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Representational image of the Colombo port | Photo: Twitter/@slpauthority

India won’t stop pushing for East Container Terminal despite Colombo clearing the West project

New Delhi believes Colombo ‘cannot unilaterally take the ECT project off the table’ and ‘dishonour’ an international tripartite agreement.
External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar | File photo: ANI

Jaishankar to visit Bangladesh tomorrow ahead of PM Modi’s expected trip

According to External Affairs Ministry, Jaishankar will meet his counterpart A.K. Abdul Momen and call on Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina during the visit.

China has mobilised conventional and cyber forces to threaten India, says Rahul Gandhi

The Congress leader also warned that the Modi government's 'cowardice' would have tragic consequences between the two nations in the future.
A file photo of ex-Nepal prime minister Baburam Bhattarai. | Photo: Twitter/@brb1954

China can’t replace India, so don’t worry about its influence in Nepal, says ex-PM Bhattarai

In an interview, former Nepal PM Baburam Bhattarai calls for high-level political dialogue between Kathmandu and Delhi, adding that the border issue needs to be resolved.
Representational image of the Colombo port | Photo: Twitter/@slpauthority

Sri Lanka clears proposal to develop West Container Terminal at Colombo Port with India, Japan

The proposal comes weeks after after Sri Lanka had scrapped a trilateral deal with both countries to develop the Eastern Container Terminal.

India slams Pakistan for misusing UNHRC for malicious propaganda, rejects OIC stand on J&K

At the Human Rights Council session, India's representative said Pakistan should stop state-sponsored cross-border terrorism and end institutionalised violation of human rights.

‘Make in India’ campaign represents challenges in bilateral trade ties, says US trade report

According to the US Trade Representative's 2021 report, America has been trying to resolve longstanding market access impediments affecting its exporters with India since 2019.
UNSC

India, US reaffirm strategic partnership at bilateral meeting of UN Security Council envoys

US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield met India's Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador T S Tirumurti and agreed to work together to strengthen multilateralism.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Rodrigo Duterte, president of the Philippines | Twitter | @narendramodi

India considers long-term economic ties with the Philippines, to boost Indo-Pacific initiative

In an effort to reduce China’s influence in ASEAN’s third-largest economy, the Modi government is planning to make rapid inroads in the Philippines.
Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla | Photo: ANI

Always told Chinese interlocutors that normal ties contingent on peace at border — Shringla

Noting that China is India's largest trading partner in terms of goods, the foreign secretary also said the balance of trade is very much skewed in favour of China.

On Camera

Representational Image | People working at an office | Anindito Mukherjee | Bloomberg

Why Haryana’s new law reserving 75% private jobs for domiciles is self destructive politics

In episode 695 of 'Cut The Clutter', Shekhar Gupta explains the provisions, politics and pitfalls of a new employment law in Haryana, and how it is suicidal for the state's growth story.

ArcelorMittal revives plan to set up steel plant in Odisha, to invest Rs 50,000 crore

ArcelorMittal’s move to expand in India comes at a time when the Modi government is planning to boost investment in sectors such as housing, roads, ports and railways.

Defence

Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat

China will continue to assert itself, seeks to dominate Indian Ocean Region, says CDS Rawat

Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Rawat also said India's armed forces will increasingly need to achieve more with less, which requires a relook at current force structures, doctrines & tech.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint Team

Habeas Porcus — how our judiciary is murdering the principle of ‘bail, not jail’ routinely

Judiciary is responsible for ensuring our liberty, and habeas corpus is the usual route. But magistrates are acting as if the rule is ‘jail, and bail is above my pay grade’.