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Sorry, folks, the Samosa Is Not Indian

Sorry, folks, the Samosa Is Not Indian

Rediff.com2 days ago

Where paneer came to India from... How sambar got its name... Gulab jamun does not have Indian roots...

China, Russia, Iran and terrorism big 4 threats, says UK spy chief

China, Russia, Iran and terrorism big 4 threats, says UK spy chief

Rediff.com4 days ago

China, Russia, Iran and international terrorism form the 'big four' set of security threats in an era of dramatic change, Britain's chief spy said in a rare public speech on Tuesday.

India, Pakistan, Taliban On Same Page?

India, Pakistan, Taliban On Same Page?

Rediff.com5 days ago

Delhi has come to accept the Taliban takeover in Kabul as a reality and seems increasingly unsure of its dogmatic view of the Taliban as a mere proxy of the Pakistani military and security establishment, observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

Argentina, Dutch qualify for 2022 FIFA World Cup

Argentina, Dutch qualify for 2022 FIFA World Cup

Rediff.com17 Nov 2021

Mbappe and Benzema inspire France to 2-0 win against Finland

120 kg of heroin worth Rs 600 cr seized in Gujarat, 3 held

120 kg of heroin worth Rs 600 cr seized in Gujarat, 3 held

Rediff.com15 Nov 2021

Earlier, in September, authorities seized around 3,000 kg of the drug at the Mundra port in Gujarat's Kutch district.

Don't want any conflict with any country, including India: Taliban

Don't want any conflict with any country, including India: Taliban

Rediff.com14 Nov 2021

'Women have 100 per cent inclusion in the health sector. They are also teaching in the education sector. They are working in each and every one of those sectors where they are required'

Biden Checkmates China in Kabul

Biden Checkmates China in Kabul

Rediff.com11 Nov 2021

Beijing's growing assertiveness as kingmaker in Kabul has suffered a setback with Washington quietly moving in, observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

'India needs to do much more in Afghanistan'

'India needs to do much more in Afghanistan'

Rediff.com11 Nov 2021

'The threat of ceding space to China in Afghanistan appears to be one factor propelling our government to get a bit more active now.'

'Taliban not involved in Kashmir violence'

'Taliban not involved in Kashmir violence'

Rediff.com11 Nov 2021

'It was always anticipated that the return of the Taliban would embolden armed Islamists including anti-India groups like the Lashkar and Jaish.'

PM Modi suggests 4 focus areas for Afghanistan in meeting with NSAs

PM Modi suggests 4 focus areas for Afghanistan in meeting with NSAs

Rediff.com10 Nov 2021

The need for an inclusive government in Kabul and a zero-tolerance stance on the use of Afghan territory by terrorist groups are among four aspects that Prime Minister Narendra Modi listed on Wednesday for countries in the region to focus on in the backdrop of the developments in the war-torn nation.

Afghanistan must not become haven for terror, says Delhi declaration

Afghanistan must not become haven for terror, says Delhi declaration

Rediff.com10 Nov 2021

Top security czars of India, Russia, Iran and five central Asian countries on Wednesday pledged to work for ensuring that Afghanistan does not become a safe haven for global terrorism and called for the formation of an open and truly inclusive government in Kabul.

China to attend Pak's meet over India's NSA summit

China to attend Pak's meet over India's NSA summit

Rediff.com10 Nov 2021

China said that it would not attend the security dialogue on Afghanistan convened by India due to "scheduling reasons".

8 nations call for joint efforts to deal terrorism from Afghanistan

8 nations call for joint efforts to deal terrorism from Afghanistan

Rediff.com10 Nov 2021

Doval said it is time for closer consultations, greater cooperation and coordination among the regional countries to deal with the challenges emanating from Afghanistan.

Shooting: Manu wins mixed gold; Rahi claims silver

Shooting: Manu wins mixed gold; Rahi claims silver

Rediff.com9 Nov 2021

India's shooter Rahi Sarnobat claimed the silver medal after enduring a weapon malfunction in the women's 25m pistol event of the President's Cup in Wroclaw, Poland on Tuesday.

Why China won't attend NSA-level meet on Afghanistan hosted by India

Why China won't attend NSA-level meet on Afghanistan hosted by India

Rediff.com9 Nov 2021

"Due to scheduling reasons, it is inconvenient for China to attend the meeting," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin told mediapersons.

India can fight China, but not with a divided house

India can fight China, but not with a divided house

Rediff.com9 Nov 2021

We understand the electoral compulsions, the desperate need for the BJP to have at least 50 per cent of the Hindus vote for them in Uttar Pradesh in a few months. For that, you need polarisation, put your own Muslim compatriots on the 'other' side. This is how your domestic politics runs contrary to your national, strategic interest, warns Shekhar Gupta.

Afghan Meet: India's Time To Play A Role

Afghan Meet: India's Time To Play A Role

Rediff.com9 Nov 2021

The alacrity with which regional States responded to Delhi's invite signals that expectations are high regarding an Indian role in the efforts to stabilise the situation in Afghanistan, observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

After Pak, China too to skip NSAs meet on Afghanistan

After Pak, China too to skip NSAs meet on Afghanistan

Rediff.com8 Nov 2021

China has said it will not attend the regional security dialogue on Afghanistan being hosted by India on November 10 due to a 'scheduling issue,' sources said.

India Tries To Find A New Route in Kabul

India Tries To Find A New Route in Kabul

Rediff.com4 Nov 2021

The terrible beauty of Doval's initiative is that it is all about a new journey rather than about a set compass pointing toward a pre-determined destination, observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

Why I followed Guru Nanak

Why I followed Guru Nanak

Rediff.com4 Nov 2021

One man follows Guru Nanak's visits to multi-faith sites across nine countries.

Aryan today, tomorrow it can be your child

Aryan today, tomorrow it can be your child

Rediff.com1 Nov 2021

You aren't dealing with a normal, civilised, law. The NDPS Act, in its preconditions for bail, and insistence on evidence of innocence rather than guilt, is worse than UAPA. Imagine yourself or your child at the other end of this, observes Shekhar Gupta.

Modi's plane flies over Pak airspace en route to Italy

Modi's plane flies over Pak airspace en route to Italy

Rediff.com31 Oct 2021

Prime Minister Modi's plane Boeing 777, 300ER, K7066 entered the Pakistani airspace from Bahawalpur, passed through Turbat and Panjgur and via Iran and Turkey reached Italy, The Express Tribune reported.

Mixed luck for Indian players in FIDE Grand Swiss chess tourney

Mixed luck for Indian players in FIDE Grand Swiss chess tourney

Rediff.com29 Oct 2021

Indian players experienced mixed fortunes in the second round of the FIDE Grand Swiss chess tournament here with two each in the men's and women's sections registering victories.

India to restart Covid vaccine export by year end

India to restart Covid vaccine export by year end

Rediff.com25 Oct 2021

India is committed to supplying COVID-19 vaccines to other nations and such supplies are likely to begin by the end of this year, as the abundant production will not just meet domestic needs but also generate surplus for exports a top government official said on Monday.

Indian delegation meets Taliban team in Moscow

Indian delegation meets Taliban team in Moscow

Rediff.com21 Oct 2021

The Indian side expressed readiness to provide extensive humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan, Mujahid was quoted as saying by Afghanistan's Tolo News.

PIX: Messi-Mbappe lift PSG to win; Liverpool edge Atletico

PIX: Messi-Mbappe lift PSG to win; Liverpool edge Atletico

Rediff.com20 Oct 2021

Images from the UEFA Champions League matches played on Tuesday.

Bhutan-China Treaty: Setback For India

Bhutan-China Treaty: Setback For India

Rediff.com19 Oct 2021

Thimpu apparently didn't think it necessary to take Delhi into confidence. Bhutan is loathe to getting dragged into the geopolitical rivalry between India and China. And for Beijing, this was too good an opportunity to be missed to thumb its nose at the powers-that-be in Delhi, points out Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

Kashmiri youth 'rescued' from IS dragnet ends in jail

Kashmiri youth 'rescued' from IS dragnet ends in jail

Rediff.com17 Oct 2021

Parvez, a resident of the downtown area in Khanyar, was 21 when he was rescued from Ankara, after his parents claimed he had been misguided by some people to join the terror ranks.

WC qualifiers: Ronaldo tricks; crowd trouble at Eng, Poland matches

WC qualifiers: Ronaldo tricks; crowd trouble at Eng, Poland matches

Rediff.com13 Oct 2021

Images and summary of all the World Cup 2022 qualifiers played across continents on Tuesday.

US Is Back In Business In Afghanistan

US Is Back In Business In Afghanistan

Rediff.com13 Oct 2021

Russia and China are tight-fisted and Iran is broke and none of them has the political will or capacity to bankroll the Afghan economy, which only the US can, points out Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

Chess: Indian GM Iniyan wins La Nucia Open

Chess: Indian GM Iniyan wins La Nucia Open

Rediff.com12 Oct 2021

Indian GM S L Narayanan finishes second in chess tourney in Armenia

Father of Pakistan's nuclear bomb AQ Khan passes away at 85

Father of Pakistan's nuclear bomb AQ Khan passes away at 85

Rediff.com10 Oct 2021

AQ Khan, a controversial scientist known as the father of Pakistan's clandestine nuclear programme, passed away here on Sunday after a brief illness. He was 85.

For Taliban, US is Important

For Taliban, US is Important

Rediff.com9 Oct 2021

The Taliban knows that Washington holds the key, points out Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

NIA to probe 2,988 kg heroin seizure at Mundra port

NIA to probe 2,988 kg heroin seizure at Mundra port

Rediff.com6 Oct 2021

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday took over the probe into the seizure of 2,988 kg narcotic at the Mundra port in Gujarat, an official said.

The US Great Game in Kabul Begins!

The US Great Game in Kabul Begins!

Rediff.com6 Oct 2021

There is no better way to address the security threat emanating from ISIS and other terrorist groups in Afghanistan than by co-opting the Taliban, asserts Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

China delivers US$ 31 mn in humanitarian aid to interim Taliban govt

China delivers US$ 31 mn in humanitarian aid to interim Taliban govt

Rediff.com30 Sep 2021

China's Ambassador to Afghanistan Wang Yu and Acting Minister of Refugee Affairs of the Afghan caretaker government Khalil-ur-Rehman Haqqani attended the handover ceremony at the airport.

US On Diplomacy Road With Taliban?

US On Diplomacy Road With Taliban?

Rediff.com29 Sep 2021

There is growing acceptance of the idea in the international community that engaging the Taliban government is a far better approach than ostracising it, observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

In Pics: Glimpses of Z-Morh and Zojila tunnels

In Pics: Glimpses of Z-Morh and Zojila tunnels

Rediff.com29 Sep 2021

While the 6.5-km the Z-Morh tunnel is expected to be completed by next year, ahead of the target date of December 2023, the 14.15 km Zojila tunnel is also scheduled to be completed ahead of the target date of 2026, National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited officials said.

A Challenging US Visit for Modi

A Challenging US Visit for Modi

Rediff.com27 Sep 2021

This visit has ended on a vastly different note in comparison with Modi's previous visits. Call it a rebuke, call it a censure, call it a distancing from Modi, the sharp message would have gone home, observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

Has Pakistan Learnt Its Afghan Lessons?

Has Pakistan Learnt Its Afghan Lessons?

Rediff.com24 Sep 2021

Imran Khan knows Pakistan is holding a strong hand and doesn't have to flaunt it while claiming victory. But Pakistan has learned from the experience of the 1990s -- high risk of going out on a limb, asserts Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

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