Voters across swathes of southern India began queuing up early on Thursday in the second phase of a mammoth, staggered general election in which opposition parties are trying to stop Prime Minister Narendra Modi from winning a second term.
India imported about five percent more oil from Iran in the last fiscal year through March as companies raised purchases ahead of US sanctions against Tehran from November, preliminary tanker arrival data obtained from shipping and industry sources showed.
Indians began voting on Thursday in the first phase of a mammoth general election, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi gunning for a second term having campaigned strongly on his national security record following a flare up in tensions with Pakistan.
India’s trade ministry says it cannot impose a ban on electronic cigarette imports as there is no legal basis for doing so, an internal government memo viewed by Reuters shows, in a boost for those looking to tap into the country’s growing vaping market.
According to the latest data released by the Solvent Extractors’ Association of India (SEA), soymeal exports to Iran for the fiscal year 2018-19 stood at 508,050 tons, far higher than 22,910 tons reported in the previous year.
that would allow the South Asian country to import Iranian oil without any repercussions. India was granted a six-month waiver to purchase oil from Iran after US sanctions on Iran went into effect in November 2018.
India’s retail inflation is expected to have accelerated in March on slightly higher food prices but remain under the Reserve Bank of India’s medium-term target of four percent, a Reuters poll predicted.
India’s dominant services industry last month grew at its slowest pace since September, hampered by a weaker expansion in domestic demand that dragged the pace of hiring to a six-month low, a private survey showed.
A delegation of Israeli security officials has left classified documents about weapon deals on a table in Ben Gurion Airport as it was heading to India, where it was scheduled to hold talks with high-ranking military figures.
An Indian rocket on Monday placed domestic and foreign satellites in three different orbits on a single flight, a first for the nation and a low-cost option that could burnish its reputation for pioneering affordable options in space.