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With Tharoor’s resignation, Africa loses an ardent friend

With the resignation of Shashi Tharoor as minister of state for external affairs, India’s Africa policy has lost an ardent advocate who was an eloquent supporter of the country’s renewed engagement with the 54-nation African continent.
Tharoor, a former United Nations diplomat, stepped down Sunday night ending a weeklong political drama surrounding a controversial financial deal [...] Continue reading With Tharoor’s resignation, Africa loses an ardent friend

Indian Air Force phasing out MiG-21s: Antony

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is gradually phasing out its older MiG-21 combat jets, many of which have been lost in crashes, parliament was informed Monday.
“The MiG-21 is a very old aircraft. It is now in the process of being phased out,” Defence Minister A.K. Antony said during question hour in the Lok Sabha.
“The normal [...] Continue reading Indian Air Force phasing out MiG-21s: Antony

Mahindra to acquire Renault’s stake in Indian car venture

Automobile major Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M) announced Friday it was buying out global car major Renault’s 49 percent stake in their joint venture which manufactures the Logan sedan car.
“M&M will buy Renualt’s equity stake in Mahindra Renault Pvt. Ltd., resulting in it becoming a 100 percent Mahindra group owned company,” said a company statement.
Renault, however, [...] Continue reading Mahindra to acquire Renault’s stake in Indian car venture

Indian cryogenic rocket launch fails

India’s space programme suffered a setback Thursday as its indigenous cryogenic engines failed to ignite.
Indian Space Research Organisation chairman K. Radhakrishan said that the mission did not perform as planned as two Verinier cryogenic engines failed to ignite though the main engine lifted off.
The GSLV D3 blasted off with a GSAT 4 satellite around 5 [...] Continue reading Indian cryogenic rocket launch fails

Changing face of Indian cinema at 63rd Cannes film fest

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting is planning to showcase the changing face of the Indian cinema at the the 63rd Cannes Film Festival being held May 13-24.
The Ministry has teamed up with the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham) for the same by setting up the ‘Official India Pavilion’ in Village [...] Continue reading Changing face of Indian cinema at 63rd Cannes film fest