Tag Archives: India

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The Secret World of India’s DRDO: Corruption, Flops and Treachery

Defense Organization Staffer, Journalist Among 11 Terror Suspects Nabbed In India An employee of the Indian Defense Ministry’s Defense Research and Development Organization, or DRDO, and a journalist with an English…

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Jharkhand’s stunning seizure: US Army rifle being sold to Maoists

The seizure of a US Army-issue assault rifle from two men in a jungle bordering Bihar has created a flutter in Jharkhand with police saying they would investigate if a…

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India and China To Deploy Surveillance Drones

Indian Army to get 20 UAVs for Valley To better arm its troops in the border state of Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian Army is buying 20 man-portable, mini unmanned…

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Slow Death and Fast Profits: The Globalisation of Pesticides and Poison

The next time anyone in India serves up a good old ‘wholesome’ meal of rice and various vegetables, they will probably take in half a milligram of pesticide also, around…

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350 Million Indian Families Starve As Politicians Loot $14.5 BIllion In Food

Ram Kishen, 52, half-blind and half- starved, holds in his gnarled hands the reason for his hunger: a tattered card entitling him to subsidized rations that now serves as a symbol of India’s…

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Indian State of Maharashtra Revokes Monsanto’s Cotton Seed License

This was a difficult day for the proponents of genetically modified crops in India. In Parliament, the Agriculture Committee tabled a report seeking a ban on genetically modified food crops…

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India and Russia Sign World’s Largest Defence Deal

India’s quest for a state-of-the-art futuristic stealth 5th generation fighter jet, will see the country spend around $35 billion over the next 20 years in its biggest-ever defence project. India’s…

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India: The biggest arms importer in the world

Fears of arms race in Asia as Stockholm peace institute data shows India is now biggest importer A display by the Sarang helicopter display team during India’s air force day…

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Israeli firm to carry out cloud seeding operations in India

Cloud seeding: BMC to rope in Israel firm The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) would rope in Israel’s national water company, Mekorot, to carry out cloud seeding operations in the areas…

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New Delhi’s Secret “Black Project”: India’s Nuclear Weapons Program

If there was any arms race in the region, India has won it, at whatever the cost may be. But the claims to have good neighbourly relations, with MFN-status, no-war…

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India against EU emission tax for airlines

The Union Cabinet is likely to soon pass a resolution endorsing the fact that Indian airliners would not share their specific carbon emission data with European Union (EU) authorities. This…

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Daring Confession of Indian Spy Surjeet Singh

An Indian Spy Surjeet Singh, after spending more than thirty years in Pakistani jails, was released from Kot Lakhpat jail on 28th June 2012 and handed over to Indian authorities at…

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Indian surgeons carve up poor women in insurance fraud scheme

AFP Photo / Prakash Singh Indian doctors, in a move to claim large sums from a national insurance scheme, have been illegally removing uteruses from poor women, making them unable…

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India: Soft Drinks, Hard Cases

THE Indian government forced Coca-Cola out of the country in 1977. The company’s return, in October 1993, coincided with the arrival of its arch-rival Pepsi. The United States multinationals now…

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India threatened by business interests: Sell Coke and Pepsi, or your economy will suffer

After a Center for Science and Environment study found 24 times the acceptable level of pesticides in soda sold in India, a few state governments acted quickly to ban the…