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Free Trade Negotiators to Adopt New TPP Version Within 90 Days

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A new version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal between the remaining 11 Asia-Pacific nations will be finalized within three months, Chilean negotiator Eduardo Frei...

Asia Responds to Trump's Trade War by Forming the World's Largest...

Donald Trump's tariff wars have given a boost to the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), a 16-member Asia-Pacific economic bloc which includes three of the...

Medical Workers Can Access Private Data of 200k+ Australians With Medicare...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The report of human services department showed that in 2016 there had been 209,307 users able to access Health Professional Online Services (HPOS), a...

India Rewards Army Major Behind Kashmir Human Shield, Stirs Nationwide Debate

New Delhi (Sputnik) — Army chief General Bipin Rawat's ‘Commendation Card' for Major Leetul Gogoi has stirred debate in India where some support Gogoi while many others...

Indian Workers Union Nudges Narendra Modi Gov't to Condemn US Strikes...

New Delhi (Sputnik) — The Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) — with a 3.2 million strong membership — has strongly condemned the so-called precision strike on Syria conducted...

Indian Shipyard Seeks Foreign Partner for $1.3 Bln Naval Fleet Support...

New Delhi (Sputnik) — India's state-owned Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL) has issued a fresh global tender seeking collaboration in building five fleet support ships for the...

Train Mauls 3 Endangered Adult Lions in India’s Gujarat – Reports

New Delhi (Sputnik) — India's low number of Asiatic lions took a further hit on Monday night after a freight train in the Junagarh district of Gujarat mowed down three...

Indian Scientist Arrested on Suspicion of Leaking BrahMos Details to Pakistan

Indian authorities on Monday arrested a scientist working in the state-funded BrahMos Missile Research Centre (BMRC) from the western city of Nagpur for leaking sensitive information about the nuclear-capable...

Indian Navy Tests Indigenous Air-Droppable Containers for Logistics Support

In what may provide a major boost to India's operational logistic capability in the Indian Ocean Region, the Indian Navy has conducted successful trials of the...

India Welcomes US Decision to Upgrade Bilateral Trade Relations

New Delhi (Sputnik) – India has welcomed the US government's decision to ease export controls for high technology product sales to New Delhi. "We welcome the...

Winning Hearts With Smiles & Winks: Meet India's New Internet Sensation...

New Delhi (Sputnik) — Released just before Valentine's Day, what made the video clip featuring Priya Prakash Varrier an instant hit was her astutely cute...

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,...
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