Monday, 8 August, 2022

Topic: Ukraine

US warns European allies of possible Russian invasion as troops mass near Ukraine

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov dismissed such talk, saying, 'this hysteria is being built up artificially'.

Ukraine, Iran deny reports of hijacking of evacuation plane from Afghanistan

Ukraine's deputy foreign minister Yevgeny Yenin Sunday claimed that a Ukrainian plane was hijacked in Afghanistan by unidentified people who flew it into Iran.

Why Black Sea is the next battleground for the US, Russia and Ukraine

The Black Sea is bordered by Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine, making it a region of strategic importance & a potential maritime flashpoint.

Indian students in Ukraine ‘scared’ they won’t be vaccinated, want Modi govt to intervene

Indian medical students in Ukraine allege that barring them, other international students are being vaccinated in the Eastern European nation. 

China plan to acquire jet engine firm hit as Ukraine set to nationalise it under US pressure

China had been eyeing Motor Sich since 2009, and Beijing Skyrizon Aviation got a controlling stake by 2016. Ukraine’s decision is expected to be challenged.

Want more cooperation with India in aerospace industry, top Ukrainian official says

In an interview, Yuriy Husyev, director-general of UkrOboronProm, said Ukraine wished to increase its presence in India and offered various defence equipment at Aero India 2021.

India gets Ukrainian engines for its stealth frigates, sends them to shipbuilder in Russia

Construction of two frigates for Indian Navy are going on according to schedule — first one to be delivered by 2022-end & the second 6 months later in 2023.

Iran’s accidental downing of Ukrainian plane due to multiple failures

Iran air defense forces mistook the Ukrainian airliner for a cruise missile, an error which killed all 176 people aboard the plane.

These missile tell-tale signs could solve the Ukrainian jet crash mystery

The PMs of Canada, U.K. and Australia have hinted that the jet that crashed in Tehran may have been brought down by an Iranian missile.

Iran says crash jet tried to turn back, while Ukraine probes missile theory

Iran initially blamed technical issues and then an engine fire, while the Ukrainian embassy in Tehran ruled out terrorism before amending its statement to offer no comment.

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After Mammootty and Mohanlal, who? Fahadh Faasil is the new poster boy of Malayalam cinema

Fahadh Faasil won’t play your garden-variety hero. He’s bending the norms, creating his own multiverse and getting pan-Indian acclaim.
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You thought power subsidy is a Delhi-Punjab problem? Check out Tamil Nadu’s power sector mess

RBI data shows Indian discoms owe power generation firms over Rs 4.5 lakh crore, almost a third of which is owed by Tamil Nadu, where power subsidy cost is twice that of food subsidy.


The Flying Dolphin — how a former Indian Navy submariner qualified as a commercial pilot 

Vivek Chaudhary retired from the Indian Navy in 2017 after serving on the  Short-Service Commission. After that, his dreams took flight. 

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.