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Chinese presence in Lanka 'could pose a threat': India

With the Chinese Navy getting new port projects in Sri Lanka, a top Indian Navy officer said that it 'could pose a threat' to Indian interests in the region and there is a need to keep a close......

Why Modi govt is going all out for Stalin visit

The Modi government wants to have a smooth relationship with the DMK government, reports R Rajagopalan. IMAGE: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin. Photograph: Anantha Krishnan/ANI Photo  ......

As India watches, China grows powerful in Sri Lanka

Xi Jinping is winning the war without firing a shot in Sri Lanka, observes Colonel R Hariharan (retd). IMAGE: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, right, bumps fists with China's State......

China gets tough with Bangladesh

We can expect to see more Chinese wolf warrior diplomats on the prowl, in India's neighbourhood, though its mailed fist is not so visible while dealing with India, observes Colonel R Hariharan......

India's Dilemma in Sri Lanka

Mahinda Rajapaksa and Modi have learnt from their past mistakes.Modi has understood that Rajapaksa is a 'forever politician' that India has to live with, observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.......

Suez, de-globalization, and a Semiconductor Fab for India

'If the almost literally heart-stopping Suez block has any positive outcome, it is to be hoped that it will accelerate the setting up of a fab (perhaps Taiwanese) in India,' asserts Rajeev......

Sri Lanka scraps 2nd deal, to re-acquire IOC's oil tanks

Sri Lanka will re-acquire 99 World War II-era oil storage tanks leased to Indian Oil Corporation in the eastern port district of Trincomalee, Energy Minister Udaya Gammanpila announced on......

Trouble brewing for India's GIFT City

At the end of October, Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena handed over the deeds for the transfer of 116 hectares in Colombo Port City to China Harbour Engineering Company on a 99-year lease......

Large hotel chains cut use of PET bottles

Large chains like the Marriott and Taj that are estimated to consume two million plastic bottles a year have taken a conscious decision to first eliminate PET bottles on their premises and then......

Bengaluru, Delhi airports lead the world

Bengaluru and Delhi airports had the fastest growth in passenger traffic in 2016 among global peers.Aneesh Phadnis reports. IMAGE: Bengaluru airport. Photograph: Kind courtesy GVK Airports in......

Around the world with Mandira Bedi

The world is Mandy's oyster. Like Amy Jackson, Mandira Bedi is an avid globe trotter as well. The actress and television presenter has been living the good life, roaming the world, and posting......

A Day of Magical Records at the Oval

Rajneesh Gupta lists all the important numbers from Day 5 of the 4th Test at the Oval. IMAGE: Jasprit Bumrah celebrates after taking Jonny Bairstow's wicket. Boom Boom's brilliant spell of fast......

A Match of Many Records

A 'second-string Indian team', as described by former Sri Lankan captain Arjuna Ranatunga, proved too strong for Sri Lanka in the first One-Day International. Led by Shikhar Dhawan, the young......

In Numbers: M S Dhoni's glorious career

IMAGE: Mahendra Singh Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket on Saturday, August 15. Photographs: BCCI   Not one to hog the limelight, Mahendra Singh Dhoni ended his India......

Rohit's super stats from Visakhapatnam Test

Rajneesh Gupta presents the numbers from the first Test. IMAGE: Rohit Sharma celebrates scoring a hundred in his first Test as India opener. Photograph: BCCI The 317 run opening stand between......

Sri Lanka: Champs once; runners up twice

Rajneesh Gupta highlights important numbers featuring the Sri Lankan team from the World Cups.   Result Summary IMAGE: Sri Lanka celebrate winning the 1996 World Cup. Photograph:......
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