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Why is China Focusing on Tibet?

Wang Yang and Xi Jinping's visits signal the beginning of a major Chinese push to bring about a transformation of Tibet, observes Jayadeva Ranade, the distinguished China expert and retired RA&W......

13 US soldiers, 60 Afghans killed in ISIS attacks in Kabul

Thirteen US soldiers were killed and 18 others injured in the attack outside the Kabul airport carried out by the Islamic State in one of the worst terrorist strikes in Afghanistan in over a year,......

INS Vikrant : 12 years late, 13 times the cost

The MiG29K and MiG29KUB, the aircraft carrier's primary fighters, spent more time in the hangar than in the air, with fleet serviceability remaining below 50 per cent, reports Ajai Shukla. IMAGE:......

Japan or Environment: What is US priority?

Bibhu Prasad Routray explains why the US is supporting Japan's resolve to release 'treated' radioactive waste water into the Pacific Ocean. And what role China plays in the US decision. IMAGE: The......

Pegasus row: Tharoor-led Parl panel to quiz MHA, MeitY officials

A parliamentary standing committee, chaired by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, will question officials of the Ministry of Information and Technology and the Ministry of Home Affairs in connection with......

Govt to snip red-tape in PSU sale approval, cut time frame by 90%

The idea is to do away with the need for the approval of the Core Group of Secretaries on Divestment for privatisation of companies, especially in non-strategic sectors. Illustration: Dominic......

Has India lost out in the global 5G race?

Several factors have held India back. One is DoT policy somersaults and lack of clarity on whether to or not to ban Chinese gear makers. IMAGE: Kindly note that this image has been posted for......

How FM plans to tackle air pollution and save environment

The Centre on Monday earmarked a separate Rs 2,217 crore for 42 urban centres to tackle air pollution and announced the much-awaited voluntary vehicle scrapping policy to phase out old and......

Subsidy for jobs creation, IT relief for homes: FM

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday announced tax relief on select home sale deals, enhanced credit guarantee programme for small businesses and provided incentives for new job creation......

Corporatising OFBs: An idea whose time has come

'The much-awaited decision could be a welcome change at a time when the Indian armed forces are crying for self-reliance and the defence industry is looking forward to more indigenisation,' notes......

Japan to explore 'simplified' Olympics

IMAGE: 3D printed Olympics logo is seen in front of displayed world map and 'Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)' words in this illustration taken. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters Japan will......

Coronavirus concerns overshadow Olympic flame arrival in Japan

IMAGE: Tokyo 2020 Olympics President Yoshiro Mori receives the Olympic Flame from three-time Olympic gold medalists Tadahiro Nomura and Saori Yoshidabe who transported it from Greece to Japan, at......

Nikhat selected for boxing trials of Olympic qualifiers

IMAGE: Mary Kom has been ranked one, Nikhat Zareen was given a second ranking, while Jyoti and Ritu have been ranked third and fourth respectively. Photograph: Nikhat Zareen/Twitter Nikhat......

Extras: No broadcast of Arsenal-City game in China

News of all that's transpired on and off the football field IMAGE: An ethnic Uighur demonstrator holds a placard with a picture of English soccer club Arsenal's midfielder Mesut Ozil during a......

Cricket Buzz: PCB to wait for BCCI's confirmation for Asia Cup

IMAGE: Image used for representational purposes. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has set June 2020 as  deadline for the Indian Cricket Board to confirm its......

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