Devendra Fadnavis reaches Israel to woo foreign investors

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis reached Tel Aviv late on Sunday night as he kicked off his four-day visit to Israel. Fadnavis will focus on attracting investment opportunities as he will deliver the keynote address at a symposium on India-Israel collaboration for ‘Make in Maharashtra’. During his visit, he will participate in Agritech Israel 2015, the 19th International Agricultural Technology Exhibition. Considered as one of the world’s most important exhibitions

Gaza battered by another night of Israeli airstrikes

Israel has carried out at least 30 airstrikes in Gaza overnight, according to the Israeli military. At least three people were killed at a farm. In another airstrike at least 40 people were wounded when one of the strikes hit a house in Gaza City, according to a medical official at the city’s Shifa hospital. The Israeli military has claimed its strikes targeted concealed rocket launchers and weapons sites. Earlier

Hamas and Israel hold temporary 12-hour truce

A 12-hour truce is underway in Gaza as efforts continue to secure a longer-term ceasefire. Gazan officials said 18 members of a single family were killed by Israel tank shelling shortly before the pause in fighting came into effect on Saturday morning. Nearly 900 Palestinians, mostly civilians, and 38 Israelis have now died since the conflict began on July 8th. International efforts to find a more permanent peace, spearheaded by US

India votes in support of UNHRC resolution on Gaza

\India along with BRICS countries today voted in support of a UN Human Rights Council resolution to launch a probe into Israel’s offensive on Gaza. India joined Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa to vote for a Palestinian-drafted resolution on “Ensuring Respect for international law in The Occupied Palestinian Territories, including East Jersusalem”. In the 47-member council, 29 countries voted in support of the resolution while 17 nations abstained. The