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China lodges protest with India over CDS Gen Bipin Rawat’s comments on ‘security threat’

Chinese Defence Ministry spokesman said speculation on the ‘so-called Chinese military threat’ is a serious violation of the strategic guidance of the two countries and is dangerous.
File image of External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

‘Bringing bilateral issues to SCO violates norms, offenders must be condemned:’ Jaishankar

External Affairs Minister comments come as an indirect reference to Pakistan's repeated attempts to raise the Kashmir issue at SCO meet on several occasions in the last few years.

CBI’s special director elected to Interpol executive committee after ‘intense’ campaign

CBI Special Director Praveen Sinha defeated other contestants from China, Singapore, Korea and Jordan to become ‘Delegate for Asia’ on Interpol's executive committee.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar | File photo: ANI

India, Russia and China’s foreign ministers to meet virtually tomorrow

The 18th meeting of the foreign ministers of the three countries will be chaired by S Jaishankar. They are expected to discuss further strengthening of RIC trilateral cooperation.
The train that will be used on the new rail line | Twitter/@RailMinIndia

India wants Nepal not to allow foreigners to use trans-border rail link, cites security

Official sources say since India and Nepal have visa-free travel, other countries' nationals would make travel cumbersome due to immigration, customs and visa-checking procedures.
File photo of German Ambassador to India Walter J Lindner | ANI Photo

No solution to world challenges without India, German envoy says

German Ambassador to India Walter J. Lindner said the Glasgow climate summit has shown that nations need each other and neither rich nor poor countries can do it by themselves.
UAE Ambassador to India Ahmed Albanna at the country's embassy in New Delhi, on 24 November | ANI Photo

UAE for resumption of normal flights with India, says traffic low under air bubble pact

UAE Ambassador to India Ahmed Albanna said his govt had requested India to lift the travel restrictions in view of the ongoing Dubai Expo but noted that there was no response yet.
File image of Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla | ANI

India assessing trade ties with China to protect economy from vulnerability: Shringla

Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said India needs to evaluate ties with China in supply chains, investment tie-ups & technology keeping with its larger strategic and security interests.

Pakistan allows India to send aid to Afghanistan through Wagah Border on ‘exceptional basis’

Pakistan’s decision to let India send 50,000 metric tonnes of wheat & lifesaving medicines was communicated by Imran Khan govt to Indian High Commission in Islamabad.

US yet to decide on potential CAATSA waiver to India on S-400 Russian missiles deal

The US State Department comments come a week after India started receiving the supplies of S-400 missile defense system from Russia.

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A Fabindia store in Delhi | J. Miers | Wikimedia Commons

Not Jashn-e-Riwaaz, real problem is in Fabindia’s casteist Bana and Rajwada collection

Fabindia’s Rajwada and Bana clothes and jewellery bring back memories for oppressed castes in Rajasthan, and not good ones.

Paytm records quarterly loss of Rs 474 crore, expenses rise to Rs 1,600 crore

This is the first earnings report since Paytm's stock tumbled after IPO launch. Parent firm One97's income and revenues rose compared to same time last year, but so did expenses.

Defence

Navy chief commissions INS Vela, calls it ‘potent platform’ for spectrum of operations

This is the fourth of the six submarines the Navy is inducting under Kalvari class submarine Project 75 and the second major induction in less than a week.

What farm laws retreat by Modi govt tells us about ruling India like a CM with brute majority

No matter how dominant BJP is, India is a federation of states and it has CMs in only 12. Agriculture is largely a state issue, and most of India doesn’t follow it unquestioningly.
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