosedived after the recent killing of ten Iranian border guards at Mirjaveh on the Sistan-Baluchistan border by the Pakistan-based Sunni terror outfit, Jaish al-Adl or "The Army of Justice".

Full Story >>

Kabul [Afghanistan], Apr 29 (ANI): The Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan has said that the U.S officials are considering a further deployment of around 5,000 additional troops, even though the new administration's strategy for Afghanistan has not yet been finalised.

Full Story >>

Google CEO Sundar Pichai made nearly $200 million in 2016

Updated: Apr 29, 2017 10:41 IST     

New York, Apr. 29 (ANI): Google CEO Sundar Pichai doubled the amount he made in 2015, as he received nearly $199.7 million in compensation last year.

Full Story >>

Islamabad [Pakistan], Apr 29 (ANI): Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has said he will reveal the identity of the individual who offered him Rs10 billion to back down from the Panamagate case against the Nawaz Sharif family, in court.

Full Story >>

Islamabad [Pakistan], Apr 29 (ANI): Pakistan's Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal has given perhaps the first bold reality check on the much praised China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) by saying that at best it would create 85,000 Jobs for the Pakistani youth and not one million jobs as claimed by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Full Story >>

North Korea 'disrespected' China with missile test: Trump

Updated: Apr 29, 2017 06:42 IST     

Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], Apr 29 (ANI): President Donald Trump on Friday condemned the ballistic missile launched by North Korea, saying that it has disrespected the wishes of China.

Full Story >>

West Bank clashes: Dozens of Palestinians injured

Updated: Apr 29, 2017 06:40 IST     

Ramallah [Palestine], Apr 29 (ANI): Dozens of Palestinians were injured in the clash erupted between the Israeli forces and Palestinians demonstrating in support of jailed hunger striker, in the occupied West Bank on Friday, Anadolu news agency reported, citing a Palestinian Red Crescent.

Full Story >>

North Korea fails in ballistic missile test-fire

Updated: Apr 29, 2017 03:44 IST     

New Delhi [India], Apr 29 (ANI): North Korea's attempt to launch a ballistic missile in the early hours of Saturday morning, apparently failed, reported a local South Korean Agency citing South Korea's military.

Full Story >>

7.2 magnitude quake hits off the Coast of Philippines

Updated: Apr 29, 2017 03:41 IST     

Moscow [Russia], Apr 29 (ANI): A powerful earthquake measuring 7.2 on richter scale occurred on Saturday morning near Mindanao, Philippines.

Full Story >>

Egypt: Pope Francis urges to reject violence in name of God

Updated: Apr 29, 2017 02:03 IST     

New York [U.S.A.], Apr 29 (ANI): Stressing on the importance of unity between Muslims and Christians to shape world peace, Pope Francis on Friday urged to reject violence in the name of God or religion and preach messages of peace and tolerance instead.

Full Story >>

Washington D.C. [U.S.A], Apr 29 (ANI): U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday urged the international community to increase pressure on North Korea, saying that failing to do so would bring 'catastrophic consequences'.

Full Story >>

Kathmandu [Nepal], April 28 (ANI): Political Parties in Nepal on Friday discussed holding local level polls in a single phase during an all-party meet held at Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal's official Baluwatar residence.

Full Story >>

Dhaka [Bangladesh], April 28 (ANI): Bangladesh Police have arrested a person for threatening to blow up the Australian High Commission in Dhaka in an email if it refused to pay an extortion amount of Taka 500,000.

Full Story >>

London police foil second terror plot in last 24 hours

Updated: Apr 28, 2017 18:27 IST     

London [United Kingdom], Apr 28 (ANI): London's Metropolitan Police on Friday confirmed that they had neutralised a second active terror plot in the last 24 hours, with the arrest of six people.

Full Story >>

PML-N threatens to sue Imran Khan over bribe allegations

Updated: Apr 28, 2017 17:59 IST     

Lahore [Pakistan], April 28 (ANI): The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has warned Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan that it will take legal action for leveling 10 billion rupees bribe allegations on the party leadership allegedly to stay silent in the Panama case.

Full Story >>

Iran summons Pak envoy over terror attack on border guards

Updated: Apr 28, 2017 17:41 IST     

Tehran [Iran] April 28 (ANI): Iran on Friday summoned Pakistan's Ambassador to Tehran, Asif Ali Khan Durrani, to lodge a protest over the terrorist attack on Iranian border guards in which nine soldiers were killed and two others injured.

Full Story >>

Warsaw [Poland], Apr 28 (ANI): Vice President of India M. Hamid Ansari has said that the solution to addressing the gaps and failings of democracy is indeed more democracy.

Full Story >>

Indian American killed during crossfire at U.S. motel

Updated: Apr 28, 2017 16:30 IST     

Memphis [United States], April 28 (ANI): A 56-year-old Indian American man was reportedly gunned down while standing on the balcony of his second floor flat in Memphis, Tennessee.

Full Story >>

Karachi [Pakistan], Apr 28 (ANI): The Pakistan Government has barred foreign tourists from visiting the disputed region of Gilgit-Baltistan without obtaining the no-objection certificate from the Ministry of Interior.

Full Story >>

United Nations, Apr 28 (ANI): The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) will today hold a ministerial briefing to address North Korea's nuclear program and missile launches at the request of the US mission to the UN.

Full Story >>