The World must unite as one to decisively confront global challenges. Corrective action must begin with the reform of institutions of global governance. This has been on the BRICS agenda since its inception.Narendra Modi
Area: 3.287 million square kilometres
Population: 1.252 billion
Capital: New Delhi
Head of state: President Pranab Kumar Mukherjee
State system: A parliamentary republic
- India has over 150.000 post offices, which makes its postal system the largest in the world.
- India is the birthplace of yoga, chess, and Ayurveda, the oldest medical school in the world.
- With its million-strong workforce, Indian Railways is the biggest employer in the country.
India is poised to raise its public health spending by 11 percent in the annual budget next month, after rejecting the health minister’s demand for a much bigger increase to ramp up disease control, according to government sources and documents. FILE PHOTO: Patients...read more
India tested its longest-range intercontinental missile on Thursday, the defense ministry said, part of efforts to build a nuclear deterrent against neighboring Pakistan and China. The 5,000-km range (3,107-mile) Agni missile was tested from an island in India’s...read more
India skipper Virat Kohli has dominated the global awards, winning the cricketer of the year and one-day international cricketer of year awards and voted captain of test team of the year. Voters included members of the media, commentators and former players from the...read more
India’s December trade deficit widened to its highest in more than three years as higher import bills for gold and crude oil weighed on rising exports, government data showed on Monday. Photo: Trucks carrying containers enter the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) on...read more
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, center, and his wife Sarah, left, are greeted by India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi on their arrival at Palam airport in New Delhi Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu arrived Sunday for his...read more
An Indian airline has fired two pilots reportedly involved in a midair cockpit fight on New Year’s Day, when the pilot allegedly slapped his co-pilot during a London to Mumbai flight. After an investigation, Jet Airways “has terminated services of both the...read more