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India, Bahrain likely to ink pact for cooperation in space tech

19 Nov 2018 | 12:33 PM

MANAMA: The Bahrain government is likely to sign an agreement with India early next year for cooperation in space technology, a Bahraini minister has said.

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Manama, November 19

The Bahrain government is likely to sign an agreement with India early next year for cooperation in space technology, a Bahraini minister has said.

In February next year, the Gulf nation, hopefully, will sign a pact with Indian space agency ISRO for training and research purposes, Kamal Bin Ahmed Mohammed, Minister for Transportation and Telecommunications, Bahrain, said.

“The national science and space agency (Bahrain) and ISRO will sign an MoU. It has been approved by the Bahrain government and is in its final stage. And hopefully, I will be in India shortly, maybe in the next air show in February to sign the MoU,” the minister, who also holds the space portfolio, said.

The agreement would be mainly for training purposes and both countries would cooperate on research and technology, he added.

“It is just a starting point. The government will send some Bahrainis to be trained in India from January for eight weeks...to study how they can design and build satellites,” Mohammed said.

Bahrain is also looking to forge closer economic ties with India to attract investment and tech companies.  

“We are in continuous discussion with the private sector, CII and Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) which is the government agency to promote Bahrain and attract foreign direct investment, and India is one of the important markets for EDB. It has an office there. There will be a delegation there in December,” the minister said.

He said India is an important market and it would become one of the superpowers in terms of economy.

On investment from India, he said: “I believe Indian companies are becoming bigger, they are expanding outside of India and GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) countries offer them the best opportunity.”

“We are focusing more on technology and knowledge-based industry and services.”

India is an important business partner for Bahrain, and the kingdom is keen to further strengthen the relations with the private sector in India. 

Trade relationship between the two countries also prompted many Indians to set up their businesses there.

“Located at the heart of the Middle East, Bahrain is the natural gateway to the Gulf region, with strong, efficient and cost-effective pan-GCC transport links and direct access to Saudi Arabia–the region’s largest market,” Bahraini officials said. PTI

President Kovind visits Hindu temple complex in Vietnam

President Kovind visits Hindu temple complex in Vietnam

19 Nov 2018 | 12:27 PM

HANOI: President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday visited My Son temple complex in Vietnam which has Indian influence and houses Hindu deities like Krishna, Vishnu and Shiva.

10 chopped palms recovered in Odisha

10 chopped palms recovered in Odisha

19 Nov 2018 | 12:56 PM

JAJPUR (ODISHA): Tension gripped Odisha's Jajpur area on Sunday after 10 chopped palms, suspected to be of tribals killed in 2006 police firing, were found in Kalinga Nagar area, police said.

Malegaon case: SC asks Bombay HC to deal with Purohit’s plea

Malegaon case: SC asks Bombay HC to deal with Purohit’s plea

19 Nov 2018 | 12:14 PM

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court asked the Bombay HC to deal with the plea of Lt Col Shrikant Purohit that he was being prosecuted in the Malegaon case without a valid sanction.

Delhi’s air quality remains in ‘very poor’ category

19 Nov 2018 | 11:59 AM

NEW DELHI: Delhi’s air quality remained in the ‘very poor’ category due to slow wind speed and high humidity on Monday, authorities said.

Get fit, or miss out: CM Yogi to cops

Get fit, or miss out: CM Yogi to cops

19 Nov 2018 | 12:55 PM

LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed police chiefs to ensure that fat and unfit policemen were not put in charge of police stations.

2 new Orissa High Court judges take oath

2 new Orissa High Court judges take oath

19 Nov 2018 | 12:41 PM

CUTTACK: Chief Justice K S Jhaveri of Orissa High Court on Monday administered the oath of office to two new judges of the High Court.

Gujarat riots: SC to take up today petition on SIT’s clean chit to Modi

Gujarat riots: SC to take up today petition on SIT’s clean chit to Modi

19 Nov 2018 | 11:16 AM

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court will hear on Monday former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri’s widow Zakia Jafri’s petition challenging the clean chit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi-who was the chief minister of Gujarat during the 2002 riots-and others and exonerating them of allegations of a larger conspiracy behind the riots.

Hope RBI chief shows PM his place: Rahul Gandhi

Hope RBI chief shows PM his place: Rahul Gandhi

19 Nov 2018 | 11:33 AM

NEW DELHI: Ahead of the crucial meeting between the RBI and the Government on a range of engagement and fund management issues Congress President Rahul Gandhi said he hoped central bank governor would show some spine and also show the PM his place.

IRCTC scam: Delhi court directs Lalu Prasad to appear through video-conference

IRCTC scam: Delhi court directs Lalu Prasad to appear through video-conference

19 Nov 2018 | 11:18 AM

NEW DELHI: A Delhi court on Monday directed RJD chief Lalu Prasad to appear before it on December 20 through video-conference in connection with the IRCTC scam case.

Fire breaks out at Varanasi airport ticket selling counter

19 Nov 2018 | 10:46 AM

VARANASI: A fire broke out at the Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport here in Uttar Pradesh on Monday at the Air India ticket selling counter creating panic, police said.

14-year-old shot accidentally at religious event in UP

14-year-old shot accidentally at religious event in UP

19 Nov 2018 | 9:41 AM

LUCKNOW: A minor boy was shot dead in Etah district of Uttar Pradesh around midnight during a religious congregation, police said on Monday.

Man killed as bike collides with canter in UP

Man killed as bike collides with canter in UP

19 Nov 2018 | 10:10 AM

MUZAFFARNAGAR: A 27-year-old man was killed and his brother injured when their bike collided with a canter in Shamli district, police said on Monday.

Man stabbed in Uttar Pradesh following altercation

Man stabbed in Uttar Pradesh following altercation

19 Nov 2018 | 9:47 AM

MUZAFFARNAGAR: A man was injured as he was allegedly stabbed following an altercation over money in the district, police said on Monday.

35.5L of 40L yet to apply for Assam NRC inclusion

35.5L of 40L yet to apply for Assam NRC inclusion

19 Nov 2018 | 1:18 AM

GUWAHATI: Over 35.5 lakh people, out of the total 40 lakh, who were excluded in the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC), have not yet come forward to include their names in the final list of the Supreme Court-monitored exercise, sources said Sunday.

Marathas to get quota in jobs, educational institutes: CM Fadnavis

Marathas to get quota in jobs, educational institutes: CM Fadnavis

19 Nov 2018 | 10:39 AM

MUMBAI: The Maharashtra government has accepted the State Backward Class Commission’s report and decided to give quota in jobs and educational institutes to the Maratha community, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Sunday.

Mumbai gets two floating restaurants

Mumbai gets two floating restaurants

19 Nov 2018 | 10:39 AM

MUMBAI: Two floating restaurants — complete with bars, banquet halls and open decks — will open for business off the iconic Gateway of India from Monday, according to the company which is behind the venture.

Vietnam seeks alternate use of India-granted line of credit

Vietnam seeks alternate use of India-granted line of credit

19 Nov 2018 | 10:23 AM

NEW DELHI: In pursuance of India’s ‘Act East’ policy, President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday reached Vietnam, the visit aimed at strengthening comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries at a time when Hanoi seeks to utilise New Delhi’s grant of ‘line of credit’ for developmental purpose instead of defence.

Bitter end to C’garh campaign

Bitter end to C’garh campaign

19 Nov 2018 | 1:18 AM

NEW DELHI: Curtains closed on the second and final phase of Chhattisgarh election campaign on Sunday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi attacking the Gandhis for running a "remote control government" in the past and disregarding the Congress' non-Gandhi president Sitaram Kesri, a Dalit.

In MP, rebel trouble for BJP, Cong in RSS ‘shakha’ row

In MP, rebel trouble for BJP, Cong in RSS ‘shakha’ row

19 Nov 2018 | 1:18 AM

NEW DELHI: The BJP may have expelled 53 rebels over their refusal to withdraw from the election fray but its problems seem to be far from over in Madhya Pradesh.

Cong sends Puducherry CM to cajole Telangana dissidents

Cong sends Puducherry CM to cajole Telangana dissidents

19 Nov 2018 | 1:18 AM

HYDERABAD: Concerned over the developments leading to large number of dissidents in the Congress, the central party high command today sent a three-member team headed by Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy to Telangana, which met several “rebel front” leaders in the city.

All tried, no solution to Kashmir issue:Natwar

All tried, no solution to Kashmir issue:Natwar

19 Nov 2018 | 1:18 AM

NEW DELHI: India-Pakistan relations are “chronically accident-prone”, says former External Affairs Minister K Natwar Singh, who feels that the future lies in the past as the two countries carry too much baggage.

Sabarimala tense, protests elsewhere

Sabarimala tense, protests elsewhere

19 Nov 2018 | 1:18 AM

SANNIDHANM: An uneasy calm prevailed on the second day of the two month-long annual pilgrimage at the Lord Ayyappa shrine in Sabarimala, while the rest of Kerala witnessed protests over the arrest of BJP general secretary K Surendran while on his way to the temple.

OBITER DICTA

Dilute ‘double veto’ under RTI Act

19 Nov 2018 | 1:18 AM

CENTRAL Information Commissioner Divya Prakash Sinha thinks these should be. Maintaining that transparency is the anti-thesis of corruption; Sinha is reported to have said exempting security, intelligence and investigative agencies from the ambit of the RTI Act has a significant negative impact on people’s right to know.

Minorities panel chief to mediate on Ayodhya

Minorities panel chief to mediate on Ayodhya

19 Nov 2018 | 1:18 AM

NEW DELHI: National Commission for Minorities Chairperson Ghayorul Hasan Rizvi on Sunday made a strong pitch for mediation in the Ayodhya issue, saying he would speak with all stakeholders for an out-of-court settlement of the matter.

No BJP leader at funeral, irked CPI writes to Modi

19 Nov 2018 | 1:18 AM

NEW DELHI: The CPI is miffed at the BJP-led Union and Maharashtra governments for not paying last respects to a freedom fighter and first Leader of the Opposition in Maharashtra Legislative Council Madhavrao Gaikwad, who passed away last week at 95.

Cyclone toll rises to 45

19 Nov 2018 | 1:18 AM

SALEM (TN): The toll in cyclone Gaja has touched 45, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami said on Sunday and appealed to leaders of all political parties to take part in the relief activities.

Green nod for Rs 676-cr flats for MPs in Delhi

19 Nov 2018 | 1:18 AM

NEW DELHI: The Centre has given go-ahead for building fancy duplex flats for MPs at North and South Avenue in the national capital at a cost of Rs 676.5 crore, as per an official document.

Nafisa Ali diagnosed with stage-3 cancer

Nafisa Ali diagnosed with stage-3 cancer

19 Nov 2018 | 1:18 AM

NEW DELHI: Veteran film and theatre actor Nafisa Ali revealed she has been recently diagnosed with stage three cancer.

Activist on hunger strike seeking Parrikar ouster

19 Nov 2018 | 1:18 AM

PANAJI: Goa-based RTI activist Rajan Ghate has launched an indefinite hunger strike to press for resignation of ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar with his agitation getting support from the Congress and other parties.

R’sthan Cong’s final list out, allies get 5 seats

19 Nov 2018 | 1:51 AM

JAIPUR/NEW DELHI: The Congress today released its final list of 18 candidates, leaving five seats for its allies (RLD, LJD and NCP). It fielded Alwar MP Karan Singh Yadav from Kishangarh-Bas for the December 7 Assembly poll.

Will appear in court if fit to travel: Choksi

19 Nov 2018 | 1:18 AM

MUMBAI: Fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi, accused of involvement in the over $2 billion fraud at Punjab National Bank, has told a special court here that he will appear before it if he is fit to travel.

‘Gau rakshaks’ in Gujarat leave man bleeding

19 Nov 2018 | 1:18 AM

AHMEDABAD: Two persons were allegedly attacked by cow vigilantes while transporting eight buffalo calves on the outskirts of Ahmedabad early today.

Activist Rao in police remand until Nov 26

Activist Rao in police remand until Nov 26

19 Nov 2018 | 1:18 AM

PUNE: Telugu poet Varavara Rao, accused of having Maoist links, was on Sunday remanded in police custody till November 26.

New Bill needed to rechristen 3 High Courts

19 Nov 2018 | 1:18 AM

NEW DELHI: Amid growing clamour for changing names of cities, a Bill that seeks to rechristen iconic high courts of Madras, Calcutta and Bombay has run into trouble and a fresh one has to be introduced in Parliament to do the same.

Jawan killed in IED blast in Chhattisgarh; two injured

18 Nov 2018 | 9:20 PM

RAIPUR: A jawan of the District Reserve Guard (DRG) was killed and two others were injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast triggered by Naxals in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district Sunday, police said.

Cow vigilantes stop truck carrying buffalo calves, stab one person in Gujarat

Cow vigilantes stop truck carrying buffalo calves, stab one person in Gujarat

18 Nov 2018 | 9:14 PM

AHMEDABAD: Unidentified men who claimed to be cow protectors intercepted a truck carrying buffalo calves and stabbed one person in Ramol area here late Saturday night, police said.

Storage in reservoirs in north better, followed by central region

Storage in reservoirs in north better, followed by central region

18 Nov 2018 | 8:54 PM

NEW DELHI: At the onset of winter, water storage in Central Water Commission (CWC)-monitored reservoirs of northern region for the week ending on November 15, is better than storage status in reservoirs of other regions of the country.

Roads, power, water no issues in MP election: Jaitley

Roads, power, water no issues in MP election: Jaitley

18 Nov 2018 | 8:39 PM

JABALPUR (MP): Roads, power and water are no longer poll issues in BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh this time unlike in 2003, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said here on Sunday.

Boil on leg worsens Lalu's health condition: Doctor

Boil on leg worsens Lalu's health condition: Doctor

18 Nov 2018 | 7:18 PM

RANCHI: The health condition of RJD president Lalu Prasad Yadav, who is serving jail term in fodder scam cases, has deteriorated due to a festering boil on his right leg, the doctor attending him said on Sunday.

Man arrested for posting wife’s number on porn site

Man arrested for posting wife’s number on porn site

18 Nov 2018 | 7:11 PM

NOIDA: A 38-year-old man, accused of sending obscene pictures and messages to his wife and posting her phone number on porn websites, was arrested here on Sunday, police said.

Modi accuses Congress of having double standards on cow protection

Modi accuses Congress of having double standards on cow protection

18 Nov 2018 | 9:38 PM

CHHINDWARA (MP): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday accused the Congress of adopting double standards on cow protection, saying that while the party talks of bovine protection in Madhya Pradesh, its workers in Kerala slaughtered a calf and claimed eating beef was their right.

Congress is Nehru-Gandhi family’s private limited company: Shah

Congress is Nehru-Gandhi family’s private limited company: Shah

18 Nov 2018 | 6:19 PM

NEW DELHI: BJP president Amit Shah on Sunday dubbed the Congress as a “private limited company” of the Nehru-Gandhi family as he took aims at the opposition party after Prime Minister Narendra Modi dared it to appoint a head from outside the family.

Mumbai’s floating restaurants to open from Monday

Mumbai’s floating restaurants to open from Monday

18 Nov 2018 | 5:48 PM

MUMBAI: Two floating restaurants complete with bars, banquet halls and open decks will open for business off the iconic Gateway of India from Monday, according to the company which is behind the venture.

Nafisa Ali diagnosed with stage-3 cancer

Nafisa Ali diagnosed with stage-3 cancer

18 Nov 2018 | 6:06 PM

NEW DELHI: Veteran film and theatre actor Nafisa Ali revealed she has been recently diagnosed with stage three cancer.

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