‘Parliament Will Stand Firmly Behind Soldiers Guarding Our Borders’: PM Modi Praises Indian Army

Following the meeting between the foreign ministers last week, India and China agreed that both sides will adhere to the existing accords and protocols to maintain peace in the border areas. The agreement was reached amid media reports featuring satellite images allegedly showing a massive military build-up by the Chinese troops along the contested border […]

India’s Modi faces turbulent session as Parliament reopens

It includes laying out measures to revive an economy that shrank by nearly 24% in the last quarter, the most of any major country, and trying to stop a virus surge worsened by a weak and underfunded healthcare system. Other moves could be attempted to mitigate rising unemployment and solve a bitter military standoff with […]

VJ Day 2020 meaning – what is Victory over Japan Day and how is it being marked?

8.30pm – 10pm – The Nation’s TributeA special service, The Nation’s Tribute, will be led by the Duke of Cambridge, will be held at Horse Guards Parade and will be broadcast on BBC One. There will be special performances of key moments from the conflicts and veterans will read tributes. There will also be musical […]

China invokes 1962 war to put India on a defensive. It won’t work | Analysis

Caught unawares by the Indian Army August 29-30 manoeuvres, a miffed PLA decided to place an anti-aircraft gun on Black Top, south of Pangang Tso, and rolled out main battle tanks to scare the Indians. The PLA propaganda machine is screaming war with India, without realizing that the tools of present-day war are standoff weapons […]

Rohit Pawar’s scathing reply to Chirag Paswan for criticising Maharashtra

“I heard that you are worried about law and order in Maharashtra and demanding that President’s Rule be imposed. If you are so worried about the law and order, then why didn’t you demand this (President’s rule) when crimes against girls in the Muzaffarpur shelter home came to the fore in 2018. You had said […]

The Latest: Parliament opens in India, global virus hot spot

Lawmakers must wear masks and follow other sanitization protocols, sit on seats separated by transparent plastic sheets and keep their meetings limited. The Question Hour, when lawmakers ask questions to ministers and hold them accountable for the functioning of their ministries, will not be allowed.

Pakistan May Consider Holding Late-Stage Clinical Trials of Russian COVID Vaccine – Foreign Minister

“We retaliated, but not excessively, it was a defensive retaliation. We just demonstrated our alertness and our capability to respond, but we did not want to escalate the situation, and you must have noticed that the pilot that we had captured — we immediately, on our own accord released that pilot to defuse tensions,” he […]

China’s ‘hybrid war’? President, PM Modi among thousands of Indians being ‘snooped’ on, claim reports

These actions, if proven, stand to violate Indian law. Under India’s Information Technology Rules, 2011, under the IT Act, 2000, personal data is “any information regarding a natural person, which either directly or indirectly, in combination with other information available or likely to be available… is capable of identifying such person.”