Taiwan and China have identified a broad agenda of engagement, including talks to narrow down differences over a “one-China” formulation, easing security tensions and collaboration in Beijing-led connectivity projects, following historic talks after a gap of 66 years, between Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Taiwanese counterpart Ma Ying-jeou. As
China’s President Xi Jinping on Saturday waded into the controversy regarding unimpeded access to the sea lanes of South China Sea, by pointing out that Beijing was committed to ensuring freedom of navigation in these waters. “Right of passage or flight has never been a problem and will never be
The comprehensive reform of the UN system in general and the Security Council in particular poses the biggest challenge to the partnership With the curtains finally drawn on the third India-Africa Forum Summit (IAFS)—one of the biggest and longest diplomatic jamborees ever hosted by India—there is broad consensus that while
Cameron’s government has decided to deal with India as a rising power, not merely as a South Asian entity Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting the UK this week. This visit is hugely anticipated in the UK, with the British government going all out to make it a success.
As a lethal combination of pollutants — from traffic emissions to particulates from the burning fields in Punjab and Haryana, as well as industrial effluents (and anything else I may have left out) — descends on the capital city and its luckless inhabitants, it has never been clearer how critical
India-Nepal stand-offs are not new. But Delhi may have overplayed its hand. The current tension in Nepal-India relations found its echo at the United Nations, perhaps for the first time in the 62-year-old bilateral relationship. In response to India’s acting ambassador’s comment on the Universal Periodic Report on Nepal’s human
A team of astronomers working at the National Centre for Radio Astrophysics here has discovered an extremely rare galaxy of gigantic size. This galaxy- located about nine billion light years away- emits powerful radio waves, the researchers found. Such galaxies with extremely large ‘radio size’ are called giant radio galaxies.
Move part of reform package to be rolled out before Parliament’s winter session; now up to 49% FDI allowed in defence India is looking to simplify eligibility for foreign defence equipment manufacturers to invest up to 100% in Indian ventures as part of the big-ticket reform package to be rolled
The article states that even after increased minimum price support offered by government on pulses there is going to be an increase in production by onlu 5 – 10 %. Reasons cited are poor soil moisture and that half of the cultivation of the season is already done. Farmers in
Bursting firecrackers over elections in a neighbouring country may sound controversial these days. But in the case of Myanmar, it would not be out of place if India celebrated the successful conclusion of elections there. The fact that the elections were conducted peacefully within a day, and that counting has