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In deal to avert another US govt shutdown, early reports hand victory to Democrats

It has been a long day in the world of foreign affairs, and we begin by looking at how the Democrats and the Republicans, the two leading parties of the US, reached a deal to avert another government shutdown.
PM Narendra Modi with Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih

India offers $1.4 billion to Maldives amid tussle with China

The loan agreement came after talks between newly-elected Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
PM Narendra Modi and Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih before a meeting at Hyderabad House, in New Delhi, Monday | Kamal Kishore/PTI

In boost to bilateral ties, PM Modi holds talks with Maldivian president Solih

Maldivian president Solih, who came to power a month ago, arrived in New Delhi on a three-day state visit.
Ibrahim Mohamed Solih

How Modi plans to win Maldives back from China’s embrace

Modi government has lined up generous aid and a high-level visit to Male by the PM as it looks for course correction in ties with the island nation.
China

China plays down reports of new Maldivian govt’s pro-India tilt

The Chinese foreign ministry said that it hoped Male will make the right choice and not pull out of a free trade deal with Beijing.
PM Narendra Modi with Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih

Maldives set to pull out of free trade pact with China as it moves closer to India

Former president Abdulla Yameen had signed the free trade agreement with China in Beijing in December last year.
PM Narendra Modi and President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih held talks in Male

New govt of Maldives likely to keep 2 Indian choppers previous president didn’t want

Previous Maldives govt had asked India to take back choppers as it made overtures towards China. New government is more pro-India.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves as he emplanes for Maldives to attend the historic swearing-in ceremony of President-elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih in New Delhi

PM Modi breaks the ice with Maldives with promise of whatever help Male needs

Modi is attending the inauguration of President Ibrahim Solih and said 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas' extends to India’s neighbours too.
PM Narendra Modi

In first visit to Maldives, PM Modi plans to reset ties with anti-China Solih govt

Modi's visit - the first by an Indian head of state since 2011 - is expected to reset strained ties with Maldives.
Workers walk past excavators at the site of Colombo Port City, developed by China Harbour Engineering Co

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.

OnCamera

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Total Dhamaal review: An exercise in mediocrity that would make mediocre look better

The third instalment in the Dhamaal series has all the animals and actors in the zoo but not one funny bone.
indus

Can India hurt Pakistan with new Indus dams or Modi govt hyping old project after Pulwama?

In wake of the Pulwama terror attack, union minister for water resources Nitin Gadkari tweeted Thursday that India will “stop its share of water which used to flow to Pakistan”.

Defence

Muslims beat posters of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar during a protest against Pulwama terror attack, in Ahmedabad on February 15, 2019

Pakistan govt takes control of Jaish-e-Mohammed headquarters in Bahawalpur

The move came a day after the powerful UN Security Council put pressure on Pakistan to rein in militant groups operating from its soil.
National Interest

Suicidal Pakistan should know Modi may not be scared of its nuclear button

Pakistan has taken too much of a chance with Pulwama — with the wrong government in India, and at the wrong time.