RUSSIA

  • UEFA starts proceedings against Montenegro and Russia Yesterday

    UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Montenegro and Russia after Saturday's Euro 2016 qualifier in Podgorica was abandoned in the second half following crowd trouble and a scuffle among the players. European soccer's governing body said on Monday it was probing the "setting off and throwing of fireworks and objects" by...
  • IAF's AN-32 planes stranded in Ukraine Yesterday

    New Delhi: The last lot of five AN-32 aircrafts, which were sent for upgrade to Ukraine, continues to remain stranded there due to the geo-political situation there, the Air Force said on Monday. IAF's statement came amid reports in the Russian media that the planes have gone missing during the upgrade....
  • UN staff flee war-torn Yemen, Russia voices concern 3 days ago

    Sanaa: The United Nations evacuated staff from war-torn Yemen as Russia warned Saudi-led air strikes on Iranian-backed rebels were affecting crunch nuclear talks between world powers and Tehran. Yemen's President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi urged his Arab allies to keep up the bombing raids in his country until the Huthi Shiite rebels...
  • India opposes rights to same-sex partners of UN staff 6 days ago

    United Nations: At a time when there is a raging debate calling for decriminalising gay sex back home, India has supported a Russian-drafted resolution that opposed benefits for same-sex partners of UN staff but it failed to pass in the General Assembly committee. The Fifth Committee of the General Assembly, that...
  • Russia proposes ICT group for BRICS: Ravi Shankar Prasad 1 week ago

    New Delhi: India will give a structured response on a Russian proposal to set up an ICT group among the BRICS nations to deliberate on common issues in this area, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Wednesday. Russia's minister for telecom and mass communications Nikolai...
  • My Russian heritage is non-negotiable, says Maria Sharapova March 23, 2015

    Maria Sharapova's life-changing move from Siberia to Florida as a seven-year-old propelled her on a path to fame and fortune but she says she would never turn her back on her mother country. It is sometimes easy to forget that five-times grand slam champion Sharapova, the world's highest-paid female athlete, is...
  • FIFA to pay clubs $209 million in World Cup compensation March 20, 2015

    Zurich: FIFA will pay $209 million to clubs releasing players for the 2018 World Cup in Russia and the same sum again for the 2022 tournament in Qatar, nearly three times the amount distributed in 2014. "A total of $209 million will be distributed among the clubs releasing players to the...
  • Modi pips Xi Jinping in handling domestic, international affairs: Survey March 19, 2015

    Beijing: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pipped Chinese President Xi Jinping to secure the top rank in handling domestic and international affairs in a global survey conducted by a Chinese firm. In the China's National Image Global Survey 2014, conducted in nine countries - the US, UK, Australia, Japan, South...
  • Putin returns after a 10-day disapearing act, becomes a laughing stock March 17, 2015

    After going under the radar for 10 days, Russian President Vladimir Putin is back. But his disapperance has become the butt of many jokes and he did not look bad considering all the things he was rumored to have suffered. ...
  • India world's largest importer of weapons, military equipment: SIPRI March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: India has yet again emerged as the world's largest importer of weapons and military equipment, accounting for 15 per cent of global imports, with Russia being its majority supplier, a Stockholm-based think tank on Monday said. Between 2005-2009 and 2010-14, India's imports increased by 140 per cent. In 2010-14,...
  • No compromise with Russia over Ukraine sanctions: European Union chief March 16, 2015

    London: The European Union must not compromise with Russia over sanctions in response to the Ukraine crisis, the bloc's chief Donald Tusk said in an interview on Monday. Tusk said that a failure to uphold the sanctions until Ukraine regains control of its border with Russia could strain relations with the...
  • Vladimir Putin says Russia was ready for nuclear confrontation over Crimea March 16, 2015

    Moscow: Moscow was ready to put its nuclear forces on alert to ensure Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, President Vladimir Putin said in a pre-recorded documentary aired on Sunday. Putin also said that Russia had saved the life of Ukraine's former pro-Moscow president, Viktor Yanukovich, who he said...
  • Malaysia beat Russia 3-0 in Women's HWL Round 2 March 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Malaysia defeated Russia 3-0 to register their second consecutive victory at the Hero FIH Women's World League Round 2 here today. Malaysia scored all their goals after halftime as both the teams matched each other in the opening 30 minutes of the Pool B game. After a barren first half,...
  • Hockey World League: Russia clinch 7-0 win over Singapore March 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Russia clinched a convincing 7-0 win over Singapore on the opening day of the Hockey World League Round 2 (Women) at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Saturday. In the first quarter, Russia outplayed Singapore with their spirited performance and attacking moves. Nine minutes into the game, Russia...
  • Russians march in memory of murdered Putin critic Boris Nemtsov March 2, 2015

    Moscow: Tens of thousands of Russians marched through central Moscow on Sunday, carrying banners declaring "I am not afraid" and chanting "Russia without Putin" in memory of murdered Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov. Families, the old and young walked slowly, with many holding portraits of the opposition politician and former deputy prime...
  • Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow February 28, 2015

    Moscow: Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, an outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin and Russia's involvement in the war in Ukraine, was shot dead steps from the Kremlin in central Moscow late on Friday. Nemtsov, 55, was shot four times in the back by assailants in a white car as he...
  • Badminton: Ashwini Ponnappa-Vladimir Ivanov knocked out of German Open February 26, 2015

    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 February 25, 2015

    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 February 23, 2015

    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 February 19, 2015

    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...