Egypt to offer India Inc land in Suez Canal economic zone

Egypt President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, the first Egyptian leader invited as Chief Guest for the Republic Day parade, offered to consider the possibility of allocating a special area for Indian industries in the Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCEZ). “Egypt welcomes the flow of more Indian investments and promises to offer incentives and facilities. On its […]


Egyptian Contingent on Kartavya Path: A show of strong ties with India

For the first time in the illustrious history of the Kartavya Path, an Egyptian military contingent marched across its length while saluting the dais as the country’s army took part in India’s 74th Republic Day parade in the presence of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, President Droupadi Murmu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a […]

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Modi, El-Sisi discuss defence, food security; Egypt backs India on cross-border terrorism

NEW DELHI: Counter-terrorism efforts, rising radicalisation and cyber safety have been among the many points that dominated PM Narendra Modi’s dialogue with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, with Modi saying in a media assertion later that each leaders agreed concerted motion is important to finish cross-border terrorism. The 2 nations additionally signed 5 MoUs, together […]

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‘Was too close’: US’ Mike Pompeo on possibility of nuclear weapons after Pulwama attack

NEW DELHI: Indian and Pakistani officials both believed the other side was preparing to use nuclear weapons in the aftermath of the 2019 Pulwama suicide attack and the US had to “convince each side that the other was not preparing for nuclear war”, former US secretary of state Mike Pompeo writes in his new book. Pompeo […]


Quran-burning: Turkey’s Erdogan says no support for Sweden NATO bids

Turkey’s president said Monday Sweden shouldn’t expect support for NATO membership following weekend protests in Stockholm by an anti-Islam activist and pro-Kurdish groups. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan slammed Rasmus Paludan’s Quran-burning protest on Saturday, saying it was an insult to everyone, especially to Muslims. He also criticized Swedish authorities for allowing the demonstration to take place outside […]


BharOS, India’s very own indigenous operating system

The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) has developed an indigenous mobile operating system for mobile phone users in India, known as BharOS. The OS is said to be a significant contribution towards ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ and is designed to provide a secure environment for users. Prof. V. Kamakoti, Director, IIT Madras, said, “BharOS Service […]


BBC Apologies For Sexist Headline On Jacinda Ardern Resignation

London:  The BBC conceded Friday it was wrong for writing about Jacinda Ardern shock resignation as prime minister of New Zealand with the headline: “Can women have it all?” The since-deleted headline was posted Thursday on Twitter with a link to an article by BBC World, the UK broadcaster’s global newsroom. Angry commentators contrasted it […]


NATO allies pledge more arms for Ukraine, Germany holds out on tanks

KYIV: NATO allies pledged billions of dollars in weapons for Ukraine on Thursday (Jan 19) and some promised to send the tanks Kyiv has requested if Berlin agrees, but Germany gave no sign of lifting a veto on deliveries it fears would provoke Moscow. The issue looks set to dominate Friday talks in Germany between […]


Air India ‘urination’ case: DGCA slaps Rs 30 lakh penalty on airline, Shankar Mishra banned for 4 months

Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) Friday imposed a penalty of Rs 30 lakh on Air India in connection with an incident in which a passenger named Shankar Mishra allegedly urinated on an elderly female co-passenger in November last year. The watchdog also suspended the license of the pilot-in-command of the New York-Delhi flight and […]