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Putin talks arms, nuclear deals in India

NEW DELHI (Web Desk) President Vladimir Putin was expected Friday to sign a deal in India worth more than $5 billion for the S-400 air defence system, despite US warnings of sanctions against countries buying Russian military hardware.Putin, who arrived in New Delhi late Thursday, was also set to discuss …

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Indian university quietly removes Jinnah-Gandhi picture after uproar

NEW DELHI (Web Desk) A few months after picture of Pakistan’s Father of the Nation Muhammad Ali Jinnah was put on display at the India’s Aligarh Muslim University sparking controversy, the university administration once again triggered outrage after they displayed snaps of Mahatma Gandhi with Quaid-e-Azam in the varsity.The pictures, …

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India sends seven Rohingya to border to be deported to Myanmar despite UN alarm

GUWAHATI (Web Desk) Indian police bused seven Rohingya Muslims to the border on Wednesday to be deported to neighbouring Myanmar for illegal entry, officials and activists said, the first such move against the community.An estimated 40,000 Rohingya, a stateless Muslim minority, live in India after having fled persecution in Buddhist-majority …

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Russia to sign India S-400 deal shortly

MOSCOW (Web Desk) Russian President Vladimir Putin will on Thursday visit India to personally oversee the signing of an important deal between Moscow and New Delhi for the purchase of five Russian S-400 missile defense systems, the Kremlin has confirmed.The president is leaving for India on October 4,” Putin’s top …

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Bomb kills child, injures 9 in India’s Kolkata

KOLKATA (Web Desk) An eight-year-old child was killed and at least nine other people injured on Tuesday when a homemade bomb went off in a suburb of the Indian city of Kolkata, police said.India’s eastern West Bengal state, of which Kolkata is the capital, has a long history of political …

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Clashes erupt in Kashmir after Indian troops kill man

SRINAGAR (Web Desk) Anti-India protests and clashes erupted in several places in Srinagar on Thursday after Indian troops killed a young man, officials and residents said.Residents in Srinagar said government forces shot and killed the young man during a raid early Thursday. The man worked as a shepherd and he …

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India says will not scrap Rafale deal; opposition demands inquiry

NEW DELHI (Web Desk) India has vowed to stand firm on a multi-billion dollar deal to buy warplanes from France’s Dassault Aviation, as the opposition Congress party called on Monday for an inquiry into allegations of wrongdoing.Former French President Francois Hollande, who approved the deal when he was in office, …

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