A sense of impasse is gripping Hong Kong as pro-democracy protests entered their fourth week and the Government having limited options to end the crisis, things seem difficult. Demonstrators are increasingly willing to go for violent confrontation with the police.
A group of economists have written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking the Government not to ‘dilute’ the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) introduced by the Congress-led UPA Government. While the scheme looks dubious on the surface, it reveals problematic issues beneath the surface.
At least 3 Indians were killed as the death toll in one of the worst snowstorms to hit Nepal’s Himalayan mountain range reached 30 today.
In the wilderness for a long time, former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf has made an anti-India rant by saying Pakistan needs to “incite” those “fighting” in Kashmir.
This week, team Niti Central’s international media round-up takes a look at the ongoing India-Pakistan standoff over LoC ceasefire violations. Also, Chinese President Xi Jinping warning officials to ward off the temptation of corruption and Western ideas of democracy by citing Han Fei, a Chinese nobleman, renowned for his stark advocacy of autocratic rule more than 2,200 years ago.
A team of UN military observers has visited the villages along the International Border with India to get first-hand information on the situation, Pakistani officials said today.
China today sharply reacted to India’s plans to construct a road network along the McMohan line in Arunachal Pradesh and expressed hope that India will not take any action which may complicate the situation before a final settlement is reached to end the boundary dispute. “We still need to verify the specifics. The boundary issue between China and India is left by colonial past.
Last year, Russia announced the start of offshore oil production in the Arctic, upstaging its Western rivals in the rush for the region’s energy riches. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin described the Arctic region, which is estimated to hold 13 per cent of the world’s as yet untapped energy reserves, as essential for Russia’s economic and security interests.
Indian Army’s firm response to the Pakistani Army’s unprovoked firing from across the LoC at unarmed, innocent civilians in Jammu sector and has sent a strong message the the power corridors of the neighbouring nation. Government’s response to the current escalated tension has been appreciated by everybody in India.
The Greendex survey by National Geographic ranks India first in terms of sustainable food culture. While vegetarianism is one of the major factors contributing to this (almost 25 per cent of Indians are vegetarians) the variety of climate and natural bounty are other reasons for this. Food choices are definitely […]