Ramananda Sengupta

New foreign minister of Maldives harps on ‘India First’ policy

During the Swaraj-Shahid meeting, the latter reiterated that the government of Maldives would be sensitive towards India’s security and strategic concerns.

27 Nov 2018

India, Russia ink USD 5 billion deal to buy five S-400 air defence missiles system

The deal has been an issue of much speculation after US President Donald Trump's administration's law -- Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) -- came into effect in January.

06 Oct 2018

Russian President Putin arrives in India: PM Modi hosts private dinner ahead of official summit

Russia and India are expected to sign the S-400 air defence system deal and a number of other pacts in key sectors such as space and energy.

05 Oct 2018

2+2 meeting ends with boost for defence, trade but sanctions elude agreement

The two sides pledged to work together on regional and global issues, including in bilateral, trilateral, and quadrilateral formats.

07 Sep 2018

When India voted against gay rights at the United Nations

Same-sex relations were a criminal offence in India after the Supreme Court had in 2013 overturned a Delhi High Court judgment that decriminalised gay sex in 2011.

06 Sep 2018

2+2 dialogue: Iran, Russia sanctions not to be stumbling blocks in talks, says US Secretary of state Pompeo

Pompeo and Mattis will meet with Swaraj and Sitharaman on Thursday for the first-ever  2+2 Dialogue between the strategic partners.  

06 Sep 2018

All you need to know: 2+2 Dialogue between India, US to ramp up strategic relations

A lot will depend on the flexibility they while discussing their concerns and the willingness to agree to disagree over certain issues.

02 Sep 2018

Congress peddling untruth on Rafale, alleges Arun Jaitley

Stating that the Rafale controversy was based on complete falsehood, he said it was not expected from national political parties.

30 Aug 2018

Antigua Opposition slams citizenship to PNB scam accused Mehul Choksi

Chairman of the United Progressive Party in A&B, pointed to a resolution passed this week in Parliament allowing the CIU to operate offshore bank accounts and to accept payment in cryptocurrencies.

04 Aug 2018

PTI chief Imran Khan plays his opening shot by reaching out to New Delhi

Says if India takes one step towards Pakistan to normalise ties, Imran Khan would take two; touches on key issues, including trade and Kashmir, in victory speech.

27 Jul 2018

Narendra Modi first Indian PM to visit Rwanda

Prime minister Narendra Modi arrived in Kigali, Rwanda, on Monday evening, becoming the first Indian Prime Minister to visit the tiny landlocked central/East African nation.  

24 Jul 2018

PM Narendra Modi to gift 200 cows to Rwanda

Modi will gift 200 locally-sourced cows to buttress Rwandan President Paul Kagame’s Girinka scheme, under which poor families are gifted dairy cows by the government.

23 Jul 2018

France refutes Rahul’s claims on Rafale jet deal

France on Friday denied Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s assertion that the Indian government had lied to the country about a secrecy pact with France on the Rafale jet deal.

21 Jul 2018

PM Modi to attend BRICS Summit in South Africa next week; will also visit Rwanda, Uganda

Modi will attend the 10th addition of the BRICS Summit in Johannesburg during which the grouping's leaders are expected to deliberate on global hot-spot issues.

20 Jul 2018

Mortal remains of two Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims brought down

While Leela Narayanan Mandredath died in Simikot on Monday morning, possibly due to high altitude sickness, Satya Lakshmi Narayana Subba Rao Grandhi Veera Venkata suffered a heart attack.

04 Jul 2018