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China expresses concern over BLA's militancy in Pakistan

CPEC: China expresses concern over BLA's militancy in Pakistan

World | Jun 07, 2020, 10:06 PM IST

At least a dozen odd attacks have been carried out on Chinese properties and citizens by the BLA over the last few years.

India, Australia jointly back UNCLOS in the Indo-Pacific, sign key logistics sharing pact

India, Australia jointly back UNCLOS in the Indo-Pacific, sign key logistics sharing pact

India | Jun 04, 2020, 11:08 PM IST

The bilateral statement on UNCLOS by India and Australia comes amid a heated war of words between China and the US over Beijing's apparently growing maritime claims in the South China Sea.

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We must draw a ‘red line’ for China as we did during the Doklam standoff: Lt General Abhay Krishna

India | Jun 03, 2020, 07:50 PM IST

As India and China prepare for a high-level military dialogue to resolve the current standoff at LAC in eastern Ladakh, India’s military pointsman during the Doklam standoff Lt General Abhay Krishna says that New Delhi must draw a ‘red line’ that Beijing must not cross

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How much of Indian land does China claim and why Indian Army holds a military edge vis-a-vis PLA?

India | Jun 02, 2020, 11:36 PM IST

The 3,488-kilometre-long Line of Actual Control (LAC), the de-facto border between China and India, has a difference of perception of its actual alignment at nearly 14 different points stretching from Ladakh to Arunachal Pradesh, highlights Lieutenant General Abhay Krishna, the former General Officer-Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C) of India's Eastern Command

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Twitter accepting 'blood money' from terrorist organisations, claims former BJP IT Cell boss

India | May 31, 2020, 07:04 PM IST

“Twitter is involved in wilful collection of money from terrorist organisations perpetrating crimes against citizens of this country,” alleges former BJP IT Cell national co-convenor Vinit Goenka

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China won't enter a war with India just because of the LAC standoff: Former NSA MK Narayanan

World | May 29, 2020, 09:52 PM IST

Former NSA MK Narayanan said that during his conversations with past Chinese leaders, including former Premier Wen Jiabao, he had gleamed that Beijing appreciates the soft power of India’s civilisational ethos

A boom in the digital economy since the COVID-19 outbreak

Security agencies come to terms with a spurt in cyberattacks as COVID-19 economy booms

India | May 24, 2020, 08:26 PM IST

Cooperative banks are one of the financial institutions that have been at the target of cybercriminals, with several such attacks having been detected in April itself. “Criminals have attempted to profit from the COVID-19 pandemic through increased fraudulent activities," says cybersecurity expert Dr Nishakant Ojha

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The exact origin of coronavirus pandemic remains fuzzy, but unlikely it's lab-engineered

May 09, 2020, 06:06 PM IST

Is the Wuhan 'wet market' the global fountainhead of the coronavirus pandemic? Was coronavirus manufactured at a Chinese lab? Can bat viruses infect humans so easily? Three bat researchers clear the air in this exclusive interview

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India's power demand dips by 8.9 per cent in March; coal inventory at thermal stations rising

Business | May 05, 2020, 05:32 PM IST

While there has been a declining power demand, the coal inventory at thermal power stations across the country has been increasing

Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) troops perform a

China’s indigenous FGFA J-20 program hit by COVID-19 outbreak, PLA soldiers infected

World | May 01, 2020, 11:16 PM IST

Many of Chinese troops have likely been infected by the coronavirus. “To some extent, it is a blow to PLA's morale, but it is hard to say if it is a big blow or not," said Dr Si-fu Ou, a defence expert at Taiwan think tank Institute for National Defense and Security Research

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Indian Muslims letting go of Zakat during Ramzan, say keeping coronavirus at bay top priority

India | Apr 28, 2020, 09:30 PM IST

While the religious leaders in Pakistan have forced the government into keeping the mosques open during the holy month of Ramadan, as part of a 20-point action plan, Indian Muslims have wholeheartedly backed the Centre's decision to shut down the places of worship

WHO, China reject criticism of rapid body testing kits, caution against their accuracy instead

WHO, China reject criticism of rapid body testing kits, caution against their accuracy instead

World | Apr 25, 2020, 11:16 PM IST

The WHO has called upon the global community to not entirely rely on rapid body tests for coronavirus, as two Chinese companies are accused of supplying 'faulty' rapid body testing kits to India.

Hundreds of migrant workers had gathered at the Bandra

Bandra and Anand Vihar mob incidents, Tablighi Jamaat cover-up blots on India’s coronavirus fight

India | Apr 17, 2020, 10:05 PM IST

"They appear engineered by regional political parties to tarnish the reputation of the government. I smell a political vendetta here," the head of GSPFP, a national security think tank, Dr Anant Bhagwat, says of instances of migrant crowds which gathered in Delhi and Bandra

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India to be involved in coronavirus vaccine trials, manufacturing, says WHO

World | Apr 13, 2020, 11:03 PM IST

India will 'definitely' be involved in the trials of coronavirus vaccine and its manufacturing as well as scaling, WHO has confirmed

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2 staffers of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital test positive for coronavirus, not showing any signs of illness

India | Apr 09, 2020, 09:42 PM IST

Two of the 114 staff members of New Delhi's Sir Ganga Ram Hospital on Thursday tested positive for coronavirus. The hospital said that they were not showing any signs of the illness and were stable

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Gencos earnings to take a hit as power demand dips amid lockdown: IND-Ra

Business | Apr 08, 2020, 06:35 PM IST

The ongoing 21-day lockdown across the country has directly and predictably impacted the electricity demand across the country, worsening an already bad situation

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Like Tablighi Jamaat in India, Sri Lanka’s coronavirus fight also threatened by religious gathering

World | Apr 05, 2020, 08:27 PM IST

"The Sri Lankan government is now viewing the influx of the evangelist missionaries as a threat,” says Dr Maravanpulavu Sachithananthan, a scholar and founder of Siva Senai, a group advocating for rights of Sri Lanka’s Tamil Hindus

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As India fights coronavirus, critically ill patients worry about drugs' supply

India | Apr 02, 2020, 09:38 PM IST

We could be going through an “extreme shortage” of life-saving medicines required by critically-ill or organ transplant patients, said Dr DS Rana, a prominent nephrologist and the head of the New Delhi-based Sir Ganga Ram Hospital

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‘Didn’t we help Indians stranded overseas’: Priyanka asks govt to help stranded migrant workers

India | Mar 27, 2020, 10:43 PM IST

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Friday urged the government to help migrant workers bound for Uttar Pradesh and Bihar to return to their homes, amid the countrywide lockdown to check the spread of COVID-19

PM Modi during the Extraordinary Virtual G20 Leaders’

90 pc of the COVID-19 cases and 88 pc of deaths in G20: PM Modi calls for concrete action plan

India | Mar 26, 2020, 11:02 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday called upon the governments of G-20 countries to device a concrete action plan to fight the coronavirus pandemic, while addressing the Extraordinary Virtual G20 Leaders’ Summit

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China using Uyghurs from Xinjiang camps as cover-up for new coronavirus cases: Taiwan think tank

India | Mar 25, 2020, 09:48 PM IST

A leading Taiwanese think tank has alleged that China could be hiding its new coronavirus cases by forcing Uyghurs from camps in Xinjiang to work in factories across the country. Further, it is alleged that cluster infections are still prevalent in major Chinese cities

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Exclusive: ‘SARS-CoV2 is probably quite resilient’, warns Indian biologist researching coronavirus

India | Mar 25, 2020, 08:40 PM IST

Justifying the 21-day lockdown call by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Dr Dinesh Gupta from Italy’s International Centre for Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology said that if coronavirus survived in Indian heat, then it could enhance itself

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India will not bow to this painful crisis: Sonia Gandhi on eve of PM's ‘Janata curfew’

Politics | Mar 21, 2020, 08:58 PM IST

Congress President Sonia Gandhi echoed PM Modi’s concerns on coronavirus, as she called upon the public to stay indoors

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Delhi riots: MEA refers WSJ journalist case to Indian mission in US

World | Mar 13, 2020, 11:23 PM IST

The controversial report carried in the Wall Street Journal quotes Ankur Sharma as saying that his brother, IB staffer Ankit Sharma, was killed by a mob chanting Jai Shree Ram. Ankur has denied that he made any such claim

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Congress questions PM’s decision to attend a Yes Bank-sponsored business summit after crisis emerged

Business | Mar 08, 2020, 08:13 PM IST

Congress spokesperson and Rajya Sabha MP Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Sunday launched a direct attack on the Prime Minister over the ongoing crisis at Yes Bank, as he questioned the PM’s decision to attend a business summit sponsored by the struggling lender

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Kabul terror attack: Pakistan's role in 'destabilising' Afghanistan back in focus

World | Mar 08, 2020, 02:23 AM IST

Having been left out of the US-Taliban negotiations, Islamabad's spy agency ISI could well be behind the deadly attack in Kabul on Friday, it is learnt. The terror strike, claimed by ISIS (K), left at least 32 people dead

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Delhi riots: Iran’s Supreme leader's remarks may affect India’s Shia Muslims, affect bilateral ties

India | Mar 06, 2020, 09:38 PM IST

“Iran should refrain from making such hostile statements against India. The Supreme Leader must realise that such threats against India could possibly serve towards marginalising India’s Shia Muslims from the mainstream."

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Exclusive: More than 42,000 Pakistan refugees allotted homes in Delhi at the time of Partition, reve

India | Mar 05, 2020, 09:37 PM IST

The Indian government had established a total of 49 settlements in the National Capital alone to accommodate Hindu and Sikh refugees from Pakistan at the time of Partition

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Anger against AAP simmers in Mustafabad over Tahir Hussain’s arrest, Kejriwal’s silence on BJP

Politics | Mar 05, 2020, 06:37 PM IST

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s decision to disown councillor Tahir Hussain, after he was named as an accused in the alleged killing of Intelligence Bureau (IB) staffer Ankit Sharma, doesn’t seem to have gone down too well in Mustafabad

The school at Brijpuri in northeast Delhi that became the

"2,000 to 2,500 men with blue helmets...": Guard of Mustafabad school recalls horror on Feb 25

India | Mar 05, 2020, 04:16 PM IST

While US President Donald Trump was just a few kms away, a well-armed mob of 2,000 to 2,500 men descended upon Arun Senior Secondary Modern School in Brijpuri-Mustafabad area in broad daylight. They launched petrol bombs from the school, also vandalising and looting it

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Delhi violence: When Kapil Mishra and Tahir Hussain used to be buddies

Politics | Feb 29, 2020, 08:03 AM IST

While former AAP councillor Tahir Hussain is being probed for his role in Delhi violence, his former buddy Kapil Mishra has come under heavy scrutiny for a speech he made at Jafrabad, following which the violence escalated

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In NUMBERS: Is a trade deal with the US in India’s national interest?

Business | Feb 24, 2020, 07:12 PM IST

In the list of top 10 companies getting H1-B visas in 2016, 37,370 visas were given to Indian companies which is 51 per cent of the total H1-B visas given to top ten companies that year. But in 2019, of the total H1-B visas granted to top 10 companies, only 9,808 visas, i.e. 24 per cent were given to Indian companies

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Coronavirus outbreak in China an opportunity for India to reduce reliance on China: Ashwani Mahajan

Business | Feb 20, 2020, 05:01 PM IST

"We are appealing to the government to check the nation's economic dependence on China," said Swadeshi Jagran Manch's co-convenor Ashwani Mahajan, referring to India's ballooning trade deficit with the world's second-largest economy

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Taliban peace deal on the heels of Trump’s India visit? Experts wary of US’ expectations from India

World | Feb 16, 2020, 03:51 PM IST

“In all probability, President Trump may once again throw in a request for Indian troops to be stationed in Afghanistan, a proposal clearly outside Indian interests and capability,” Lieutenant General (Retired) Syed Ata Hasnain, the former commander of the XV Corps of the Indian Army, said

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How could coronavirus outbreak in China, if not contained now, imperil India’s economic recovery?

Business | Feb 14, 2020, 05:51 PM IST

As India faces a challenging economic situation, having experienced six successive quarters of negative GDP growth, a disruptive shock in supply chains from a major economic partner like China will only compound economic woes

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Two weeks before Donald Trump’s India visit, US formally designates India as ‘developed’ nation

Business | Feb 13, 2020, 11:35 PM IST

The US’ Feb 10 decision to formally label India as a “developed” country, two weeks ahead of President Trump’s maiden visit, could affect ongoing negotiations over US-India Free Trade Deal