India defence exports rises to record ₹13,000 crore, US biggest importer

A top defence ministry said on Friday that India, in 2021-22, exported defence items and technology worth a record ₹13,000 crore, an impressive 54.1 per cent rise over the previous year. India’s defence exports are chiefly to the United States, the Philippines and other countries in the South-East Asia, the Middle-East and Africa. Sanjay Jaju, Additional […]

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Shinzo Abe, former Japan Prime Minister, assassinated during Campaign

Former Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the longest-serving leader, died on Friday after being shot while campaigning for a parliamentary election, public broadcaster NHK said. A man opened fire on Mr. Abe, 67, from behind with an apparently homemade gun as he spoke at a drab traffic island in the western city of Nara, Japanese […]

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Boris Johnson resigns as UK Prime Minister

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Thursday announced his resignation as Conservative Party leader after he was abandoned by his close allies in the wake of a series of scandals that rocked his government, triggering a leadership election for a new Tory leader who will go on to become his successor. Johnson, 58, said he will […]


11, Including Schoolchildren, Dead As Bus Falls Into Gorge In Himachal

Eleven passengers, including schoolchildren, were killed after a bus fell into a gorge in Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu this morning. Visuals showed the heavily damaged vehicle. Kullu Deputy Commissioner Ashutosh Garg said the bus, headed to Sainj, fell into the gorge near Jangla village around 8.30 am. District officials and rescue teams have reached the spot, he […]


Samsung latest to face ‘blasphemy’ wrath in Pakistan. Protesters find a QR code anti-Islam

Violence in the name of the Prophet and alleged blasphemy—Pakistan saw it again on Friday. Except this time, it wasn’t an individual but a simple QR code and a wifi device that flared tempers. At the receiving end was Samsung. The streets of Karachi witnessed angry mobs of men burning down billboards of the South […]

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India raises import duty on gold to support rupee

After hike in import duty on gold from 7.50 per cent to 12.50 per cent, gold price witnessed sharp upside move on Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) and in retail domestic markets. Recording ₹1,433 per 10 gm gain on Friday session, MCX gold rate ended at ₹51,950 levels whereas spot gold price ended $2.81 per ounce higher at […]


PM Modi launches two new schemes for MSMEs

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched two schemes for supporting micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) —‘Raising and Accelerating MSME Performance’ (RAMP) and ‘Capacity Building of First-Time MSME Exporters’ (CBFTE). Aimed at scaling up the implementation capacity and coverage of MSMEs, with impact enhancement of existing MSME schemes, RAMP will be implemented in collaboration […]

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Sweden and Finland Joined Nato,Turkey clears way: Report

Sweden and Finland are set formally to end decades of neutrality and join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), in a historic breakthrough for the alliance that deals a blow to Russian President Vladimir Putin. The last major hurdle to the two nations’ entry to the bloc was removed when Turkey dropped its opposition on Tuesday.That breakthrough came […]