New Delhi (Sputnik): India on Friday, completed its silver jubilee in mobile telephony. To date, the transformation from landline connections to mobile phones has been an ever rising upward curve – with India currently the world’s second largest smartphone market, behind China.
New Delhi (Sputnik): India's economic growth was already slowing down before it was hit by the pandemic. The coronavirus-induced restrictions have led to a full-on economic slump. The country's biggest companies report that when the infection in India became a major national concern in March, they either experienced losses or a drop in profits.
New Delhi (Sputnik): 30 June marked the first anniversary of India’s ban on instant divorces where Muslim men could divorce their wives by uttering “talaq” three times. Men attempting such divorces now face three years in jail as well as being liable for maintenance payments to their ex-wives.
According to wildlife experts, snakes are not overtly aggressive towards one another and their fight is an elaborate wrestling match which may appear like a dance but is in fact an ordeal that can last up to an hour.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Budding young Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who was said to be battling depression, allegedly committed suicide in mid-June in Mumbai. The incident has triggered a nationwide debate on nepotism in the film industry and the case has taken several new turns, with the controversy refusing to die down.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - At least 40 people were killed and injured in a powerful explosion that took place in Logar province in eastern Afghanistan, TOLOnews reported on Thursday.
New Delhi (Sputnik): India and China have been in a border dispute along the 4,057km Line of Actual Control since the last week in April. The two sides have engaged in several rounds of diplomatic and military level talks, following a violent face-off on 15 June.
New Delhi (Sputnik): After six years of deliberations, discussions, and drafts, the Narendra Modi Cabinet approved its New Education Policy on Wednesday, aimed at transforming the Indian education system.
Call it a naughty snake or a sneaky reptile, a cobra gave the shock of a lifetime to a man who had to stand still for hours before he was freed from the venomous snake.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Surveys and anti-encroachment drives are said to be underway in various Indian states to identify land to support the federal government's housing for all scheme, which was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in June 2015.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Actor Sushant Singh’s death in India has led to an unprecedented storm in the film industry, triggering blame games, conspiracy theories and a string of police action in the case. Sushant's alleged suicide in his house in Mumbai in July sent shock waves throughout the country.
TOKYO (Sputnik) - The Tokyo District Court on Thursday decided to hold on 15 September the first hearing in the case of Greg Kelly, one of Nissan's former directors and the right hand of ex-CEO Carlos Ghosn, who is accused of being engaged in financial misconduct, the Kyodo news agency reported.
New Delhi (Sputnik): The Indian government on Wednesday introduced major reforms in the education system for the first time in nearly three decades. While the government is lauding the reforms, the opposition is critical of some of its policies.
New Delhi (Sputnik): In 2016, the Indian government extended a special economic package worth $ 353 mln to Mauritius; the new Supreme Court building was part of the one of five projects specified in the package. Last year, phase I of the Metro Express Project and the new hospital project were inaugurated as part of the economic package.
New Delhi (Sputnik): InterDigital, an R&D company that provides wireless and video technologies for mobile devices, networks, and services worldwide, has accused Xiaomi in India of infringement of five of its 3G and 4G Indian patents, and three other patents in another complaint.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Human trafficking is a worldwide problem, for which the solution is rescue and rehabilitation. In India, rehabilitation is often impeded by the system and stereotypes that hold the victims responsible for their ordeal. One such survivor told Sputnik how each day is a challenge for her, despite having escaped her captors.
SEOUL (Sputnik) – North Korea fired an anti-ship cruise missile earlier in July as part of its regular summer exercises, South Korean media reported on Thursday.
The US foreign policy establishment is deluding itself if it plans to use the India-China border conflict to pit New Delhi against Beijing while the US State Department is ramping up tensions with the People's Republic, says Suvam Pal, a Beijing-based Indian journalist and author.
A blast occured in a nearby restaurant in Fukushima's Koriyama around 9 a.m. local time. NHK reported that staff and customers were evacuated after the incident, and an investigation has been launched.
New Delhi (Sputnik): India purchased 36 Rafale fighter jets from France in a 2016 government-to-government deal at a cost of $8.7 billion. The delivery of the jets, which began in October 2019, will be completed by 2022. India urged France to expedite the delivery amid heightened tensions with China along the border.