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India helps Myanmar destroy 10 insurgent camps that ‘were a threat’ to its Kaladan project

Code-named Operation Sunrise, the military action involved India ensuring massive mobilisation along its border. No Indian soldier crossed the border.
Rohingya refugees wait in line for humanitarian aid in Kutupalong camp | Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

Bangladesh wants India to pressure Myanmar on Rohingya refugees

Bangladesh Foreign Minister A.K. Abdul Momen is set to visit India next month.
File image of U.S. Vice President Mike Pence | Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

US Vice-President Mike Pence chides Aung Sang Suu Kyi on human rights in tense meeting

Mike Pence told Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung Sang Suu Kyi that the tragedy in her country, Myanmar, had "touched the hearts of millions of Americans".
Gantry cranes stand at Gwadar Port in Gwadar, Balochistan, Pakistan for the 'One Belt, One Road' project

China must put Belt and Road on a smarter and more modest course

The sheer size of the Belt and Road Initiative, often called a trillion-dollar enterprise, has bred paranoia and resentment.
A Rohingya man sitting in a refugee camp

Rohingyas travelling from northeast to Kerala by train pose serious security threat

Narendra Modi's government cannot afford to put the Rohingya issue on the back burner.
Rohingya refugees wait in line for humanitarian aid in Kutupalong camp | Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

Supreme Court refuses to stop deportation of 7 Rohingya Muslims

The move comes after a Rohingya refugee sought to restrain the Central govt from deporting the refugees who completed their jail term in Assam.
Mahabodhi temple at Bodh Gaya where the explosives were set-off on 19 January

Bodh Gaya blast was meant to show solidarity with Rohingya Muslims, says NIA

The low intensity-blast carried out on 19 January was done so to 'wage a war' against the Indian government, says National Investigation Agency. 

Facebook security breach exposes a crisis of faith

It will be difficult for Facebook to regain the trust of its customers after it reported a security flaw that affected almost 50 million accounts. 
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad

Trump denies ‘plans to kill Bashar al-Assad’, and ICC claims jurisdiction on Rohingya exodus

Right-wing presidential candidate stabbed in Brazil, and Facebook removes the Burmese translation feature. 
File image of Kanhaiya Kumar | Commons

Zee News has brickbats for Kanhaiya Kumar, Aaj Tak has praise

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On Camera

File photo of Narendra Modi at the Dhola Sadia Bridge, across River Brahmaputra, in Assam | PIB

Under Modi government, the PMGSY road scheme is connecting every last Indian

Beneficiaries of the programme from Manipur, Meghalaya and Odisha talk about how their lives were transformed thanks to the newly built roads.

Rahul Gandhi’s Rs 72,000 income pledge: Are populist freebies the only way to win elections?

Congress president Rahul Gandhi Monday pledged to give Rs 12,000 per month to every family in India if the Congress is voted to power in the 2019 elections.

Defence

A Chinook helicopter

India inducts Chinook helicopters, adds muscle to military along China border

Each Chinook helicopter can lift 45 soldiers, artillery guns or even light armoured vehicles to high altitudes. It can also fly through narrow mountain valleys.
National Interest

Why Rahul Gandhi’s Congress is in danger of morphing into a clueless NGO

Congress has questions but no answers, ‘leaders’ but no winners. Weeks before polls, it’s behaving like a virtuous, anti-establishment NGO just doing its thing.