Iran’s Rouhani seeks Indian investment amid US pressure

NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 14 (Reuters): Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will be seeking billions of dollars of Indian investment during a visit to New Delhi, diplomats said, a trip that comes amid U.S. pressure to review a 2015 international nuclear deal and re-impose sanctions on Iran.   India is trying to develop the port of Chabahar […]

RSS leader’s killing: NIA arrests weapons supplier

New Delhi/Mohali, February 14 (IANS): The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday said it has arrested another person involved in the killing of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader Ravinder Gosain in Ludiana.   Parvez alias Farru, a resident of Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut, was arrested on Tuesday night on charges of supplying a countrymade weapon to […]

‘508 Hindu refugees cleared for repatriation to Myanmar’

United Nations, February 14 (IANS): Myanmar has said that 508 Hindus are among around 1,000 refugees cleared for the first batch to be repatriated to their homes from Bangladesh.   The list, which also includes 750 Muslims, has been handed over to Bangladesh authorities to “expedite” the process of repatriating refugees now in the neighbouring […]

300 militants in Pakistan ready to enter India: Army

Jammu, February 14 (IANS): More than 300 militants are waiting across the Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan to infiltrate into India, the Army said on Wednesday, adding that the Pakistan Army played a key role in planning terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir.   Lt Gen Devraj Anbu told the media at the Udhampur […]

Kedarnath shrine to open for pilgrims on April 29

Dehradun, February 14 (IANS): The revered Kedarnath shrine in Uttarakhand will open for devotees on April 29, officials said on Wednesday.   As per the tradition, the date for opening the eighth century Shiva temple was declared after consultation among astrologers and priests, at a meeting held at the Shri Onkareshwar temple in Ukhimath in […]

What if the world’s richest paid for government spending?

What if the world’s richest paid for government spending?

Bloomberg, February 13: Highlights Cyprus’s richest man, John Fredriksen, could keep his government running for 441 days. China’s Jack Ma could fund his country’s government for four days. Mukesh Ambani could run the Indian government for 20 days.   NEW DELHI: How many days could the government keep running if the richest person of each […]

We will pay back India in own coin, says Pakistan Defence Minister

Islamabad, February 13 (IANS) A day after Indias Defence Minister warned that Pakistan would have to “pay” for a terror strike on an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan’s Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir said on Tuesday that Islamabad will pay New Delhi in “its own coin in case of any Indian misadventure”.   He […]

Radio brings people closer, Modi on World Radio Day

New Delhi, February 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who connects with people across the country via his monthly “Mann Ki Baat” radio programme, on Tuesday extended his greetings on World Radio Day to all those associated with the world of radio and listeners.   “On World Radio Day, I convey my greetings to all […]