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    • Police officers in Assam. (File)
      Last update: 06:17 GMT 26.01.2020
      06:17 GMT 26.01.2020

      Four Grenade Blasts Hit Assam, India on Republic Day

      The news comes after almost 650 militants from eight rebel factions in northeastern India earlier this week surrendered along with their arms in Guwahati, the capital city of Assam.

    • Indian supporters of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) carry a party flag on their way to attend a campaign rally while wearing masks of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of the national elections in Siliguri on April 3, 2019
      Last update: 13:49 GMT 25.01.2020
      13:49 GMT 25.01.2020

      Election Commission Bans BJP Politician for Likening Delhi Polls to India vs Pakistan Contest

      New Delhi (Sputnik): India’s capital city is slated to hold elections on 8 February for the 70-member legislative assembly and whose results will be out on 11 February. The polls are set to be a battle among three parties: Aam Admi Party (AAP), BJP, and Congress.

    • Last update: 11:26 GMT 25.01.2020
      11:26 GMT 25.01.2020

      Brazil, India Sign Multiple Memorandums of Understanding During Bolsonaro's Visit

      MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Brazil and India have exchanged a number of memorandums of understanding to reinforce mutual cooperation, laying a foundation for the establishment of investment opportunities and the development of bioenergy, medicine, information technology (IT), as well as tourism among others, the Indian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday.

    • Santosh Lodhi
      Last update: 11:23 GMT 25.01.2020
      11:23 GMT 25.01.2020

      'Mahatma Gandhi' Has a Message for Prime Minister Modi: First, Ensure Public Jobs for Indian Youth


      New Delhi (Sputnik): The humble attire of Mahatma Gandhi comprised of a loincloth, a shawl made of the traditional Indian fabric Khadi, a walking stick, and a watch hanging to the waist has become iconic. India’s poverty was behind his choice of garments: he wanted to identify with the lowest strata of society, the Harijans, now known as Dalits.

    • In this Jan. 23, 2006 file photo, indigenously developed medium range missiles Agni-I, left, and Agni-II, right, are displayed during Republic Day rehearsals, in the backdrop of the presidential Palace in New Delhi, India. India successfully tested a medium-range version of its most powerful nuclear-capable missile on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010, as part of an army training exercise Defense Ministry spokesman Sitanshu Kar said. The upgraded Agni-1, with a 435-mile (700-kilometer) range, was fired from a testing range on an island off the eastern state of Orissa, Kar said.
      Last update: 10:47 GMT 25.01.2020
      10:47 GMT 25.01.2020

      Unity in Diversity: Is It Real for India?


      New Delhi (Sputnik): India is marking its 71st Republic Day on 26 January and, like every other year, it will be marked with celebrations across the country. However, the Republic Day Parade at Rajpath in the national capital receives the most attention for its grand display of India’s culture, heritage, and military prowess.

    • Demonstrators attend a protest against a new citizenship law in Mumbai, India, January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
      Last update: 07:34 GMT 25.01.2020
      07:34 GMT 25.01.2020

      South India's Key Opposition Party Targets Modi Gov't on Contentious Citizenship-Linked Exercises

      New Delhi (Sputnik): India's opposition political parties, students, and people from other walks of life have been protesting against the government over its decision to implement the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and for going ahead with exercises like the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the National Population Register (NPR).

    • Indian paramilitary soldiers patrol near the site of a gunbattle in Bijbehara, south of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019
      Last update: 07:00 GMT 25.01.2020
      07:00 GMT 25.01.2020

      Indian Security Forces Reportedly 'Trap' Jaish-e-Mohammad Militants in Kashmir

      New Delhi (Sputnik): India’s restive Kashmir region has witnessed considerably fewer incidents of violence since the federal government revoked the area's special status on 5 August 2019. In January 2020, Indian security forces have gunned down at least 10 militants in the region in separate shootouts.

    • FILE PHOTO: An India Rupee note is seen in this illustration photo June 1, 2017.
      Last update: 06:17 GMT 25.01.2020
      06:17 GMT 25.01.2020

      Fiscal Deficit Target Cannot be Sacrosanct, India to Focus on Growth - BJP's Economic Wing Chief


      New Delhi (Sputnik): In light of a deep slowdown in the Indian economy, the country's governing pary, BJP, has held widespread consultations with over 250 organisations ahead of the 1 February national budget to be tabled by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

    • Antonov An-32RE, India - Air Force
      Last update: 14:51 GMT 24.01.2020
      14:51 GMT 24.01.2020

      Indian Air Force Lands AN-32 Flying on Biofuel Near China Border

      New Delhi (Sputnik): The Indian Air Force is aiming to cut fuel costs by around $4 billion by 2024. With the successful landing of the biofuel- blend-powered transport aircraft at a height of around 3,524 metres, the force will gradually move to use the fuel in other aircraft as well.

    • Online shopping
      Last update: 14:49 GMT 24.01.2020
      14:49 GMT 24.01.2020

      Top Indian Trade Body Asks Gov't Why E-Commerce Firms Operating Despite Heavy Losses

      New Delhi (Sputnik): E-commerce is the fastest-growing market in India and has become a major draw among firms worldwide. With deeper penetration of the Internet and smartphone accessibility, the country is eyeing $200 billion in growth in the segment by 2026.

    • Indian money
      Last update: 14:47 GMT 24.01.2020
      14:47 GMT 24.01.2020

      Indian Business Tycoon in Soup as Sleuths Detect $140 Mln in Undisclosed Foreign Assets

      New Delhi (Sputnik): In 2019-2020, the Indian government is likely to face a huge direct tax revenue gap. The last budget tabled by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman established a direct tax revenue collection target of $188 billion. For the first six months (April –September), the direct tax revenue collection could reach $77.46 billion.

    • Mohammad Sheikh Hamid Makes a Living by Collecting Yellow Metal from Drains in New Delhi
      Last update: 14:28 GMT 24.01.2020
      14:28 GMT 24.01.2020

      Delhi Gold Digger: Indian Man Makes a Living by Collecting Yellow Metal from Drains - Photo, Video


      New Delhi (Sputnik): With insufficient employment opportunities for the Indian capital’s population of 20 million, skilled or unskilled people often end up taking on small jobs or opening a roadside food stall to make ends meet in the metropolitan city.

    • Chairs are seen in a classroom
      Last update: 13:59 GMT 24.01.2020
      13:59 GMT 24.01.2020

      Indian Varsity Mulls Teaching About New Citizenship Law That Evoked Protests, Clashes

      New Delhi (Sputnik): Over the last few weeks, protests against the newly created citizenship law have raged across cities and turned violent in many parts of the country, resulting in clashes and vandalism, leaving hundreds of people injured as well as at least 20 people killed.

    • Food delivery
      Last update: 13:55 GMT 24.01.2020
      13:55 GMT 24.01.2020

      Amazon Gearing Up to Foray Into India's Booming Online Food Ordering Sector, Testing Service

      New Delhi (Sputnik): The on-the-clock millennial work and student force in India is either too bored of home-cooked meals or too busy to go out and eat, hence, this year the revenue of the online food delivery sector is expected to reach over $9,207 million, with an annual growth rate of 9.5 percent.

    • Indian money
      Last update: 13:50 GMT 24.01.2020
      13:50 GMT 24.01.2020

      Budget 2020: Indian Start-Ups Want Single-Window Statutory Clearances


      New Delhi (Sputnik): Indian industry is expecting a slew of reforms to lift up the sagging economy, which is struggling with a six-year low growth rate of 4.5 per cent and a four-decade high unemployment rate of 6.1 per cent.

    • Indian gold jewellery
      Last update: 13:49 GMT 24.01.2020
      13:49 GMT 24.01.2020

      Indian Tax Sleuths Unearth Huge Gold Cache from Luxury Hotel Chain Owner, Aide

      New Delhi (Sputnik): Indian tax authorities conducted a raid on the premises of a leading luxury hotelier in New Delhi in a tax evasion case, as well as on those of an aide to the hotelier on Monday.

      Last update: 13:47 GMT 24.01.2020
      13:47 GMT 24.01.2020

      India Successfully Completes Developmental Trial of its Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile

      New Delhi (Sputnik): Nuclear capable K-4 missiles have so far been successfully tested four times from underwater pontoons. India is the sixth nation in the world which has the capability to fire nuclear missiles from all three platforms – land, undersea and air.

    • A View of mountains from Village named Bamborait situated in Chitral, KPK Pakistan
      Last update: 13:34 GMT 24.01.2020
      13:34 GMT 24.01.2020

      Britain's Change in Travel Advisories for Pakistan to Help Fulfil Imran Khan's Aim to Boost Tourism

      New Delhi (Sputnik): Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has been making a consistent effort to improve the country’s economic condition by boosting its tourism sector. Khan had issued directives in 2019 to launch a comprehensive web portal identifying all new tourist zones with detailed information, to facilitate local as well as foreign tourists.

    • Jasmine
      Last update: 13:25 GMT 24.01.2020
      13:25 GMT 24.01.2020

      Luxury Brand Bulgari to Invest in Jasmine Cultivation in India

      New Delhi (Sputnik): Italian luxury brand Bulgari would support an ecological jasmine cultivation project, dubbed ‘Flower Gems of India’ to offer a more sustainable agricultural model for the cultivation of jasmine.

    • Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro poses for pictures as he leaves the Alvorada Palace in Brasilia, Brazil December 12, 2019
      Last update: 13:20 GMT 24.01.2020
      13:20 GMT 24.01.2020

      Brazilian President Arrives as Chief Guest at Indian Republic Day Parade

      New Delhi (Sputnik): As India gears up to commemorate its 71st Republic Day on 26 January, Brazil's Ambassador to India Andre Aranha Correa Do Lago said on Wednesday that both countries are determined to take their rich bilateral relationship to new heights through the signing of 15 significant pacts during President Bolsonaro’s visit.