Saturday, 1 April, 2023


Biden and Xi shake hands in Bali but show they won’t stop blunting each other’s strengths

China didn't put out a single narrative on the Russia-Ukraine conflict. But there is no doubt that Beijing is uneasy about the Russian army’s dismal performance in Ukraine.

No war for now but China’s Xi Jinping won’t stop until he knows the American red line on Taiwan

For his two years in office, US President Joe Biden has sought to prove wrong the prophecy that the Americans won't enter a third world war for a small territory.

‘Shape up, or ship out’—why Nepal’s young politicians are challenging an ageing establishment

Toshima Karki to Balen Shah—Nepal’s young leaders fire warning shots at an ageing political structure.

India can’t afford to keep pvt healthcare out of Ayushman Bharat Digital. Govt must do more

Smaller healthcare providers are less likely to participate due to the high labour costs and financial costs of upgrading digital health systems.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s biggest strength lies in its weakness. That’s tempting for army

While the target and the stakes involved for the army are tempting enough, it would have to grapple with the backlash should anything happen to Imran.

I met Iranian refugee Mehran Karimi Nasseri, whose ‘Terminal’ life Spielberg adapted

Mehran Karimi Nasseri spent 18 years at Terminal 1 of Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, France. In 2004, I met him for a story, missed my flight, and was left stranded.

6 borders, 1 LoC, 4 forces—Challenges of guarding India in face of suicides, fratricides

BSF, ITBP, SSB, and Assam Rifles have been given the mandate of guarding Indian borders. These forces lose more jawans every year than the Indian army does during peacetime.

Ramayan to Mahabharat, what ancient Hindu texts teach us about honouring tribals

India has decided to mark 15 November as ‘Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas’—which falls on Birsa Munda’s birth anniversary—to recognise Adivasi contribution.

China is trying to establish permanent control over Aksai Chin: Game theory analysis

China is willing to actively support Pakistan under the framework of the Free Trade Agreement. Plans to expand exports to the latter.

Khehar to Chandrachud—attacks on CJIs show pattern as they assert judiciary’s independence

Newly appointed CJI D.Y. Chandrachud has just had a baptism by fire with individuals targeting him with wild allegations. But a bigger battle awaits him.

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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...


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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.