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‘Borderlands’ shows what it means to live on India’s borders today. It counts the human cost

The 67-minute documentary refuses to engage in the 'us vs them' debate. Instead, it follows the lives of six people on India's borders.
File photo | People's Liberation Army of China during a military parade | Wikimedia Commons/

‘Hot air’ or ‘tougher stance’? China’s new Land Border Law & what it means for India

Beijing Saturday passed the Land Border Law, which comes into effect on 1 January. The law deals with the country’s patrolling activities on its borders.
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at Defence Services Staff College in Wellington, on 29 August 2021 | PTI

Want solution through dialogue, won’t compromise: Rajnath Singh on border row with China

The defence minister in his speech at an event Monday also asserted that India will never allow the Chinese PLA to act on the LAC in a unilateral manner under any circumstances.
File photo of Indian and Chinese troops disengaging from the banks of the Pangong lake area in Eastern Ladakh | ANI

Border disputes? Let’s make boundaries irrelevant without changing them: Shivshankar Menon

South Asia is composed of old nations in new states where nationalism is still a work in progress. Every boundary has cross-border ethnicities. These factors make our boundaries contested.

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma to meet PM Modi over border dispute with Mizoram

Earlier in August, Mizoram Governor had met PM Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah to discuss the current border situation and how to diffuse the tensions between the two states.

Assam, Meghalaya to set up regional committees to resolve inter-state border disputes

The five-member panels of the two states, headed by a cabinet minister, will complete the discussions within 30 days, Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.

Centre summons chief secretaries, DGPs of Assam, Mizoram amid border dispute

The meeting is expected to work on a peace formula so that there is no repeat of the violence along the border of the 2 states that resulted in 6 deaths.

Amit Shah to meet CMs of Northeast on 17 July, interstate disputes likely to be on agenda

Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma said Centre has expressed desire that interstate issues among states should be resolved before the 75th Independence Day.

Nepal has unique relationship with India, past misunderstandings resolved, says PM Oli

In a BBC interview, Nepal PM K P Sharma Oli further said that the two countries share both love and problems and the neighbours should move forward looking at the future.

Sena demands Belgaum be declared Union Territory over ‘atrocities’ against Marathi people

An editorial in Shiv Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana' alleged that a pro-Kannada organisation beat up Marathi people in Belgaum and claimed Karnataka police were also harassing them.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.