Tajikistan's president said today that the death toll from a series of avalanches in late January had reached 13, with the government calling for international assistance. President Emomali Rakhmon said nine people were killed on a road linking the capital ... Business Standard, 2 weeks ago
'An elephant has to behave like an elephant and not shy away from confronting the jackals,' argues Colonel (Dr) Anil A Athale.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Greetings to all fellow Indians on the occasion of the 68th Republic Day! As we complete 67 years as a Republic and 70 years as an Independent nation this year, there is much that we can be proud of. Food self-sufficiency, exploits in space like the Mangalyan, major reduction in poverty and elimination of hunger are indeed major ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
A decade after the fall of the monarchy, republican Nepal went through another year of political tumult with nothing to show at the end of it. Political gridlock persists, miseries of survivors of the April 2015 earthquake haven't abated, and jingoistic ...catchnews.com, 1 month ago
Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba on Thursday took over the baton of the chairman of the chiefs of staff committee from outgoing IAF chief Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha even as the government plans to create a new post to focus exclusively on inter-services issues and acquisitions. He would, however, be assuming charge as chairman-CoSC with effect from afternoon of December 31. Army chief Gen Dalbir Singh, who also retires from service on December 31 and Principal Staff Officers of all three ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
It is often said that the India-Indonesia relationship is overshadowed by mutual neglect.Jokowi's visit has the potential to rejuvenate a most under-rated relationship, says Dr Rahul Mishra. IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Indonesian President Joko Widodo. Indonesian President Joko Widodo, famously known as Jokowi, is paying his first-ever State visit to India from December 12. Though Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Jokowi met at a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the 9th ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The US Congress has cleared the decks for India to become a "major defence partner", with the Senate passing the 2017 National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA) - the USD 618 billion American defence budget for 2017 - by 92 to 7 votes. NDAA 2017, which asks ...Deccan Herald, 2 months ago US Congress seeks major defence partner recognition for India Deccan Herald, 2 months ago
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