India gives $100,000 to UN Tax Fund; 1st country to contribute
UNITED NATIONS: India has contributed $100,000 to a UN fund to help developing countries actively participate in the discussion of tax issues, becoming the first country to make the contribution.

PM Narendra Modi meets US President Donald Trump: Key takeaways
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the US President Donald Trump at the White House today. Here are the key takeaways from their meeting:

Lockheed signs pact with Tata to make F-16 planes in India
PARIS (Reuters) -- Lockheed Martin signed an agreement with India's Tata Advanced Systems on Monday to produce F-16 fighter planes in India, pressing ahead with a plan to shift its Fort Worth, Texas plant to win billions of dollars worth of order from the Indian military.

Defence minister Arun Jaitley to lead military delegation to Russia
NEW DELHI: Defence minister Arun Jaitley will be leading a high-powered military delegation to Novosibirsk and Moscow this week, at a time when Russia is desperate to wrest back from the US its long-standing numero uno position in the lucrative Indian arms market.

Oil consumption grows fastest in India
India has surpassed China to become the largest contributor to incremental oil consumption in 2016, accounting for 21.8 per cent of it, according to BP Statistics. In addition, industrial fuels contributed more to this growth than vehicular fuels, reflecting the shift to more efficient pet coke and away from coal and improving economic activity.

India kick-starts military satellite programs
NEW DELHI — To meet military space requirements, India plans to launch a 550-kilogram homemade military satellite within the next fortnight to join the heaviest homemade rocket, the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III, according a Ministry of Defence source.

Environment protection: World is looking towards India, says PM Narendra Modi
NEW DELHI: On the World Environment Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi pitched for efforts to save the nature for the future generations as he noted that the entire world is looking towards India in this regard.

India welcome to play a role in reconstruction of Syria: Assad
NEW DELHI: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said India is welcome to play a role in the reconstruction of the war-ravaged country.

Russia Readying To Supply S-400 Anti-Aircraft Missile Systems To India
ST PETERSBRUG: Russia today said it was preparing to supply S-400 Triumf anti-aircraft missile systems to India and both governments were "simply discussing" the terms. Pre-contract preparations underway on the supplies of the S-400 anti-aircraft missile complexes to India, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin told reporters in St Petersbrug.

India-Germany ties attract attention after Chancellor Angela Merkel’s outburst
BERLIN: As PM Narendra Modi landed here on Monday evening, Chancellor Angela Merkel's recent outburst appears to have centred attention on the Germany-India relationship.