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External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar with his Russian and Chinese counterparts, Sergey Lavrov (C) and Wang Yi (R), respectively, during the meeting of SCO foreign ministers in Moscow Thursday | ANI

Jaishankar and Wang hold talks, India reiterates China must step back in Ladakh

At their first face-to-face interaction since LAC tensions erupted, S. Jaishankar & Wang Yi seemed to have agreed to hold further discussions at military and diplomatic levels.
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his Chinese counterpart General Wei Fenghe in Moscow Friday | ANI

Hope for India-China peace kindled in Russia as Rajnath meets Chinese defence minister

The meeting between Rajnath Singh and Wei Fenghe marks the first face-to-face talks between the Indian & Chinese political leaderships since tensions erupted in May.
The Pakistani delegation was absent at the first military co-operation meet of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), organised by the Defence Ministry in New Delhi. | ANI

Pakistan skips SCO military medicine conference being hosted by New Delhi

Pakistan's move comes despite its confirmation that it will participate in an ongoing SCO military exercise at Orenburg in Russia alongside India.
CJI Ranjan Gogoi

Judiciary must stand up to populist forces & protect constitutional ethos: CJI Ranjan Gogoi

Whatever be the political system of governance, people across nations aspire for an independent judicial system to serve them, said Gogoi at a Shanghai Cooperation Organisation conference.
Worl leaders at the SCO Summit

Sandwiched between Xi, Putin, Imran in Bishkek, Modi learnt an important political lesson

Modi must realise that world leaders like Xi, Putin and Imran are not cut from the same cloth as Rahul Gandhi.
File image of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan | Facebook

Imran Khan writes to PM Modi, seeks ‘consistent policy’ for peaceful neighbourhood

Imran Khan’s letter to PM Narendra Modi comes a week before the two leaders are set to attend the SCO summit in Bishkek.
Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping

Beijing distances itself from envoy’s idea of India-Pakistan-China trilateral talks

The Chinese foreign ministry refused to answer a question on the Chinese embassy erasing the ambassador's comments from the transcript
Shahid Afridi shared pictures of a lion inside his home | @kya_msla | Twitter

Cricketer Shahid Afridi on wildlife department’s radar for his photos with lion at home

Sikh rights activist alleged murderer arrested; Musharraf barred from contesting polls
PM Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping met in Wuhan in April, 2018 | @PMO/Twitter

PM Modi meets Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of SCO summit

Modi and Xi are expected to explore ways to deepen ties in areas of trade and investment besides reviewing the overall bilateral cooperation.
SCO member states’ delegations in Sochi, Russia on 1 December 2017

Shanghai Cooperation Organisation member Pakistan hosts its first anti-terrorist meeting

Here's what's happening across the border: Quetta man rides 8,000 km for peace, and a mosque inaugurated to pay homage to late singer-turned-preacher Junaid Jamshed.

On Camera

Cyclists ride along the Venice Beach boardwalk on May 25.

Social distancing or herd immunity? A combination of both needed to contain Covid

The US desperately needs a solid strategy unlike what the Trump administration has in place — doing almost nothing and telling people the disease will go away.
Representational image | Credit: Unilever.com

Hindustan Unilever sees biggest revenue spike since 2011 on rural demand

The optimism, though, is yet to translate into gains for investors as Hindustan Unilever’s shares underperform while the IMF further slashed India's economic growth forecast.

Defence

File photo of INS Kavaratti | Indian Navy

Navy to commission INS Kavaratti, an indigenously-built warfare stealth corvette tomorrow

Like its predecessors, the new corvette does not have air defence systems than the close-in weapons deployed on board and the Navy is looking at getting new Short Range Air Defence System.
Illustration by Soham Sen

NDA is sacrificial horse as Modi-Shah complete their Ashwamedha & redefine Indian politics

You like Modi-Shah’s new plan, good for you. If you don’t, you will need more than viral tweets to challenge this Ashwamedha.