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20 June, 2018 11:47 AM India urges OPEC to boost oil exports, wants sustainable prices

India, the world's third-biggest oil consumer and importer, on Wednesday urged OPEC nations to fill a supply gap and ensure sustainable oil prices as geopolitics affect the output of some producers. The world faces likely lower oil exports from Iran, OPEC's third-biggest producer, after U.S. President Donald Trump pulled out of a 2015 nuclear accord 29

17 June, 2018 9:59 AM Greece, Macedonia sign pact to change ex-Yugoslav republic's name to ‘Republic of North Macedonia’

The foreign ministers of Greece and Macedonia signed an accord on Sunday to rename the former Yugoslav republic as the “Republic of North Macedonia’. The landmark accord follows decades of inconclusive talks which had soured relations between the two countries and held up the admission of the Balkan State into the EU and NATO, of which Greece is a member 27

6 June, 2018 5:14 PM Iran preparing to restart nuclear activities

Iran said on Wednesday that it was in “preparatory works” to restart nuclear activities in the event of the failure of the 2015 accord. In such a scenario, Iran could “restart its activities without any limits,” Iran’s Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Reza Najafi told reporters on the sidelines of a meeting of the IAEA’s board 74

6 June, 2018 4:20 PM Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal dismisses rumours about National Register of Citizens

It will not be the end of the road for those left out of the final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) being updated in Assam, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said on Wednesday. The final draft of the Supreme Court-monitored NRC is scheduled to be published by June 30. Of the 32.9 million applicants, the names of 19 million figured in the first 71

6 June, 2018 4:09 PM AIUDF ready to back non-BJP government in Assam

Offer comes a day after Congress asks CM to quit BJP The All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) has said that it had no qualms about supporting an alternative government in Assam without the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) The AIUDF offer came a day after Congress Legislature Party leader Debabrata Saikia asked Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to live up to his reputation 95

5 June, 2018 9:50 AM India may install 225 GW renewable power by 2022: Power minister

India hopes to touch renewable power capacity of 225 gigawatts (GW) by March 2022, the country's power minister said on Tuesday, likely breaching the 175 GW target set in 2015. "We will cross the target of 175 GW of renewable energy before 2022," R. K. Singh said, adding bids for the entire 175 GW will be out by March 2020. India, which is a signatory 47

31 May, 2018 7:39 PM Toll in caste clash rises to 3

SP orders suspension of two SIs for dereliction of duty, suspected collusion The toll in the bloody caste clash at Kachanatham village has risen to three, with V. Chandrasekar, 34, succumbing to cut injuries at the Government Rajaji Hospital (GRH) in Madurai on Thursday even as the district police suspended two sub-inspectors (SIs) of police, attached 56

19 May, 2018 5:48 PM Iran says EU promising to salvage nuclear deal despite Trump move

Iran`s nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi has said his country hoped the EU would manage to salvage the 2015 deal, in which Tehran agreed to curb its nuclear programme in return for the lifting of most Western sanctions. Tehran: The European Union's energy chief tried to reassure Iran on Saturday that the bloc remained committed to salvaging a nuclear deal with Tehran 60

13 May, 2018 3:01 AM Macron calls Trump, worried over his Iran nuclear move

French President Emmanuel Macron has called his friend and ally U.S. President Donald Trump to say he’s very worried about tensions in the Middle East, after Mr. Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear accord. Mr. Macron’s office said the two leaders spoke on Saturday and the French leader expressed his “great concern about stability” in the region 45

12 May, 2018 1:10 PM Iran Foreign Minister Sets Off On Tour To Save Nuclear Deal

President Hassan Rouhani has asked Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to negotiate with European countries, China and Russia in the coming weeks. Dubai: Iran's foreign minister embarks on a tour of world powers on Saturday, state media reported, in what is seen as a last-ditch effort to save Tehran's nuclear deal after Washington's withdrawal from the accord 83