NEW DELHI: Over 16,000 Indians have visited the United States since 1950 through educational, cultural, or professional exchange programmes sponsored by the US, a senior American envoy said today. Speaking at the Alumni Conference for US government- sponsored exchange participants from India and Bhutan, MaryKay Carlson, Chargé d'Affaires at the US Embassy here said that some of the closest and strongest people-to-people ties are those forged through study abroad or through an exchang...
Ghana had a historic visit by the Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II in 1961 after the country attained independence. The man in charge at that time was Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.  Below are rare photos and video of the visit. 1. Photo: Ian Berry/Magnum Photos   2. Photo: Ian Berry/Magnum Photos   3. Photo: Ian Berry/Magnum Photos   4. Photo: Ian Berry/Magnum Photos   5. Photo: Ian Berry/Magnum Photos   6. Photo: Ian Berry/Magnum Photos   7. Photo: Ian Berry/Magnum P...
NEW DELHI: Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, whose ongoing trip to Arunchal Pradesh has irked China, visited the northeastern state six times since 1983-- the last trip came in 2009. The 2009-visit had come exactly 50 years after Dalai Lama had passed through the state on his way to India from Lhasa, Tibet. His first trip was in 1983 (March 24-May 6) when he visited Miao, Tenzingang, Bomdila, Tawang, Dirang and Itanagar, according to the Dalai Lama's website. During his second...
On Saturday, March 18, President Uhuru made a surprise visit to Somalia to meet Kenyan troops serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). The president donned military gear once again and we must say he always slays when he goes the army fashion way. Check out some of his photos: 1. Image: Facebook/Uhuru Kenyatta   2. Image: Facebook/President Uhuru Kenyatta   3. Image: Facebook/President Uhuru Kenyatta   4. Image: Facebook/President Uhuru Kenyatta   5. Im...
(DACHAU, Germany) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence paid a somber visit to the site of the Dachau concentration camp on Sunday, walking along the grounds where tens of thousands of people were killed during World War II. Pence was joined by his wife, Karen Pence, and the couple’s 23-year-old daughter, Charlotte, as they toured the exhibits at the former concentration camp that was established by the Nazis in 1933 near Munich. The vice president was accompanied by Abba Naor, a surviv...
Actress Emma Thompson is fed up with Hollywood’s pressures to be thin. During an interview on the Swedish talk show Skavlan, Thompson said that she almost quit working on the movie Brideshead Revisited after a producer asked another actress working on the film, who she left unnamed, to lose weight. “There was a wonderful actress in a film I did called Brideshead Revisited,” she said. “The producer said to her, 'Will you lose some weight?' And I said to them, 'If you speak...