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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 territory 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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Interview: 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: India Ratings

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: Taiwanese expert

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 Ramadan, 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

Sri Lankan government soldiers in protective clothes spray

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

Migrant labourers along with their families walk on a

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

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 at summit

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