Two months after the India-Afghanistan air corridor was inaugurated with great expectations, news that it has been hit by a shortage of cargo planes is a cause for concern. Prime Minister... More
At a time when speculation is rife over a possible split in JD(U) over Bihar CM and party chief Nitish Kumar’s decision to break ranks with the Grand Alliance and join hands... More
The Sino-Indian standoff in the Doklam (Donglang in Chinese) region of the Himalayas where the borders of China, India and Bhutan converge is now nearly two months old. The dispute arose in mid-June when... More
The Indian government is holding the Tiranga Yatra from 9-15 August, commemorating 75th anniversary of the anti-British ‘leave India’ movement. But in the hills of Darjeeling this year, the Gorkha Jamamukti... More
In conversation with Karan Thapar on his last day as vice president, Hamid Ansari talked about growing intolerance, aggressive nationalism, the government’s political inaction on Kashmir and more.
In a free-wheeling conversation... More
The Sino-Indian border row over Doklam has turned the usually calm Himalayan region into a new battlefront between the two powers. However, the role of Bhutan, the third important player in... More
As the standoff in Donglang between Chinese and Indian border troops enters its seventh week, the window for a peaceful solution is closing.
The countdown to a clash between the two forces... More
Nearly two months have passed since Indian troops illegally crossed the China-India boundary in Sikkim Sector, and there is no sign of withdrawal so far.
According to Xinhua, what the Indian side... More
At least half a million protesters brought Mumbai, India's financial capital, to a standstill on Wednesday (Aug 9) as they pressed their demands for reserved quotas in government jobs and college... More
An international event organized by the Chinese Consulate General in Kolkata on China’s ambitious Belt & Road Initiative, has been cancelled. But no official communication was circulated on the cancellation. On... More
Thousands of scientists and their supporters have marched across India to promote their work and demand that the government invest more in the field.
Inspired by the global March for Science earlier this year,... More
Whatever the eventual outcome in Doklam, the current stand-off is bound to significantly alter Indian perceptions of China. For one, the political goodwill in India towards China that was constructed over... More
A total of 310 army personnel have committed suicide since 2014 while 11 cases of fratricide were reported during the period, the government told Rajya Sabha today.
Nine officers and 19 junior... More
In an interaction with visiting Indian media delegation, Chinese diplomat says mutual pullout of forces from the area, as proposed by India, is not an option.
China on Tuesday did not seem... More
The Shia Waqf Board informed the Supreme Court on Tuesday that a mosque can be built in a Muslim-dominated area, at a reasonable distance from the disputed site in Ayodhya.
“Answering respondent... More
In a dramatic turn of events Tuesday in the high stakes Rajya Sabha elections in Gujarat, the Election Commission of India (ECI) invoked Article 324 of the Constitution to revoke the... More
India's diplomatic efforts to end a seven-week military standoff with China have hit a roadblock, people briefed on the talks said, prompting Chinese state-run media to trumpet rhetoric of "unavoidable countermeasures"... More
Indian border security personnel have put a damper on Nepal’s cross-border trade with India once again, as they have started conducting thorough checks of cargo vehicles entering India via the border... More
With 40% Indians defecating in the open in 2015, India was ranked 210 among the 232 countries/regions, according to the 2017 report of the joint monitoring programme for water supply, sanitation and hygiene... More
The situation in Darjeeling remained tense on Sunday, though no incident of violence was reported since last night.
The police and security personnel kept a strict watch on the situation on the... More
India's ruling party candidate M. Venkaiah Naidu was elected vice president in a parliamentary vote on Saturday (Aug 5), enabling the party to boost its political standing in his southern home... More