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Coronavirus: Over 350 dead in India; cases cross 10,000

14 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: Over 350 dead in India; cases cross 10,000

On Monday, the total number of cases due to the coronavirus outbreak surged past 10,000 in India.

ISRO to launch a new communication satellite this week

13 Jan 2020

ISRO to launch a new communication satellite this week

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is gearing up to launch a new communication satellite on January 17.

Citing threats, United States asks airlines to avoid Pakistani airspace

03 Jan 2020

Citing threats, United States asks airlines to avoid Pakistani airspace

The United States has asked all its airlines and pilots to be careful while using Pakistani airspace due to "extremist or militant activity".

India asks Iran to release 18 Indian sailors in custody

21 Jul 2019

India asks Iran to release 18 Indian sailors in custody

India is in talks with the Iranian government to secure the release of 18 Indian sailors aboard a British oil tanker captured by Iran in the Strait of Hormuz.

Iran seizes UK's oil tanker, Indians among 23 crew members

20 Jul 2019

Iran seizes UK's oil tanker, Indians among 23 crew members

In what is sure to lead to more tensions in the Gulf region, Iran on Saturday seized a British oil tanker.

FIFA World Cup 2022: Infantino wants 48-team tournament in Qatar

14 Apr 2018

FIFA World Cup 2022: Infantino wants 48-team tournament in Qatar

FIFA President Gianni Infantino wants a 48-team 2022 World Cup that is slated to be held in Qatar.

Rahul Gandhi slams Centre over proposed passport changes

14 Jan 2018

Rahul Gandhi slams Centre over proposed passport changes

Congress President Rahul Gandhi slammed the Modi government after the Centre suggested that passports may no longer serve as valid address proofs.

India-UAE trips will cost 6-7% more from next year

27 Dec 2017

India-UAE trips will cost 6-7% more from next year

UAE, particularly Dubai, is one of the most popular destinations for Indian travelers. But with a new tax on the anvil, trips are set to get 6-7% costlier.

Indian immigration to Gulf dips, so do remittances

24 Jul 2017

Indian immigration to Gulf dips, so do remittances

The number of Indian workers immigrating to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has declined to 507,296 in 2016 from 775,845 in 2014.

Kashmiri businessman on NIA's radar for links to Pakistani terror-funding

09 Jun 2017

Kashmiri businessman on NIA's radar for links to Pakistani terror-funding

A Kashmiri carpet dealer, now believed to be a businessman in the Gulf, is on the NIA's radar for his alleged involvement in Pakistani funding to separatists in the Valley.

India planning special food zones for UAE

06 Mar 2017

India planning special food zones for UAE

To address UAE's food security interests, India is working on what is called a "farm-to-port" project, where crops would be produced keeping in mind a specific UAE market.

CII: India-UAE trade to touch $100 billion by 2020

17 Feb 2017

CII: India-UAE trade to touch $100 billion by 2020

The Confederation of Indian Industries stated that India-UAE trade would touch $100 billion by 2020, almost double that of the current $60 billion.

Air India Express eyes tie-ups to manage revenue losses

11 Feb 2017

Air India Express eyes tie-ups to manage revenue losses

Low-cost carrier Air India Express (AIE) is looking for code-sharing agreements with other airlines for routes in South East Asia, following the loss of revenue from West Asia.

UAE-India sign 13 strategic energy, trade, security pacts

26 Jan 2017

UAE-India sign 13 strategic energy, trade, security pacts

Further cementing their strategic ties, India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) signed 13 agreements in principal areas like defence, security, trade and energy.

Syria situation poses uncomfortable question for Sunni countries

24 Dec 2016

Syria situation poses uncomfortable question for Sunni countries

The current situation in war-torn Syria, particularly in Aleppo, poses an uncomfortable question, especially for the Sunni Muslim Arab countries supporting rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad and his allies- Iran and Russia.

Sharp drop in foreign remittances

05 Aug 2016

Sharp drop in foreign remittances

A steady drop in crude oil prices and a subsequent decline in remittances from Gulf countries is raising the hackles of the Indian Government.