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“Had Jinnah been made PM, partition wouldn’t have happened,” says Dalai Lama

Doklam standoff “not a very serious”, says Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama on Wednesday said that India-China standoff at Doklam is “not a very serious” issue as the two countries live side by side. The Tibetan spiritual leader said there were periods when the two neighbours used “harsh words”, but the spirit of “Hindi Chini Bhai Bhai” is the[Read More…]

Akash missile reported 30 per cent failure rate, says CAG

Akash missile reported 30 per cent failure rate, says CAG

National auditor CAG has said a 30 per cent failure rate was found in the surface-to-air missiles Akash during testing. The report further held that such deficiencies posed an operational risk during hostilities. In a report tabled in the Lok Sabha on Saturday,  Comptroller and Auditor General said the strategic[Read More…]

Carefully following India-China border standoff, says US

The Trump Administration on Friday reiterated that India and China should engage in dialogue to “reduce tension.” The United States said it is closely and carefully following the border standoff between the two countries. “This is a situation that we are following closely and carefully. I’d have to refer you[Read More…]

China unusually aggressive on border issue: S Jaishankar

China unusually aggressive on border issue: S Jaishankar

While speaking to a group of MPs on Tuesday, Foreign Secretary, S Jaishankar, said that China’s approach to the standoff at Sikkim is ‘unusually aggressive’. The group included senior opposition leaders including Congress Vice President, Rahul Gandhi. Jaishankar assured a parliamentary committee on External Affairs, which has about 20 members[Read More…]

China: Censor blocks ‘Winnie the Pooh’ on social networks

China: Censor blocks ‘Winnie the Pooh’ on social networks

The endearing but dimwitted bear ‘Winnie the Pooh’ has been blocked on Chinese social networks over the weekend. Though the authorities did not clarify the reason behind the crackdown, the self-described “bear of very little brain” has been compared with the Chinese President, Xi Jinping in the past in memes.[Read More…]

Why is PM silent over China stand-off, asks Rahul Gandhi

Why is PM silent over China stand-off, asks Rahul Gandhi

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi has questioned the government over the stand-off with China in the Doklam area in Sikkim sector on Friday. He also questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s silence on the concern. “Why is our Prime Minister silent on China?” Gandhi tweeted. Congress vice president’s tweet came after[Read More…]

India stands with Bhutan inspite of China’s allegations

In its first statement on the Indian Army’s on-going confrontation with a Chinese patrol and road construction party that began two weeks ago, New Delhi stated on Friday that it is “deeply concerned” at China’s attempt to alter the status quo, which could have “serious security implications” for India. This[Read More…]

US places China in worst human trafficking offenders list

The US State Department placed China on its global list of the worst offenders in human trafficking on Tuesday. The country also forced labor, a move that could intensify tensions with Beijing that had lessened under President Donald Trump. However, Trump has grown increasingly upset over China’s indecisiveness on North[Read More…]

100 feared dead in massive landslide in China

100 feared dead in massive landslide in China

As per state media reports, nearly 100 people from 40 homes were feared buried in a massive landslide in Maoxian County in China’s Sichuan Province. Rescue operations are on to search for those missing. According to a statement from the Maoxian government news office, the side of a mountain collapsed,[Read More…]

By 2018, you might see flying cars finally

By 2018, you might see flying cars finally

Soon you might witness a Dutch design flying car which will be the first of its kind. After years of testing, the PAL-V company is poised to start production on what they bill as the world first: a three-wheeled gyrocopter-type vehicle which can carry two people and will be certified[Read More…]





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