Uganda

  • India keen to work with Uganda for development partnership: Modi 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expressed India's desire to join hands with Uganda for development partnership in all fields. The desire was conveyed when Ugandan Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa called on Modi. Kutesa conveyed a message of felicitation to the Prime Minister from Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on...
  • Ugandan foreign minister to begin India trip on Sunday 5 days ago

    New Delhi: India-Uganda relations are expected to receive a fresh impetus with the visit of the east African nation's Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa who arrives in New Delhi later on Sunday, an official said. "During the visit (July 27-31), Kutesa will hold talks with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and pay...
  • India blow away Ghana, Uganda in mixed team badminton 1 week ago

    Glasgow: Indian shuttlers launched their Commonwealth Games campaign on a resounding note as they blanked minnows Ghana and Uganda 5-0 in Group B matches of the mixed team event at the 20th edition of the multi-sport event. Having thrashed Ghana in their opener, Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa crushed M Nankabirwa...
  • US warns of terror attack at Uganda airport July 4, 2014

    Kampala: The US has warned its citizens in Uganda of a possible terror attack at the country's Entebbe International Airport in capital Kampala. The US embassy in Uganda, in a statement on its website Thursday, said it received information from the Uganda police force that there was a specific threat to...
  • Ugandan President signs anti-gay bill, defying the West February 25, 2014

    Uganda's president signed a law imposing harsh penalties for homosexuality on Monday, defying protests from rights groups, criticism from Western donors and a US warning that it will complicate relations. The new bill strengthened existing punishments for anyone caught having gay sex, imposing jail terms of up to life for "aggravated...
  • Uganda anti-gay bill draws church, donor battle lines February 19, 2014

    Peter, 23, used to enjoy hitting Kampala's bars with his boyfriend until a draft bill dubbed "kill the gays" forced him into hiding. "I'm so, so afraid. I just live indoors," he says, sitting in the semi-darkness of the cramped two-room dwelling where he has lived since his family and friends...
  • Woman who allegedly forced 3 Ugandan women into sex trade arrested February 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Three days after three African women spoke out on CNN-IBN against sex trafficking, the Delhi Police has finally taken into custody an African national in the case. The Ugandan High Commission has also reached out to the victims and is willing to repatriate them. The arrested African woman...
  • Delhi Police arrests woman who had kept the passports of 3 Ugandan women February 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Days after three Ugandan women gave powerful testimonies alleging that they were forced into an illegal sex racket in the capital's Khirki extension area, the Delhi Police on Friday arrested the Ugandan woman who had allegedly kept the passport of the women in her possession. The Delhi government...
  • Sex trade: Three Ugandan women record statement before magistrate February 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Three Ugandan women who had claimed that they were forced into prostitution in the Khirki extension area of Delhi have recorded their statement in front of the magistrate. According to reports the statement of the Ugandan women matches with their version given to the Delhi Police. In their statement,...
  • Sex trade: AAP protests at Jantar Mantar over safety of Ugandan women February 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party is taking on the Delhi Police yet again and are holding a protest at Jantar Mantar over the illegal sex trade in the state. The move comes after three Ugandan women said that they were forced into illegal sex trafficking in Delhi's Khirkhi extension....
  • Sex trade: MEA assures help to Ugandan women February 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs, the DCW, and the Delhi Police have swung into action after 3 Ugandan women gave powerful testimonies alleging that they were forced into an illegal sex racket in the capital's Khirki extension area. "We have immediately written to the Ugandan High Commission and...
  • Ugandan women complain of sex trade, AAP says it stands vindicated February 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Three young women from Uganda have blown the lid off an alleged illegal sex racket in Khirki Extension in South Delhi and have recorded their statements. This is the same area where Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti tried to carry out a raid that caught him in a...
  • MEA to help send women trapped in sex trade to Uganda February 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs has reacted to a CNN-IBN report where three young Ugandan women alleged that they were forced into illegal sex trafficking in Delhi's Khirki Extension. The MEA has said that the women have requested that they be allowed to return to Uganda and they...
  • Somnath Bharti uses Ugandan women's FIR to target critics February 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti who has been under severe attack for his infamous raid at Khirki Extension must have breathed a sigh of relief on Monday after three Ugandan women registered a police complaint seeking protection from sex traffickers. Reacting for the first time to the latest developments,...
  • Somnath Bharti sends his lawyer to DCW; panel says won't entertain him January 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti seems to be courting one controversy after another. Already facing the heat over a midnight raid to unearth an alleged drugs and prostitution racket in Khirki Extension area of Delhi, Bharti on Friday sent his lawyer to represent himself before the Delhi Commission...
  • AAP to release video of Somnath Bharti raid January 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party will release video clips of the infamous Khirki extension raid carried out by Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti. The party has said that the footage will show Somnath Bharti did nothing wrong. The clips were monitored by the party on Thursday night. The AAP...
  • AAP continues to stand by Somnath Bharti despite growing pressure January 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party continues to face flak for its handling of the Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti controversy. The party has decided to stand by him for the moment saying he did nothing wrong during the infamous Khirki extension raid on Ugandan women. "Whatever evidence we have...
  • FIR filed against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal January 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police has filed an FIR against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for violating Section 144 during his two-day-long protest outside Rail Bhawan. Kejriwal who spearheaded the dharna against Delhi Police has been charged for violating Section 144, violence and inciting mob. Earlier, an FIR was filed against Aam...
  • AAP PAC meets amidst rising clamour for Somnath Bharti's dismissal January 23, 2014

    New Delhi: With the pressure mounting on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Aam Aadmi Party, the outfit's Political Affairs Committee is meeting to take a decision on Law Minister Somnath Bharti who is under the scanner for the infamous raid at Khirki Extension in Malviya Nagar. The AAP PAC meet...
  • Somnath Bharti raid: Another Ugandan woman moves court for FIR January 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Trouble seems to be growing for Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti as another Ugandan woman has moved court seeking an FIR against men who misbehaved with her during the raid in the Khirki Extension area. At the moment, she has not named Bharti, but if she identifies Bharti...
  • DCW threatens FIR against Somnath Bharti, Congress meets L-G January 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi Commission for Women has warned Law Minister Somnath Bharti to appear before it by Friday or an FIR may be registered against him. This even as Bharti continues to maintain that he hasn't received any summons from the DCW. The DCW claims that the second summons were...
  • Sandeep Dikshit demands police action against Somnath Bharti January 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress MP Sandeep Dikshit demanded police action against Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti over an incident relating to alleged drug and prostitution racket in a south Delhi locality. The AAP leader was identified by an Ugandan woman who alleged that he misbehaved with the girls during the midnight...
  • If Somnath Bharti is found guilty, party will take action: AAP January 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party is continuing to defend its leader and Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti. AAP spokesperson Ashutosh has alleged that politics is being played out against Bharti. He said the party won't take any action immediately. "If he is found guilty, then the party will take necessary...
  • AAP shows complaints by residents about sex, drug racket January 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi government on Monday justified Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's campaign against the state police by showing documents which the residents of Khirki area wrote regarding complaints about illegal activities. Kejriwal also showed a letter by the Ugandan High Commission which illustrated how their women are brought to India...
  • Working with Rima motivated Tashu Kaushik November 27, 2013

    Chennai: Southern actress Tashu Kaushik says working with co-star Rima Kallingal in forthcoming Malayalam thriller "Escape from Uganda" motivated her to perform better and in the process she has become her fan. "I have become Rima's fan after working with her. Watching her perform motivated me so much to perform better,...
  • US issues alert for Uganda amid reports of 'Kenya mall' style attack October 19, 2013

    Kampala: Uganda heightened its "terror" alert to maximum on Friday for the first time since bombings in 2010 that killed 79 people, given domestic and US intelligence indications of a possibly imminent attack by Islamist militants, a police spokesman said. Uganda recalled security staff from leave and deployed thousands of extra...
  • Indian youth founder of 'Open Curriculum' wins prestigious UN award October 11, 2013

    United Nations: A young man from India is among 10 people from around the world selected for a prestigious United Nations award in recognition of their work as entrepreneurs and use of technology to change the world. The recipients of the 10 Young Innovators Competition organized by the International Telecommunication Union...
  • Stephen Kiprotich wins men's marathon at World Championships August 17, 2013

    Moscow: Olympic champion Stephen Kiprotich of Uganda pulled away late in the race and won the men's marathon gold medal on Saturday at the World Championships. Boston Marathon winner Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia took the silver, 21 seconds behind Kiprotich's winning time of 2 hours, 9 minutes, 51 seconds. Tadese Tola...
  • Vice President of Uganda meets Narendra Modi, discusses trade ties March 20, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Vice President of Uganda Edward Ssekandi on Tuesday met Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and held deliberations on strengthening ties. Modi told Ssekandi, who was leading a 16-member high-level delegation from his country, that Gujarat was keen to build relations with the African nation in the fields of agriculture,...
  • Uganda landslides destroy 3 villages; toll unknown June 25, 2012

    Kampala: Massive landslides induced by torrential rains destroyed three villages in the mountainous district of Bududa in eastern Uganda, killing scores of people but possibly hundreds, officials said on Monday. Disaster Preparedness Minister Stephen Mallinga said it was still too early to say how many had been killed in this...