WTO fishing subsidies: India sticks to fishing subsidies as WTO tries to avoid impasse

Indian Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal told a meeting of delegates Tuesday that it would not bend on demands for extensive exceptions on a 20-year negotiation to curb harmful government fishery subsidies, according to a statement on his ministry’s website.  He also insisted members water down the WTO’s subsidies rules for government-backed food-purchasing programs aimed at feeding poor citizens, delegates […]


After Qatar, Iran Summons Indian envoy over remarks on prophet

The Nupur Sharma statement on Prohet Mohammed had garnered international anger and resentment, as authorities in Iran & West Asian countries have summoned the envoy from India to lodge complaint. The latest to join the wagon is Iran. Local media reported that Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has summoned the Indian ambassador to Tehran over […]


Qatar Summons Indian Envoy Over Controversial remarks by BJP officials

The Qatar foreign ministry on Sunday summoned Indian ambassador Deepak Mittal and handed him an official note, expressing disappointment and total rejection and condemnation of controversial remarks made against Prophet Mohammed by BJP officials Nupur Sharma and Naveen Jindal.  While the authorities in Qatar welcomed the ruling government’s move to suspend Sharma and expel Jindal, they […]


Kanpur Violence: Curfew Imposed In Bareilly, 800 Booked, 24 Arrested

Days after the communal violence in Kanpur, which was allegedly started against BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma’s insulting remarks, the Bareilly administration has imposed a curfew under Section 144 as a precautionary measure ahead of a huge protest to be held on June 10 as announced by Muslim cleric Tauqir Raza. As per the administration, not […]


Indian delegation meets senior Taliban leaders in Kabul

India and the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan Taliban Thursday discussed a host of issues — resumption of stalled infrastructure projects, activation of diplomatic ties, and restarting the issue of visas for Afghan students and patients — in Delhi’s first-ever diplomatic outreach to the Taliban interim government. For the first time since the Taliban takeover on […]


U.S. to give Ukraine advanced rockets, Russia consolidates Donbass position

Russian forces were attempting to consolidate their hold on Ukraine industrial city of Sievierodonetsk on Thursday, edging closer to claiming a big prize in their offensive in the eastern Donbas region. But in a boost for Ukraine, locked in a grinding struggle against Russia’s invading army, the United States announced a $700 million weapons package […]

Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid Dome Damaged In Evening Storm

The historic Jama Masjid had its finial broken and suffered other damage in a storm that was accompanied by heavy rains in Delhi on Monday evening. Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari said that two people were injured by stones as they became loose and fell down from one of the minarets and […]


US Surpasses China To Become India’s Biggest Trading Partner

The United States of America (USA) surpassed China to become India’s top trading partner in 2021-22, reflecting strengthening economic ties between the two countries. According to the data of the commerce ministry, in 2021-22, the bilateral trade between the US and India stood at $119.42 billion as against $80.51 billion in 2020-21. Exports to the […]

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Imran Khan praises India for reducing fuel prices, defying ‘US pressure’

Former Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan on Saturday praised India for reducing fuel prices. He lauded India for not buckling under “US pressure” and buying discounted oil from Russia. Imran Khan claimed that when he was in power, his government was working out such a solution with the help of an independent foreign policy. He […]