Wednesday, 10 August, 2022

Topic: Tehran

Iran will see attack 1,000 times greater if it attacks US, says Donald Trump

Recent media reports suggest Tehran is planning to avenge the killing of top general Qasem Soleimani, including an assassination attempt on a US ambassador.

Iran’s mass graves can be seen from space, show coronavirus toll could be much higher

Images and videos of the cemetery where the graves were being dug indicate that the Iranian government is trying to cover up the scale of the outbreak. 

Iran ‘unintentionally’ shot down Ukrainian plane near Tehran, says military

The plane was mistaken for a hostile target after it turned toward a sensitive military center of the Revolutionary Guard, said the statement.

New Delhi refuses Tehran request to set up branches of Indian banks in Iran

Iran had sought Indian bank branches in the country to ease business between the two nations.

How women in Iran are dancing their way to an online revolution

Women in Iran are defying authorities and posting videos on Instagram in violation of the strict social codes.

Global Pulse: Trump finds new reason to stay in Afghanistan, North Korea’s gaming-addicted elite and a new terror outfit in Pakistan

TRUMP HAS A NEW REASON TO STAY IN AFGHANISTAN: BUSINESS   A skeptic of sending more troops to Afghanistan, Donald Trump has found a reason to keep the US engaged in the war-torn region – the country's vast mineral wealth.

GLOBAL PULSE: The Jewish diaspora is angry with Netanyahu, Assad’s face is on a new currency note and some Iranians are loving Trump

NETANYAHU’S ORTHODOX POLITICS ANGERS  JEWISH DIASPORA Benjamin Netanyahu yielded to pressure from his ultra-Orthodox coalition partners and suspended a plan to provide a better space for...

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Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
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‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.


Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.