NEW DELHI - India has signed a deal worth over Rs 26,000 million with Russia to procure 66,000 anti-tank shells to meet the shortfall of critical ammunition faced by its armored fleet including the latest T-90 tanks. The two sides signed the deal on March 27 for the supply of anti-tank shells to the Army and agreement in this regard was inked by Defense Ministry officials from India and Rosoboronexport officials...
NEW DELHI - As the US and Europe try to isolate Moscow over its action in Crimea, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s trusted lieutenant Igor Sechin on March 24 courted top Indian officials, offering to ship its vast crude oil reserves and stakes in oil and gas acreages. Sechin, who heads Rosneft, Russia’s biggest oil company, led a delegation of about two-dozen officials to meet Oil Secretary Saurabh Chandra...
NEW DELHI - The Center will provide Rs 13,510 million financial assistance to farmers affected by untimely rains and hailstorms in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. The development comes amidst reports of farmer suicides in hailstorm-hit areas of Maharashtra. “A relief of Rs 8,560 million has been approved for Maharashtra and Rs 4,950 million to Madhya Pradesh by the EGoM,” the government source said.
CHENNAI - India is all set to launch its new navigational satellite ‘IRNSS 1-B’, the second of seven satellites planned for Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System (IRNSS), on April 4. ISRO sources here said the satellite would be launched on board PSLV C-24 rocket from Satish Dhawan Space Center at Sriharikota, some 60 miles from here. “The launch of IRNSS 1-B from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre on board...
THANE - A pictorial book on Maratha warrior king Chhatrapati Shivaji containing 100 paintings by a local tribal artist, will be released in the British Parliament House on the May Day this year, according to the publishers. Udveli Books, who brought out the volume ‘Shivaji the Real Hero’, in association with Shri Maharaj Seva Pratishtan and Shri Maharaj Group of Companies, said it will be launched in London at the Winston Churchill Hall on May 1.
KATHMANDU - India and Nepal share a literary bond for over centuries, India’s envoy here has said as he lauded the contributions of Nepalese writers in cementing cultural ties between the two nations. “From Tagore to Laxmi Prasad Devkota, from Dinkar to Siddhicharan Shrestha, we have shared our literature over centuries and we will continue doing so,” Indian Ambassador to Nepal Ranjit Rae said during a function here to mark the World Poetry Day Saturday.
SINGAPORE - Singapore authorities have deported an Indian-origin man for radicalizing and helping a compatriot with going to strife-torn Syria and have launched a probe into his journey “with the intention to undertake violence” there. The Ministry of Home Affairs has investigated and deported a Singaporean of Indian-origin, Gul Mohamed Maracachi Maraicar, for radicalising Haja Fakkurudeen Usman Ali (37) and helping him in his plans to go to Syria.
NEW DELHI - With Russia facing sanctions from the US and some other countries after it annexed Crimea from Ukraine, India made it clear that it will not support any "unilateral measures" against Russian government. "India has never supported unilateral sanctions against any country eg Iraq or Iran. Therefore, we will also not support any unilateral measures by a country or a group of countries,"
NEW DELHI - The Indian government was in touch with nearly 600 Indian students studying in Crimea State Medical University and the authorities there to ensure the security and wellbeing of students in wake of Crimea's accession to Russia. According to official sources, Indian Ambassador in Ukraine visited Crimean capital of Simferopol where he met with Crimea State Medical University authorities...
JEDDAH - An Indian worker in Saudi Arabia has hanged himself inside a restroom at the departure lounge of Jeddah’s international airport . The unnamed Indian was on an exit-only visa. After completing all formalities at the departure lounge, he had suddenly tried to jump on a woman who was waiting to board the same plane he was supposed to board, the Saudi Gazette reported on March 15...