Tag: India

India's March exports up 11%, imports almost flat

New Delhi: India’s merchandise exports grew 11.02 per cent, on a year-on-year (YoY) basis in March, to $32.55 billion from $29.32 billion reported for the corresponding month of last year, official data showed on Monday. “Exports in March 2019 were $32.55 billion, as compared to $29.32 billion in March 2018, exhibiting a positive growth of […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
UN owes India $38mn for peacekeeping operations: Guterres

United Nations: The UN owes India $30 million for its contributions to the peacekeeping operations, according to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. Peacekeeping operations “face frequent cash constraints that force the organisation to postpone the settlement of its obligations to troop- and police-contributing countries”, he said in a report released on Monday to the General Assembly on UN’s […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Every 3rd 40-plus Indian suffers from lack of libido, says study

New Delhi: Every third person above 40 years in India suffers from lack of libido due to testosterone deficiency syndrome (TDS), finds a study. The study, conducted on 745 patients by a team of researchers from Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, showed most commonly reported symptom by these patients was lack of energy followed by poor […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Rains, thunderstorm leave nearly 50 dead in 4 states

Jaipur/Bhopal/Ahmedabad: Nearly 50 people were killed as rains coupled with thunderstorm and lightning hit several parts of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra overnight, officials said Wednesday. The unseasonal rains and storm also caused damage to property and crops in Gujarat and Rajasthan. Rajasthan witnessed the maximum casualties with 21 people killed in rain-related incidents […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Rajasthan appoints Smith as captain removing Ajinkya Rahane, BCCI surprised

New Delhi: Placed seventh on the points table in the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League, Rajasthan Royals have removed Ajinkya Rahane as the captain and handed the armband to former skipper Steve Smith. The team has managed to win just two games of the eight that they have played and the management believes […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Wing Cdr Varthaman won't return to his Srinagar unit

New Delhi: Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who had shot down a Pakistan Air Force F-16 during an air battle over the Line of Control (LoC) on February 27, will not go back to his unit in Srinagar as the officer has been posted out of Jammu and Kashmir to another base. Wing Commander Abhindan was […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Warner, Bairstow power SRH to huge win over KKR

Hyderabad: Valiant knocks by Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) openers David Warner (67 off 38) and Jonny Bairstow’s (80 unbeaten off 43) guided the team to a massive nine-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) tie, here on Sunday. The duo forged a crucial 131-run partnership for the opening wicket to […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
India studies new US decision against Iran oil waiver

New Delhi: India has seen the US announcement which says that five major countries including India will no longer be exempt from penalties if they continue to import oil from Iran, and is studying the implications of the decision, said informed sources on Monday. The sources said that the government has seen the announcement made […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
India second to US among top destinations for hacking attempts

New Delhi: With over 120 crore account takeover attacks in 2018, India came only second to the US among top destinations for hacking attempts in the world, says a new report. Each attack represented an attempt by a person or computer to log in to an account with a stolen or generated username and password, […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
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Dutee Chand wins bronze in women's 200m at Asian Athletics Championships

Doha: Indian sprinter Dutee Chand won a bronze medal in women’s 200m on the fourth and final day of the Asian Athletics Championships here on Wednesday P U Chitra defended her 1500m title to give India its third gold medal and Ajay Kumar Saroj won a silver in men’s 1500m. Chitra overtook Bahraini runner Tigest Gashaw […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Pakistan 'frees 55 Indian fishermen, 5 civilians'

Islamabad: Pakistan has released 55 Indian fishermen and five civilians as a “goodwill gesture”, the media reported on Monday. According to the Express Tribune, the Indian fishermen and civilians were released from Karachi’s Malir jail on Sunday. Fifty five of the men were arrested for illegal fishing in Pakistan’s territorial waters, while the other five […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Sri Lanka cable operators block Zakir Naik's Peace TV

Colombo: The two largest cable operators of Sri Lanka have blocked controversial Indian Islamic preacher Zakir Naik’s Peace TV following the Easter Sunday carnage in the island nation in which 253 people died. India and Bangladesh have already banned Peace TV, which has often been used by the Islamic State recruiters for indoctrination and brainwashing […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Jaish chief Masood Azhar now global terrorist; India, France welcome it

Beijing: In a huge diplomatic victory for India, the UN Security Council on Wednesday declared Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist, a move that was being blocked by China for nearly 10 years. The decision of the UNSC’s 1267 Sanctions Committee came about two and a half months after the JeM […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
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IS threat to India, Bangladesh; new 'emir' named in Bengal

By Rajnish Singh New Delhi: Amid developments after the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka which claimed 253 lives, an Islamic State (IS) affiliate group, “Al-Mursalat”, has been reportedly planning to carry out similar attacks in India and Bangladesh with its announcement of appointing a new “emir” (chief) in Bengal, sources said. The emir of […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
India, Pakistan trade fire on LoC in Poonch

Jammu: Indian and Pakistani armies traded heavy fire on Thursday on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, Defence Ministry said. “At about 9.30 a.m. Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation in Shahpur and Kirni sectors on the LoC in Poonch. They started firing with small arms followed by shelling with mortars,” Lieutenant […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021