LIVE TABLE – CORONAVIRUS CASES IN INDIA: Maharashtra in front; UP, TN grows

Maharashtra has emerged as the lead state in India as far as Coronavirus infections are concerned, going by an analysis of the details of state-wise COVID-19 cases in India (see table). While the numbers are changing every hour, as of April 3 Friday, Maharashtra continued to remain on the top with 423 cases and 21 […]

India hopeful of signing nuclear plant deal with Westinghouse soon

India’s junior minister at the Prime Minister’s Office, Dr Jitendra Singh, today said the government was still hopeful of signing a deal to set up a massive, 7.2 GW nuclear power plant in partnership with US-based Westinghouse Electric. Singh, who was responding to a question in the parliament today, said Westinghouse’s bankruptcy delayed proceedings, but […]

Nikki Haley again urges India to respect religions and avoid “divisions”

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley again urged India to ‘respect’ all religions so as to avoid ‘divisions’ within the country. Soon after arriving in India on Tuesday, Haley had emphasized ‘freedom of religion’ in a comment to the media. She also urged India to relook at its relationships with Iran and Russia […]

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 […]

CIA biggest beneficiary of Aadhaar, says Swamy; GST not behind slowdown

BJP leader and libertarian politician Subramanian Swamy said he believes that the design of Aadhaar system exposes core data to ‘American intelligence agencies’ and expressed consternation that the government was continuing with the unique identification number scheme. Speaking to Mirror Now on the controversies around the linking of bank accounts, tax accounts and mobile numbers […]

India draws closer to US under Modi, to restart ‘COPE INDIA’

The Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance government of India is ramping up defense cooperation with the United States, and will restart COPE INDIA, a mock combat exercise between the US and Indian Air Force. COPE INDIA was first conducted in 2004, and subsequently in 2005, 2006 and 2009, after which it was abandoned. The exercise […]

Pakistan Army protests cross-border attacks by India

Pakistan’s Director General of Military Operations protested Indian attacks on the Line of Control in Kashmir in a meeting with his Indian counterpart. According to a statement released by the Indian side, Pakistan complained that Indian Army had killed four Pakistani soldiers and one civilian by cross-border firing. India and Pakistan are engaged in a […]

Kabul Blast: Is Islamic State expanding its reach in the subcontinent?

Is this mother of all bomb blast? If one looks at the magnitude of Wednesday morning’s explosion in Kabul, one scouts to find a parallel in recent times. A sewage tanker laden with bomb is denoted at the heart of Kabul city surrounded by presidential palace and many prominent embassies. Kabul is not new to […]

TRUMP THREAT: TCS not worried, says we’re not the villains

Tata Consultancy Services, the largest Indian-owned outsourcing company, said it is able to manage with 75% less new visas this year as it has changed its business and recruitment models in recent years. It also said that outsourcing was key to protecting US jobs, and is not the villain as portrayed. The statement from Rajesh […]

Dr Reddy’s Labs launches osteoporosis drug in the US

Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd said it launched raloxifene hydrochloride tablets –used to treat osteoporosis — in the US market. Raloxifene hydrochloride tablets are a therapeutic equivalent generic version of Evista (raloxifene hydrochloride) tablets. A generic drug is a pharmaceutical drug that is equivalent to a brand-name product in dosage, strength, route of administration, quality, performance, and […]

Apprehensions on Trump to prove wrong: ASSOCHAM

Industry body ASSOCHAM today expressed confidence that apprehensions linked to President Elect Donald Trump of United States “would certainly prove wrong” in the coming days. The industry association said Trump’s sober, very fair sounding and statesman like demeanor promising a fair deal with the rest of the world should indicate an opportunity to take India’s […]

US Govt agency to help disburse loans to Indian SMEs

RBL Bank and NeoGrowth Credit Pvt will provide loans to small and medium enterprises in the Indian retail segment that are excluded from mainstream funding and financing with the help of a US government agency. The funding will be backed by the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) — a US Government organization that mobilizes private […]

Mississippi goes live on TCS-developed unemployment benefits platform

IT company Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) said it has deployed software to provide unemployment insurance by the Mississippi, Rhode Island and Maine Consortium to help unemployed individuals. Mississippi’s unemployment insurance program helps provides monetary benefits to those who have involuntarily lost their jobs while they look for new employment opportunities, the company added. The TCS developed unemployment insurance solution […]

India and US sign armed forces logistics agreement to aid disaster relief and crisis

India and the United States signed the Logistics Exchange Memorandum Of Agreement (LEMOA) in Washington DC, USA yesterday, said the Ministry of Defense. LEMOA is a facilitating agreement that establishes basic terms, conditions, and procedures for reciprocal provision of logistic support, supplies, and services between the armed forces of India and the United States, the […]