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Indian telecom major cuts call tariffs to Bangladesh, Nepal

One of India's telecom majors, Bharti Airtel, has sharply cut international call tariffs to Bangladesh and Nepal for its prepaid customers to boost consumption on these routes and, in turn, drive overseas call revenues.

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Another milestone in Indian space science

India’s space feat of Monday morning is a small step for Indian technology but a giant step for Indian pride, both scientific and of the general public.

Lobbying for a new port of influence

A former British civil servant, the late Olaf Caroe in his seminal book, Wells of Fire, has illustrated the compelling logic of geography to merit an early development of Chabahar port.

Lobbying for a new port of influence

A former British civil servant, the late Olaf Caroe in his seminal book, Wells of Fire, has illustrated the compelling logic of geography to merit an early development of Chabahar port. Chabahar is the geographical point where the Persian territory ends beyond the Gulf of Oman, which constituted the erstwhile frontier of India (now Pakistan). Caroe also documents the Russian great game to reach the warm water ports of Indian Ocean and how they sent their transport officials to look for a port that could best serve their interests. 

 

Finally, there’s a thaw in relations

Indian industry should be quick off the block to benefit from Modi’s visit to Iran and capitalise on the opportunity

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