India to host naval drill Milan 2020 in March; to see participation of several countries
In a written response to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik said that 41 nations from South Asia, Southeast Asia, Africa and Europe that share defence cooperation with India have been invited for the military drill 'Milan 2020' in March. He added that the government pursues cooperation initiatives with friendly foreign countries.
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Erratic payments from Iran put commodity exporters in a fix
While the rice industry says more than Rs 2,000 crore has yet to be reimbursed to Indian traders, tea and sugar traders said that payments have been delayed by a fortnight to a month.
The big question on Hong Kong: How will China hit back at Trump?
China had issued threats earlier this year after the US approved arms sales to Taiwan.
Surplus-hit sugar mills eye exports
However, sugar millers from Maharashtra, the second largest producer of the sweetener, are not much interested in exporting sugar during 2019-20.
Oman provides India strategic depth in West Asia and Eastern African region
Prime Minister Narinder Modi’s visit to the Sultanate of Oman in 2018 initiated a new energy in bilateral relations with enhanced cooperation in trade and investment, energy, defence, security, food security and regional issues, according to Al Rawahi. Oman too has invested substantially in India.
Saffron prices rise 15% as snowfall damages crop in Kashmir
Farmers have requested the Jammu & Kashmir administration to start a crop insurance policy.
Oil topples from 2-month high on concern over US-China trade deal
WTI crude futures fell 31 cents, also down 0.53 per cent, to $58.27 per barrel.
Instagram celebrity, known as Angelina Jolie's 'zombie' version, arrested in Iran for 'blasphemy'
Sahar Tabar faces charges such as inciting violence, and gaining income through inappropriate means.
Pakistan considering various legal options for review of Kulbhushan Jadhav's case: Army
The amended law will outline the procedure to seek redress in the civil courts against sentence by Army courts, the report said. In a major victory for India, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on July 17 ruled that Pakistan must review the death sentence given to Jadhav.
Pakistan to amend Army Act to allow Jadhav appeal against conviction in civilian court
Pakistan is preparing to amend the Army Act to allow death-row convict Kulbhushan Jadhav the right to file an appeal against his conviction in a civilian court. Defence sources said that the Pakistan government was working on a draft to amend the Army Act to implement the International Court of Justice's July 17 verdict.
J&K told to act against broadcast of ‘anti-India’ content
According to ministry officials, in the absence of internet, several religious channels from Iran, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia and Pakistan were making way to TV sets in Kashmir through the local cable operators.
Israeli airstrike kills Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza home
In eastern Gaza, the Israeli strike killed Bahaa Abu el-Atta and his wife, setting off a furious barrage of rocket attacks reaching as far as the Tel Aviv heartland as Islamic Jihad vowed further revenge. The Israeli military says Abu el-Atta was the mastermind of recent attacks against it.
India-Russia-China explore alternative to SWIFT payment mechanism
Russia’s financial messaging system SPFS will be linked with the Chinese cross-border interbank payment system CIPS. While India still does not have a domestic financial messaging system, it plans to link the Central Bank of Russia’s platform with a service that is under development, the persons cited earlier told ET.
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