As the incident of two persons being killed in mob violence triggered by the discovery of slaughtered cows unfolded on December 3, just ahead of the anniversary of a communally sensitive event in India’s Uttar Pradesh, the state government says it senses a conspiracy angle behind the entire episode.
The agreement conforms to an existing Indian trend of negotiating currency exchanges with its biggest economic partners, internationalising its national currency. India and the UAE are among each other's largest trade partners with $40-75 billion in bilateral trade, according to different estimations.
Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court will hear a plea filed by Mahinda Rajapaksa on December 12 and 13. In a political crisis that shows no sign of abating, Sri Lanka is virtually without a functioning government.
After contracting for the purchase of Russian S-400 air missile systems, India is set to sign more defence deals with Russia. Signals emanating from the defence ministry indicate that the proposal to lease another Akula-class submarine has acquired all major clearances.
BEIJING (Sputnik) - China has finished building the world's first Arctic liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker capable of operating at temperatures below minus 50 degrees Celsius (minus 58 degrees Fahrenheit), the China Daily newspaper reported.
KABUL (Sputnik) - The Afghan government is ready to start a direct dialogue with the Taliban movement without any preconditions and to discuss any issues, including potential constitutional amendments, Ihsan Taheri, a representative from Afghanistan’s High Peace Council, told Sputnik.
According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC), a powerful 7.6 magnitude underwater earthquake struck off the east coast of New Caledonia on Wednesday.
BEIJING (Sputnik) - China is sure that the recent trade agreement reached by US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Argentina will be fulfilled, the Chinese Commerce Ministry said Wednesday.
Inside the arena, 23-year-old Ren Ruzhi is wrestling with an opponent five times his weight: a bull. He holds the two horns of the bull tight, musters all his strength and suddenly yells out loud, as he wrestles the bull to the ground.
The 90-day truce in the trade war between China and the US has garnered worldwide attention. Some deem it important not only for turning around the trade war, but also for the entire bilateral relationship.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The South Korean presidential administration refuted on Wednesday reports that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un might visit Seoul on December 18-20.
Claiming Beijing-Washington negotiations relating to trade are already underway, US President Trump took to social media to inform the American public that while a temporary truce is in place, he, a “Tariff Man,” remains willing to disrupt the market at a moment’s notice.
Indonesia’s Lion Air is reviewing orders of around $22 billion worth of Boeing airplanes after a Boeing 737 Max 8 (Lion Air JT610) crashed into the Java Sea between the Indonesian islands of Borneo, Java, Sumatra and Sulawesi on October 29, killing all 189 people on board, sources told Reuters Tuesday.
WhatsApp is on an image correction course after having been rebuked multiple times by the Indian government for failing to check rumours on its platform that led to the lynching of over a dozen innocent citizens by misled mobs.
In a major breakthrough, Christian James Michel, a British middleman wanted by Indian investigative agencies in connection with the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam, is set to arrive in India on Wednesday morning, a government official told Sputnik.
As the Bay of Bengal is also known for its rough terrain and weather, India expects the land-based mobile coastal battery to become the most effective defence against the enemy.
The ExseedSat-1, built with the contributions of several ham operators and with the help of small Indian firms, is expected to play a major role during natural disasters as it facilitates effective two-way communication through a simple hand-held walkie-talkie with a beam antenna.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Land reclamation work aimed at relocating a US military base in the southern Japanese prefecture of Okinawa has been suspended at the request of local authorities, who argued that the military officials failed to provide necessary documentation related to the issue, NHK reported Tuesday, citing Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya.
The Philippine president is widely-known for his harshly negative attitude towards drugs and the controversial "war on drugs" that he is waging in the country. At one point, however, he championed the legalization of recreational marijuana.
MiG-29K, being the choice of aircraft for both the aircraft carriers, viz. INS Vikramaditya and an under-construction domestically-produced aircraft carrier, as well as two naval air stations on the East and West coast, is the mainstay of the Indian Navy’s air defence fleet.