India to ratify Paris Agreement on climate change on October 2
Sep26

India to ratify Paris Agreement on climate change on October 2

India will ratify the Paris Agreement on climate change on October 2 – the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The country’s move will bring this global deal to fight the menace of global warming closer to enter into force later this year. The big announcement was made by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his speech at the BJP party council meet in Kozhikode on Sunday. India had, in fact, announced its...

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‘IMC not taking any step to curb pollution’
Sep24

‘IMC not taking any step to curb pollution’

The state pollution control board (PCB) has alleged that Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) has not taken any positive steps in controlling the pollution caused by the smoke emanating from the trenching ground due to burning of waste at Devguradia during all seasons except monsoon. The board has also alleged that IMC has been given instruction at regular intervals by the board regarding scientific and better methods of collection,...

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India signs deal to buy 36 French Rafale fighter jets
Sep23

India signs deal to buy 36 French Rafale fighter jets

India signed a formal agreement today to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets from France’s Dassault for 7.9 billion euros ($8.8 billion), one of its biggest defence deals in decades. India’s Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian signed the agreement at a ceremony in New Delhi after years of tortuous negotiations. “You can only ever be completely sure once (the deal) has been signed...

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Millions Strike in India over Wages, Economic Reforms
Sep02

Millions Strike in India over Wages, Economic Reforms

Millions of public sector workers went on strike across India today protesting against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s plans for greater privatization and a proposed minimum wage hike they say is inadequate. Up to 150 million workers from sectors including nursing, banking, manufacturing and coal mining as well as hawkers and daily wage laborers are expected to take part in the 24-hour nationwide strike, organizers said. Ten...

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India interested in joint development of Russian coal, iron ore fields
Aug21

India interested in joint development of Russian coal, iron ore fields

India showed interest in joint development of coalfields and iron ore deposits in Russia, PTI news agency said on Friday. The Indian side indicated its interest during the meeting of the Russian-Indian working group on upgrade and industrial cooperation.   “The Indian side expressed interest in joint development of coal fields and iron ore mines in Russia. They agreed to exchange information on such areas having potential...

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