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By Reuters Russia and India said on Wednesday they planned to continue legitimate economic and trade cooperation with Iran, the state-run RIA news agency reported, citing a joint statement issued after talks between the two country’s leaders. The statement was released after Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks at...

Non-Russians seeking a second passport will no longer have to give up their existing one.     Russian passports may become more attractive.Sergei Vedyashkin / Moskva News Agency Russia’s lower chamber of parliament plans to vote on legislation that could allow dual citizenship for foreigners wanting to become Russian citizens, the RBC news website reported Tuesday. ...

Russian smokers have been left gasping after the emergencies ministry announced that smoking on the balconies of apartment blocks would be banned under new fire regulations. Under the new rules, “open fire” is prohibited on apartment balconies, as well as in the living areas of dormitories and hotels. Lighting matches and smoking are both classed...

Rachel Chitra The extension will benefit prepaid and e-wallet issuers like Paytm, MobiKwik, Airtel Money, Amazon Pay, Ola Money and PayU If the RBI had not extended the deadline, millions of Indian users would have on September 1 found restrictions or complete blockage of their mobile wallet apps BENGALURU: The RBI has again extended –...

SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT State Bank of India, Indian Overseas Bank cut MCLR-linked lending rates by 5 bps Equated monthly instalments (EMIs) are set to fall with banks announcing a cut in their lending rates. The country’s largest lender, State Bank of India (SBI) led the way cutting the interest rate on its loans by 5 basis...

By – Dinesh C Sharma   Prof. Vivek Polshettiwar with research team at TIFR, Mumbai It can find applications ranging from solar energy harvesting to seawater desalination. Indian scientists have tinkered with the chemistry of the yellow metal and have turned it into ‘black gold’. They claim that it can be potentially used for applications ranging...

*NRIs foreigners cant leave with rupee*   *MUMBAI:* Thanks to a new directive from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), from now on every non-resident Indian (NRI) and foreigner leaving the country will have to compulsorily change Indian rupees in their possession into a foreign currency before they board the flight.   It’s a common...

By Emily Kasriel   Secmol is a school pioneering practical green education in one of the world’s harshest environments. Its campus is perched nearly 11,000ft (3,350m) up in the pre-Himalayan mountains along the Indus River in Ladakh, in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.   The teenage pupils at Secmol (Students’ Educational and Cultural...

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