Friday, 24 March, 2023

Topic: Ukraine

UK’s Rishi Sunak extends support to Ukraine, awards 4.94 bn contract for warships

'Russia's actions put all of us at risk,' said UK PM Rishi Sunak at the G20 summit as he announced a 4.94 billion contract to BAE Systems to build five ships for the Royal Navy.

Stop Ukraine war—Time Biden and Putin listen to what India is saying, the world is fed up

Eight months into the Ukraine conflict, India and the world wish it would end soon so that all can get back to the serious business of rebuilding economies.

India declines to disclose upcoming UN General Assembly vote on Ukraine

Speaking at a media briefing in Australia, India's External Affairs Minister Jaishankar said "as a matter of prudence and policy, we don't predict our votes in advance".

Bunkers, air raid apps — with ‘no option left’, some Indian students are returning to Ukraine

Last month, Modi govt told Supreme Court Indian medical students who returned from Ukraine can't be accommodated in universities back home. As many as 20,000 students returned amid war.

The end of Vladimir Putin? It might come sooner than you think

Vladimir Putin has broken his compact with the Russian people, and, for the first time, created an incentive for the country's elites to unite against him.

Nobel Peace Prize 2022 goes to rights advocate from Belarus, Russian & Ukrainian rights groups

Russian human rights organisation Memorial and Ukrainian human rights organisation Center for Civil Liberties have been awarded the prize.

Russian patrol detains head of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant, says in-charge company

Murashov was detained on his way from Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant, Europe's largest, to the town of Enerhodaron Friday, according to head of state-owned company in charge of the plant

India abstains as Russia vetoes UNSC draft resolution on Moscow’s “illegal referenda”

India’s Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj said that India is deeply disturbed by the developments in Ukraine and has advocated that no solution can ever arrive at the cost of human lives.

Putin declares annexation of four Ukrainian regions, partly occupied by Russian forces

The declaration came 3 days after completion of 'referendums' in which Moscow's proxies in the occupied regions claimed majorities of up to 99% in favour of joining Russia.

‘Entire villages are leaving’ — Ukrainians flee under military watch from Russian annexation

As Russia prepares to annex a swathe of Ukrainian territory the size of Portugal in four provinces, hundreds of Ukrainians escaped through the last Russian checkpoint.

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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.