It is important the SCO focus strongly on economic development and regional integration that leads to greater benefits for the least developed regions of member-countries, writes Sana Hashmi. IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi (7th from left, back row) with heads of state of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation member countries, observers and dialogue partners at the summit in Ufa, Russia, on July 10, 2015. Photograph: PIB. On June 23-24, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Tata, Reliance and Aditya Birla groups have decided to take on e-retailers like Amazon and Flipkart, but their strategy is different from their online peers India could well be the final frontier in e-retail. Amazon’s chief executive, Jeff Bezos, has announced an additional investment of $3 billion in India, on top of the $2 billion it has invested in the country in the last three years, with which it hopes to take on homegrown Flipkart which has raised close to $3.2 billion since its ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
The intensity of fire and explosions at central ammunition depot at Pulgaon in Wardha district was such that seven of the victims were blown to pieces, a top police official said. Three more bodies were recovered on Wednesday from the site of the fire mishap, taking the death toll to 19. “Three bodies charred beyond recognition have been recovered from the accident site today,” Defence sources said. All the three belonged to Defence Security Corps, the sources added. "Seven of ...Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
IMAGE: Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar with his Pakistani counterpart Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry after a meeting at South Block in New Delhi on Tuesday. Photograph: Atul Yadav/PTI Photo India and Pakistan on Tuesday indulged in some plain speaking on bilateral issues with the neighbouring country being firmly asked not to be in denial over the impact of terrorism on bilateral ties while Pakistan harped on Kashmir terming it as the core issue. Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar and his Pakistani ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
India and China on Monday held the 19th round of talks to resolve the vexed border dispute amid a growing discord between the two nations over Beijing blocking India’s bid to get Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar banned by the United Nations. National Security Advisor Ajit Doval held the annual talks with Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi to discuss the road ahead to resolve the dispute which has bedevilled bilateral ties. Besides the border issue, Doval and Yang, the designated Special ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
According to the new data, India accounts for the most with 2,226. IMAGE: A graphic to show the break-up of the tiger population around the world. Credit:© WWFFor a clearer image, click on the photograph for an enlarged version. There is good news for wildlife enthusiasts ahead of the 3rd Asia Ministerial Conference on Tiger Conservation that takes off in New Delhi. The number of wildcats has seen an increase worldwide after decades of decline with India having more than ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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