New Delhi, July 23: The Australian government has extended a USD 10.9 million grant to Lynas Rare Earths Ltd to commercialise a new mineral refining process that produces high-purity rare earth carbonate, the company announced on Thursday.
New Delhi, July 23: Is China worried about the change in government in Nepal? In an article, the Beijing headquartered Global Times, noted that "the Nepali Congress will likely lead the countrys foreign policy towards a "favourable direction for India." However, it also maintained that despite this Nepals relations with China will remain solid.
New Delhi, July 23: China is considering sending boots on the ground in Pakistan following the killing of nine Chinese engineers in last weeks bus blast in the countrys northern district.
New Delhi, July 23: The raging coronavirus pandemic is causing political turmoil in South-East Asian nations as people protest against their governments over their failure to handle Covid-19. In both Thailand and Malaysia, people have been protesting against what they see poor management of the infection.
New Delhi, July 22: India, even as it continues to increase financial support for Quick Impact Projects (QIPs) in the Mekong countries, has once again highlighted that connectivity remains instrumental in achieving sustainable growth and development of the entire sub-region.
New Delhi, July 22: In a direct response to China's aggression towards Taiwan, the US, Japan and South Korea have said that they oppose any unilateral attempts to change the status quo in the East China Sea. They also stressed upon preserving peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait, a narrow strip of water that connects China to the island.
New Delhi, July 22: Despite the Taliban's ultimatum, unfazed Turkey is going to take over the security of the Kabul International airport after the withdrawal of the US troops. Ankara has been running the military and logistic operations of the Kabul airport for six years as part of the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission.
New Delhi, July 22: The closure of borders along India and Bangladesh due to the Covid 19 pandemic has led to erosion of incomes for hundreds of villagers living in that region. Though it failed to grab the attention of the mainstream media, authorities said that the scope of "border haats" -- local micro markets typically selling low value goods -- must be expanded at the earliest.
New Delhi, July 22: The ties between India and Israel date back to several centuries and can be traced to ancient times. Art is one sphere which truly manifests the influence of these two regions and its people on each other and example of this, is the ongoing virtual group exhibition "Heat and Dust Between India and Zion". A collaboration between India International Centre and the Embassy of Israel in New Delhi, the exhibition will be on till July 25.
New Delhi, July 22: As uncertainties rise in Afghanistan with the Taliban making rapid inroads, India will have to be watchful over terror money flowing into the country. The landscape for terror financing has altered in the last one year due to the Covid 19 pandemic and authorities need to be adequately prepared, sources said.
new Delhi, July 21: The Indo-Pacific region, currently the world's favourite hot spot owing to simmering geo-political tensions is witnessing fervent activity in Australian waters. The US and Australia are furiously conducting the Talisman Sabre military exercises with the forces of Japan, the UK, Canada, South Korea and New Zealand. Observer nations include India, Indonesia, Germany and France.
New Delhi, July 20: Indias farm sector needs critical but rational reforms. But a lot will now depend on the newly formed Ministry of Cooperation under the aegis of Home Minister Amit Shah to streamline and modernise the agri sector, in tune with India's unique and specific conditions.
New Delhi, July 20: Islamabad is planning to go ahead with its plan of extending the alternate western corridor route of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) in spite of suffering a major setback due to the continued attacks on Chinese workers in Pakistan.
New Delhi, July 20: Improving connectivity will be the focus for India and the landlocked Nepal, which needs to access ports to boost its trade activities.
New Delhi, July 20: Even as Canada deals with the demons of its past brutality -- the genocide of native people by the State and the church -- its southern neighbour, the US is also trudging on a similar path.
New Delhi, July 20: Faced with pain and a near death situation can change ones perspective and passion for lifetime. That seems to be the case with Seema Mathew, who took to painting with a single-minded devotion after her encounter with cancer.
New Delhi, July 20: Russia on Monday moved a step closer to its ultimate goal of equipping the country's warships and submarines with "unstoppable" hypersonic cruise missiles after yet another successful test firing of Zircon (also spelled as 3M22 Tsirkon) in the waters of the White Sea.
New Delhi, July 20: Terrorist attacks on Chinese workers in southwest Pakistan are unnerving Beijing, just as Islamabad knocks on the door of its "iron brother" for 'debt' support.
New Delhi, July 19: On July 13, Canada found its third mass grave of children with 182 bodies near a former Catholic residential school for the indigenous children. The graves were found at the St. Eugene's Mission School -- operated by the Catholic Church from 1912 till the 1970s.
New Delhi, July 19: India is looking at reviving the Asia Africa Growth Corridor (AAGC) -- the mega infrastructure project that was launched in 2017 to connect Asia and Africa. The contours and finer details of the project, which was essentially a collaboration between India and Japan, could be significantly altered. Other stakeholders could be brought in as well to revive the project.
New Delhi, July 19: At a time when foreign investors that include a host of South Korean companies are looking to increase investments in India, the raids carried out by the department of revenue intelligence (DRI) in Samsung's offices in Mumbai and Delhi have led to serious concerns.
New Delhi, July 17: In yet another move to increase fire power in the Indo-Pacific region, the Indian Navy has inducted two US-made Sehawk multirole helicopters--as part of a 24-chopper deal. The two helicopters were inducted in the navy during a ceremony at San Diego on Friday.
New Delhi, July 16: In the seventies, the China backed Pol Pot regime turned farms into "killing fields" in strife-torn Cambodia, resulting in a Hollywood starrer that went by the same name. Fast forward to the second decade of the 21st century, and people are once again dying at the workplace on an industrial scale. The difference between now and what happened half-a-century ago is that factories, instead of the farms, have become venues of the insane tragedy.
New Delhi, July 16: The Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha asserted on Wednesday that all employees of anti-national credentials would be purged out of the State institutions and systems and there would be no more any place in the government for the incumbents posing a threat to the unity and sovereignty of the country.
New Delhi, July 16: As heads of delegations taking part in the meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Council of Foreign Ministers moved from Dushanbe to Tashkent for the international conference slated Friday, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar held a bilateral meeting with his host, the Tajikistan Foreign Minister Sirojiddin Muhriddin.