India, China will find mutually acceptable peaceful ways to resolve tension: Russia on LAC standoff

Russian spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said, "We respect the parties’ resolve to settle the situation without foreign interference and within the existing framework of the multi-level mechanisms of bilateral dialogue." 

Mar 05, 2021, 10:21 AM IST

PM Modi to inaugurate Maritime India Summit, govt expects investment of Rs 3.39 lakh cr

Eminent speakers from several countries are expected to attend the summit and explore the potential business opportunities and investments in Indian Maritime domain, it said. Denmark is the partner country for the three-day summit. 

Mar 02, 2021, 07:35 AM IST

World's first case of human infection with H5N8 bird flu reported in Russia

Outbreaks of the H5N8 strain have been reported in Russia, Europe, China, the Middle East and North Africa in recent months but so far only in poultry. Other strains - H5N1, H7N9 and H9N2 - have been known to spread to humans.

Feb 21, 2021, 00:33 AM IST

In pics: Stray dogs with bright blue fur spotted in Russia, netizens raise concern

In what is an unusual sight, the pictures of stray dogs with bright blue fur have gone viral on social media platforms. The dogs were reportedly spotted in Russia near an abandoned chemical plant in the Dzerzhinsk city. After the pictures went viral on the Internet, several netizens raised their concerns over dogs' health. 

Feb 17, 2021, 17:32 PM IST

'Snow apocalypse' blankets frozen Moscow, delays flights

The snowfall started late on Thursday and was expected to end on Sunday. Russia`s emergency service advised people to stay away from trees, warning of winds gusts of 18 metres per second (40 mph). By early Saturday, snow depth in the city reached 56 centimetres (22 inches).

Feb 14, 2021, 00:40 AM IST

China lost 45 soldiers during clashes with Indian troops at LAC, claims Russian news agency

TASS, in its report on India-China border troops disengagement in Ladakh, said that the Chinese and Indian forces clashed in the region in May and June 2020, resulting in at least 20 Indian and 45 Chinese servicemen dead. “Following these incidents, New Delhi and Beijing increased the concentration of forces in the region to about 50,000 people each,’’ it added.

Feb 11, 2021, 08:32 AM IST

More than 4,500 held in Russia at protests against jailing of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny

Navalny was arrested on January 17 after returning to Moscow from Germany where he had been recovering from a nerve agent poisoning in Russia last summer. He accuses President Vladimir Putin of ordering his murder, which the Kremlin denies. His dramatic return to Moscow despite the obvious threat of arrest and the second straight weekend of protests at his jailing pose a challenge for Putin.

Feb 01, 2021, 00:51 AM IST

Russia to resume issuing visas to all categories of Indian citizens

“In this regard, issuing of visas of all categories (including student visa) to enter Russia via air checkpoints is resumed for the Indian citizens, as well as for persons who have a residence permit,” the Russian embassy in New Delhi said in a statement.

Jan 30, 2021, 18:50 PM IST

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny lands in Russia, flying home despite arrest threat

It was the first time Navalny has been back home since he was poisoned last summer.

Jan 18, 2021, 00:30 AM IST

US, India friction grows over purchase of S-400 air defence system from Russia, New Delhi unlikely to get any waiver from Washington

The United States has told India it is unlikely to get a waiver on its planned acquisition of Russian S-400 air defence systems, raising the risk of sanctions similar to those imposed on Turkey for buying that equipment, people aware of the matter said.

Jan 16, 2021, 07:10 AM IST

Big blow to China as Russian President Vladimir Putin wishes PM Modi, says this about relations with India

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said that Moscow and Delhi would also coordinate their efforts to address topical issues.

Dec 31, 2020, 12:05 PM IST

Russia admits its coronavirus death toll third-worst in the world

Earlier this month, Putin had said that Moscow had done a “better” job at managing the pandemic than western countries. But since early in the pandemic, some Russian experts have said the government was playing down the country’s outbreak.

Dec 29, 2020, 12:20 PM IST

Russia opens criminal case against Lyubov Sobol, ally of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian law enforcement agencies opened a criminal case against Lyubov Sobol, an ally of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, and took her in for questioning early on Friday after raiding her home, Navalny and his supporters said.

Dec 25, 2020, 14:50 PM IST

South Korea scrambles jets as Chinese, Russian aircraft enter air defence zone

South Korea said it scrambled fighter jets in response to an intrusion into its air defence identification zone by 19 Russian and Chinese military aircraft on Tuesday.

Dec 23, 2020, 15:20 PM IST

Understand Indian concept on Indo-Pacific, but QUAD detrimental to inclusivity: Russia

Russian FM Lavrov had recently mentioned Indo-Pacific and QUAD and termed them anti-China. 

Dec 21, 2020, 17:06 PM IST

Russia to miss Tokyo Olympics, Beijing Winter Games; banned from using its name, flag and national anthem for two years

Russian athletes and teams will still be allowed to compete at next year's Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing, as well as world championships including the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, if they are not implicated in doping or covering up positive tests.

Dec 18, 2020, 12:20 PM IST

Russia to miss Tokyo Olympics after ban from any international competitions

Russian athletes will not be able to participate in the Olympics or at any world championships under the country`s flag for the next two years, a ruling from the Court of Arbitration for Sport said.

Dec 17, 2020, 22:25 PM IST

Should you take alcohol after getting Sputnik V anti-COVID jab? Here’s what Russian researchers say

The Russian health officials have asked the citizens to avoid alcohol for around two months after taking the ‘Sputnik V’ anti-Covid-19 vaccine. Drinking alcohol after getting a coronavirus vaccine can significantly blunt the immune response, a leading Russian scientist has said.

Dec 15, 2020, 11:14 AM IST

DNA: Children go to school in Oymyakon, Russia, even in -50 degree

Despite a temperature of -50 degrees in a rural town of Russia, Oymyakon, nothing halts. In spite of so much cold, schools remain open in the area and children go there regularly. Watch the video

Dec 14, 2020, 22:56 PM IST