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Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping

Beijing distances itself from envoy’s idea of India-Pakistan-China trilateral talks

The Chinese foreign ministry refused to answer a question on the Chinese embassy erasing the ambassador's comments from the transcript
File photo of Nikki Haley | @nikkihaley/ Twitter

Nikki Haley is coming to town. Does she want to be US president?

The buzz is that Haley’s real purpose is to check India’s reaction to her possible candidature in the US presidential race.
pakistan students

Experience in India completely at odds with what we heard, say Pakistani students

The 71 Pak students who visited India on a cultural exchange also want to change how Indians view their country.
President Xi Jinping and PM Narendra Modi

India-China ties cannot afford another Doklam, says Chinese envoy

Luo Zhaohui said that both the countries should narrow their differences and adopt confidence-building measures.
Sushma Swaraj Mohamed Asim

As ties nosedive, India voted against Maldives at the UN Security Council

India’s move reflects its frustration with President Yameen who, while inching closer to China, is demolishing New Delhi’s presence in Maldives. New Delhi: As the relationship between India and the Maldives nose-dives, it is learnt that Delhi voted against Malé and in favour of Indonesia for a non-permanent seat at the UN Security Council last week. Delhi’s decision is a measure of its frustration against the authoritarian regime of President Abdulla Yameen, who Thursday sentenced the 82-year-old former Maldivian president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, chief justice Abdulla Saeed and justice Ali Hameed to 19 months in prison. They were charged with refusing to hand over their phone for a police investigation. “Yes, India voted against the Maldives in the election on June 9 for a non-permanent seat in the UN Security Council,” a government source told ThePrint. The sentencing of Gayoom and the two Supreme Court judges to “long prison terms without a fair trial”, said the ministry of external affairs Thursday, “casts doubt on...
File image of former Maldivian president Maumoon Abdul Gayoum at the UN Climate Change Conference in Nusa Dua, Bali island, Indonesia

India slams Maldives for ‘long prison terms’ handed to Maldivian ex-president, top judge

The foreign ministry said the sentences will raise questions on the credibility of the country's presidential election this September.
A file photo of PML-N chief Shahbaz Sharif | Commons

India and Pakistan should emulate US, North Korea, says PML-N chief Shehbaz Sharif

Shehbaz Sharif, brother of ousted Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif, says if US and North Korea can return from the brink of nuclear flashpoint, no reason why Pakistan and India can't.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un meets with U.S. President Donald Trump during their historic U.S.-DPRK summit at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island, Singapore

‘Top of the line, really good’: Trump describes his meeting with Kim Jong-un

After his meeting with Kim Jong-un, Donald Trump announced that they have agreed to 'sign' an unspecified document.
Suresh Prabhu in a meting with Tom Vilsack, President and CEO of US Dairy exports council during his visit to the United States

India to do urgent sweet-talking to soothe Trump seething over Harley Davidson & stents

Commerce minister Suresh Prabhu's trip comes as Trump threatens to undermine the special relationship built over the last decade, underpinned by the Indo-US nuclear deal.
Modi Putin

Disappointed with Trump, India looks to rekindle old friendship with Russia

Officials insist that no agreements or deals are on the cards on this day-long visit to Sochi, but it is clear that all bilateral matters will be discussed.

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YourTurn

Omicron needs 3 evolutionary surprises to wreak havoc

Scientists have been so surprised by the number of mutations in omicron that they’ve been calling it 'insane', but they don’t yet know what they mean.
People at a market place in Ranchi | Bloomberg Photo

Recovery gathers pace: India’s Q2 GDP grows at 8.4% for fourth straight quarter of expansion

The second wave of Covid had forced states to impose fresh restrictions. However, the economy has now surpassed the pre-Covid level, according to data released by National Statistical Office.

Defence

BSF jawans | Representational Image |Flickr

West Bengal, Punjab govts’ apprehensions on BSF jurisdiction extension ‘ill-founded’: Centre

MoS Nityanand Rai said the extension of BSF’s jurisdiction would result in better & more effective control on trans-border crimes in conjunction and cooperation with state police.

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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