19th India-Russia Annual Bilateral Summit: India signs deal with Russia to buy S-400 Triumf Missiles

India and Russia on October 5, 2018 signed a USD 5.43 billion deal for India to procure the S-400 Triumf missile system from Russia.  The deal was signed following the 19th India-Russia Annual Bilateral Summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin and other delegates. Russian President Vladimir Putin is on a
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The government plans to strengthen the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines), 2011 under IT Act to address new forms of challenges on social media platforms. These rules have recently been invoked by corporations to have disparaging content taken off from social networking sites such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. The latest one comes from global beverage giant
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Crores of worshippers of Lord Ayyappa do not form a separate “religious denomination,” the Supreme Court observed on Tuesday. Denomination is not a flexible concept. A person cannot shift in and out of a religious denomination. A person cannot be a member merely for the month he observed penance and goes to Sabarimala, Chief Justice
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Why India urgently needs a national asylum policy This month, it is five years since Nargis first arrived in Delhi. The Afghan journalist in Herat, Afghanistan had to flee her country after the Taliban threatened to kill her. But as a refugee in India, she has had no opportunity to earn a living and has
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F-16, Gripen, Boeing F-18, Rafale, Eurofighter Typhoon and MiG-35 enter the contest Six global aircraft manufacturers have responded to a Request for Information (RFI) from the Indian Air Force to supply 110 fighter aircraft. The deadline for the RFI was July 6. All six manufacturers have earlier bid for the Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA),
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Why India urgently needs a national asylum policy This month, it is five years since Nargis first arrived in Delhi. The Afghan journalist in Herat, Afghanistan had to flee her country after the Taliban threatened to kill her. But as a refugee in India, she has had no opportunity to earn a living and has
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It is going to be the NDA health flagship in an election year but the credits for the National Health Protection Mission (NHPM) will have to be shared with the states. With states, especially those ruled by non-BJP parties having made it clear that there is no way they would give up their own brands
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But no unprovoked attacks will go without response, says Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman The decision to suspend military operations in Jammu and Kashmir during the month of Ramzan was a government decision and would be respected by all, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Tuesday. “It was the Government of India’s decision, and we all
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Instruction comes in the wake of Modi-Xi meeting The Army headquarters has issued fresh instructions to field formations along the China border to preserve peace while maintaining the sanctity of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) between the two countries. A senior officer said the instructions, issued in the wake of the Wuhan summit between
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Concrete steps are needed to defuse crises that could disrupt India’s political and social equilibrium As 2019 and the general election beckon, the situation within the country appears far from reassuring. Several events over the past few months seem to presage that there is worse to follow. Protests and agitations have a life of their
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