Indian MPs question govt over stopping crude oil imports from Iran

Government of India has faced questions from members of parliament on reports that it has asked state-owned refiners to get ready to stop importing crude oil from Iran in the face of pressure from the United States. A question from Lok Sabha MPs Supriya Sule and Mullappally Ramachandran sought to know “whether the Government has […]

Masood Azhar warns Pakistan against ‘kneeling before Trump’

Maulana Masood Azhar, the founder of terror-cum-charity group Jaish-e-Mohammed, has warned the Pakistan government against giving in to the demands of the Americans, who want it to destroy all terror groups. Azhar said Pakistani media and intellectuals are trying to scare the people of the country into giving in to Trump’s demands. His comments come […]

India’s nuclear weapons program to get a boost as uranium output to increase 10x by 2031-32

India has plans to increase the output of uranium — the key fuel used in its nuclear weapons program — by ten times by 2031-32 and achieve self-sufficiency, the Department of Atomic Energy said. India is estimated to have 232,315 tons of uranium contained in deposits of 273,956 tons of tiiuranium octoxide. Even though the […]

‘Will go to any extent to save Kulbhushan Jadhav’ – Rajnath Singh

Home Minister Rajnath Singh said India will go to any extent to save Kulbhushan Jadhav. “We will go to whatever extent we need to, but we will save Kulbhushan Jadav,” the minister said, while attending an event in Mumbai. The minister maintained that Kulbhushan Jadhav was not a spy, but a businessman who happens to […]

India traffic to porn sites jumps 3-8% in November

Traffic from India to major pornographic websites in the world rose sharply in November. The numbers also reveal that Indians use the Internet for accessing pornographic content more often than globally. For example, according to similarweb.com, a website that collates monthly web analytics data, there were no pornographic websites included in the list of the […]

Despite Demonetization, India will beat China in GDP growth: Fitch Ratings

Despite a moderation in India’s GDP growth rate in the short term due to cash crunch, the Indian economy will still grow faster than that of China, global ratings agency Fitch said. “We still expect India’s GDP growth to trend higher than China’s in the medium term,” said the agency, whose primary job is to […]

Lupin launches injectable iron formulations in India

Pharma major Lupin Limited said it launched Iron Isomaltoside injectable iron formulation under two brand names “Isofer” and “Jilazo” in India. Lupin acquired the exclusive rights to market, distribute and sell the injectable formulation from Denmark based Pharmacosmos A/S. The product is currently marketed in 33 countries, including 21 European Union countries under the brand […]

India, Russia begin joint military exercises even as Russians arrive in Pakistan for joint drill

The eighth edition of India-Russia Joint Military Exercise ‘INDRA-2016’ has begun in the Ussiriysk district of Vladivostok in Russia, even as Russian forces arrived in Pakistan on its first ever-joint military drill. Main focus of the Indo-Russian joint exercise is on ‘Counter-Terrorism Operations in semi mountainous and jungle terrain under United Nations Mandate’, said the […]

India extends ‘permanent residency’ to foreigners

The Indian Cabinet today approved extending ‘permanent residency’ to foreign investors. So far, one had to be a citizen to be a permanent resident in the country. Others faced hassles such as regular attendance at foreigners registration offices and visa extensions if they were to continue to remain in the country. The present tenure of […]