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Navy ready to push Predator drone acquisition with PM Modi govt

Navy ready to push Predator drone acquisition with PM Modi govt

With the India-US two plus two dialogue scheduled in December, all eyes are on the Indian Navy to move the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) for possible announcement of the $3 billion procurement of armed Predator drones from Washington to strengthen India’s beyond the horizon capabilities. According to officials based in

Raw Onion-Linked salmonella outbreak sickened hundreds of people in US

Raw Onion-Linked salmonella outbreak sickened hundreds of people in US

New York: People across the US have been advised to throw away all unlabeled red, white and yellow onions after a mass salmonella outbreak sickened hundreds of people across 37 states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said one source of infections had been traced to onions imported from

FM leaves for week-long visit to US to attend G-20, World Bank meetings

FM leaves for week-long visit to US to attend G-20, World Bank meetings

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has embarked on a week-long US trip to attend the annual meet of the World Bank and IMF as well as G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) meeting. “Union Finance Minister Smt. @nsitharaman will be attending the Annual Meetings of @IMFNews & @WorldBank, G20

US, UK warn their citizens of security threats in Kabul hotels: Sources

US, UK warn their citizens of security threats in Kabul hotels: Sources

Kabul: The United States and Britain warned their citizens on Monday to avoid hotels in Afghanistan, days after dozens were killed at a mosque in an attack claimed by the ISIS group. The Taliban, which seized power in August and declared an Islamic emirate, are seeking international recognition and assistance

S Jaishankar meets Singaporean counterpart in US, talks on Indo-Pacific, Covid-19

S Jaishankar meets Singaporean counterpart in US, talks on Indo-Pacific, Covid-19

New Delhi: India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met his Singaporean counterpart Vivian Balakrishnan in the United States and held a “comfortable conversation” on developments in the strategic Indo-Pacific and shared thoughts on combating the COVID-19 pandemic. Jaishankar, who held a series of bilateral engagements on the sidelines of the

PM Modi raises issue of H-1B visas with US Prez Joe Biden: Shringla

PM Modi raises issue of H-1B visas with US Prez Joe Biden: Shringla

Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 5-day visit to US and in his first-ever in-person meeting with President Joe Biden raised a number of issues involving the Indian community in America, including access for Indian professionals in the US and speaking about the H-1B visas, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan

US putting pressure on India to restart Covid-19 vaccine exports: Report

US putting pressure on India to restart Covid-19 vaccine exports: Report

New Delhi: The US is quite pursuing India to restart Covid-19 vaccine exports, as for America vaccinating as soon as possible is crucial because the uncontrolled spread of the virus inevitably produces more dangerous variants, as per reports. The Biden administration is reportedly planning to offer a higher-profile role for

Air India asks US court to reject Cairn’s plea, says it is premature

Air India asks US court to reject Cairn’s plea, says it is premature

New Delhi: Air India has asked a New York court to dismiss a petition filed by UK’s Cairn Energy against the Indian government for confiscation of its assets to enforce USD 1.2 billion arbitral awards, saying that The litigation was premature as the appeal against the arbitration award was still