Archiv: India


16.02.2019 - 02:19 [ Peoples Dispatch ]

10,000 workers to go on indefinite strike against privatization of Indian airports

„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.

12.02.2019 - 03:05 [ teleSUR ]

Venezuela Seeks to Double Oil Exports to India

„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.“

06.02.2019 - 04:22 [ Trend.az ]

India signs MoU with Russia to fast-track North-South corridor

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.

31.01.2019 - 23:24 [ Reuters ]

Tech lobby takes India to task over plans to police online content

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.

30.01.2019 - 16:49 [ WSWS ]

Indian government fires hundreds of teachers as Tamil Nadu strike faces a crossroads

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.

27.01.2019 - 11:27 [ theGuardian.com ]

India’s first lunar mission finds water on moon: Two other studies back findings from Chandrayaan-1

(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.

13.01.2019 - 16:23 [ Trend.az ]

FMs of India – Central Asia dialogue with Afghanistan’s participation make joint statement

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.

17.12.2018 - 00:34 [ Dr. Jason Hickel / Information Clearing House ]

How Britain Stole $45 Trillion From India And Lied About It.

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.

08.12.2018 - 18:00 [ Reuters ]

VIPs arrive at pre-wedding bash for daughter of India’s richest man

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.

07.12.2018 - 23:18 [ Tass ]

India, Russia to create working group on cooperation in manned cosmonautics

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.

01.12.2018 - 12:24 [ Ruptly / Youtube ]

Argentina: Xi, Putin, and Modi call for closer trilateral cooperation

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.

18.11.2018 - 23:52 [ Indian Defence News ]

Special Representatives of India, China To Hold Boundary Talks

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.

15.11.2018 - 01:50 [ gCaptain ]

Macron at Sea Shows U.S.-France Ties Run Deeper Than Trump Spat

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.

04.11.2018 - 19:00 [ Sputnik ]

Russia, India, Iran to Discuss New Transport Route That Could Replace Suez Canal

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.

01.11.2018 - 19:38 [ Firstpost.com ]

India to seal deal with US that will allow it to continue buying crude oil from Iran without attracting any sanction

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.

22.10.2018 - 10:04 [ GlobalTimes.cn ]

China-India cooperation can be global yardstick

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.

29.08.2018 - 12:10 [ The Wire ]

A State That Fears the Constitution

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.

17.08.2018 - 02:45 [ Trend.az ]

Uzbekistan intends to expand uranium supplies to India

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.

04.08.2018 - 09:20 [ Oilprice.com ]

India’s Oil Imports From Iran Jump To Record-High In July

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.

15.07.2018 - 18:18 [ Press TV ]

India OKs plan for Iran bank to set up Mumbai branch

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.

18.06.2018 - 13:09 [ Daily Pakistan ]

The Xi-Trump Partnership: Can North Korea Denuclearization Be Replicated in South Asia?

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.

15.06.2018 - 19:37 [ Diplomatic Courier ]

Indo-U.S. Relations Dilemma: CAATSA

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.

11.06.2018 - 11:27 [ theHimalayanTimes.com ]

‘Nepal-India-China trilateral understanding possible’

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.

06.06.2018 - 12:29 [ Pepe Escobar / Asia Times ]

Why India is ignoring US sanctions and sticking with Iran

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.”

06.06.2018 - 08:00 [ Times of India ]

Foreign secy, China minister discuss SCO meet agenda

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.

05.06.2018 - 11:41 [ Times of India ]

India balances US energy ties with $25 billion Russian gas deal

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.

29.05.2018 - 14:15 [ teleSUR ]

India Rejects US Sanctions, Continues Venezuela, Iran Trade

„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.

28.05.2018 - 19:35 [ Press TV ]

India will not follow US sanctions on Iran: FM Swaraj

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.

18.05.2018 - 11:45 [ GlobalTimes.cn ]

China supports India’s economic overture toward NK’s reform, opening-up

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.

17.05.2018 - 12:16 [ CNBC ]

India looks to enhance ties with North Korea with ministerial visit

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.

16.05.2018 - 10:20 [ Global Times ]

Putting aside mutual suspicion can help China, India cooperate to aid Africa

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.

08.05.2018 - 11:15 [ Yomiuri Shimbun ]

INSIGHTS into the WORLD / What the ‘Indo-Pacific’ means for Japan

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.”

12.04.2018 - 05:40 [ Kreml ]

Telephone conversation with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

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.

27.03.2018 - 08:20 [ Dawn ]

Modi uses his app to spy on Indians, alleges Rahul

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.