Saturday, 1 October, 2022
TopicHambantota Port

Topic: Hambantota Port

What the Chinese envoy to Sri Lanka wrote that made India call out his behaviour

ThePrint is reproducing Qi Zhenhong's article on the docking of Yuan Wang 5, which the Indian high commission in Colombo slammed as lacking 'basic diplomatic etiquette'.

Don’t just ‘keep a watch’ on China’s spy ship at Sri Lankan port. Emulate the enemy

China has made a larger point about the power shift in Indian Ocean region by docking the missile and satellite tracking ship Yuan Wang 5 at Hambantota Port.

New York Times & Sri Lankan paper caught in row over ‘incorrect’ identification of source

Sri Lanka’s ‘Sunday Times’ identified a police officer as a source for NYT’s 2018 investigation into Hambantota port, but US paper said it was ‘incorrect’.

Proposed oil refinery can boost China’s port in Sri Lanka

The $3.9 billion refinery project will be located near the southern Sri Lankan port of Hambantota.

China’s presence in Indian Ocean is challenge, says Navy chief Lanba

China's presence in Indian Ocean is challenge, says Navy chief Lanba

These images show how strongly China has Sri Lanka in its grip

ThePrint looks at Sri Lanka through the satellite cameras to understand how China is squeezing it through its tried-and-tested debt trap.

This is why China could collapse like the Soviet Union

China's dying labour-force boom, like the Soviet Union's in the 1970s, may not revive even with Silk Road project’s heavy investments.

Vatican City gets its second Pakistani cardinal

Imran Khan explains his controversial sufi shrine visit; Pakistani SC restrains school fee collection during summer vacations.

China is cutting down actors’ salaries, and Buzz Aldrin is suing his children

The US has set a November deadline for sanctions against buyers of Iran oil, and North Korea has resumed nuclear activity. China is trying to prevent actors...

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Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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