Saturday, 22 January, 2022
TopicKailash Mansarovar

Topic: Kailash Mansarovar

Satellite images reveal China is building surface-to-air missile site at Mansarovar Lake

New roads have been built and suspected red tents put up at the site, which stands near the India-Nepal-China tri-junction in the Himalayas.

Not Nepal map, the real conflict is within KP Oli’s Communist Party

Fissures are visible in Nepal Communist Party and the government in Kathmandu. Sooner or later, parties supporting PM Oli will press their demand for a change in leadership.

Lipulekh row deepens, Nepal summons Indian envoy and hands over ‘diplomatic note’

Move comes day after Nepal Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali said he asked India to “refrain from carrying out any activity inside the territory of Nepal”.

Nepal wants India to settle Lipulekh border issue before talks on new Kailash Mansarovar road

India Friday had inaugurated a new link road to Lipulekh Pass, located on the India-China border, that cuts the travel time by three days for pilgrims headed to Kailash Mansarovar.

New road to Kailash Mansarovar via Lipulekh Pass and why Nepal is objecting to it

In episode 466 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta explains the geopolitics of the routes to Kailash Mansarovar and the Lipulekh Pass.

Nepal objects to India’s ‘unilateral’ opening of link road to Kailash Mansarovar

Nepal's Foreign Ministry said India's construction of the road breached the understanding between the countries on border issues.

New road for Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims is ready, will cut travel time by three days

The new road to Lipulekh pass stops just 4 km short of the China border, cutting travel from a 5-day trek to a 2-day vehicle ride.

Dear Rahul, soft Hinduism can be a winner, but not with soft nationalism

Rahul Gandhi is fighting BJP’s hard Hindutva with soft Hinduism. But fighting hard nationalism with soft nationalism will be disastrous.

Mallikarjun Kharge is not happy with the team Rahul Gandhi has given him

The veteran Congress leader has reportedly questioned the appointment of three people who are supposed to help him strengthen the party in Maharashtra.

There is no hatred here: Rahul Gandhi tweets from Kailash Mansarovar

In April, Gandhi had stated that he wanted to undertake the pilgrimage, after his plane plunged hundreds of feet during the Karnataka campaign.

On Camera

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File photo of students protesting against the reservation in Bandra | Representational image | ANI Photo

Indian drawing room talk on ‘merit’ stands demolished by Supreme Court NEET ruling

Supreme Court's explanation on the constitutional validity of OBC quota in NEET rejects commonly held views of dominant castes who are blind to India's social realities.
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside US dollars | Photo: Dan Kitwood | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.

Defence

German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach | Twitter: @chiefdeunavy

China ‘not that nice country’, giving money to dictators & killers: German Navy chief in India

Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach later issued a clarification, saying comments were his 'personal view' and not German defence ministry's, and expressing them was a 'mistake'.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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