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Nepal PM K.P. Sharma Oli (left, centre) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (right, centre) with their respective delegations at a 2019 meeting in Kathmandu | Photo: ANI

Nepal’s NCP split came after visits of India’s top brass. China is worried

As soon as Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla completed his two-day visit to Nepal on 26 November, China’s Defence Minister Wei Fenghe landed in Kathmandu.

Success of India’s indigenous nuclear reactor at Kakrapar seen boosting clean energy goal

The 700 MW reactor of Kakrapar Atomic Power Station is India’s largest domestically-built nuclear reactor and NPCIL connected it to the grid last week.

Defence

Representational image. A file photo of the cantonment in Agra. | Photo: ANI

The problem with cantonment boards and why Army doesn’t want them abolished

PMO is reported to have sought comments from all cantonment boards on abolition of cantts. Army not happy with proposal, while civilians complain against restrictions.

Neither ‘udta’ nor ‘padhta’ Punjab. Question is how India’s no. 1 state in 2003 fell to 13

Punjab, once India’s richest state, has slipped and fallen behind. MSP and subsidies should continue, but it needs to rediscover its entrepreneurial impulse.