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Can Navy Counter China In Indian Ocean?

New Delhi's regional partners in restraining a belligerent China -- primarily the US, Japan, Australia and Singapore -- would like the Indian Navy to lock down the Indian Ocean Region, while the......

Xi meets Putin, raises concerns over war in Ukraine

In what is seen as the first sign of China's exasperation over Russia's Ukraine war, Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday raised 'questions and concerns' over the conflict in his meeting in......

'Vandalism of Gandhi's statues in the US is a matter of deep concern'

'Attacking his statues disregard his values, which as we know are most needed in the world today.' IMAGE: The Mahatma Gandhi statue outside the Tulsi Mandir in Queens, New York. Photograph:......

'Extremely difficult' phase after what China did on border: Jaishankar

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Thursday that the relationship between India and China is going through an "extremely difficult phase" after what Beijing has done at the border and......

'Modi has done little to punish China'

'It is only when Beijing sees a country with an infirm political will such as India that it acts up as the PLA has done in eastern Ladakh.' IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi with Xi......

Russia offers oil at even cheaper rates to India

In a bid to counter the growing clamour among the G7 nations to enforce a price cap on Russian oil, Moscow has told New Delhi it is willing to provide petroleum at even lower rates than before to......

GAIL feels blowback from Ukraine war

On February 24, when Vladi­mir Putin announced a military operation on Ukraine, few would have thought that Indian government-owned GAIL India would feel the impact. Photograph: Adnan......

Covid-19: Remittances from West Asia hit in FY21

The money sent home by Indians from West Asian countries took a beating in 2020-21 due to the pandemic. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters On the other hand, overseas Indians in advanced nations......

India's Russian revolution: Why refiners are buying more Russian crude

For India to become a fuel export powerhouse, and diversify its supply sources, New Delhi must stand up to western pressure, and let private refiners pump products overseas. S Dinakar reports.......

Why are foreign banks marching out of retail banking?

Foreign banks set the template in consumer banking in its infancy, but have almost vacated this booming space. Raghu Mohan reports. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com On March 8, Axis Bank......

'Never ever had I imagined that I would one day give a voice to my nation'

'A Colourful World is for every child, telling them that like the different coloured crayons in a box, they should also appreciate their differing identities, shine and live peacefully with other......

The Buddhist Who May Bring Home The Oscar

'The richness of Buddhism makes it possible for us to create these stories and to interpret them.' Pawo Choyning Dorji learned film-making by observing and working with his spiritual guru,......

Bollywood 2021: J to Q RECAP

Even with an on-going pandemic, theatres in many states functioning at 50 per cent occupancy, a relatively quieter social life and fewer movies, Bollywood still managed to pack in plenty of drama......

The BEST OTT SHOWS of 2021

Once upon a time, we were so starved for entertainment that anything from documentaries on agriculture to hours of classical music was happily lapped up. But in the day and age of streaming,......

The BEST International Films of 2021

2021 may go down in the history of world cinema as having produced the largest number of good quality films from across the world. What is remarkable is that practically all of these films were......

Elvis, Rimo first Indian relay team to cross North Channel

IMAGE: Elvis Ali Hazarika, in picture, of Assam and West Bengal's Rimo Saha are the first relay team from India as well as Asia to cross the North Channel in Europe. Photograph: Elvis Ali......

SCO should stage major sporting event, says Putin

'We suggest the possibility of holding a complex of sporting competitions within the framework of the SCO: summer events in 2024, winter in 2026.' IMAGE: Russian President Vladimir Putin made......

AIFF Polls: Kalyan ahead of Bhutia as football body set to get its first 'Player President'

Photograph: Kalyan Chaubey/Twitter Winds of change were blowing over the All India Football Federation on the eve of its polls as the sports body braced up to elect a former player as its......

FIFA's reprieve for India too late for Gokulam Kerala women

'The ban and the timing of lifting it is unfair to Gokulam Kerala because we had been preparing for the tournament for about two months.' IMAGE: Gokulam Kerala, the Indian Women's League......

Asia Cup: India's old guard holds the key against Pakistan

IMAGE: The Asia Cup is the perfect platform for Virat Kohli to return to form after enduring a tough phase in the last few years. Photograph: ANI A captain with a new batting philosophy and a......

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