India’s Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will not be attending the SAARC Summit that was scheduled to take place in November 2016 in Pakistan amidst heightened tension between India and Pakistan.
India announced the decision on Tuesday night. India External Affairs said that “one country” has created an environment that is not conducive to the successful holding of the Summit.
Apart from India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Bhutan have also declared that they would also not be attending the SAARC Summit.
“India has conveyed to current SAARC Chair Nepal that increasing cross-border terrorist attacks in the region and growing interference in the internal affairs of Member States by one country have created an environment that is not conducive to the successful holding of the 19th SAARC Summit in Islamabad in November 2016,” External Affairs Ministry said in a statement released today.
“In the prevailing circumstances, the Government of India is unable to participate in the proposed Summit in Islamabad,” it said.
“We also understand that some other SAARC Member States have also conveyed their reservation about attending the Islamabad Summit in November 2016,” it said.
Indian Americans celebrated the Indian Independence day by hosting a grand 36th India Day Parade NYC on 21st August 2016. Many Indian celebrities and noteworthy personalities participated in this parade.
The parade was attended by 75000 people. The parade ran through 13 streets of Madison Avenue.
The parade featured quite a few vibrant tableaux by different Indian American groups.
India Independence Day Parade NYC 2016 – 07
Yoga guru Baba Ramdev and south actor Chiyaan Vikram were the chief guests at the parade while Abhishek Bachchan was the Grand Marshal of the parade.
3rd Test Between India and West Indies, Day 5: India defeated West Indies by 237 runs. India wins the 4 Tests series by 2-0.
Ind inn 1: 353 | WI inn 1: 225 | Ind inn 2: 217-7 dec | WI inn 2: 108/10
Cricket Updates as on 11 Aug 2016:
3rd Test Between India and West Indies, Day 3: Rain washed out the 3rd day’s play. India had finished First Inning at 353. West Indies were on 107/1 (47 Overs). West Indies trail by 246 runs.
Cricket Updates as on 10 Aug 2016:
3rd Test Between India and West Indies, Day 2: At Stumps India finished First Inning at 353. West Indies were on 107/1 (47 Overs). West Indies trail by 246 runs.
Cricket Updates as on 09 Aug 2016:
3rd Test Between India and West Indies, Day 1: At Stumps India were 234/5 (90 Overs). India got into the decent position on the virtue of an unbeaten partnership of 108 runs between Ravichandran Ashwin and Wriddhiman Saha.
India is already leading the 4 Tests series by 1-0.