Diplomacy

File image of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan | Photo: ANI

New Pakistan map includes J&K, parts of Gujarat, India dismisses it as ‘ridiculous’

PM Imran Khan released a new political map that claimed all of Jammu and Kashmir as Pakistan territories, on the eve of the first anniversary of revocation of Article 370.

Ayodhya has ‘important relations’ with South Korea — Envoy refers to Indian princess link

According to legend, an Indian princess named Suriratna, also known as Heo Hwang-ok, married Korean king Kim Suro more than 2,000 years ago.
The 10 locomotives were handed over to Bangladesh Railways on 27 July | Photo: Indian Railways

10 locos that India gifted to Bangladesh were all second-hand but that’s what ‘Dhaka sought’

After Indian Railways gifted the 10 locomotives to Bangladesh on 27 July, Modi govt has come under scathing criticism in Dhaka for not handing over brand new ones.
The US flag is seen next to the Chinese Flag in Beijing

How a Singaporean PhD student became Chinese agent, lured Americans to share information

US authorities allege Yeo was working on directions of Chinese intelligence and targeted US government employees and an Army officer to obtain information.
Representational image of the South China Sea. | Photo: Joel Guinto/Bloomberg

What South China Sea arbitration is, and why Australia, India are getting more vocal about it

Chinese and Australian envoys to India got into an argument on 2016 South China Sea arbitration last week, bringing focus back on China’s refusal to accept it.
Bangladesh Foreign Minister A K Abdul Momen | ANI

New Delhi denies Dhaka claim on India-China LAC tensions, says it was ‘fully briefed’

Bangladesh Foreign Minister Momen said Friday that India did not send any verbal notes to Dhaka on Galwan Valley clash that killed 20 Indian soldiers on 15 June.
File image of Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli | Photo: PTI

Nepal to send its controversial new map to UN, Google this month

The map, finalised earlier this year, shows Limpiyadhura, Lipulekh and Kalapani — three territories disputed with India — within Nepalese borders. 
A special testing site created at the Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital for Covid trials as part of India-Israel cooperation on Covid research.Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Israel, India conduct trials for 4 technologies to detect Covid in about 30 seconds

Israeli Ambassador to India Ron Malka Friday visited the special testing site at Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital to witness the ongoing trials being conducted since the last 3 days.
South China Sea

Chinese & Australian envoys to India fight it out on Twitter over South China Sea, LAC

After Australian High Commissioner to India said ‘deeply concerned’ by Chinese action in South China Sea, Beijing’s envoy to New Delhi says Canberra provoking escalation.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo | File image | @SecPompeo | Twitter

China has desire to expand power, incursion in Ladakh indicates its intention, says Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Thursday asserted that Beijing under President Xi Jinping is testing the world to see if anyone is going to stand up to its threats and bullying.

On Camera

People stand in a queue at a food distribution point during the nationwide lockdown in Navi Mumbai on 24 April 2020 | PTI

Why even herd immunity may not fully protect us from coronavirus

Herd immunity might be a temporary state of affairs. The coronavirus-induced economic & social changes may induce a rotation of potential superspreaders.
Dubai

Dubai businesses start growing again for the first time after coronavirus struck

Businesses in Dubai are benefiting from lifting of lockdown restrictions, with foreign visitors allowed to enter. However, a weaker outlook hasn't stopped job losses.

Defence

IAF chief R.K. Bhadauria takes a sortie in HTT-40 last November | Twitter | @HALHQBLR

Defence Ministry clears purchase of indigenous basic trainer aircraft, upgrade of Israeli UAVs

HAL acquisition among projects worth Rs 8,722.38 crore to be cleared. The upgrade of Israeli Heron UAVs will include arming them, a need being pushed due to stand-off with China.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.