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India on path to delivering humans to space, tests heaviest launch vehicle
India is celebrating the successful the atmospheric re-entry of its most powerful satellite launch vehicle, which could see it sending humans to space soon. With this “destiny-changing” launch, it hopes to secure a bigger share of the global space market.

18.12.2014 07:13

India bans ISIS after ‘recruiting’ Twitter account scandal
India’s interior minister has announced a ban on the Islamic State militant group, formerly known as ISIS, in the country. Earlier, an ISIS sympathizer, who ran a Twitter account and was suspected of online recruitment, was arrested in the country.

16.12.2014 13:30

How diamond diplomacy adds sparkle to Indo-Russian ties
Direct trade between India and Russia in rough diamonds is a diplomacy gem which was a Russian initiative buttressed by some quick decision-making by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

16.12.2014 10:33

Russia targeted by another large-scale cyber espionage campaign – Kaspersky Lab
Russian companies in oil, finance, military, and other sectors – as well as the country’s embassies abroad – have become the primary targets of a new espionage campaign, labeled ‘Cloud Atlas’ by global information security powerhouse Kaspersky Lab.

12.12.2014 15:28

​20 deals in 24 hours: Russia-India relations given $100 billion-worth boost
The economic burden of Western sanctions has pushed Russia to the east in search of business opportunities. Judging by the outcome of President Putin’s visit to India - 20 high-profile deals struck – Moscow’s ‘pivot to Asia’ is getting a warm welcome.

12.12.2014 10:38

How much of a winner is India in WTO trade facilitation agreement?
US agricultural companies have a beady eye on India’s arable market as it prepares to sign a trade agreement.However,due to India’s outdated farming techniques, there are worries that Indian farmers will struggle to compete once trade barriers are removed

11.12.2014 20:21

Superbugs could kill 10mn per year by 2050, more than cancer – study
Superbugs with a high resistance to antibiotics could kill 10 million people worldwide each year by 2050 unless more action is taken, a study has warned. The figure is higher than the global impact of cancer, which currently kills 8.2 million.

11.12.2014 09:21

Going Nuclear: Russia and India agree to build 12 power reactors by 2035
Russia and India are ramping up energy ties and will construct at least 12 new nuclear reactors by 2035. Two will be completed by 2016 at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, Russian state-owned power company Rosatom confirmed Thursday.

11.12.2014 08:52

Putin: Nuclear projects core of cooperation between Russia and India
When President Putin makes his lightning one-day visit to India, the main thing on his mind will be power. He’ll be discussing nuclear cooperation and energy when he meets Prime Minister Modi.

10.12.2014 12:14

‘BRICS becoming a significant alternative voice in the international arena’
BRICS could emerge as a voice for an alternative world view and development model as there is a good scope to take the relationship forward, Rajiv Sikri, former secretary at India’s Ministry of External Affairs, told RT.

10.12.2014 12:21

Uber banned in Indian capital after taxi driver accused of raping passenger
The taxi service Uber has been banned in New Delhi, after a woman was allegedly raped by a driver with the taxi-booking service. The company is in hot water for hiring a person arrested for sexual assault three years ago.

08.12.2014 10:20

Botched cataract surgery leaves over dozen elderly people blinded in India
A doctor and a charity owner have been arrested after 16 people were blinded from severe eye infections after undergoing cataract surgery at a charity run medical camp in Amritsar, in the Punjab region of India.

05.12.2014 19:33