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India ‘screwed up’: How the US lobbied New Delhi to reverse laptop rules

WASHINGTON/NEW DELHI, MARCH 21: India reversed a laptop licensing policy after behind-the-scenes lobbying by US officials, who however remain concerned about New Delhi's compliance with WTO obligations and new rules it may issue, according to US trade officials and Government emails seen by Reuters. In August, India imposed rules requiring firms like Apple, Dell and HP to obtain licences for all shipments of imported laptops, tablets, personal computers and servers, raising fears that the process could slow down sales. But New Delhi rolled back the policy within weeks, saying it...

United Service Institution of India to organise Annual UN Forum 2023 in New Delhi

NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 20: United Service Institution of India (USI), the country's oldest think-tank established in 1870 for research and debate on national security and military affairs, is organising its Annual UN Forum 2023 in New Delhi in November 21-22, 2023. The forum on 'International Humanitarian Law and Peacekeeping' is being organised in collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Centre for UN Peacekeeping Operations. With contemporary UN peacekeeping missions increasingly being deployed in volatile environments characterised by asymmetric warfare, ensuring adherence to International Humanitarian Law...

Bhopal gas tragedy: Survivors to hold rally in New Delhi on Dec 3

New Delhi, December 2: Bhopal gas tragedy survivors will be demonstrating and holding a rally at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on December 3, the 38th anniversary of the worst industrial disaster in the world, to press for demands like additional compensation and correction of death and permanent injury figures in the curative petition that is being currently heard in Supreme Court. In a press conference on Friday, ahead of leaving for New Delhi, leaders of five survivors' organizations expressed hope that the state government will fulfil its promises of...
North East

Restaurants serving NE delicacies a big hit in Delhi

Guwahati, November 20: The northeastern states, known for its diverse tribes and traditions, also have varied cuisines to offer, and restaurateurs from the region have made a mark for themselves in the national capital by recreating these flavours for the connoisseurs of food. Several eateries have come up across New Delhi that serve delicacies with trademark northeast spices and herbs like bamboo-shoot and akhone', as well as the staple meats. "We started in 2015 and it was more like a hole-in-the-wall kind of a venture then. But eight years on,...
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