Won’t compromise on farmers’ interest, says Commerce Minister

India is learnt to have made it clear to the United States again that the two countries would have to work within the ‘four corners’ of the Indian Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Act if the bila

Sending out a clear message against corruption in high places ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the Rajya Sabha today passed by voice vote a Bill for setting up a Lokpal with vast powers to lo

Alarmed over reports suggesting that China proposed to construct three more dams on river Brahmaputra in Tibet, India today asked Beijing to ensure that the interests of downstream states were not harmed by any activities in upstream areas.

Talking to reporters here, MEA spokesman Syed Akbaruddin said India continued to carefully monitor all developments on the Brahmaputra and has conveyed its “views and concerns” to the Chinese authorities, including at the highest levels.

With India’s nuclear partners expressing dissatisfaction with the country's civil nuclear law, the government is considering raising the cost of reactors so as to cover the liabilities of the operators as well as the suppliers to keep its ambitious civil nuclear energy programme on the track.

Shortly after India got a waiver from the Nuclear Suppliers’ Group (NSG) in September 2008 to undertake nuclear commerce, it struck high-ticket nuclear deals with the US, France and Russia. However, the nuclear cooperation with these countries has not made much headway because of the concerns expressed by them over the Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Law which was passed by Parliament in 2010.

In what may cause a minor setback to the UPA government