NEW DELHI: India's reaction to an Amazon.com website selling doormats resembling the country's flag involved an unprecedented public and private offensive against the US company by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, a document shows. Foreign minister Sushma Swaraj publicly threatened in January to rescind visas of Amazon employees if the doormats were not removed from its Canadian website. But a document seen by Reuters shows the government went even further in private, asking its US and Canadian embassies to raise the matter "strongly" with Amazon's senior leadership.
NEW DELHI: When it comes to products on sale in global ecommerce vendor sites that seem to violate India’s strict flag code, the government should take a more relaxed and less punitive approach. That’s the view of industry observers and lawyers familiar with internal business practices and regulation. India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had on Wednesday tweeted that India visas for Amazon executives may be withdrawn unless the America headquartered ecommerce giant apologised for its Canadian site selling doormats in India flag colours.
NEW DELHI (AP) -- India's foreign minister demanded an apology Wednesday from Amazon.com Inc. for selling doormats depicting the Indian flag on the online shopping giant's Canadian website....
NEW DELHI/SINGAPORE: State-owned firms may have to give half their freight business to local shippers to help rescue an industry battered by the global commodities downturn. Cabinet could as early as next month consider making it mandatory for state-owned oil, steel, coal and fertiliser importers to route at least half of their cargoes through local shippers as part of a broader agenda of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to shore up and protect the ailing sector, a government source said.
NEW DELHI: IndiGo and SpiceJet have raised "security" concerns over the government's decision to allow 100 per cent foreign ownership by non-airline players in the Indian carriers. Spicejet CMD Ajay Singh and IndiGo President Aditya Ghosh have recently raised this issue during their meeting with Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. During the meeting, the two airlines said aviation is a "sensitive sector" and the FDI policy relaxation would have "security implications", according to sources. Spokespersons of IndiGo and SpiceJet could not be immediately reached for comments.
Pope Francis is at risk of an assassination attempt by ISIS extremists, the Vatican has been warned before his first visit to a Muslim-majority country this weekend.
Iraq’s ambassador to the Holy See said yesterday that there were credible threats to the Pope’s life as he prepares to visit Albania on Sunday.
The 77-year-old pontiff could also be vulnerable when he travels to Turkey in November, Habeeb al-Sadr said.