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File photo of Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi with supporters | Common

Why 1.5 million won’t vote when Myanmar holds its 2nd election since end of military rule

Union Election Commission of Myanmar has cancelled voting in several places, including in the Rakhine State, home to the Rohingya Muslims.
Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami at a Raigad court Wednesday | Photo: ANI

The 6 cases filed against Arnab Goswami & Republic TV in Maharashtra since 2018

The BJP and others allege that the six cases are the Maha Vikas Aghadi’s way to target Arnab Goswami and create an 'Emergency-like situation'.
Amritsar: Locals join farmers in their ongoing Rail Roko or Stop the Trains agitation, against the central government over newly passed agri-bills, at Devi Dass Pura village, 20km from Amritsar, Monday, Sep. 28, 2020. (PTI Photo) (PTI28-09-2020 000145B)

Power crisis, urea shortage, piled-up grain stock — how goods train suspension has hit Punjab

With goods trains not plying in Punjab since 2 Oct, both govt & private thermal plants are facing acute coal shortage. Urea for farms is also not reaching state, leading to shortage.
File photo of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh with US Defence Secretary Mark T Esper | ANI

All about Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement, which India and US are all set to sign

BECA will allow India and US to share geospatial information, enable interoperability of forces and is a key step for India when it comes to acquiring armed drones.
President Xi Jinping (centre) with other leaders of the Communist Party of China | Representational image: Reuters via ANI

Why India has its eye on plenary of the all-powerful Communist Party of China beginning today

The CPC is China’s sole political organisation, and its Central Committee is meeting for a plenary session as the stand-off with India at the LAC continues.
Images sourced from the AVIC website and Wikipedia | ThePrint

Why Chinese aerospace giant AVIC, at risk of US sanctions, is a challenge for India

Defence experts say AVIC is a huge company that makes a plethora of equipment and is self-reliant, which is a challenge, given India’s LAC stand-off with China.
Houses in Lailapur, Cachar, set on fire on the night of 17 October 2020 | By special arrangement

All about Assam-Mizoram border dispute, which dates back 50 yrs & still remains unresolved

The boundary issue between Assam and Mizoram has existed since the formation of Mizoram — first as a union territory in 1972, and then as a full-fledged state in 1987.
Representational image | ANI

All about La Niña, reason why India could have a colder winter than usual this year

IMD Director General Mrutyunjay Mohapatra has said winter this year will be colder than usual. The reason lies in the distant Pacific Ocean.
The RUDRAM anti- radiation missile was successfully tested Friday | Twitter | @ANI

India tests RUDRAM — here’s why first indigenous anti-radiation missile is important

DRDO Friday successfully tested the new-generation anti-radiation missile RUDRAM on a radiation target located on Wheeler Island off Odisha. 
Representational image for Google | Bloomberg file photo

Why Indian app developers are most vocal in resisting Google’s 30% ‘gatekeeper’s fee’

Google has decided to strictly impose a 30% fee on all digital purchases through Play Store, but backlash from Indian firms has caused it to push back deadline.

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