Egypt in talks with India on wheat export ban exemption

Egypt in talks with India on wheat export ban exemption

Egypt is in talks with Indian officials about getting an exemption from India's decision to ban wheat exports, Egypt's plant quarantine head Ahmed El Attar told Reuters.

Firecracker explosion in India kills at least 11

Firecracker explosion in India kills at least 11

At least 11 people died in eastern India after a massive explosion at a house where firecrackers were being made illegally, officials said Friday.

India, Bangladesh embassies celebrate Maitree Divas

India, Bangladesh embassies celebrate Maitree Divas

Embassies of India and Bangladesh marked 50 years of friendship with a special 'Maitree Divas' celebration Monday in the presence of a galaxy of dignitaries from various walks of life

At least 14 civilians mistakenly killed by Indian forces in remote northeast - officials

At least 14 civilians mistakenly killed by Indian forces in remote northeast - officials

At least 14 tribal civilians and one security personnel were mistakenly killed when Indian forces opened indiscriminate fire in the remote northeastern state of Nagaland, government and military officials said on Sunday.

India says Omicron shows up on tests, advises states to ramp up checks

India says Omicron shows up on tests, advises states to ramp up checks

India's union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan said on Tuesday that the Omicron variant does show up on RT-PCR and RAT testing

CBSE to soon announce schedule of new format of examinations for Class 10, 12

CBSE to soon announce schedule of new format of examinations for Class 10, 12

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) of India is likely to announce this week the schedule for the new format of examinations for classes 10 and 12, Indian media have reported.

Construction sector plays key role in bolstering trade with Qatar, say top diplomats

Construction sector plays key role in bolstering trade with Qatar, say top diplomats

Top diplomats of India and Italy in Qatar have lauded the staging of Project Qatar’s 17th edition, stating that the event plays a key role in bolstering both countries' trade relations with Qatar.

Lightning kills 76 in India, including selfie-takers near famous fort

Lightning kills 76 in India, including selfie-takers near famous fort

Several people reportedly taking selfies near a historical fort in northern India were among nearly 80 killed by lightning strikes during the early stages of the annual monsoon season, officials said Monday.

T20 World Cup moved to UAE as India grapple with Covid-19

T20 World Cup moved to UAE as India grapple with Covid-19

This year's Twenty20 World Cup will be moved to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) because to the Covid-19 situation in India and travel restrictions stemming from it, a top official of the Indian cricket board told Reuters on Monday.

UAE ban on entry from India unchanged, federal aviation notice says

UAE ban on entry from India unchanged, federal aviation notice says

A United Arab Emirates ban on entry from India, South Africa and Nigeria remains in place, the federal aviation authority said on Sunday, after Dubai had announced it would ease entry restrictions from those countries.

WhatsApp sues India govt, says new rules mean end to privacy

WhatsApp sues India govt, says new rules mean end to privacy

WhatsApp has filed a lawsuit in Delhi against the Indian government seeking to block regulations coming into force on Wednesday that experts say would compel the California-based Facebook unit to break privacy protections, sources said.

India and Pfizer hit impasse over vaccine indemnity demand

India and Pfizer hit impasse over vaccine indemnity demand

Pfizer and the Indian government are at loggerheads over a demand by the US drugmaker for legal protection from any claims linked to the use of its Covid-19 vaccine in one of the world's biggest markets, two sources told Reuters.