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US stops funds to train Pakistani army officers

American military institutions are struggling to fill the 66 slots they had kept aside for officers from Pakistan for the next academic year as the Trump administration refused to provide funds for their training, a development that could emerge as a key irritant for the incoming Imran Khan government.  The […]

India to explore China’s participation in ISA

  The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has been asked to explore with its Chinese counterpart the possibility of China joining the International Solar Alliance (ISA). This could be instrumental in improving the access to solar energy among other member-nations.  This comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked […]

Retaliatory tariffs on 29 US products deferred till September 18

India has deferred imposition of a retaliatory tariff on 29 US products by 45 days till September 18 due to the ongoing discussion between the two countries to resolve trade disputes. The government said in a notification, “he said notification, with effect from the 4th day of August-…shall, come into effect […]

China tempts Britain with free trade, says door to US talks open

China offered Britain talks on a post-Brexit free trade deal on Monday, reaching out to London as Beijing remains mired in an increasingly bitter trade war with Washington. China has been looking for allies in its fight with the United States. Britain has pushed a strong message to Chinese companies […]

America frets over Russian weapons; India to send team

India will send a high-level technical team to the United States to understand Washington’s concerns on how India intends to secure sophisticated American-origin weapons alongside equally-capable Russian systems.  India is expecting a US waiver under the new CAATSA (Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act) to purchase this system from Russia. This […]

Reliance Retail takes fight to Flipkart, Amazon doorsteps

Reliance Retail, which is the country’s largest brick-and-mortar retail chain, has launched an online shop front for its smartphone and electronics format Reliance Digital, which is also the country’s largest electronics retailer. These categories are the largest pie of Indian e-commerce accounting for almost 55-60% of the business of Amazon […]

EU finance chief blasts Donald Trump over ‘inappropriate’ trade sanctions

EU finance chief Pierre Moscovici fired a barb at US President Donald Trump on Sunday as he called on both sides of an ongoing global trade dispute to “act as allies.”  The US and EU have been at loggerheads since Trump angered European allies by announcing tariffs on steel and […]

Europe, Japan sign massive free trade deal

The EU and Japan signed a sweeping free trade deal that officials called a “clear message” against protectionism, as Washington imposes controversial tariffs and threatens a trade war.  The deal signed in Tokyo by the EU’s top officials and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is the biggest ever negotiated by […]

India inaugurates largest visa centre in Bangladesh

India inaugurated its largest visa center in the world in Dhaka today to reduce the waiting time for applicants. Bangladeshis constitute one of the largest numbers of visitors from a single country to India. Last year, India the country issued 1.4 million visas to Bangladeshi nationals, BD News reported. Visiting […]

Global Innovation Index ranks India the 57th most innovative nation

The Global Innovation Index (GII) has ranked India as the 57thmost innovative nation in the world. The country has improved its ranking from 60th position last year. India has been improving steadily since it was ranked 81st in 2015. Meanwhile, China improved its ranking from 22 in 2017 to 17 […]