Daily Archives: January 21, 2018

Only 1 in 1,000 Indians lives in area with clean air: New study

In 2015, only one in 1000 Indians lived in areas where particulate pollution did not exceed the World Health Organization’s (WHO) safe levels for fine, toxic dust particles called...

Myanmar finalizes Rohingya repatriation preparations as doubts mount

Myanmar was making final preparations to take back the first batch of Rohingyas who had fled conflict in troubled Rakhine state, state media said on Saturday, despite growing doubts...

Pranab Mukherjee’s Bangladesh visit 

Pranab Mukherjee is the last of the Mohicans in the India-Bangladesh saga. He is India's most respected and senior most Bengali politician who has adorned the highest office of...

Nepal Army Chief calls on Sri Lanka President

The Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) of the Nepal Army, General Rajendra Chhetri, who is on a goodwill visit, called on President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s official...

India ‘arm twisted’ to buy Spike

Defence industry circles in India are not surprised at the claim made by the visiting PM of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, that India has abandoned the global tender floated way...

Pak-Iran train service to be resumed

Pakistan and Iran have decided to to resume a fortnightly train service before Muharram. The officials of the two countries met on January 18 in this connection. According to details,...

How far will China go to achieve its military goals?

For those in India wondering how things would pan out with China, post-Doklam, the unmistakable message was given by President Xi Jinping himself: Military power will play a big...

Pakistan destroy radio tower along border

A radio tower along the Pak-Afghan border was destroyed by the Pakistan armed forces to stop the transmission of hostile, anti-state propaganda into the country on 18 January. The...

India became China-led development bank’s main borrower

Territorial disputes between China and India have not stopped India becoming the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s (AIIB) top borrower. The AIIB, which celebrated it second anniversary this week, has...

India general and his talkativeness

We have been fortunate to have had a very large number of distinguished military leaders. There was a General K.M. Cariappa to begin with; then we had Marshal of...

Experts insist China should enhance presence in Indian Ocean to counter India’s missile tests

India's latest test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), allegedly nuclear capable, poses a direct threat to China's security as well as a big challenge to the global efforts...

US bullying tactics that increasingly mean nothing

America’s continued presence in Afghanistan as well as its increasingly aggressive “creep” over the Afghan-Pakistani border has been justified under the ambiguous and omnipresent threat of “terrorism.” In reality,...
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