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21 June, 2018 10:50 AM Exports from SEZs up 38% in May at Rs 29k cr

Exports from special economic zones (SEZs) grew by 38 percent in May to Rs 29,236 crore, according to data by EPCES. Export Promotion Council for EoUs and SEZs (EPCES) said the major sectors contributing to the growth include biotech, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, computers, electronics, non-conventional energy, plastic, rubber, trading and services 35

3 June, 2018 12:02 PM Death toll in Oman, Yemen from Cyclone Mekunu rises to 30

Authorities say Cyclone Mekunu killed at least 30 people when it barreled across Oman and Yemen last month. The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said in a statement that the majority of the fatalities happened on the Yemeni island of Socotra, where 20 were killed. The federation said in a statement Thursday another 40

27 May, 2018 3:02 PM 3 Indians Among 11 Killed By Cyclone Mekunu In Oman

Dubai: Three Indians were among 11 people killed by cyclone Mekunu that has battered southern Oman and the Yemeni island of Socotra, authorities and reports have said. Cyclone Mekunu hit Oman's Dhofar and Al-Wusta provinces on Friday after intensifying from a category one to a category two cyclone, with winds of up to 170 kilometres per hour after it made landfall 63

24 May, 2018 5:55 PM Cyclone Mekunu turns 'very severe', may cause heavy showers along Maharashtra coast

The lifeguard agency manning Goa's beaches has advised people not to venture into the sea for 72 hours from Thursday due to the cyclonic storm 'Mekunu'. Mumbai: Cyclone Mekunu is likely to trigger heavy showers along the western coast of Maharashtra in the next few days, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) warned on Thursday. Some isolated places 62

20 May, 2018 5:29 PM Alert against fishing in Lakshadweep sea

The Union Home Ministry has issued an red alert to fishermen from Kerala against venturing out into the sea in the southern parts of Laskhadweep sea from May 21 to 23 in view of the low pressure developing over the Arabian sea. The Disaster Management Division of the Ministry of Home Affairs, in a letter to the Chief Secretaries of coastal States, including 33

5 May, 2018 10:25 AM Dakota joins IAF more than four decades after the aircraft fleet was phased out

New Delhi: A restored Dakota joined the Indian Air Force on Friday in an induction ceremony at Hindan air force station, more than four decades after the aircraft fleet was phased out following an illustrious service record. The Dakota DC-3 VP 905 was formally inducted into the IAF at a grand ceremony at Hindan where a key was received by the Chief of Air Staff 320

5 April, 2018 2:17 PM Indian Oil Corp acquires Shell's 17% Oman oilfield

Indian Oil Corp (IOC), the country's largest oil firm, today said it has acquired Royal Dutch Shell's 17 percent stake in the Makhaizna oilfield in Oman for USD 329 million. Mukhaizna oilfield is the single largest producing individual oilfield in Oman, contributing about 13 percent of total Omani crude oil production of 120,000 barrels per day. "IOC has today 56

23 March, 2018 2:17 AM Air India makes history by flying to Israel via Saudi airspace

Ben Gurion Airport, Israel: Saudi Arabia opened its airspace for the first time to a commercial flight to Israel with the inauguration on Thursday of an Air India route between New Delhi and Tel Aviv. Air India 139 landed at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport after a flight of over 7-1/2 hours, marking a diplomatic shift for Riyadh that Israel says was fueled 67

19 March, 2018 3:20 PM Air India To Begin Service To Tel Aviv From Thursday

Mumbai: The disinvestment-bound national carrier Air India will deploy a 256-seater Boeing 787-800 on the New Delhi-Tel Aviv route that will be launched from Thursday. Air India had on March 7 announced a tri-weekly flight to Tel Aviv from March 22, after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had announced that Saudi Arabia had allowed India to fly over its territory 61

1 March, 2018 2:06 PM FIFA boss Gianni Infantino says Saudi-Iran spat should keep out of football

Iran: FIFA president Gianni Infantino said on Thursday that a two-year diplomatic rift between Saudi Arabia and Iran should not be allowed to get in the way of football. Saudi clubs have refused to play in Iran since the kingdom broke off relations in January 2016 forcing AFC Champions League fixtures with Iranian clubs to be played in neutral Oman. "It's 24