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Indian court commutes death sentences of 11 men convicted over 2002 train...


An Indian court on Monday (Oct 9) commuted the death sentences of 11 men convicted of causing a 2002 train fire that sparked anti-Muslim riots in which more than... More

60+ is India’s fastest growing demographic. Yet, public policy largely ignores the...


Kisturi Devi, 62, lives with her two daughters-in-law and nine grandchildren in Ballana village of Alwar district in Rajasthan. All three women are widowed. Since 2013, Devi has been... More

The US-Sino great game: Washington embraces Indian position on CPEC


US Secretary of Defense, General James Mattis has said that China’s One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative is untenable because it passes through a disputed territory. He was alluding... More

China urges India to abide by ‘historic treaty’ on border


China today referred to the 1890 UK-China treaty which it claims demarcated the Sikkim sector of the Sino-Indian border as it urged New Delhi to abide by its provisions,... More

Assembly Elections: BJP faces uphill task in Modi’s home turf


The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which has ruled the Western Indian State of Gujarat continually since 1998, and had been under the watch of the current Indian Prime Minister... More

Doklam logjam: 1,000 Chinese troops still at site of stand-off


The Doklam stand-off between India and China may have ended several weeks ago, but around 1,000 People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers still man the disputed Himalayan border region, Over... More

CII to begin Indo-Bangladesh joint initiative on Tetulia corridor issue 


Trade and commerce arena in northern West Bengal is keen to begin Indo-Bangla joint initiative to bring back near forgotten Tetulia corridor issue back to life. The demand to... More

Indian President visits Djibouti: Chinese military base has raised alarm bells ringing...


The maiden visit by President Kovind to Djibouti comes in the wake of the opening of a Chinese military base in Djibouti. As India renew its strategic calibration for... More

India’s Nagaland town adopts resolution to keep illegal Bangladeshi immigrants away


Residents of a town in Nagaland have adopted a resolution to restrict entry of illegal Bangladeshi immigrants (IBIs). The resolution was adopted at Chumukedima, located 14km from Nagaland’s commercial hub... More

How ‘Energy War’ will redefine India-China relations post-Doklam


“Energy” is the lifeblood of economic growth. With both China and India having chosen the path of rapid industrialisation to exponentially increase employment opportunities for their teeming millions, a... More

India’s lone nuclear submarine damaged, lying idle for one month


A Russian nuclear submarine leased by the Indian Navy has been severely damaged in an accident and has not sailed for a month. According to ‘The Print’, the attack... More

Enhancing India-US defence ties: Easier said than done


US Defense Secretary James Mattis’ New Delhi visit last week was the first time the top leaders of the two countries interacted at a high level following the announcement... More

With 500 soldiers on guard, China expands road in Doklam


Barely a month after the winding down of an aggressive stand-off with India at the Sikkim border, the Chinese army is back to building a road on the Doklam... More

Preventing cows from going to Bangladesh and Rohingyas from entering India


Indian border guards are struggling to prevent cows from being smuggled into Bagladesh and Rohingyas coming into India from Bangladesh through the 2216 km long India-Bangladesh border. The Border Security... More

Indian FS visits Bhutan amid reports of Bhutan-China tension


Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar met with Bhutan’s king Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk on Tuesday (3 October) and scheduled to hold several meetings on Wednesday with officials in Thimphu, officials... More

Indian Army Commanders to discuss Doklam, military reforms in 6-day conference


Top army commanders will discuss security challenges facing the country, including the recent Doklam standoff, at a six-day conference starting October 9. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will address the... More

IAF women pilots set to fly Sukhoi-30 this month


India’s first female combat aircraft pilots are likely to fly supersonic fighter jets after they finish the last leg of their training later this month, Indian Air Force officials... More

India to station Rafale Jets within strike range of China and Pakistan


India is finalizing the logistical arrangements for its Rafale fighter jet equipped Air Force squadrons to be stationed at two different air bases located at such a distance from... More

4 killed in attack on security camp in Indian-controlled Kashmir


Indian police on Tuesday killed three suspected militants in army uniforms after they infiltrated a security camp beside the main airport in the disputed region of Kashmir, officials said,... More

Can India protect Rohingya women and children, SC asks govt


The government, meanwhile, claimed that the crisis over its move to deport 40,000 Rohingya was outside the domain of the judiciary. Can India live up to its international commitments and... More

Indian Navy chief heads to Vietnam to cement military ties


Indian Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba is now headed for Vietnam as part of the overall strategy to steadily build military ties with the country, as with other nations... More

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Sirisena in a fix over release of Tamil Tiger detainees

With three major national level elections to face in the coming three years, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is under pressure from multiple sections of the Sri Lankan polity and society to deliver on his electoral promises. Among... More

New Afghan strategy offers war not victory or peace

In its search for a strategy that might bring a victory -- or even a semblance of it -- in its longest war ever, the US is ending up offering more years of warfare than peace to... More

Will the Sinha to Miah transition solve the crisis?

Chief Justice Sinha is already history after his flight to Australia amidst much drama and corruption allegations made by the Government. His has been a dramatic regime anyway which began with calls to uphold the supremacy of... More

Bank failure not an option

Over the years many highly developed economies with sophisticated markets and long functioning banking systems have faced significant banking crises or banking failures. The role of Central Banks is critical in not only preventing and/or pre-empting failures... More

Aung San Suu Kyi reveals the strategic plans for Rakhine

At long last Aung San Suu Kyi has finally revealed the government’s new strategic plans for the trouble state of Rakhine. This is essentially the long-promised roadmap constructed around the recommendations of the Kofi Annan Advisory Commission... More

EDITOR'S CHOICE

Afghanistan’s tryst with China begins – in Washington

Afghanistan has been accepted as a permanent member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Jin Liqun, president of the Beijing-based institution, formally presented a certificate confirming... More

Slowdown haunts Indian government unwilling to admit its mis-steps

Seventy years after independence, India’s economy is at a critical juncture. Two years ago, thanks to a surge in growth since 2005 and China’s slowdown, India celebrated... More

Missing a Nobel chance

The Nobel Peace Prize, 2017, has just been awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). Had India joined 122 other member-states of the United... More

Fight the lie with the truth

The truth about Myanmar must be told, 10,000 times 10 years, the government of Myanmar has committed genocide against the Rohingya people. This is not a complicated issue,... More

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Gorkhaland, Mamata and the Chinese factor

Just a few days ago I warned two young student leaders in Darjeeling of West Bengal, against the violent movement which has started there for a separate... More