Thursday, 18 August, 2022

Topic: britain

English plunderer, social psychopath or hero? Why Indians have misunderstood Robert Clive

Clive’s five-year absence from Bengal and East India Company is generally regarded as a period of unparalleled misgovernment and rampant corruption.

Boris, Trump, Merkel and Putin – walking stereotypes have taken power

Britain has joined several major nations led by people who embody their national stereotypes, and not the best of them at that.

Boris Johnson, gaffe-prone former London mayor, is new British PM

Boris Johnson is a US-born politician with Turkish roots and an Oxford education. He has promised to lead the UK out of European Union by 31 October, with or without a deal.

China says Hong Kong demonstrations a challenge to ‘one country, two systems’ policy

Iran breaches limits set by 2015 nuclear deal and global output falls to its lowest since 2012 amid US-China trade war.

Theresa May resigns as British prime minister – here’s where it all went wrong

Theresa May’s resilience has been remarkable, but also finite. Too few Tories are prepared to follow May any longer.

Born in Pakistan, ‘adopted by India’ Imtiaz Dharker set to be Britain’s next poet laureate

If picked, Imtiaz Dharker, 65, will be first Asian & second woman in history to hold the position. She has written on themes of religion, identity, culture & feminism.

Winston Churchill — war criminal, enemy of humanity & decency

Churchill's principal victims were Indians. He fantasised about having Mahatma Gandhi tied to the ground and trampled upon by elephants.

Deal or no deal, Brexit uncertainty gives India Inc. the jitters

While Indian companies in the UK are ready for Brexit, the murky transition process and the possibility of ‘no deal’ is a matter of concern.

Even an Indian ‘Anglophile’ can see that Britain must get used to being a small country

The British can blame no one but themselves. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a small country that is about to...

Tata-owned Jaguar Land Rover struggles with debt as trade tensions, Brexit take a toll

The company could face further trouble if President Donald Trump imposes tariffs on auto shipments to the US.

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TV news spent 15 August with jawans on LOC. And then ignored ITBP soldiers’ tragic deaths

The attack on the Kashmiri Pandit brothers got the most melodramatic coverage, with communal overtones. The death of the Dalit boy took on political hues.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


IAF Su-30 MKI aircraft | Twitter | @DefencePRO_Guj

Russian defence industry team to visit India soon for talks on upgrading IAF’s Sukhoi fleet

Upgrades would include more better radar & integration of electronic warfare abilities. Russia also hopeful of inking deal with India to supply 12 more Su-30 MKIs and 21 MiG-29s.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.