Russia opens criminal cases into alleged torture of its soldiers by Ukraine

Russia’s Investigative Committee said on Thursday it was opening criminal cases into Ukrainian servicemen’s alleged torture of their Russian counterparts as Moscow continues its military campaign in Ukraine. The committee, which probes major crimes, said some Russian soldiers had been captured by Ukrainian forces in the Zaporizhzhia and Mykolaiv regions and held illegally by Ukraine’s […]

Air ticket bookings for summer, Good Friday weekend up 50%: EaseMyTrip

Online travel services provider EaseMyTrip on Thursday said it has witnessed up to 50 per cent increase in advance air ticket bookings for the coming summer period and the long weekend beginning Good Friday. Driven by pent-up demand and the removal of travel restrictions across the globe, the Indian travel industry is on a strong […]

Russia already has nuclear weapons in Baltic region: Lithuania

Russia already has nuclear weapons in the Baltic region, Lithuanian Defense Minister Arvydas Anusauskas said on Thursday. One of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s closest allies warned NATO on Thursday that if Sweden and Finland joined the US-led military alliance then Russia would have to bolster its defenses in the region, including by deploying nuclear weapons. […]

High raw material prices having “big” impact on Panasonic Corp, says CEO

Rising prices for raw materials, including nickel and copper, accelerated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine were having a “big” impact on Panasonic Corp, with the Japanese industrial giant only able to pass on some of those increases to its customers, the CEO said. “We are able to pass on costs to some business clients depending […]

Exclusive: For self-sufficiency in semiconductor India should not repeat past mistakes: VK Saraswat

In 2021, the government announced a comprehensive program for developing the semiconductors and display manufacturing ecosystem in India with a budget of over Rs 76,000 crore. With the said budget, India Semiconductor Mission (ISM), recently announced by the Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY), the government is trying to establish itself in the $553 billion […]

Road ministry completes 1,41,190 km of national highways as of March 31

The road transport ministry has completed 1,41,190 kilometer of national highways as on March 31 this year out of the set target of 2 lakh km for 2024-25, the commerce and industry ministry said on Thursday. Similarly, the petroleum ministry has completed laying of a gas pipeline of 20,000 km out of 34,500 km targeted […]

Russia says blast cripples Black Sea flagship, Ukraine claims missile strike

Russia said on Thursday the flagship of its Black Sea fleet was seriously damaged and its crew evacuated following an explosion that a Ukrainian official said was the result of a missile strike. Russia’s defense ministry said a fire on the Moskva missile cruiser caused ammunition to blow up, Interfax news agency reported. It did […]

Asian shares track Wall Street higher than US yields stabilizes

Asian shares tracked Wall Street higher on Thursday, while US Treasury yields steadied and dollar retreated, as latest US data raised hopes that inflation may be close to peaking, though several major central banks raised rates aggressively. Traders were waiting for a European Central Bank meeting later in the day, to see if it was […]

‘We Too Have Views About Their Views’: Jaishankar on US’s human rights remark

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on 13 April, 2022, that human rights issue was not a topic of discussion during the India US 2+2 ministerial meeting this week, as he asserted that whenever there is a discussion New Delhi will not be reticent about speaking out. “On the human rights issue; no, we did […]

IMF board approves new trust to help low-income, middle-income nations

The International Monetary Fund’s executive board on Wednesday approved the creation of a new facility to help low-income and most middle-income countries deal with longer-term challenges such as climate change and pandemics. IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva announced the approval of the new Resilience and Sustainability Trust in a statement after the board meeting and […]