Thursday, 27 January, 2022

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File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

How Vladimir Putin keeps everyone guessing

Over the years, Putin has always had the upper hand tactically vis-à-vis the West because he’s had what’s called escalation dominance. But experts say he may have gone a big step too far.
A Boeing Co. 787 Dreamliner flies off in Victorville, California | Photo: Patrick T. Fallon | Bloomberg File Photo

Almost entire Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet under scrutiny now for defect in tail wing

Improper gaps in small wing in 787 Dreamliner tail could exist in about 900 jets but Boeing says the issue doesn’t pose an immediate hazard.

Defence

Nirmala Sitharaman being sworn in as defence minister by President Ram Nath Kovind

The biggest challenges Nirmala Sitharaman will face as India’s new Defence Minister

Sitharaman, who is only the second woman defence minister in India's history, is expected to work closely with the Finance Minister to take key industry-related decisions

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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