RUSSIA

  • Badminton: Ashwini Ponnappa-Vladimir Ivanov knocked out of German Open 17 hours 34 minutes ago

    Germany: Indian badminton player Ashwini Ponnappa, partnering Russian Vladimir Ivanov, was knocked out of the mixed doubles pre quarter-finals at the $120,000 German Open Grand Prix Gold on Thursday. The Indo-Russian pair lost to English third seeds Chris and Gabrielle Adcock 19-21, 15-21 in 37 minutes at the RWE-Sporthalle. The English pair...
  • Russia has lied about its activities in Ukraine: John Kerry 2 days ago

    Washington: Accusing Russia of "lying" about its activities in Ukraine, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Moscow is engaged in the most overt and extensive propaganda exercise since the very height of the Cold War. Asked if Russia is lying when it says that there are no Russian weapons...
  • Russia offers Iran new missiles despite sanctions 3 days ago

    Moscow: Russia has offered Iran advanced surface-to-air missiles after scrapping a similar deal in 2010 because of UN sanctions over Tehran's nuclear programme, the state defence company said on Monday. Any such a deal is likely to go down badly in Washington as Western countries seek to keep up the...
  • Sukhoi-30 aircraft crash: Russia blames human factor; IAF denies 1 week ago

    Bengaluru: Russia on Thursday blamed "human factor" for the crash of a Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter aircraft in October last year that led to the grounding of the entire fleet of India's frontline fighter plane for a month, a charge denied by the Indian Air Force. "Our stand is human factor,"...
  • Russian army chief arrives in New Delhi February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Russian Army chief Colonel General Salukov Oleg Leonidovich on Monday arrived in New Delhi on a four-day visit seeking to enhance bilateral military ties. The Commander-in-Chief (C-in-C) of Russian Land Forces, Colonel General Leonidovich held talks with his Indian counterpart General Dalbir Singh. He also paid homage at...
  • Russia defeat Poland 4-0 to advance in Fed Cup February 8, 2015

    Maria Sharapova defeated Agnieszka Radwanska 6-1, 7-5 Sunday as Russia advanced to the semifinals of the Fed Cup with a 4-0 victory in the World Group first round tie against Poland. "It is never easy to play after a long journey, new surface and very little training on it," Sharapova said....
  • PM Modi to visit Germany, France, China, Russia in coming months February 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit four major countries- Germany, France, China and Russia- in coming months. Modi himself disclosed his plans to visit France in April when French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius called on him on Thursday, telling him that he looked forward to the visit. The Prime Minister's...
  • Two-year-old Russian boy gets an Indian heart February 2, 2015

    Chennai: A two-year-old boy's death in Bengaluru has saved the life of another boy from Russia. The recipient of a donor heart two-year-old baby Gleb from Moscow has become the youngest heart transplant patient in India providing a ray of hope to hundreds of other children suffering from heart failure....
  • Russian athlete Zaripova banned for doping, could lose Olympic gold January 30, 2015

    Russian steeplechaser Yulia Zaripova has been banned for two and a half years for doping offences, the Russian anti-doping agency RUSADA said (www.rusada.ru) on Friday. Zaripova, 28, was suspended after her biological passport showed abnormalities and her results from June 20 to Aug. 20 2011 and July 3-Sept. 3 2012 have...
  • Russia may create joint orbital station with India, China January 27, 2015

    Moscow: Russia is exploring the possibility of a joint manned orbital station with India and China as part of a common strategy to create technological alliances and may take up the matter with the two Asian space giants in July. "Moscow could propose to China and India to create a joint...
  • Subsidies to be rationalised, joint session on insurance: Arun Jaitley January 23, 2015

    Davos: Wooing global investors, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday hinted at rationalising subsidies on kerosene and cooking gas, rebuilding credibility of taxation structure and calling a joint session of Parliament to get the insurance bill passed if it is not cleared in the coming session. Laying the fiscal road map...
  • Three Russian Olympic champions tested positive for doping January 21, 2015

    Moscow: Three Russian Olympic gold medalists in race walking were tested positive for abuse of using performance improving drugs, the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) said on Tuesday. Sergey Kirdyapkin and Olga Kaniskina were banned for three years and two months, while Valery Borchin received a ban for eight years from October...
  • Thousands rally against Mohammed cartoons in Russia January 17, 2015

    Moscow: Around 15,000 people on Saturday rallied in Russia's Muslim North Caucasus region of Ingushetia against Western publications that insult the Prophet Mohammed, authorities said, in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attack in France. The crowd gathered for the officially sanctioned meeting in the regional capital Magas to protest "against...
  • IS video purports to show boy executing 'Russian spies' January 14, 2015

    Beirut: The Islamic State jihadist group released a video on Monday purporting to show a young boy executing two men accused of working for Russian intelligence services. The video shows the two men apparently being shot dead by the child after being interrogated on camera about their alleged attempts to infiltrate...
  • Russian scientists develop Ebola vaccine December 29, 2014

    Moscow: Russian researchers have developed a candidate vaccine to protect against the deadly Ebola virus which will soon undergo human clinical trials in Africa. A group of scientists at the St Petersburg-based Research Institute of Influenza developed the vaccine and its trials are due to complete in Africa in February....
  • Russia says NATO turning Ukraine into 'frontline of confrontation' December 24, 2014

    Moscow: Russia said on Wednesday NATO was turning Ukraine into a "frontline of confrontation" and threatened to sever remaining ties with the Atlantic military alliance if Ukraine's hopes of joining it were realised. The Kiev parliament's renunciation of Ukraine's neutral status on Tuesday in pursuit of NATO membership has outraged Moscow...
  • Vladimir Putin: Russia military modernisation plan to go on December 19, 2014

    Moscow: President Vladimir Putin says Russia will continue its ambitious military modernisation programme with a particular emphasis on nuclear strategic forces. Speaking with top military brass, Putin said the nation's nuclear forces are a "major factor in maintaining global balance," adding that "they effectively include a possibility of large-scale aggression...
  • FIFA will not reopen 2018 and 2022 World Cup votes December 19, 2014

    Marrakech: Defiantly declaring that FIFA is no longer in crisis, Sepp Blatter said Friday the decision to hold the next two World Cups in Russia and Qatar won't be revoked and that the governing body will publish a confidential probe into the process that picked those countries as hosts. The decision...
  • Barack Obama to sign Russia sanctions bill, says White House December 19, 2014

    Washington: The White House on Thursday said US President Barack Obama will sign the Russia sanctions bill as it again appealed to Moscow to "end its occupation and attempted annexation of Crimea and cease support for separatists in eastern Ukraine". "The President does intend to sign HR 5859 (Russia sanctions bill)...
  • Russia facing very serious economic situation: US December 17, 2014

    Washington: The US on Tuesday said that Russia is facing a serious economic situation in view of a sharp decline in Russian currency and attributed this to a series of international sanctions imposed by Washington after Moscow's actions in Ukraine. "The combination of our sanctions, the uncertainty they've created for themselves...
  • Oil drops below $59 for first time since 2009 December 16, 2014

    London: Oil fell below $59 a barrel for the first time since May 2009 on Tuesday, extending a six-month sell off as slowing Chinese factory activity and weakening emerging-market currencies added to concerns about demand. International benchmark Brent crude has almost halved since reaching a 2014 high of $115 a barrel...
  • India 3rd on black money list; $440 billion flows out in 10 years December 16, 2014

    Washington: As India continues its pursuit of suspected black money stashed abroad, an international think-tank has ranked the country third globally with an estimated $94.76 billion (nearly Rs 6 lakh crore) illicit wealth outflows in 2012. As a result, the cumulative illicit money moving out of the country over a ten-year...
  • US unhappy over Putin's India trip, no change in Obama's plans December 13, 2014

    Washington: The US is unhappy over India doing "business as usual" with Russia, but it will have no effect on President Barack Obama's upcoming visit to India which remains an "important partner." "No. India remains an important partner," State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki told reporters on Friday when asked whether deals...
  • Ukrainian president criticises India over Crimean leader visit December 12, 2014

    Sydney/New Delhi: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko lashed out at India on Friday over a visit by the leader of Crimea, the former Ukrainian territory annexed by Russia, who accompanied President Vladimir Putin's annual summit delegation this week. India does not back Western sanctions against Russia, and the unofficial trip by Sergey...
  • Ukraine: Ceasefire results in first casualty-free day December 12, 2014

    Sydney: Ukraine's president said on Friday that a fragile truce between his government's troops and Russian-backed separatists in east Ukraine had resulted in the first day free of deaths or injuries for his soldiers since the conflict erupted months ago. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, wrapping up a three-day visit to Australia,...
  • India, Russia sign bilateral agreements on oil, defence force training, atomic energy December 11, 2014

    India's strategic partnership with Russia is 'incomparable in content', said Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Russia has been "a pillar of strength" for India, said Modi after holding the annual summit talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin who is on a day-long visit to New Delhi. ...
  • Russia to assemble 400 choppers a year in India December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Russia on Thursday agreed in principle to assemble around 400 advanced twin engine Kamov helicopters a year in India, in a major move to give a new push to their strategic partnership. The Kamov Ka-226T, which Russia offered to assemble in India, is a light multi-role helicopter which is...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob December 11, 2014

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  • Russia 'a pillar of strength', says Modi as the two countries sign seven agreements, 13 MoUs December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: India's strategic partnership with Russia is 'incomparable in content', said Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Russia has been "a pillar of strength" for India, said Modi after holding the annual summit talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin who is on a day-long visit to New Delhi. Modi said that "we...
  • Indian companies ink pact to buy $2.1 billion diamonds from Russia December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Twelve Indian companies will buy diamonds worth US dollar 2.1 billion in the next three years directly from Russian diamond mining giant ALROSA. These companies have signed three-year contracts with ALROSA during the ongoing World Diamond Conference being inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi...