North Korea says it carried out 'very important test'
The Korean Central News Agency said the test was conducted at the Sohae Satellite Launching Ground on Saturday afternoon. It said that the result of the test was reported to the Central Committee of the ruling Workers' Party. The test results will have "an important effect on changing the strategic position of (North Korea) once again in the near future," the agency reported.
Gold imports slide for a fifth month as economy slows
Inbound shipments dropped 19 per cent from a year earlier to 56.1 tons.
Wall Street Week Ahead: Tariff deadline keeps focus on trade as 2019 draws to close
Wall Street could see more volatility when the next tranc...
Why Karnataka bypolls are important to BJP in the south
In Karnataka, today's bypolls will decide the future of the BS Yediyurappa government which currently has 105 legislators and one independent MLA's support in the 225 member strong Assembly.
Import curbs likely on over 350 items to boost ‘Make in India’
Departments are looking into suggestions of waiving the requirement for global tender for government procurement in sectors where it thinks there is sufficient domestic capacity to execute a contract. The moves are part of the government’s thrust to ‘Make-in-India’ scheme, for which it has been working on ways to discourage imports.
Exim Bank provides USD 500 mn credit to Bangladesh for defence procurement
Export Import Bank of India entered into an agreement on April 11 with Bangladesh's Armed Forces Division for making available to the latter a Government of India-supported line of credit (LoC) of USD 500 million, the RBI said in a notification on Friday. The LoC is for the purpose of financing defence-related procurement in Bangladesh, it said.
Government orders import of 4000 tonnes onions
The consumer affairs department has also directed MMTC to issue three more tenders for import of Onions, out of which two tenders are country specific namely Turkey and European Union and one is a global tender. Each of these tenders are for 5,000 tonnes.
Onion prices shoot up to Rs165/kg; govt says imported onions to arrive by Jan 20
Onion prices have been ruling high for past few weeks due to fall in production of the Kharif crop following unseasonal rainfall in key growing states, including Maharashtra. The price of onion was ruling at around Rs 120/kg in Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata, while it was around Rs 100/kg in Delhi on Friday, as per the latest data.
CIL in talks with Russian company for extraction, import of coking coal
VostokCoal-Diskon is developing coal extraction facilities at the Taimyr coal basin of Taymyr Peninsula in central Siberia. It has been exploring the area since 2016 and has recently opened two deposits that would touch peak capacity of 30 million tonnes a year. VostokCoal will build a coal terminal and create a specialised fleet for exporting coal round the year.
Indonesia plans to divert palm oil exports to India if EU cuts imports
The world’s largest producer of palm oil, is focusing big on exports to countries like India and China to overcome the likely setback it may face from the European Union, which may cut down on imports of palm oil products.
As India brace for a tough challenge from West Indies, here are some important threads to follow
This has been a year of preparation for the two T20 World Cups in next two years. But how much has it gone to plan? Perhaps not much, for an almost full-strength Indian squad has been named to now face a strong West Indies challenge.
Indian Army requires 200 armoured fighting vehicles for Pakistan border
The army recently announced its plan to procure 198 wheeled armoured fighting vehicles (AFV) for reconnaissance and support to tank regiments in mechanised warfare. The army plans to use these AFVs in the plain sectors of Punjab and Rajasthan. It wants that these AFVs should be able to operate in not only developed areas in this region, but in riverine terrain as well.
India's Petronet LNG says in talks with several firms on deals
Mishra said Petronet is in the process of appointing a consultant to help guide the company to sign deals to buy LNG from overseas suppliers
Amidst onion crisis, fresh loads of imported onions from Turkey reach Mangaluru
Amidst onion crisis in the country, fresh loads of imported onions from Turkey reached in Mangaluru on December 04. To control the rising pr...
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