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16 January, 2018 3:34 PM We believe in India as you believe in Israel: Benjamin Netanyahu tells PM Narendra Modi

Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to India is only the second one by an Israeli PM. New Delhi: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's efforts in improving the ease of doing business in the country. He also said that he believed in India and its potential. Inaugurating the third edition of the geo-political 14

16 January, 2018 6:15 AM Remove import duty on raw materials: Stainless steel industry

Ahead of the budget, the stainless steel industry has asked the government to remove import duty on ferro-nickel and stainless steel scrap. In its pre-budget wish list, the Indian Stainless Steel Development Association (ISSDA) has sought removal of customs duty on key raw materials used in producing stainless steel. "The government had removed customs 31

16 January, 2018 12:58 AM "Not Giving Up" On Pakistan Ties, Says Top US General

Earlier this month, President Donald Trump's administration, frustrated over Pakistan's failure to do more to combat militants, announced a plan to suspend up to roughly $2 billion in US security assistance. Brussels: The top U.S. military officer, Marine General Joseph Dunford, said on Monday he was committed to the U.S.-Pakistan relationship, which 34

15 January, 2018 2:27 PM Exports rise 12.36 percent to $27 bn in Dec

Exports rose 12.36 per cent in December to USD 27.03 billion year-on-year on account of strong performance by sectors like engineering goods and petroleum products. Imports surged significantly to USD 41.91 billion, up 21.12 per cent, on increased inbound shipments of crude oil and gold. As per the data released by the commerce ministry, the trade deficit 28

15 January, 2018 6:37 AM Double suicide bombing in Baghdad kills at least 16 people

Iraq’s Interior Ministry spokesman says a double suicide bombing in central Baghdad has killed at least 16 people. Maj. Gen. Saad Maan says the rush-hour attack struck at the city’s Tayran Square on Monday morning. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack but it bore the hallmarks of the Islamic State group, which has claimed such attacks 42

14 January, 2018 7:20 PM Orange passports proposal shows BJP’s discriminatory mindset: Rahul Gandhi

“Treating India’s migrant workers like second class citizens is completely unacceptable. This action demonstrates BJP’s discriminatory mindset,” he tweeted, after tagging a news report on a new proposal by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). On Friday, the spokesperson of the MEA announced that the last page of the passport with details such as name of the spouse 16

14 January, 2018 7:21 AM Government's Orange Passport Plan Makes Rahul Gandhi See Red

New Delhi: Congress chief Rahul Gandhi has joined issue with the government over the proposed orange cover passports for Indians who wish to emigrate, saying it was "discriminatory". Currently, barring diplomatic and official passports, all Indian passports have blue cover. "Treating India's migrant workers like second class citizens is completely unacceptable 18

14 January, 2018 6:39 AM South Korea And North Korea To Hold Working-Level Talks

The delegation, to be led by an official from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, will be sent to hold talks on the prospects of North Korea sending its performance art group to the Winter Olympics in South Korea. Seoul: North Korea and South Korea have agreed to hold working-level talks at the Tongil Pavilion on the North Korean side of the truce 34

14 January, 2018 3:59 AM Israel carries out air strike in Gaza: army

Palestinian security sources in Gaza said nobody was wounded in the strike Israeli aircraft attacked a target in the southern Gaza Strip on Saturday, the army said, and also closed the goods crossing between the Palestinian enclave and the Jewish state. Israel "targeted a terror infrastructure using fighter jets in the southern Rafah region, adjacent 44

13 January, 2018 3:35 PM Won’t accept any change, says Tehran

Iran said on Saturday that it won’t accept any changes to its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers after U.S. President Donald Trump vowed to pull out of the accord in a few months if European allies did not fix its “terrible flaws”. In a statement carried by the state-run IRNA news agency, the Foreign Ministry said Iran “will not accept any change in the deal, neither 37