„And now after modernizing these six airports with public money under AAI, handing them over to private hands through PPP route tantamount to an undue bonanza to private players at the cost of public exchequer, besides being totally unjust and extremely unfair which may please be taken note of,“ reads the letter.
„India also wants to increase the intake,“ Quevedo said after a meeting with Indian refiners. „We are selling more than 300,000 barrels a day but of course we want to increase that and India also wants to increase the intake from Venezuela. We want to double that amount.“
India, eyeing a bigger role in Eurasia and Afghanistan amid prevailing geopolitics, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Russia for fast-tracking International North South Transport Corridor (INSTC) that will enable a smoother connectivity to the region via Iran, Trend reports citing The Economic Times.
The proposal drafted by India’s technology ministry in December would compel Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter to remove within 24 hours content deemed to be unlawful, including anything affecting the “sovereignty and integrity of India”.
Tech giants are preparing to fight the changes in the “intermediary guidelines”, Reuters has reported.
The court called on teachers to return to work on Tuesday, declaring that the strikers, not the government, were threatening the future of their students who are due to sit annual examinations. Later that day, 3,000 teachers were detained and their protests broken up by police. They were held in various halls for several hours and then released.
(24. September 2009) The man who led the mission, Dr Mylswamy Annadurai, told the Times today how pleased he was at the discovery, which significantly enhances India’s position in its space race with China.
„It’s very satisfying,“ he said. „This was one of the main objectives of Chandrayaan-1, to find evidence of water on the moon.“
The reports from the Indian mission were backed up by the findings of two other studies to be published in the journal Science on Friday, showing that the water may be actively moving around, forming and reforming as particles mixed up in the dust on the surface of the moon.
Foreign Ministers of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the Republic of India, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan participated in the meeting.
This week’s general strike in India, one of the largest strikes in history, is part of a growing upsurge of the world working class.
The operational control of Iran’s Shahid Beheshti port, as part of the strategic Chabahar port, has been officially leased to Indian Ports Global Ltd. (IPGL) for a temporary period of 18 months, and a 10-year period afterwards, Trend reports via Mehr News Agency.
Wang is on a visit to India to co-chair the first meeting of China-India high level people-to-people exchanges mechanism with Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.
There is a story that is commonly told in Britain that the colonisation of India – as horrible as it may have been – was not of any major economic benefit to Britain itself. If anything, the administration of India was a cost to Britain. So the fact that the empire was sustained for so long – the story goes – was a gesture of Britain’s benevolence.
The timing of Patel’s resignation is crucial. It comes four days ahead of the RBI’s scheduled board meeting on December 14.
The Clintons and the Ambanis have an association that goes back more than 18 years and have met several times both in India and abroad, according to Indian media reports.
Then President Bill Clinton held meetings in India with the Ambanis, including deceased founder and Mukesh’s father Dhirubhai Ambani, just before and after he left the presidency in 2000-2001.
In his speech devoted to Independence Day, August 15, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that the country will have independently sent an Indian crew to space by 2022, when India will be celebrating the 75th anniversary of independence. Representatives for the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) reported then that a crew of three people is expected to be sent into the low-earth orbit at an altitude of 300-400 km where it will work five to seven days.
„We’ll sort out all those issues here today, and in the days ahead… we’ll work all this forward,“ Mattis told reporters on Monday when asked if he expects New Delhi to get a sanctions waiver over the S-400 purchase.
Chinese President Xi Jinping emphasized the need for „more close cooperation“ between China, Russia, and India while speaking at a trilateral meeting alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Buenos Aires on Friday.
Indian Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba will be visiting Russia from November 26-29, in a bid to further consolidate defence ties and explore new avenues for defence cooperation, said defence sources in New Delhi on Sunday.
The Special Representatives (SRs) of India and China on the vexed boundary dispute are expected to meet later this month ahead of a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Argentina on the margins of the G-20 summit.
France’s sole aircraft carrier, the Charles-de-Gaulle, the world’s most powerful vessel outside the U.S. navy, puts to sea Wednesday and will sail to the Indian Ocean early next year. It is starting a joint mission with the U.S. and an American frigate will escort it on the voyage, according the Elysee presidential palace.
Earlier, Indian Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu called for the International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC) to be put into operation „as early as possible.“ The INSTC’s estimated operational capacity is up to 30 million metric tons of goods per year.
New Delhi: India is close to a deal with the US that will allow it to continue buying crude oil from Iran without attracting any sanction after it agreed to cut imports and escrow payments, sources in know of the development said.
China-India cooperation is also in line with each nation’s international strategy. The change in the international landscape has motivated developing countries to engage in multilateral cooperation and seek more say when it comes to protecting their own interests. China and India are both in favor of free trade. Down the road, they will need better coordination and more support from each other on issues such as the multilateral trade system and WTO reform.
Russian President Vladimir Putin will oversee the signing of a $5 billion deal this week to supply Delhi with S-400 air defence systems, a top Kremlin aide said on Tuesday
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis are on an official visit to India with a top agenda priority of pressuring New Delhi to stop buying Iran’s oil.
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will hold talks with India’s Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for the so-called two-plus-two discussions.
Where the ritual of voting has remained necessary in “open” societies for the legitimation of political power, nothing is more inimical to the security of that power than knowledge among the masses and the marginalised of the substance of democracy. Thus, peasants, workers, Adivasis, Dalits, women, the minorities – in short the bulk of the population of India – are expected to believe that their democratic right remains limited to voting once every five years. They are not expected to acquire knowledge about the rights the constitution furnishes them as citizens, rights that bear the potential of becoming instruments of momentous transformation. The acquiring of such knowledge clearly carries vast implications for those who are privileged, and therefore for the rearrangement of assets among the population at large. Given that such people rarely have access to the judicial system, their quiescent ignorance of the provisions of the constitution is the best guarantor of the continuance of dominant economic, social, cultural and political power.
WhatsApp chief executive officer Chris Daniels gave the assurance to India’s information technology minister during a meeting in New Delhi.
Uzbekistan intends to expand the supply of uranium concentrate to India in the near future, Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Sukhrob Kholmuradov said opening the meeting of the eleventh Uzbek-Indian intergovernmental commission, Uzbek media reported Aug. 16.
Pakistan’s newly-elected Parliament is meeting tomorrow for the first time to start the process of transition and handing over powers to the new government.
Ahead of the return of the U.S. sanctions on Iran, India’s state refiners boosted their Iranian oil purchases, pushing up Indian oil imports from Iran by 30 percent from June, to a record 768,000 bpd in July, Reuters reported on Thursday, citing preliminary tanker arrival data it had obtained from trade sources.
Mr Khan thanked Prime Minister Modi for his wishes and emphasised that disputes should be resolved through dialogue. „Wars and bloodshed, instead of resolving disputes, lead to tragedies,“ Mr Khan had said, according to news agency PTI.
In the wake of US sanctions, India might explore the possibility of reviving a mechanism to settle oil payments involving Iran’s Rial and India’s Rupee that was in place between the two countries in the past.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in is on a four-day visit to India. The visit may open new avenues for expanding the bilateral partnership, particularly in the economic domain. Stay with TOI for all the LIVE updates:
To be sure, unlike the two Koreas, Pakistan and India are two different nations, with two different histories and national stories, and some shared attributes like all other neighbors. But the Pak-India conflict offers some similarities to the Korean conflict in terms of complexity and insolvability. Both conflicts involve emotions, ideologies, and nuclear weapons. China and the United States are important outside players in both cases; both conflicts appear impossible to resolve, and both have wider implications for the region and the world.
The Minister of External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj has made it clear that India only follows UN sanctions and does not recognize the unilateral sanctions by the United States.(…)
The push for a waiver by the U.S. Secretary of State might be a face-saving grace as America’s reliability as a global power and the unpredictable nature of the current U.S. administration is questioned.(…)
Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Russia and Mrs. Swaraj meeting with her counterpart from Iran is not necessarily a shift but adhering to India’s unequivocal stand on not relenting to these unilateral sanctions directly or indirectly.
Former prime minister and Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Co-chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that forging understanding for trilateral development cooperation between Nepal, India and China is possible. Dahal’s statement has come ahead of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s visit to China.
Pay very close attention to what India’s External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj, said after meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif earlier this week in New Delhi: “Our foreign policy is not made under pressure from other countries … We recognize UN sanctions and not country-specific sanctions. We didn’t follow US sanctions on previous occasions either.”
The government said in a statement that the two sides reviewed the follow-up action on the understandings reached at the Wuhan Informal Summit and discussed the agenda for bilateral engagement in the coming months, including the preparations for the forthcoming Modi-Xi meeting at the SCO Summit in Qingdao on June 9-10, 2018.
Let them eat dirt
India on Monday started receiving long-term gas supplies from Russia’s Gazprom + , the world’s top publicly-listed natural gas company, under a $25-billion deal that indicates New Delhi’s quest for newer routes towards energy security and balancing ties with Washington and Moscow.
„We don’t make our foreign policy under pressure from other countries.” The minister also commented that India recognizes restrictions from the United Nations (UN) on Caracas or Tehran but not those issued by the United States. “India follows only UN sanctions, and not unilateral sanctions by any country,” Swaraj said, adding that India would continue to trade with Venezuela, in spite of any challenges.
ndia’s Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj says New Delhi will keep trading with Iran and will only follow sanctions imposed by the United Nations and not those imposed by any other country, such as the United States, against the Islamic Republic.
The Indian Minister of State for External Affairs Gen VK Singh made a surprise trip to North Korea earlier this week as India sought to revive its ties with the isolated country. The visit sent a good signal for the Asian economy.
Singh was the first Indian minister received by the North Korean government in the country in nearly two decades, which added to evidence that Pyongyang will be willing to seek better ties with the international community.
Indian Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh arrived in Pyongyang this week in the first high-level visit from the Asian giant to the rogue state in nearly two decades.
„Now that the environment around North Korea is changing, India may feel like it’s an opportune moment to reach out, perhaps in potential anticipation of the country opening up,“ said Harsh Pant of the Observer Research Foundation.
India has for the first time embarked on an initiative to build convention centers in 21 African countries, India’s Economic Times reported. Strategic suspicion has prompted some people to read too much into China and India’s respective cooperation with Africa. But if suspicion can be set aside, China and India can form an alliance with other parties to write new stories in Africa.
(7.May) In an another legal blow to Monsanto, India’s Supreme Court on Monday refused to stay the Delhi High Court’s ruling that the seed giant cannot claim patents for Bollgard and Bollgard II, its genetically modified cotton seeds, in the country.
The Australian government adopted the “Indo-Pacific” term in 2012 as a pivotal idea in its diplomacy. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe used the same term for the first time in August 2016 during the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI), held in Nairobi, when he unveiled a “free and open Indo-Pacific strategy.”
Despite being on the brink of all-out war a few months ago, leaders of North and South Korea agreed to keep the process of cultural and political exchange open.
India is the world’s third largest oil importer after China and the US. Japan is the fourth largest importer and South Korea is right behind it. The four nations account for over a third of the oil imports in the world.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive in London from Sweden on Tuesday night and is set for a packed day of bilateral meetings and events on Wednesday before the live telecast from Central Hall Westminster.
Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi at the Indian side’s initiative.
The two leaders had a constructive and friendly discussion of several current issues related to developing the privileged strategic partnership between Russia and India.
They agreed to continue contacts.
The only good thing about the decree was its extremely short shelf life.
The need to stop fake news is widely acknowledged, but the order said that any complaint against a journalist accused of running fake news meant that their government accreditation would be immediately suspended,” media analyst Vivek Saxena told Gulf News.
Isro has said that it is trying to re-establish contact with the 2,066kg satellite, which cost 2.7bn rupees ($41.5m;£29.5m) to construct.
Modi is the most popular politician on Indian social media. His app has been downloaded more than five million times, and his Twitter account has 41.4 million followers.
Alderson alleged that whenever a user created a profile on Modi’s Android app, it shared their personal data without their consent.