India surpasses France to become world’s sixth-largest economy, shows World Bank data

India surpasses France to become world’s sixth-largest economy, shows World Bank data

India has surpassed France to become world’s sixth-largest economy in terms of gross domestic product (GDP), according to figures released by World Bank. India’s GDP reached $2.597 trillion in 2017, while it was at US $2.582 trillion for France, the World Bank said. The United States, China, Japan, Germany and the United Kingdom occupy top […]

Vistara to buy 19 Airbus, Boeing planes worth $3.1 billion

Vistara to buy 19 Airbus, Boeing planes worth $3.1 billion

The letter of intent signed with Airbus is for 13 A320 neo and A321 neo aircraft as well as options for buying seven more aircraft from the A320 neo family. PTI Vistara today announced placing orders for a total of 19 Airbus and Boeing aircraft worth USD 3.1 billion (approx Rs 21,344 crore), as the […]

SCO summit: India should use forum to corner Pakistan on cross-border terror, but China may play spoilsport

SCO summit: India should use forum to corner Pakistan on cross-border terror, but China may play spoilsport

All eyes are on the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit to be held on 9-10 June in the Chinese city of Qingdao as it will witness the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi representing India as a full member-country. Both India and Pakistan were admitted as full-time members into the SCO in the Astana summit […]

Hafiz Saeed a serious threat, put under house arrest in country’s larger interest: Pakistan Defence Minister

Hafiz Saeed a serious threat, put under house arrest in country’s larger interest: Pakistan Defence Minister

Lahore: Pakistan has said Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed, who has been listed under an anti-terrorism law, can pose a “serious threat” to the nation and was thus placed under house arrest in the country’s “larger interest”. The acknowledgement of the danger the Mumbai attacks mastermind poses came from Pakistan’s Defence Minister Khawaja Asif during an […]

Sushma Swaraj talks to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson; India, US resolve to fight against terrorism

Sushma Swaraj talks to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson; India, US resolve to fight against terrorism

Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had a telephone conversation on Wednesday, resolving to work together closely to further expand and deepen the multi-faceted strategic partnership between India and the US. As per Ministry of External Affairs, “they emphasized that close and strong relations between India and the US […]

Post ISRO’s record 104 satellites launch, India emerges as ‘key player’ in global space race

Post ISRO’s record 104 satellites launch, India emerges as ‘key player’ in global space race

New Delhi: After scripting history by successfully launching 104 satellites using single rocket on Wednesday, India has emerged as a ‘key player’ in the global space race.. ndia has come out to an important part as far as global commercial market for space-based surveillance and communication is considered. Isro’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C37 on Wednesday […]

Is it good news for Indian IT sector as Trump favours merit-based immigration system?

Is it good news for Indian IT sector as Trump favours merit-based immigration system?

Washington: President Donald Trump favors a merit-based immigration system that will benefit US economy and create jobs, the White House has said, in views that would be welcomed by Indian IT professionals and entrepreneurs. The President has made clear he believes that (there) should be a merit-based system where individuals coming into the country bring […]

One militant, 3 soldiers killed in encounter in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district

One militant, 3 soldiers killed in encounter in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district

Srinagar: One militant was killed on Tuesday during an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir`s Bandipora district, police said. Three soldiers were martyred in the encounter that broke out at around 5:30 am in Parray Mohalla in Hajin area of the district. Acting on specific intelligence inputs about the presence of militants in the area, security […]

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