Tuesday, 19 February, 2019

Diplomacy

Wang Yi

China silent as condemnation against Pakistan on Kashmir attack pours in

Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed claims responsibility for Pulwama attack, but Beijing refuses to call out Islamabad for allowing its land to breed terror.
Danske Bank A/S bank branch in central Copenhagen, Denmark.

Estonia is facing heat over $230-bn scam, but offers e-residency to Indians

Estonia's India Ambassador Riho Kruuv believes international laws leave no room for mishap.
PM Narendra Modi at the Budget Session of the Lok Sabha at Central Hall of Parliament | PTI

Foreign trade blow for Modi govt ahead of polls: US threatens to withdraw export benefits

PM Modi's regime has lost the opportunity to lobby for the benefits one last time before the general election.
Wilbur Ross, U.S. commerce secretary

US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross cancels India visit at the last moment

Secretary Ross, who was to hold a trade dialogue with Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu, cancelled the trip due to 'inclement weather & logistical issues'.
File photo of Christine Fair

Lashkar members more educated than average Pakistani male, says scholar Christine Fair

In a wide-ranging discussion on her new book, Georgetown University professor Christine Fair shed light on some unknown aspects of terror organisation LeT.
Wilbur Ross, US commerce secretary

On US Commerce Secretary’s India agenda, ‘pressure’ Delhi to change e-commerce, data policy

US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will be in India from 13-15 February along with a group of American CEOs.

Most Indian students ‘trapped’ in US visa fraud have master’s degrees from American colleges

Lawyers representing the students, who had all enrolled in the fake 'University of Farmington', say they are being held in 'pathetic and dangerous' conditions. 
Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi | Graham Crouch/Bloomberg

China ‘firmly’ objects to Modi’s Arunachal Pradesh visit

Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson said that India should refrain from actions that may escalate disputes or complicate the boundary question.
Representational image of visa application form

129 Indian students detained for visa fraud could face lifelong ban from entering US

The 129 students, trapped into enrolling in a fake US university, are facing civil charges for overstaying their visa.
File image of United Nations General Assembly building | @UN/Twitter

India calls for combined effort to revitalise ‘global parliament’ UN General Assembly

India has highlighted specific areas that the UN member states should focus on while discussing the broad subject of revitalizing it.

OnCamera

Illustration by Soham Sen/ThePrint

Blood, bodies and scars: What I saw after the 1983 Nellie massacre in Assam

On the anniversary of the Nellie massacre in Assam, which claimed thousands of lives in a few hours, I recall the horrid sights.

As Pakistan’s leverage with US, China, Saudi Arabia grows, is it even possible to isolate it?

Pakistan signed deals worth $20 billion with Saudi Arabia, even as India vows to isolate the neighbour diplomatically after the Pulwama attack on a CRPF convoy.

Defence

A Rafale fighter aircraft seen during rehearsals for fly-past ahead of the 12th edition of AERO India 2019 at Yelahanka Air Base in Bengaluru

IAF deputy chief and other senior officers set to fly Rafale at Aero India

Even as political slug-fest continues over the deal, IAF is throwing its weight behind Rafale, the first of which is to be delivered in September 2019.
National Interest

Suicidal Pakistan should know Modi may not be scared of its nuclear button

Pakistan has taken too much of a chance with Pulwama — with the wrong government in India, and at the wrong time.