Wednesday, 1 February, 2023

Topic: Russia

Jaishankar’s ‘balancing act’ with Russia is smart. But US patience will wear thin

India knows that when it comes to the crunch, it is the Western economies that will bail it out – not Russian ones. But it needs the oil badly too.

Ukrainians, Russians sacrificing lives for an illusion called ‘nation’

One expects that the Ukrainians and Russians would learn a lesson about the futility of war after a casual visit to Andriyivskyy Descent where WWII insignia is sold on the streets.

‘We don’t know their intentions,’ Ukraine doubtful of Russia’s troop withdrawal from Kherson

Ukraine reacted with caution to Russia's announcement, saying some Russian forces were still in Kherson and additional Russian manpower was being sent to the region.

Russia, USA to hold first talks under nuclear treaty since Ukraine war, says US State Dept

US State Dept spokesperson Ned Price stated that the countries are expected to discuss resuming inspections under the New START nuclear arms reduction treaty.

US Treasury targeted by Russian hackers but no major disruption took place, says official

The Treasury has attributed the attacks to Killnet, the Russian hacker group that claimed responsibility for disrupting the websites of several US states and airports in October.

India under no moral conflict to stop buying Russian oil, says Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri

Responding to question by CNN, the Union Petroleum Minister also defended India's Russian oil purchases stating that India buys in a quarter what Europe buys in one afternoon.

‘Dangerous, bloody & dirty’ game: Putin blames West for Ukraine war, plays down nuclear fears

At a Q&A session during an annual foreign policy conference in Moscow, Putin made no mention of Russia's battlefield setbacks of recent months, or of steps he has ordered in response.

India’s oil imports from Middle East fall to a 14-month low, Russian imports increase

Russia's share of India's oil imports surged to an all-time high of 23% from 19% the previous month while that of the Middle East declined to 56.4% from 59%, the data showed.

Europe is discarding human rights concerns and reaching out to energy-rich Middle East

Gulf States’ refusal to side with the West and ramp up oil production is less about Russia and more about a fundamental tenet of pursuing national interest.

UN finds Russian forces responsible for ‘vast majority’ of human rights violations in Ukraine

In a report on the four northern provinces, a UN commission found that Russian forces had indiscriminately shelled areas they were trying to capture and also attacked civilians.

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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.