Saturday, 28 May, 2022

Topic: Moscow

Afghan embassy in Moscow handed over to Taliban, flag hoisted

After Jamal Garwal was appointed Afghanistan’s Charge d’Affaires in Moscow, the Afghanistan Embassy in Russia was completely handed over to the Taliban government on Saturday

India ready to send aid to Taliban-ruled Afghanistan but how to route it is the question

Indian delegation at Moscow talks held separate meet with Taliban, but no final decision on how the aid will be delivered and through which channels.

Keep talking, disengage fast, keep distance, ease tensions — India-China plan for LAC peace

At Moscow meet, foreign ministers Jaishankar and Wang Yi agree to ‘expedite’ work on new confidence building measures once Ladakh tensions ease.

Security in Eurasia, neighbouring areas requires special attention of the SCO, says Putin

Putin Wednesday held a meeting via video conference with foreign ministers of the eight-member of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation including S Jaishankar.

Foreign ministers of Russia, India, China to meet in Moscow, says Chinese foreign ministry

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will also hold bilateral meetings with relevant member states of SCO & attend a luncheon for the RIC foreign ministers.

Rajnath Singh discusses bilateral ties, regional security with Iran in ‘fruitful meeting’

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh’s visit to Iran comes a day after he voiced India's deep concern about the situation in the Persian Gulf.

Scientists discover prehistoric ‘Gangnam Style’ fly that lived 110 million years ago

Buccinatormyia gangnami flies, the nectar-feeding species named after 2012 PSY hit 'Gangnam Style', were harmless & mimicked wasps to keep predators away.

All’s not well in Putin’s Russia and Moscow’s elections revealed the cracks

Russian voters are looking beyond President Putin and Putinism for solutions to everyday problems.

Over 20,000 gather in Moscow to protest disqualification of opposition candidates

The elections for Moscow City Duma, the legislative body that passes laws and agrees on the budget for the Russian capital, will be held on 8 September.

EU looks for chiefs of 3 bodies, Moscow toll touches 41

In the most intense surge in violence since 2014 between Gaza and Israel, 27 people have been killed in the last four days.

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Representational image of cryptocurrencies | Pizabay

What are UST & Luna and why the fall of 2 ‘stablecoins’ led to a crypto crash in India

Along with crash in value of UST and Luna coins, Indian market for crypto assets also reeling under strict control imposed by government, with the imposition of TDS on all crypto transactions.


NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.