Aussie govt bankrolls new rare earth metals plant to cut China to size
Concerned China will closely monitor India-Nepal developments
  • Concerned China will closely monitor India-Nepal developments(14:28)
    By Mahua Venkatesh

    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.

China considering sending boots into Pak to safeguard nationals after bus blast: Media
People protest in Thailand, Malaysia as Covid spreads across SE Asia
  • People protest in Thailand, Malaysia as Covid spreads across SE Asia(14:12)
    By Rahul Kumar

    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.

Mekong countries say 'thank you India' as China tries to dominate region
  • Mekong countries say 'thank you India' as China tries to dominate region(21:07)
    By Ateet Sharma

    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.

US, Japan and South Korea warn China for ratcheting tensions in Taiwan
  • US, Japan and South Korea warn China for ratcheting tensions in Taiwan(20:48)
    By Rahul Kumar

    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.

Turkey relies on Pakistan, Qatar as anchors to prolong stay in Afghanistan
  • Turkey relies on Pakistan, Qatar as anchors to prolong stay in Afghanistan(20:32)
    By Mrityunjoy Kumar Jha

    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.

Closure of Indo-B'desh borders due to Covid devastates villagers
  • Closure of Indo-B'desh borders due to Covid devastates villagers(20:26)
    By Mahua Venkatesh

    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.

Israeli artists highlight India's influence in the 'holy land'
  • Israeli artists highlight India's influence in the 'holy land'(13:34)
    By S.Ravi

    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.

Amid Afghan uncertainties, India must weed out terror financing
  • Amid Afghan uncertainties, India must weed out terror financing(13:30)
    By Mahua Venkatesh

    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.

Talisman Sabre 2021 war games emit multiple signals to China in Indo-Pacific theatre
  • Talisman Sabre 2021 war games emit multiple signals to China in Indo-Pacific theatre(13:24)
    By Rahul Kumar

    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.

All eyes on Ministry of Cooperation to dock agri-reforms with global best practices
Plan to build routes to China via PoK likely to irk India
  • Plan to build routes to China via PoK likely to irk India(14:08)
    By Ateet Sharma

    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 roads, transport corridors could boost India-Nepal ties
Now indigenous people force US to 'literally' dig up its brutal past
HK's Seema Mathew takes to brush, colours & easel to ease with cancer trauma
Russia's Zircon missile likely to change warfare rules
  • Russia's Zircon missile likely to change warfare rules(13:24)
    By Ateet Sharma

    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.

China sacks thousands of Pak workers from CPEC site
  • China sacks thousands of Pak workers from CPEC site(13:20)
    By Mrityunjoy Kumar Jha

    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.

Third mass grave of children in Canada - the dead speak up about Christianity and conversions
With China losing steam, India needs to revive the Asia Africa Growth Corridor in outreach to Africa
  • With China losing steam, India needs to revive the Asia Africa Growth Corridor in outreach to Africa(16:26)
    By Mahua Venkatesh

    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.

Tax raids on Samsung gives a wrong message to investors: Must be avoided at all costs
Indian Navy begins induction of Seahawk helicopters to increase fire power in Indo-Pacific
How Chinese factories are becoming new 'killing fields' in B'desh
  • How Chinese factories are becoming new 'killing fields' in B'desh(18:14)
    By Mahua Venkatesh

    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.

Great Kashmir firewall will prevent militant sympathisers from getting govt jobs: LG Sinha
  • Great Kashmir firewall will prevent militant sympathisers from getting govt jobs: LG Sinha(17:04)
    By Ahmed Ali Fayyaz

    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.

India speeds up coop with Tajikistan as China-Pak go all out to woo Dushanbe
  • India speeds up coop with Tajikistan as China-Pak go all out to woo Dushanbe(16:40)
    By Ateet Sharma

    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.