India supplies 1,160 MW power to B’desh, 1,500 MW more in pipeline: EAM

External Minister Dr S. Jaishankar on Saturday said that India has been supplying 1,160 MW of electricity to Bangladesh and 1,500 MW more is already in the pipeline. Addressing the “NADI (River) Conclave 2022” here, he also said that India is collaborating on a series of road projects in Bangladesh, … Read more

Coal India to import for first time in years as power shortages loom

State-run Coal India, the world’s largest coal miner, will import the fuel for use by utilities, a power ministry letter seen by Reuters showed on Saturday, as shortages raise concerns about renewed power outages. It would be the first time since 2015 that Coal India has imported the fuel, highlighting … Read more

Data story: India logs 2,685 new Covid cases; death toll at 524,572

India reported an increase of 494 in active coronavirus cases to take its count to 16,308. The country is fifty-sixth among the most affected countries by active cases. On May 28, it added 2,685 cases to take its total caseload to 43,150,215. And, with 33 new fatalities, its Covid-19 death toll reached 524,572, … Read more

India criticises OIC-IPHRC for comments on court ruling on Yasin Malik

India on Friday described as “unacceptable” the comments made by OIC-IPHRC (Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission) criticising New Delhi for the court ruling against Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik. External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said the world seeks “zero tolerance” against terrorism and urged the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation … Read more

India to face wider coal crisis in Q2, worsening power outage risks: Report

India is expected to face a wider coal shortage during the quarter ending September over expectations of higher power demand, an internal power ministry presentation seen by Reuters showed, worsening risks of widespread power outages. The energy-hungry nation expects local coal supply to fall 42.5 million tonnes short of demand … Read more

Iconic rifle, helmet at India Gate shifted to National War Memorial

The iconic rifle and the soldier’s war helmet, which were part of the Amar Jawan Jyoti at the India Gate, were moved to the National War Memorial on Friday. The defence ministry said the armed Forces “shifted the inverted rifle and the helmet from India Gate, which was the symbol of fallen soldiers … Read more

Reserve Bank Of India: Six months before COVID struck, this move protected India Inc from pandemic, says RBI

NEW DELHI: Around six months before the first lockdown was imposed to stem the spread of the coronavirus, the government took a step that subsequently went on to shield Indian corporates from the COVID crisis, the Reserve Bank of India said. The step in question is the Centre’s decision to slash corporate taxes in September … Read more

Consignment of 25 tonnes of medical supplies from India reaches Sri Lanka

India on Friday handed over 25 tonnes of medical supplies worth over USD 700,000 to Sri Lanka as part of its ongoing efforts to help the island nation combat its worst economic crisis and shortage of medicines. “Ongoing commitment to the people of #SriLanka!!!…,” the High Commission of India in … Read more

No wheat shortage in India, ban imposed to check rampant export: Tomar

There was no shortage of wheat in India, but the Centre has imposed a ban on its export to check “rampant” overseas sales of the grain, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has said. Speaking to reporters after attending a function here on Thursday, Tomar said it was the government’s … Read more