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Sikkim border stand-off: China warns India not to use ‘trespass’ as ‘policy tool’ to realise political targets

Sikkim border stand-off: China warns India not to use ‘trespass’ as ‘policy tool’ to realise political targets

With the standoff at Doklam running beyond a month, China on Tuesday asked India not to use “trespass” into Doklam area as a “policy tool” to achieve its political targets. The foreign ministry in a statement also asked India to immediately withdraw its troops in order to avoid any kind of escalation. On being asked […]

Facing Defeat In Mosul, ISIS Members Throw Themselves In River Tigris

Facing Defeat In Mosul, ISIS Members Throw Themselves In River Tigris

A US-trained elite Iraqi force in the Old City of Mosul reached the Tigris riverside, state TV said, indicating that the insurgents’ last redoubt is on the verge of falling. After eight months of combat that has ruined parts of the city, killed thousands of civilians and displaced nearly one million people, Iraqi officials say […]

US lawmakers urge Trump to press PM Modi on trade, investment

US lawmakers urge Trump to press PM Modi on trade, investment

WASHINGTON: Leading US congressmen have called on President Donald Trump to press Prime Minister Narendra Modi to remove barriers to US trade and investment when they meet for the first time on Monday. The lawmakers, from the Republican and Democratic parties, said in a letter to Trump that high-level engagement with India had failed to […]

London High-Rise Fire Like ‘Horror Movie,’ Leaving 6 Dead And 50 Injured

London High-Rise Fire Like ‘Horror Movie,’ Leaving 6 Dead And 50 Injured

LONDON:  A number of people were killed, at least 50 injured and many others missing on Wednesday as a fire ripped through a high-rise apartment building in west London where residents had long warned of the potential risk of a catastrophic blaze. A thick plume of smoke could be seen for miles around, while witnesses […]

Pakistan fears Indian influence in Afghanistan, say US spy chiefs

Pakistan fears Indian influence in Afghanistan, say US spy chiefs

WASHINGTON: The US intelligence community, in a rare acknowledgement of Pakistan’s concerns, has informed Congress that Islama­bad does not want heavy Indian influence in Afghanistan and will likely turn to China to offset New Delhi’s sway on its western borders. The discussion on Pakistan’s interests in Afghanistan was part of a recent congressional hearing on […]

Sri Lanka floods: Indian Navy teams deployed as death toll rises to 180

Sri Lanka floods: Indian Navy teams deployed as death toll rises to 180

COLOMBO: Indian Navy diving and medical teams have been deployed to assist Sri Lanka Navy operations in the flood-hit southwestern region, as the death toll from the disaster on Monday rose to 180, with 110 people still missing in the island nation’s worst torrential rains in 14 years. Rescuers pulled out more bodies buried in […]

US lawmakers visit Dalai Lama, highlight situation in Tibet

US lawmakers visit Dalai Lama, highlight situation in Tibet

DHARAMSALA: A US Congressional delegation visited the Dalai Lama at his headquarters in India on Tuesday, seeking to draw world attention to human rights in Tibet as President Donald Trump eyes warmer ties with China. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi flew with a bipartisan delegation to the Himalayan hill town where the 81-year-old Buddhist leader […]

India, Russia to ink deal on 5th-gen fighter design

India, Russia to ink deal on 5th-gen fighter design

New Delhi:  After years of delay, India and Russia are likely to soon ink a “milestone” pact to finalise the detailed design for the fifth-generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) and move ahead with the multi-billion dollar co- development project. Government sources said almost all the ground work has been completed to finalise the deal for design […]

Made in India South Asia Satellite to be launched on 5 May

Made in India South Asia Satellite to be launched on 5 May

New Delhi: The South Asia Satellite will be launched on 5 May, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Sunday, describing it as India’s “pricelss gift” to its neighbours as part of the sabka saath, sabka vikaas concept. The South Asia Satellite is a geosynchronous communications and meteorology satellite by Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) for […]

China and India both face problems with investment, but very different ones

China and India both face problems with investment, but very different ones

The chart shows Indian and Chinese investment rates (as a percentage of gross domestic product , or GDP) since 2000, taken from the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF’s) recently released World Economic Outlook. Two facts stand out. Click here to read more… Credit: www.livemint.com

India, US reaffirm strategic partnership

India, US reaffirm strategic partnership

NEW DELHI: The United States and India reaffirmed a strategic partnership that involves not only a growing defence relationship but also shared perspectives of the region. Rounding off his first regional visit, US NSA, HR McMaster held talks with prime minister Narendra Modi, NSA, Ajit Doval and foreign secretary S Jaishankar. According to the PMO, […]

Snapchat CEO allegedly said India “too poor” to consider expansion

Snapchat CEO allegedly said India “too poor” to consider expansion

While Indians are increasingly downloading Snapchat on their smartphones, the company’s CEO feels India is “too poor” to seriously consider expanding its user base. According to a report by Variety , the disparaging comment was made by the CEO of Snapchat, Evan Spiegel, allegedly during a meeting to discuss the growth of the app’s user […]

Displaying unusual solidarity, Indian and Chinese navies jointly respond to a piracy attack in Gulf of Aden

Displaying unusual solidarity, Indian and Chinese navies jointly respond to a piracy attack in Gulf of Aden

Amidst the increasing tensions between New Delhi and Beijing over Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama’s ongoing visit to the border state of Arunachal Pradesh, the navies of the two countries displayed unusual solidarity at high seas in responding jointly to a piracy attack on a foreign merchant ship in the Gulf of Aden. According to […]

Dalai Lama calls for complete freedom to choose religion

Dalai Lama calls for complete freedom to choose religion

GUWAHATI: Voicing concern over religious conversion, Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama on Sunday said forceful conversion was not correct and an individual must have freedom to choose religion. Dalai Lama had an emotional reunion with the 5th Assam Rifles jawan who received him after his escape from Tibet in March 1959. Naren Chandra Das, 76, […]

China Angered As Dalai Lama Shares Stage With Indian Officials

China Angered As Dalai Lama Shares Stage With Indian Officials

BEIJING:  China expressed anger on Monday after exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama attended a Buddhist conference supported by the Indian culture ministry, the latest spat with India over a man whom China brands a dangerous separatist. The Nobel Peace Prize-winning Dalai Lama, who fled into exile in India after a failed uprising against […]

China’s Xi pushes advanced technology for military

China’s Xi pushes advanced technology for military

BEIJING: China’s military needs to promote technological innovation as the “key” to its upgrading and modernisation, President Xi Jinping told military delegates to the annual meeting of parliament. Xi is overseeing a sweeping modernisation of the country’s armed forces, the largest in the world, including stealth jet, anti-satellite missiles and advanced submarines, seeking to project […]

Army to act against terrorists across border, Dar tells Senate

Army to act against terrorists across border, Dar tells Senate

ISLAMABAD: The finance minister informed the Senate on Monday that the Army had been empowered to act against terrorists across the border after obtaining concrete evidence that Afghan soil had been used to launch recent acts of terrorism in the country. Monday’s session focused on several important issues including the current law and order situation […]

German fighter planes escort Jet Airways flight after it loses contact with ATC

German fighter planes escort Jet Airways flight after it loses contact with ATC

A communication failure on board a Jet Airways aircraft while flying over German airspace gave a scare to at least 330 passengers as authorities scrambled fighter jets to intercept the London-bound plane which had taken off from Mumbai. The cockpit crew was temporarily grounded following the incident which ostensibly happened after they tuned in an […]

‘Playing With Fire’: India Gets Complaint From China – And A Warning

‘Playing With Fire’: India Gets Complaint From China – And A Warning

China has lodged a diplomatic protest with India over a visit by a parliamentary delegation from Taiwan, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday. China considers Taiwan a wayward province, with no right to formal diplomatic ties with other countries. Click here to read more… Credit: ndtv.com

All members of UNSC should follow rules: China on Masood Azhar’s ban

All members of UNSC should follow rules: China on Masood Azhar’s ban

BEIJING: Reacting guardedly to India’s diplomatic protests over its move to block US resolution to list Pakistan-based JeM leader Masood Azhar as a terrorist, China on Friday hoped all members of the UN Security Council who are part of the anti-terrorism committee will follow rules. “Will check on reports of India’s diplomatic protest,” Chinese foreign […]

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