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Power And Politeness

Power And Politeness

More than ten years ago, Shiv Shankar Menon, then a foreign secretary designate, was taken aback, when during a visit to Kathmandu, an Indian journalist queried him about incidents of misbehaviour by the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) towards ordinary people, mostly Nepalese.

What is Indus Water Treaty: All you need to know about India, Pakistan water dispute

What is Indus Water Treaty: All you need to know about India, Pakistan water dispute

Indian and Pakistani officials are currently in the midst of a two day meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission, starting Monday. The meeting is likely to address the conflict between the two countries over the construction of the Kishenganga and Ratle hydroelectric plants on Kishenganga and Chenab rivers respectively.

Yogi Adityanath to take oath as UP chief minister, Keshav Maurya, Dinesh Sharma to be his deputies

Yogi Adityanath to take oath as UP chief minister, Keshav Maurya, Dinesh Sharma to be his deputies

Putting and end to speculations, the BJP on Saturday declared Yogi Adityanath as the next chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, according to news agency ANI. Yogi, who is an MP from Gorakhpur, is known for having a staunch Hindutva ideology and making anti-Muslim statements.

Not happy with India being labelled one of the largest importers of defence equipment in world: Arun Jaitley

Not happy with India being labelled one of the largest importers of defence equipment in world: Arun Jaitley

Union minister Arun Jaitley, who was appointed the Defence minister just days ago after Manohar Parrikar stepped down to become the chief minister of Goa, met Russia’s Minister of Trade and Industry Denis Manturov at Manekshaw Centre on Friday

German carrier Lufthansa sees profits rise in 2016

German carrier Lufthansa sees profits rise in 2016

German carrier Lufthansa is reporting a 4.6 percent rise in annual profit for 2016, despite a series of costly labor disputes.

Pakistan becoming world’s terrorism factory: India at UNHRC

Pakistan becoming world’s terrorism factory: India at UNHRC

Calling Pakistan a terrorism factory, India on Wednesday lashed out at the neighbouring country saying its terror policies have alienated its own people through continued mistreatment of minorities.

Goa: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar wins trust vote, Congress’ Vishwajit Rane abstains in protest

Goa: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar wins trust vote, Congress’ Vishwajit Rane abstains in protest

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has proved his majority on the floor of the Goa Assembly. The BJP-led coalition government won the trust vote by 22 to 16. The coalition government also won the support of NCP MLA Churchill Alemao.

77 Indian fishermen released by Lankan government, repatriated

77 Indian fishermen released by Lankan government, repatriated

Seventy-seven Indian and 12 Sri Lankan fishermen were today repatriated in line with the decision taken by two countries to set free fishermen in each other’s custody to defuse tension following the killing of an Indian fisherman last week.

Despite bottom line pressure, financial year 2017 to be the best for airlines

Despite bottom line pressure, financial year 2017 to be the best for airlines

Airlines are likely to close the outgoing financial year with 22-23 per cent traffic growth, making it one of the best for the sector, even though the pressure on their bottom line is increasing as oil prices are on a northward-ho, says a report.

China urges restraint after North Korea missile launches

China urges restraint after North Korea missile launches

China called for restraint on Monday after North Korea test-launched four ballistic missiles, criticising the move but also suggesting that South Korea and the United States were partly to blame. “China is opposed to the DPRK’s launches in violation of the UN Security Council resolutions,” foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told a regular press briefing, […]