Friday, 20 May, 2022

Topic: Ukraine

SubscriberWrites: Russia-Ukraine crisis shows healthcare infrastructure are strategic targets during time of conflict

One of the main reasons for this loophole in spite of Geneva convention declaring healthcare attacks as an act of ‘war crime’ is in the law itself, writes Rahul Das

India will not spare anyone if harmed, says Rajnath Singh on border dispute with China

Addressing the Indian-American community in San Francisco, Singh also sent a subtle message to the US that India's relationship with one country couldn't be at the expense of the other.

If we could manage pandemic emergency, we can manage to stop buying Russian gas

Europe’s pledge to wean itself off Russian gas more slowly is actually a bad tactic. It tells Putin that his best chance of financing his war with gas revenues is now.

Can Bucha killings be called ‘genocide’? This is what international law says

The 1948 UN convention includes both physical & mental harm as bases for determining ‘genocide’. But proving mass killings requires time, proof, and legal nuance.

Russia has already lost the war in Ukraine. It’s a result of failing globalisation

What we are witnessing in the Ukraine-Russia conflict is the failure of the world to manage the politics of globalisation while enjoying its fruits.

March 2022 in photos — BJP’s win in 4 states, Indians’ evacuation from Ukraine & foreign visits

Between assembly election results in five states and Russia's war in Ukraine, March was a news-filled month. Here are a few key snapshots of events shaping our world.

Russia offers oil to India at steep discounts on direct purchase

Russian oil has been flowing to Asia in greater volumes as buyers across Europe and the U.S. shun supplies, following the invasion of Ukraine. India and China have been the key buyers.

German NSA ‘would have liked’ India’s support on Ukraine war at UN, but understands challenges

Jens Plötner, foreign & security policy adviser to Chancellor Olaf Scholz, came on 12-hr visit to India to meet NSA Doval. He also met minister Jaishankar & Foreign Secy Shringla.

ThePrint has new features, authors, desk. But we missed out on a reporter in Ukraine

We are now producing more news than ever – on Ukraine, election, Covid. And faster.

Dutch brewer Heineken exits Russia, pressure now on Danish rival Carlsberg

Ukraine announced Sunday a ‘Peace Award’ for companies that pulled out business from Russia.

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Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.