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I spent 3 weeks in Kenya in 2008, trying to connect the Nairobi Women's Hospital with angel investors who wanted to lend them $100 million at extremely favorable rates. No-one understood what was required legally, certainly not in  Nairobi, and the whole deal fell apart when I was arrested under suspicion of being a terrorist for 19 hours for photographing a Kenyan flag. The day after I was released I came down with malaria. A weekend to remember.

During 3 weeks in Nairobi, visiting hospitals and institutions, the strong Indian presence in Kenya was obvious.

South Asia news from Reuters

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Ahead of Modi visit, U.S. sees no threat to Pakistan from arms deal with India
NEW DELHI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With the United States expected to authorise India's purchase of naval drones, a senior White House official cautioned on Friday that any U.S. military transfer to India would not represent a threat to its rival neighbour Pakistan.

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 04:21:21 +0530

Separate blasts kill 40 in Pakistan: police
QUETTA/PARACHINAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Bombs killed at least 40 people in Pakistan on Friday, with a suicide car bomber killing 13 in the southwestern city of Quetta, and two blasts later claiming at least 27 lives in the northwestern town of Parachinar, officials said.

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:15:32 +0530

Taliban say U.S. must quit Afghanistan for peace
KABUL (Reuters) - The Taliban warned on Friday against sending more Western troops to Afghanistan, while pledging that it sought only independence under Islamic rule and rejecting concerns it would harbour foreign militants.

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:29:29 +0530

Pakistan says Kulbhushan Jadhav admits spying, India dismisses it as farce
ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - An Indian citizen sentenced to death for spying in Pakistan has admitted espionage and filed a mercy petition with the chief of army staff, the Pakistan military said on Thursday, a statement India dismissed as a farce.

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:41:19 +0530

Afghanistan celebrates 'big dream' coming true
KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan celebrated its entry into test cricket on Thursday, saying it was a dream come true for the country which has suffered from years of violence and conflict.

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 06:16:18 +0530
The Republic of India
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On Jan 04, 2016, Pranav Dhanawade, a 15-year-old school student was unbeaten in cricket, when he scored 1009 runs in a single innings, and won the match for KC Gandhi School against Arya Gurukul School. 

This was the greatest number of runs for a single innings for anyone, and 40% more than the previous record by Arthur Collins who batted 628 when he was 13 in England in 1899. Arthur Collins was killed at 29 in November 1914 in Ypres during the First World War. 

Let us hope, and make sure, that this achievement is only the beginning of a long, healthy and purpose-filled life. Well done Pranav! Well done KC Gandhi School! 
Diwali: festival of lights in Sydney, Australia and in Manhattan, NY click here
India ink news feeds from New York Times

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Police in India Arrest Fans Celebrating Pakistan’s Cricket Victory
Those arrested on charges of sedition included students, laborers and shopkeepers, officers said.

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:25:44 -0500

WhatsApp, Crowds and Power in India
Free usage and anonymity have made WhatsApp India’s favorite way to spread outlandish stories and sectarian rumors.

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 09:25:35 -0500

What Killed Half a Million Indians?
Tuberculosis has killed many more Indians in a year than decades of insurgencies and incidents of sectarian violence.

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:56:46 -0500

Pakistan Upsets India to Claim Its First Cricket Champions Trophy
Pakistan, the eighth and lowest seed in the 18-day tournament, beat India, its fiercest rival, by 180 runs.

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 16:06:10 -0500

As Asian Scorchers Multiply, Records Fall and Attention Rises
Asia may have recently recorded its highest temperature ever: 129.2 degrees Fahrenheit. Interest in such records is growing alongside climate-change awareness.

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 07:04:13 -0500

World Offers Cautionary Tale for Trump’s Infrastructure Plan
President Trump has called for private money to fund his $1 trillion plan, but similar moves in other countries have faced cost and quality problems.

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:01:05 -0500

India, Stung by Backlash, Plans to Roll Back Restrictions on Cattle Slaughter
India’s government said it would pre-empt a legal challenge against recently imposed rules on cattle slaughter by revising them “on an urgent basis.”

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 12:45:50 -0500

In India, Slight Rise in Temperatures Is Tied to Heat Wave Deaths
Future increases could take a “relatively drastic human toll” in the country and elsewhere in the developing world, a new study says.

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 12:59:15 -0500

Caste Battles Threaten India’s Grand Hindu Coalition
Caste violence is threatening to jeopardize the grand Hindu nationalist coalition the Bharatiya Janata Party cobbled together.

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 09:11:21 -0500

Five Killed as Indian Farmers Clash With Police at a Protest
The protesting farmers in central India were demanding debt relief and higher prices for their crops in the latest of a series of confrontations.

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 15:41:57 -0500
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Merely Avoiding Conflict in the South China Sea Is Not Good Enough
Management of Asia-Pacific maritime disputes must be both practical and rules-based.

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:09:05 +0000

North Korea Is Willing to Talk and China Is Somewhat Relieved
North Korea's ambassador to India expressed willingness to talk with the United States about freezing its nuclear and missile tests

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:32:49 +0000

If China Does Build a Naval Base in Pakistan, What Are the Risks for Islamabad?
A Chinese naval base in Pakistan would present substantial risks.

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:12:24 +0000

Seoul Test Fires New Ballistic Missile in Warning to North Korea
The new 800-kilometer missile can purportedly hit targets anywhere in the North.

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:20:09 +0000

Update: Will Kazakh and Kyrgyz Troops Keep the Peace in Syria?
The story continues to develop with denials, open doors, and the tangled web of international diplomacy.

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:19:32 +0000
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Below, brother and sister play Indian instruments for mourners during the memorial service for the late Consul General for Trinidad and Tobago, Ambassador Babooram Rambissoon. The service was held at Brooklyn Borough Hall, and co-sponsored by CACCI, click here.