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China's defence spend: $146 bn. India's: $40 bn!

Confronting a slowdown in growth, China says it will only increase its defence budget by 7.6% this year, against the anticipated rise of between 20% and 30%. 'It is difficult to explain the......

The Lahore Summit: The Nuclear Angle

'All this talk of 'tactical nuclear weapons' or a limited nuclear war are 'false flags'! It looks like India and Pakistan are slowly but surely inching towards this realism,' says Colonel Anil A......

BJP following Congress' 'outdated" China policy: Swamy

The Bharatiya Janata Party government is following Congress' "outdated" China policy, senior party leader Subramanian Swamy said as he termed Beijing's backing to Pakistan in the United Nations on......

When Modi gave Australian PM a warm hug

As visiting G20 leaders trooped one by one into their summit venue,  the host and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott received a warm hug from his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi.......

Iraq and the outer ring of India's security

It is time to throw an outer ring around India's national security by proactively engaging in areas immediately outside our neighbourhood. Such a ring will not only insulate India from emerging......

Bankruptcy bill passage enthuse markets; Nifty settles at 7,900

  After a dismal trading session yesterday, markets bounced back today owing to a spectacular rally in bank stocks after the Rajya Sabha passed the Bankruptcy Bill. In the banking pack, ICICI......

Sensex slumps over 500 points as China rattles global stocks

  Benchmark shares indices crashed over 2%, amid a sell-off in Asia and Europe, after suspension of trading in Chinese shares post the sharp plunge in Shanghai Composite. Further,......

India-Singapore trade has future but few hurdles may come in the way

No matter how much Singapore changes, the promise of the 'Look East' policy will remain elusive until conditions in India alter, says Sunanda K Datta-Ray. Lee Hsien Loong's splendid victory......

Big question from the Greece crisis: Do history and geography trump economics?

How did Greece, the country of Archimedes and Socrates and Plato and Pythagoras, come to such dire straits, asks Ajit Balakrishnan. Like any Indian schoolboy, or should I say any schoolboy......

Inflation targeting can be a game changer

Is the recent agreement between the Government of India and the Reserve Bank of India to make inflation targeting the central bank's prime focus the way to go?  Rediff.com will publish a......

Review: Gali Gali Chor Hai is a lame satire

Shaikh Ayaz writes Gali Gali Chor Hai is such a lame comedy, you end up laughing AT the film.Anchored in the David Dhawan-style of filmmaking, director Rumy Jafry turns a new leaf in this career......

India hoping for 'something special'

- Scorecard\nIndia may be in dire straits but middle order batsman VVS Laxman believes all is not lost yet and the team can conjure up "something special" on Day 4 to save the second Test against......

Former India cricketer Deepak Shodhan passes away

Former Test cricketer Deepak Shodhan, the first Indian to score a memorable ton in his debut innings, died on Monday at his residence in his birth place, Ahmedabad aged 87. According to informed......

Why spectators want Djokovic's opponents to win

'The future of men's tennis will be defined by Djokovic's attempt to win a Grand Slam.''It is a testament to how good he is and how depleted the top ranks of men's tennis is at the moment that he......

Ranji Trophy round-up: Bengal grabs three points despite Sehwag 50

Owing to their first innings lead, Bengal grabbed three crucial points against Haryana after their Group A Ranji Trophy match ended in a draw at the CH Bansi Lal Cricket Stadium, Lahli in......

Ranji round-up: Saha's unbeaten ton lifts Bengal from trouble

A round-up of the opening day's actions of the Ranji Trophy matches being played in different parts of the country.  Not less than 48 hours after returning from the grueling tour to......
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Iran shifts toward India with Chabahar port deal to tap Afghan riches

Closer ties with Iran allow New Delhi to secure cheaper energy imports to bolster economic growth and challenge the influence of both China and... ...

http://www.livemint.com/Politics/d4TmuEw7nQGUsXgrdvpryN/Iran-shifts-toward-India-with-Chabahar-port-deal-to-tap-Afgh.html
Importance of Modi's Iran Visit

PM Modi will conclude his Iran visit today, his most important and strategic tour till date. The impact of this tour will be felt in coming years... ...

http://www.mapsofindia.com/my-india/government/importance-of-modis-iran-visit
Hundred Years on Sykes-Picot Treachery Torments the Arabs

marked one hundred years of a monumental Franco-British treachery against the Arabs, which continues to haunt and torment them despite the lapse of... ...

http://www.milligazette.com/news/14303-hundred-years-on-sykes-picot-treachery-torments-the-arabs
East Asia edges towards limited war

Chinese President Xi Jinping. Jiang faction seeks to derail Xi Jinping through raising tensions. Despite several of its members being jailed... ...

http://www.sundayguardianlive.com/news/4760-east-asia-edges-towards-limited-war
Brexit, a referendum on June 23 will decide Britain's economy

By Peter S. Goodman BIRMINGHAM: If not for the trifling matter of Britain potentially abandoning the European Union, Rowan Crozier figures the... ...

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/world-news/brexit-a-referendum-on-june-23-will-decide-britains-economy/articleshow/52373163.cms

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