India in talks with China on Siang River contamination

The Centre on Wednesday informed in Parliament that India has raised the issue of contamination of water in Siang River in Arunachal Pradesh with the Chinese side on several occasions. Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs General (retired), VK Singh, noted that the issue…

China support Pakistan Beijing dumps ‘false’ report, say Islamabad did not ask for more loans for CP

China on Wednesday rejected as “totally false” a report about Islamabad approaching Beijing for more loans to keep the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) going. According to a Financial Times’ report, Pakistan told China to give it more loans to keep the CPEC alive,…

Govt approves Phase II Strategic Oil Storage facility for emergency stockpile

The government on Wednesday gave in-principle approval to the proposal, announced in the 2017-18 budget, to build two more underground crude oil storages with private partnership to raise emergency stockpile cover by 12 days to 22 days. The proposal envisages building a 4-million tonne (MT)…

PAKISTAN PLACED ON FATF’S ‘GREY LIST’ FOR FINANCIALLY AIDING TERRORISM

Pakistan was officially placed on a terrorism financing watchdog’s grey list on Wednesday, failing the country’s efforts to avoid the designation, diplomatic sources claimed. Global anti-terror financing watchdog, Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has decided to keep Pakistan on its ‘grey list’. The decision was…

India supports Russia at Chemical Weapons Meet

India on Wednesday voted against UK at the Special Session of the Conference of State Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention in Hague in what can be viewed as support for Russian position. It was convened by UK to propose that Organisation for Prohibition for…

City of Malibu to Hold Earthquake Preparedness Workshop and Provide Free Emergency Kits for Participants 55 and Older

… Malibu will hold an Earthquake Preparedness Workshop on Wednesday, June 27 … comprehensive emergency kit in a wheeled travel backpack. The kits contain emergency … earthquake preparedness among people age 55 and older. The workshop and emergency … their public safety and disaster preparedness…

Govt approves Rs 10,000 crore continuation programmes for PSLV, GSLV

The Union government on Wednesday approved the continuation of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle and Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark-III programmes, together costing more than Rs 10,000 crore, in a move that will help ISRO launch light and heavy-weight satellites. The operationalisation of PSLV, ISRO’s…

India marches towards Super Power status Test fires new SAM Missile

In a major breakthrough in missile technology, India on Wednesday successfully carried out the first test of a new surface-to-air missile with nozzle less booster making its mark as a military superpower in South East Asia region. Indigenously designed and developed by the country’s premier…

INDIA AND INDONESIA SIGN AGREEMENTS ON DEFENCE, SPACE

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday began his Indonesia visit by paying homage to martyrs of Indonesian independence struggle as he laid a wreath at the Kalibata National Heroes’ Cemetery in Jakarta. Kalibata Heroes’ Cemetery in South Jakarta is a military cemetery in Indonesia. It…

Rs11,300 Crore boost to dedicated defence communications network

The cabinet on Wednesday gave its nod to enhance the budget by Rs 11,330 crore for a dedicated communications network being set up for the defence forces. This will be over and above the Rs 13,334 crore already approved by the Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure…