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Russia-India: Putin agrees to build 10 nuclear reactors

Russia-India: Putin agrees to build 10 nuclear reactors

Russia will help India build at least 10 more nuclear reactors, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said following a visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin. The two countries signed a series of major energy agreements on Thursday. Russia will also remain India's top defence supplier, said Modi. Putin's visit to Delhi comes as India faces...

Implement land deal with Bangladesh

India's main opposition Congress yesterday asked the BJP-led NDA government to take the Land Boundary Agreement (LBA) with Bangladesh forward for implementation after a parliamentary body submitted its report on the issue in both houses of parliament. The move came a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his government was determined to go ahead with the LBA as it would serve India's long-term security interest. Shashi Tharoor, Congress leader and chairman of the parliamentary standing committee on external affairs ministry,...

Modi govt to go ahead for land swapping deal

Modi govt to go ahead for land swapping deal

The BJP-led Indian government will go ahead with operationalising the land boundary agreement with Bangladesh, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today asserting that it would be a benefit for the nation in the long run. “I know Assam’s problems. I assure you all there will be no compromise on Assam’s security. Land swapping...

Israel eases Jerusalem mosque restrictions

Israel eased restrictions at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque yesterday after US Secretary of State John Kerry announced agreement on steps to reduce tensions at the flashpoint compound. The site, which is holy to Jews as well as Muslims, has been the focus of months of unrest in annexed Arab east Jerusalem, that has spread to the occupied West Bank and Arab communities across Israel, raising fears of a new Palestinian uprising. The Palestinians have been infuriated by a far-right Jewish campaign for...

Long-term Gaza ceasefire agreed

Long-term Gaza ceasefire agreed

Egypt has brokered an agreement on a long-term ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza, senior Palestinian officials have said. Hamas negotiator Moussa Abu Marzouk said the deal to end seven weeks of fighting that has left more than 2,200 people dead would be announced shortly. The Palestinians said Israel had agreed to ease...

Ukraine, Russia agree to work on truce extension

Ukraine, Russia agree to work on truce extension

Ukraine and Russia have agreed to work together to establish a bilateral ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, the office of the French president says. They are also working towards the establishment of effective border controls, it adds. It follows talks between the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France to resolve the conflict in east Ukraine. A...

Students to get 21 lakh free internet hours from GP

Students to get 21 lakh free internet hours from GP

Grameenphone will provide 21 lakh free internet hours for schoolchildren in collaboration with development organisation Brac, starting February 21, International Mother Language Day. Under an initiative known as Internet for All, students of 250 schools will be able to use free internet at the Gonokendra, a multi-purpose community learning centre managed by Brac at...

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