India, Germany talks on resumption of passenger flights to be held on Oct 6

said on Friday it will hold talks with on October 6 on how to resume passenger flight operations between the two countries.

“We have received signals that is also interested in a quick and satisfactory solution for both sides,” the German Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) told PTI.

On Tuesday, had announced cancellation of all “planned flights” between and from September 30 to October 20 because of an “unexpected rejection” of its flight schedule by the Indian authorities.

on Thursday cancelled all 12 flights between Frankfurt and India till October 14 because withdrew its permission to operate them.

In response to queries sent by the PTI, the BMVI stated it and the Indian Ministry of Civil Aviation are “confirmed to hold bilateral talks on October 6 through video conference”.

“The aim is to find a solution on how to restore civil air transport between Germany and India in the spirit of the existing air transport agreement between our two countries,” it added.

In response to question on what is the way forward

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Singapore’s GIC to invest Rs 5,512.5 crore in Reliance Retail Ventures

Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund will invest Rs 5,512.5 crore ($752.08 million) in Reliance Industries’ retail arm Ventures Limited (RRVL), the company said on Saturday.

GIC’s investment will translate into a 1.22% equity stake in on a fully diluted basis.

“It gives me great pleasure to welcome to the family. I am delighted that GIC, with its track record of close to four decades of successful long-term value investing across the world, is partnering with Reliance Retail in its mission to transform the Indian retail landscape. GIC’s global network and track record of long-term partnerships will be invaluable to the transformation story of Indian Retail. This investment is a strong endorsement of our strategy and India’s potential”, said Mukesh Ambani, chairman and managing director of

is pleased to partner with Reliance through this new investment, which will enable the company to position Reliance Retail for the strong secular growth in India’s retail market. We believe Reliance Retail will continue to use its extensive supply chain and store networks, as well as strong logistics and data infrastructure, to add value

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Canada Probes Alleged Use Of Its Tech In Armenia-Azerbaijan Clash

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday an investigation has been launched into the alleged use of Canadian military technologies in the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict.

Local media reported that Canadian imaging and targeting systems on unmanned drones are being used by Azerbaijan in clashes with Armenia.

Arms-control advocates have documented the sale of the Wescam gear to Turkey, a close ally of Azerbaijan.

“In regards to the Canadian military equipment that may have been used in this situation, the minister of foreign affairs (Francois-Philippe Champagne) has launched an investigation into what exactly happened,” Trudeau told a news conference.

“It is extremely important that the terms of Canada’s expectations of non-violation of human rights is always respected and we will have more to say as more becomes clear.”

Ottawa announced in October 2019 a freeze on the issuing of export permits for military shipments to Turkey, after its incursions against Kurds in northern Syria.

But it was lifted in May.

A government official said if it is now determined that the military technologies have been misused, Ottawa will cancel export permits for related shipments.

Ankara is backing its longtime ally Baku in the fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh, an ethnic Armenian province that broke away

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