Sunday, 27 November, 2022

Topic: Putin

‘Dangerous, bloody & dirty’ game: Putin blames West for Ukraine war, plays down nuclear fears

At a Q&A session during an annual foreign policy conference in Moscow, Putin made no mention of Russia's battlefield setbacks of recent months, or of steps he has ordered in response.

Russia says it may ‘shoot down’ Western satellites aiding Ukrainian war effort

The threat would inevitably raise fears about spiralling escalation of the 8-month-old conflict and the risk of direct confrontation between Russia and the West.

Russian missiles target 40 Ukraine towns, country warns NATO its interference could trigger WW III

Russia repeated its position that the West, by helping Ukraine, is directly part of the conflict. Zelenskiy announced a bid for fast-track NATO membership in September.

‘Highest since Cuban missile crisis’: Biden sounds ‘Armageddon’ alarm on Putin nuclear threat

Biden in a speech stated that Putin is 'not joking' when he talks about the use of tactical nuclear weapons and is taking the risk of 'Armageddon' seriously.

‘No decisions taken,’ says Kremlin on closure of Russia’s borders amid mobilisation drive

Russia's frontiers are seeing an unprecedented outflow of military-aged men since a partial mobilisation was declared by President Putin last week.

US spells out ‘catastrophic consequences’ for Putin if nuclear weapons are used in Ukraine

Kyiv: The United States warned on Sunday of "catastrophic consequences" if Moscow uses nuclear weapons in Ukraine, after Russia's foreign minister said regions holding widely...

Over 1300 people in Russia detained over protests denouncing mobilisation

The protests came soon after President Vladimir Putin's order of a military draft, the first of its kind since World-War 2.

Putin secures nuclear plant, while ex Australian PM turns octopus

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Why ‘Natoisation’ of Sweden and Finland is bad news for Putin

Sweden and Finland’s accession to NATO is not sudden. Despite official neutrality, they have been close NATO partners for decades.

Kyiv regime ‘dangerous & provocative’, Putin tells Modi in phone call, talks focus on trade

This is the 4th time the leaders had direct talks since the Russia-Ukraine war began. According to the PMO, Modi reiterated India's position in favour of dialogue & diplomacy.

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Apple revolutionised smartwatch. Then came the budget wave and more—AmazFit, Fitbit to Samsung

The Fitbit Versa 4 and Sense 2 are good options for fitness fiends who want a smartwatch for fitness tracking only, while Garmin is great for extreme sports enthusiasts.
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GameFi is revolutionising global NFT market. Here’s how crypto regulations could shape it

GameFi is the intersection of gaming and finance in an environment driven by use of blockchain, non-fungible tokens and smart contracts.


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Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.