Thursday, 1 December, 2022
TopicUS Sanctions

Topic: US Sanctions

India can double down on ‘Hindi-Rusi Bhai Bhai’. China to EU, nations adopting its balancing act

Having stuck to doing business with Russia in defiance of US sanctions, India should now prepare to lead groupings like G20 and push the idea of Indo-Pacific.

Will US craft a new oil compact with Saudi Arabia? Joe Biden may have to eat his own words

Like many, India will be anxiously watching the US-Saudi Arabia summit in Jeddah—knowing its fate is tied to the decisions King Salman and Joe Biden make.

Ukraine can’t be protected without getting hands dirty. Reassurances don’t work for Russia

Leaving Taiwan dangling may be inviting an attack, consequences of which may be even more serious than what is happening to Ukraine.

‘Correct mistake’: China tells US to take responsibility for Iran nuclear deal

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that Beijing firmly opposes the 'illegal unilateral sanction' and withstand the 'gross interference' in Iran's internal affairs by the US.

North Korea fires suspected missiles after new threat at US

Latest missile launch could be the 3rd possible rocket-volley test in less than 10 days. Earlier today, North Korea had warned US over new sanctions imposed by the Biden administration.

North Korea vows stronger response to US sanctions over hypersonic missile tests

The heightened tensions between the US and North Korea come after Pyongyang tested two missiles in less than a week.

Dhaka summons envoy after US imposes sanctions on paramilitary RAB, citing rights abuses

The US Friday sanctioned seven former and current senior officials of Bangladesh’s Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), including national police chief Benazir Ahmed.

US must not be too hard on India over Modi-Putin summit. For its own good

US needs to realise that an India that can push back against China is worth more to American designs for Asia than a few S-400 missiles.

If ‘sanction Pakistan’ is difficult to achieve, UN can go for the Army and Taliban

UN may be a quarrelsome talk shop, but it has a lot of power. The trouble is, sanction is all about politics.

On Camera

YourTurn

A group picture of Supreme court judges at Supreme Court in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Ambedkar rejected collegium system, said CJI supremacy on judges’ appointment is dangerous

In May 1949, the Constituent Assembly debated the Collegium system, only to reject it thrice. Now the SC is assuming that role once again.
Representational image | Reuters

India’s economic growth at 6.3% for second quarter, slower than previous months

Government capital spending increased more than 40% during the quarter as it stepped up expenditure on roads to railways, according to official data on Wednesday.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

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.