Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
TopicHambantota Port

Topic: 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...

On Camera

YourTurn

PM Modi at the Shilanyaas ceremony for construction of the India International Centre for Buddhist Culture and Heritage at Lumbini Monastic Zone, in Lumbini, Nepal on May 16, 2022 | PIB

First, Rahul Gandhi visited Nepal, then PM Modi. Different reasons, one common factor

While Rahul went to attend a friend’s wedding, Modi was on an official visit. However, there was a common thread between the two.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.

Defence

Representational image of Pangong Tso | ThePrint

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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