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Help Rohingyas ‘regardless of politics’, says UN about India’s policy

Help Rohingyas ‘regardless of politics’, says UN about India’s policy

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres United Nations, Sep 12 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wants Rohingya refugees helped “regardless of politics,” his spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said Tuesday in reply to a question about...

Cabinet clears doubling of two rail lines

New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Tuesday approved two important railway projects — doubling of the Barabanki-Akbarpur (Uttar Pradesh) and Daund-Manmad (Maharashtra) railway lines. The 161 km Barabanki-Akbarpur...

Focus on research can make us world leader in renewable energy

New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday said that if India invests enough in research, it can be the world leader in renewable energy. “If we invest in research in renewable energy we...

Ready for talks to reopen Nathu La pass, says China

Beijing, Sep 12 China on Tuesday said it is ready for talks to reopen the Nath La pass for Indian pilgrims, which it had closed in mid June over the military standoff at Doklam. “China is ready to keep communication with Indian side in regard to...
Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu calling on the President of the Republic of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko,

Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu calling on the President of the Republic of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko,

The Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu calling on the President of the Republic of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, in New Delhi on September 12, 2017.
President of the Republic of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko paying floral tributes at the Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi, at Rajghat

President of the Republic of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko paying floral tributes at the Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi, at Rajghat

The President of the Republic of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko paying floral tributes at the Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi, at Rajghat, in Delhi on September 12, 2017.
Defence ties high on agenda during Belarusian President’s India visit

Defence ties high on agenda during Belarusian President’s India visit

The President of the Republic of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko being received by the President, Ram Nath Kovind and the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, at the Ceremonial Reception, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on September 12, 2017. New Delhi, Sep...

BRICS crafts new mantra of diplomacy

The BRICS meeting in Xiamen in China last week was a timely opportunity for both India and China to end the high-altitude and potentially high-voltage stand-off at the Doklam plateau. Many political observers around the globe feared a spark, ignition...
India-Brazil-South Africa Fund setting new cooperation standards

India-Brazil-South Africa Fund setting new cooperation standards

United Nations, Sep 12  The India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) Fund has set a new standard for cooperation among developing countries, a top UN official said here. Speaking at the release of the IBSA 2017 portfolio on Monday, South Africa’s Permanent...

Airtel launches Voice over LTE, services go live in Mumbai

New Delhi, Sep 12  Bharti Airtel on Monday announced the launch in Mumbai of its Voice over LTE (VoLTE) services which it plans to roll out across the country over the next few months. Airtel VoLTE, which works over 4G, will offer customers HD quality...

Petrol at Rs 79/litre in Mumbai at highest since August 2014

New Delhi, Sep 12  The Indian basket of imported crude oils gained nearly $3.50 a barrel during last week even as petrol prices in the country touched their highest levels since Prime Minister Narendra Modi assumed office three years ago, official data...
Minister of Culture of Czech Republic, Daniel Herman meeting the MoS for Culture (I/C) and Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Dr. Mahesh Sharma

Minister of Culture of Czech Republic, Daniel Herman meeting the MoS for Culture (I/C) and Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Dr. Mahesh Sharma

The Minister of Culture of Czech Republic, Daniel Herman meeting the Minister of State for Culture (I/C) and Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Dr. Mahesh Sharma, in New Delhi on September 11, 2017.
India, Afghanistan committed to fighting cross-border terrorism

India, Afghanistan committed to fighting cross-border terrorism

New Delhi, Sep 12  India and Afghanistan on Monday sent a strong message to Pakistan and committed to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with each other and fight cross-border terrorism and terror sanctuaries. As the two countries signed 116 agreements in development...
Uzbekistan to develop renewable energy

Uzbekistan to develop renewable energy

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev has approved the Program of Measures for the Further Development of Renewable Energy, Improving Energy Efficiency in the Economic and Social Spheres for 2017-2021. Its implementation will allow diversifying...
SAIL ties up USD 350 Million ECB from SBI

SAIL ties up USD 350 Million ECB from SBI

New Delhi, 12 September, 2017: Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL) has tied up an External Commercial Borrowing (ECB) of USD 350 million with State Bank of India (SBI) for a door to door tenure of 7 years. The ECB has been arranged by SBI from its Hong...
Need to build India-Belarus investment ties: Belarus Deputy PM

Need to build India-Belarus investment ties: Belarus Deputy PM

New Delhi, Sep 12  Agriculture, pharmaceuticals, nano technology and infrastructure projects were some of the key sectors which can be explored for collaboration by Indian and Belarusian industry, Belarusian Deputy Prime Minister Vladimir Semashko said...

UN Security Council adopts new sanctions against N. Korea

United Nations, Sep 12 (IANS) The UN Security Council on Monday unanimously adopted a resolution to impose fresh sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear test on September 3 in violation of previous Security Council resolutions. Monday’s resolution,...