Less than 24 hours after the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, India withdrew the Most Favoured Nation (MNF) status accorded to Pakistan. While the withdrawal of the MFN status by India is negative in sentiment terms for the bilateral relations, the impact on trade is unlikely to be substantial given that volumes … Continued
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Pulwama terror attack: India has always raised the issue of listing of Maulana Masood Azhar as a logical conclusion since Jaish-e-Mohammad has already been designated. With Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad having claimed responsibility for the Pulwama terrorist attack Thursday, the focus is back on Jaish chief Maulana Masood Azhar and Delhi’s failed attempt to list him as … Continued
What is happening in Venezuela? Venezuela has been going through a turmoil for the past couple of years amid an economic meltdown and growing Opposition protests. The crisis took a dangerous turn on January 23 when Juan Guaidó, president of the Opposition-controlled National Assembly, declared himself interim President of the oil-rich South American country, directly … Continued
There are alarm bells in India over a possible decision by the U.S. Trade Representative to withdraw the Generalised System of Preferences status. Under this, India is able to export about 2,000 product lines to the U.S. under zero tariff. The revocation of the GSP will be a blow to Indian exporters, and the biggest … Continued
In a landmark decision, Abu Dhabi has included Hindi as the third official language used in its courts, alongside Arabic and English, as part of a move designed to improve access to justice. This is aimed at helping Hindi speakers to learn about litigation procedures, their rights and duties without a language barrier. Indian Population … Continued
The meeting of Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Cluster Group on Disaster Risk Management (DRM) to strengthen cooperation in disaster response concluded here today. The two-day workshop was organised by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) … Continued
What are the charges against students? The arrest of 129 Indians in the US for enrolling themselves at a fake university, allegedly to stay in the country has brought the “Pay-to-stay scheme” into the spotlight. The immigration attorneys have claimed that the youths were not aware of the university’s illegitimate operation. However, the fate of … Continued
The South American country has been caught in a downward spiral for years with growing political discontent further fuelled by skyrocketing hyperinflation, power cuts and shortages of food and medicine. More than three million Venezuelans have left the country in recent years. But what exactly is behind the crisis rocking Venezuela? Who’s the president? This … Continued
बिहार के वैशाली जिले में रविवार तड़के बड़ा रेल हादसा हो गया। जोगबनी से दिल्ली के आनंद विहार जा रही सीमांचल एक्सप्रेस सहदेई बुजुर्ग के पास पटरी से उतर गई। हादसे में अब तक छह लोगों के मरने की पुष्टि रेल प्रशासन ने की है। दुर्घटना में 40 यात्री घायल बताए जा रहे हैं। दुर्घटना … Continued
The U.S. is suspending its obligations under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty effective February 2 and will withdraw from the treaty in six months. The U.S. will formally give Russia and the other treaty parties a formal notice that it is withdrawing under Article XV of the Treaty. Article XV mandates a six-month notice … Continued