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Attack on Nigerian nationals in India not 'racially motivated': Vice President Ansari

Updated: Sep 26, 2016 22:47 IST      
Attack on Nigerian nationals in India not 'racially motivated': Vice President Ansari

Onboard Air India One, Sept. 26 (ANI): Vice President Mohammed Hamid Ansari on Monday said that the repeated attacks of the Nigerian nationals in India were just "stray incidents" and were neither specific to citizens of any particular country nor racially motivated.

Addressing the media onboard Air India Special Flight on way to a five-day visit to Nigeria and Mali, Vice President Ansari said that it was however important to note that the law enforcement agencies had quickly responded wherever and whenever such incidents had taken place.

On reported attacks on Nigerian nationals in India, the Vice President said that these were stray incidents and were not specific to citizens of any particular country nor racially motivated. What was however important to note, he stressed was that law enforcement agencies had quickly responded wherever and whenever such incidents had taken place.

On May 20 this year, a Congolese national in New Delhi was beaten to death by three men, after an altercation over hiring of an auto-rickshaw in the Vasant Kunj area turned violent.

Immediately following this, at least seven Africans, including four women, were allegedly attacked and racially abused by a mob in Rajpur Khurd village in South Delhi's Mehrauli.

The two incidents prompted the 54-member African Group of Heads of Mission in Delhi to cancel the Africa Day celebrations in their embassies. They also came close to pulling out of the celebrations conducted by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR). (ANI)

Suspicious package found near White House cleared

Updated: Jun 27, 2017 09:03 IST     

Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 27 (ANI): A suspicious package that was found near Pennsylvania Avenue close to White House, just two blocks away from the place where Prime Minister Narendra Modi was staying, was cleared by the Secret Service agents.

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Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 27 (ANI): India appreciated the United States designation of the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen leader Syed Salahuddinas a Specially Designated Global Terrorist as evidence of the commitment of the United States to end terror in all its forms, a joint statement issued by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Donald, following delegation-level talks, said.

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India, U.S. vow to bring stability to Indo-Pacific region

Updated: Jun 27, 2017 08:38 IST     

Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 27 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Modi, as responsible stewards in the Indo-Pacific region, agreed that a close partnership between the United States and India is central to peace and stability in the region, a joint statement issued by the two leaders, following delegation-level talks, said.

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U.S. to declare China among worst human trafficking offenders

Updated: Jun 27, 2017 08:37 IST     

London [U.K.], June 27 (ANI): The tension between the United States and China is likely to aggravate as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is set to declare Beijing as among the world's worst offenders in human trafficking and labour.

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India, U.S. to work together on advanced defence equipment

Updated: Jun 27, 2017 08:13 IST     

Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 27 (ANI): The United States and India look forward to working together on advanced defence equipment and technology at a level commensurate with that of the closest allies and partners of the U.S., a joint statement issued by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Donald, following delegation-level talks, said.

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Islamabad [Pakistan], June 27 (ANI): Poverty statistics of Pakistan for fiscal 2014-15 appear to suggest that at least seventy (70) percent of the country acts as an ideal breeding ground for militants and jihadis.

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PM Modi, Trump called on Pak to curb terrorism: MEA

Updated: Jun 27, 2017 07:04 IST     

Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 27 (ANI): The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has said that terrorism and counter-terrorism ruled the discussions between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and United States President Donald Trump even as they called on Pakistan to ensure that its territory is not used to launch terror attacks on other countries.

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Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 27 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump gave Indian Prime Minister a guided tour of his residence quarters in the White House, including Lincoln bedroom and showed him a copy of the famous Gettysburg address of the 16th President of the United States of America and the desk on which he wrote it, on Monday.

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Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 27 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid special emphasis on the growing camaraderie between India and the United States even as he addressed the media jointly with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House here on Monday.

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Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 27 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump stressed on eliminating and destroying radical Islamic terrorism even as he addressed the press, along with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at the White House here on Monday.

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Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 27 (ANI): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the second day of visit to the United States, sat down for delegation-level talks with U.S. President Donald Trump in the Cabinet Room at the White House here.

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Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 27 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi was grateful to United States President Donald Trump as he, along with the First Lady, Melania, rendered a warm and grand welcome to the Indian Head of State.

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Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 27 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump extended a warm welcome to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi even as he, along with First Lady Melania, received him at the White House on Monday.

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Trump, Melania receive PM Modi at White House

Updated: Jun 27, 2017 01:42 IST     

Washington D.C. [USA], June 27 (ANI): U.S. President Donald Trump along with First Lady Melania received Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House on Monday.

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Al-Qaeda releases Swedish hostage held in Mali since 2011

Updated: Jun 27, 2017 01:40 IST     

Stockholm [Sweden], June 27 (ANI): Johan Gustafsson, a Swedish national who was held hostage by al-Qaeda in Mali since 2011, has been released.

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Washington DC [United States] June 27 (ANI): Pakistan is the United States' 'frenemy' and not an ally in war on terror, said a United States security expert on Monday.

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Washington D.C. [USA], June 27 (ANI): Washington's decision to designate Hizbul Mujahideen Chief Syed Salahuddin as a global terrorist shows that the United Sates recognises that India is a victim of terrorism, said a senior political scientist here.

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Washington D.C. [USA], June 26 (ANI): Speaking ahead of the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Donald Trump here on Monday, former Pakistan ambassador to Washington Hussain Haqqani expressed hope that with closer India-U.S. ties, Islamabad would also change its policies towards terror groups.

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New Delhi [India], June 26 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his meeting with Secretary of State United States of America Rex W. Tillerson and Secretary of Defence Corps General James Mattis discussed ways to counter terrorism effectively.

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Washington D.C. [USA], June 26 (ANI): India on Monday welcomed Washington's decision to designate Hizbul Chief Mohammad Yusuf Shah, also known as Syed Salahuddin, as a 'Specially Designated Global Terrorist.'

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