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Key conspirators of 26/11 attacks remain ‘protected’ & ‘unpunished’, says Jaishankar at UNSC

Jaishankar in a special meeting on Friday said the UNSC has 'regrettably' been unable to act in cases when it comes to proscribing some terrorists because of 'political considerations.'

PM Modi speaks to UK counterpart Rishi Sunak, leaders agree on balanced ‘free trade agreement’

The leaders spoke for the first time since Sunak became British PM Tuesday. As Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sunak saw the FTA as an enormous opportunity for fintech & insurance sectors.

Foreign Minister Jaishankar to visit Russia 8 Nov, will talk bilateral, international issues

Russia Thursday asked the West to influence Ukraine not to use a ‘dirty bomb’, or resort to nuclear blackmail.

‘Nuclear weapons shouldn’t be used in Ukraine war’ — Rajnath tells Russian counterpart Sergei

Rajnath Singh told Sergei Shoigu over a phone call that the use of nuclear or radiological weapons 'goes against the basic tenets of humanity'.

US appoints another new interim envoy for India, but no full-time ambassador for past 22 months

While Washington calls its relationship with India one of the 'most consequential in the world', the absence of an ambassador in Delhi since Biden became President has raised eyebrows.

Zhou’s offer, Nehru’s defiance — insights from 3-week ‘lull period’ during 1962 India-China war

Letters between Nehru, Zhou show how they viewed boundary line differently. Some experts say Delhi was considering peace, but Beijing was buying time to launch another offensive.

Indian private firm beats 8-yr Chinese monopoly, supplies ammunition to Nepalese Army

While the Nepalese Army used to import ammunition from India, they had stopped doing so after it replaced the Indian-made INSAS rifles with the Korean and American supplied M4s, M16s and other NATO rifles.

At least 4 Indo-Pakistan Track II meetings in 2022 — discussions on ceasefire, trade, meds

Meetings have taken place between unofficial delegations in Bangkok, Muscat and London, say sources privy to recent developments. This comes even as Shah ruled out talking to Pakistan.

Pakistan exits FATF grey list, India says Islamabad must continue to act against terrorists

Islamabad has shown ‘political commitment’ in combating terrorist financing, says Paris-based Financial Action Task Force. Pakistan was in ‘grey list’ since June 2018.

US ‘closely tracking developments’ of journalist Mattoo being stopped at Delhi airport

The United States is aware of reports of Pulitzer-winning Kashmiri Sanna Irshad Mattoo allegedly being prevented from travelling to the country, a US State Department official said.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...

Defence

The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.