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18 December, 2018 7:54 AM 3-hour manned flights to ISS to begin in 18 months: Roscosmos

ROSCOSMOS is challenging its own manned flight records to ISS, this time under an ultra-fast three hour scheme. Moscow: Manned flights to the International Space Station (ISS) under an ultra-fast three-hour scheme involving circling the Earth twice, will begin in a year and a half, said Dmitry Rogozin, the head of Russian state space corporation Roscosmos 136

14 December, 2018 8:21 AM India's First Railway University To Be Inaugurated Tomorrow

The university aims to start masters programme from 2019-20 academic session in areas such as Transportation and Systems Design, Transport Systems Engineering, Transport Policy and Economics, among others. Union minister Piyush Goyal along with the Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani will dedicate to the nation on December 15 India's first railway university 179

12 December, 2018 2:39 AM Trump Administration's Move On Pak Religious Freedom Courageous: Lawmaker

"This designation gives hope and voice to the suffering Shia, Christian, Hindu, Ahmadi, and other minority citizens, whose very presence counters religious extremism in Pakistan," Congressman Chris Smith said. The Trump Administration's move to downgrade Pakistan as a country of particular concern was a courageous one, an influential US lawmaker said on Tuesday 101

7 December, 2018 10:52 AM OPEC ministers, Russia, meeting for oil production cut talks

OPEC countries are mulling a possible cut to oil production in an attempt to stabilize prices as they meet for a second straight day. Heavyweight Saudi Arabia has been pushing a cut of about 1 million barrels a day, but the oil cartel was not able to make a decision on December 6. Analysts say they're likely waiting to hear from non-OPEC Russia to better 85

7 December, 2018 3:30 AM Rupee gains 35 paise Vs dollar in early trade

The Indian rupee gained in the early trade on Friday. It opened higher by 35 paise at 70.55 per dollar on Friday versus previous close 70.90 per dollar. Rupee weakened sharply against the US dollar ahead of the important OPEC meeting that was scheduled last evening. In the second half of the session rupee rose after oil prices came under pressure following 69

5 December, 2018 4:24 PM Keep Oil Flowing, Says Trump Ahead Of Oil-Exporting Nations' Group Meet

OPEC meets in Vienna on Thursday. Official U.S. government oil production and inventory data are also due on Thursday. U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday called on the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies not to cut oil production next year, saying it would trigger higher oil prices worldwide. "Hopefully OPEC will be keeping 95

5 December, 2018 6:57 AM Lionel Messi's fifth place in Ballon d'Or absurd: Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi finished in fifth place in the Ballon d’Or voting on Monday night. MADRID: Lionel Messi's fifth-place finish in this year`s Ballon d'Or vote was absurd, Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said of the Spanish champions' Argentina forward on Tuesday. Real Madrid's Croatia midfielder Luka Modric took the prize on Monday in Paris 110

3 December, 2018 6:55 AM Crude reality remains restricted to demand-supply, even as OPEC meets on December 6

In the upcoming meeting of OPEC on December 6, it is widely believed that Saudi Arabia may not cut its crude oil production by much, if at all It is estimated that a $10 per barrel increase in crude oil prices increases the current account deficit of India by $15 billion, or around 0.50 percent of GDP. Rising crude oil prices have also a profuse knock-on 71

3 December, 2018 6:27 AM Qatar To Leave Oil-Exporting Nations' Group OPEC

The decision to withdraw from OPEC came after Qatar reviewed ways to enhance its role internationally and plan its long-term strategy, al-Kaabi told a news conference. Qatar is withdrawing from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) as of January 2019, Saad al-Kaabi, the country's energy minister said on Monday. The decision came after 89

3 December, 2018 2:40 AM ASEAN defence ministers meeting begins in Lucknow

The ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting Plus (ADMM-Plus) Experts' Working Group on Military Medicine being co-chaired by India and Myanmar began Sunday at the Central Command in Lucknow, a Defence official said. "The aim of the conference is to establish better co-operation in medical operations amongst ASEAN and ASEAN-Plus countries for civil support by military 265