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Election Candidates in Violence-Hit Indian State to Receive Life Insurance

New Delhi (Sputnik) — With militant outfits in India's northern-most state bordering Pakistan threatening the election aspirants contesting the impending civic body polls with dire consequences,...

Japan's Abe Wins Party Leadership Vote, Retains Position of Prime Minister

The voting was broadcast by the NHK broadcaster. READ MORE: Japanese PM Wants to Participate in Ruling Party's Election in September Abe managed to secure the majority of votes...

Sri Lanka Will Not Hand Over Palaly Airport to India –...

New Delhi (Sputnik): Sri Lanka has rejected reports that the strategically important Palaly airport was being developed by the Airport Authority of India (AAI). A day...

Bangladesh Cabinet Approves Key Proposal for Giving India Access to Two...

New Delhi (Sputnik): The government of Bangladesh has approved a proposed agreement that would allow India to use two of its ports. Access to Bangladeshi ports would facilitate...

Tokyo Hopes Korean Summit Will Lead to Denuclearization – Chief Cabinet...

"We hope that this will lead to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula," Suga said at a press conference. READ MORE: Denuclearization to Become Key Issue at Moon-Kim...

India Defers Retaliatory Trade Measure Against the US

New Delhi (Sputnik) — India has decided to defer the intended retaliatory tariffs against 29 American products worth $235 million that were to come into effect on Tuesday. According...

S-400 Deal With Russia in Last Stage of Finalization – Indian...

New Delhi (Sputnik) — Indian Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has informed that the much awaited S-400 Triumf air defense system deal is in the last...

India's Home-Made Breathing Apparatus to Enable 45-min Deep Fording of T-90

New Delhi (Sputnik) — Crews of the Indian army's T-90 tank are set to equip themselves with major war-fighting apparatus used while crossing rivers or water canals...

Sycophancy at Play: Indian Man Washes Politician’s Feet, Drinks Water (Video)

New Delhi (Sputnik): A video that went viral shows a supporter placing lawmaker Nishikant Dubey’s feet on a brass plate, washing and wiping them with cloth...

Bhutan Elections: Ruling Pro-India PDP Exits Race Coming Third in Primaries

New Delhi (Sputnik): Bhutan's People's Democratic Party (PDP) led by outgoing Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay, considered pro-India, received a massive jolt in the general election, as it...

Dead End for Spike-MR Deal: India Tests Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided...

New Delhi (Sputnik) — Indian defense scientists have successfully conducted back-to-back tests of the new indigenously designed and developed man-portable anti-tank guided missile (MPATGM). The...

India, Russia Enhance Bilateral Investment Target to $50 Billion

India and Russia have agreed to hold the first ever Annual Business Summit in early October this year. The summit, to be hosted by India, would involve major...
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