Friday, 20 May, 2022
TopicIndia-Russia

Topic: India-Russia

Shehbaz Sharif’s first word after hatching, and a faster delivery than Zomato’s 10-min idea

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Diamonds & blood: How sanctions against Russian diamond industry can help crime, hurt India

Even though exports to India make up just about 10% of Russian direct sales, Indian diamantaires fear they could end up on the frontline of the war in Ukraine.

War no bar: India clears global pariah Russia’s move to invest in Indian corporate debt

Russian entities will pay for these investments through an RBI account that has accumulated pending payments for defence purchases made from Moscow.

Common entrance test for central universities good idea but must not repeat NEET mess

ThePrint view on the most important issues this week.

‘Carve outs’ in Western sanctions give India ‘option’ of meeting energy import needs from Russia

No government-to-government deal has been worked out so far, top-level official sources said. Nearly 85 per cent of India’s crude oil requirement is imported.

Rupee-rouble romance was for Soviet era. Not trade option now for India-Russia

India looking at 'several options' to do business with Russia in light of the economic sanctions slapped on the country by the US and the European Union over its war on Ukraine. 

Where are the Gandhis going now, and Russia-Ukraine war takes a backseat

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Why India can’t join in isolating Russia — Beyond stranded students, there’s Western hypocrisy

Is Modi govt's refusal to take sides in the Russia-Ukraine conflict any different from the Nehru-Gandhi govts' actions during the Cold War years? Critics must ask.

Aryabhata to Gaganyaan, S-400 & nuclear energy — India’s age-old ties with Russia run deep

Majority of Indian defence equipment is currently of Soviet or Russian make, and, in scientific fields, the collaboration has included space physics and aerospace. 

Selfie with students stuck in Ukraine, and India isn’t worried about Russian arms

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

On Camera

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Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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