India will allow wheat shipments to transit while customs clearance is completed

NEW DELHI: India’s government announced on Tuesday that it will accept foreign wheat shipments pending customs clearance, easing restrictions on exports after the country prohibited international sales of the staple on Saturday. India will also allow wheat exports to Egypt, according to the ministry. “Wherever wheat consignments have been handed over to Customs for scrutiny […]

Navjot Singh Sidhu asks that commerce between India and Pakistan be opened.

NAROWAL – Former Indian cricketer and politician Navjot Singh Sidhu hailed Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday for completing the Kartarpur corridor and praised Pakistan’s preparations for the 552nd birth anniversary of Bab Guru Nanak. Hundreds of Sikh pilgrims attended the festivities of Baba Guru Nanak’s birth, including Indian Punjab Chief Minister Navjot Singh Sadhu. […]

The Supreme Court of India has ordered ‘work from home’ due to pollution in the capital.

NEW DELHI: India’s Supreme Court ordered authorities to close workplaces in the capital and surrounding areas on Monday, enabling millions of people to work from home as officials look for measures to decrease harmful air pollution that has forced schools to close. It took action after municipal officials in New Delhi, which has been fighting […]

A French court will look into the sale of Rafale fighter aircraft to India.

PARIS: (APF) The national financial prosecutors’ office (PNF) said Friday that a French court has been entrusted with examining a disputed multibillion-dollar sale of Rafale fighter aircraft to India in 2016. The contract between the Indian government and French aircraft maker Dassault for 36 jets, worth 7.8 billion euros ($9.3 billion), has long been dogged […]