Ukraine inflicts ‘major operational defeat’ on Russia as its forces retreat

A military truck bearing Russia invasion forces’ “Z” symbol lies blasted in the town of Balakliya, which Ukrainian troops liberated over the weekend. Anadolu Agency | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images Ukraine’s surprise counterattack in the northeast of the country has sent shock waves through the Russian army, with military strategists saying occupying forces have … Read more

Exporters run into rough weather as US, Europe demand dries up

India’s exports have taken a knock with demand crashing in several developed world economies as record-high inflation and its stiff monetary antidote dent consumer sentiment. Many exporters say their factories are running at 25-50% capacity or have reduced the number of shifts to one from three earlier due to muted demand from the US and … Read more

NMC clears academic mobility plan for medical students who fled Ukraine; students say problems are far from over

The National Medical Commission on Tuesday said it will allow students, who fled from the Ukraine war seven months ago, to get a transfer to colleges in other countries, provided they cleared the screening test regulations. This is close on the heels of Ukrainian universities offering a ‘mobility programme’, ahead of the autumn semester starting … Read more

China to pay for Russian gas in yuan, rubles: Gazprom

Moscow, Sept 6, 2022 -Russia’s energy giant Gazprom said Tuesday that China will start paying for Russian gas in rubles and yuan instead of US dollars, as Moscow seeks closer ties with Beijing in the wake of Western sanctions over Ukraine. “A transition was made to making payments for Russian gas supplies to China in … Read more

Ukraine on edge as shellfire resounds around Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant

KYIV: Shellfire at the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine fuelled fears of major disaster as both sides kept blaming the other, while Russian forces targeted towns on the far side of the river from Europe’s largest atomic plant. Despite the danger, officials from the United Nations nuclear watchdog were on Sunday (Aug 28) … Read more

Ukraine set to restart national football league as war rages on

As soon as the air raid sirens had stopped, Shakhtar Donetsk’s players ran out onto the pitch for their final training session on Monday before Ukraine begins an extraordinary new season of its national soccer league. Ukrainian Premier League Started: 2008 Teams: 16 Defending champions: Dynamo Kyiv Most titles won: Shakhtar Donetsk (9) As Ukrainian … Read more

Not flipping a light switch: US on historic ties between India, Russia

The United States on Wednesday appeared to be defending India‘s policy choices amid the Ukraine conflict, saying that it will take a long time for countries who have historic ties with Moscow to reorient their foreign policy. US State Department spokesperson Ned Price made these remarks during a press conference in response to a question … Read more

PM Modi, French Prez Macron discuss geopolitical challenges, cooperation in civil nuclear energy

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday reviewed ongoing bilateral initiatives, including defence collaboration projects and cooperation in civil nuclear energy. During their telephonic conversation, they also discussed important geopolitical challenges, including those related to global food security, a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office said. India and … Read more

Amid curbs, India-Russia trade via INSTC booms

The International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC) has been facilitating a higher volume of trade between India and Russia via Iran over the last three months amid the West’s sanctions on Moscow following the Ukraine war. Iran Shipping Lines has transported some 3,000 tonnes of goods and 114 containers along the INSTC between May and July, … Read more