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Joint communique of leaders roundtable of Belt and Road forum

Joint communique of leaders roundtable of Belt and Road forum

1. We, President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China, President Mauricio Macri of the Republic of Argentina, President Alexander Lukashenko of the Republic of Belarus, President Michelle Bachelet Jeria of the Republic of Chile, President Milos Zeman of the Czech Republic, President Joko …

Hackers lure mid-ranking officers with promise of overseas posts

Hackers lure mid-ranking officers with promise of overseas posts

A massive cyber attack on the computers of Indian Army officers has been thwarted. Suspected Pakistani and Chinese hackers attempted to inject data stealing malware on military systems by luring army officers by offering a foreign posting to Sri Lanka. ‘The pinpointed attacks were launched …

On road to debt trap

On road to debt trap

China’s grandiose global connectivity initiative — One Belt One Road (OBOR) or Belt& Road Initiative (linking China with Europe via SE Asia & C Asia through land & sea links) — which is set to receive a formal endorsement at the May 14-15 international meet …

Rajinikanth’s visit triggers opposition

Rajinikanth’s visit triggers opposition

Superstar Rajinikanth’s visit to Sri Lanka next month to inaugurate a housing scheme has met with opposition from pro-Tamil outfits here, who cautioned him from getting “involved” in the emotive ethnic issue. Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) and Tamizhaga Vazhvurimai Katchi (TVK) urged the top actor …

Did the CIA know Rajiv Gandhi was to be ASSASSINATED?

Did the CIA know Rajiv Gandhi was to be ASSASSINATED?

Five years before Rajiv Gandhi was killed in 1991, the US Central Intelligence Agency prepared a very detailed report on what would happen if he was either assassinated, or forced to make an abrupt departure from the Indian political scene. A 23-page report, titled India …

Tamil nationalism attempts to emerge on the fringes of jallikattu

Tamil nationalism attempts to emerge on the fringes of jallikattu

“Modhalla Maadu, Apparum Thani Tamil Nadu.” “First the bull and then a separate Tamil Nadu.” On Sunday, a Tamil news channel beamed visuals of a child holding a placard carrying this slogan at the Marina beach in Chennai, where thousands continue to protest since Tuesday …

The year of the American Commando

The year of the American Commando

They could be found on the outskirts of Sirte, Libya, supporting local militia fighters, and in Mukalla, Yemen, backing troops from the United Arab Emirates. At Saakow, a remote outpost …

Russia’s Hacks

Russia’s Hacks

Russia’s unprecedented intervention in the United States election came amid more than United States-Russia tension and Donald J. Trump’s praise of Vladimir V. Putin, the Russian president. It also coincided with a growing belief, in Moscow, that Russia faced an imminent threat in Hillary Clinton’s …

Pope’s reforms divide opinion

Pope’s reforms divide opinion

The papacy is no longer a lifetime job. Pope Francis could decide to resign at some point, following the example of his predecessor, Emeritus Pope Benedict, frail but still living in retirement inside the walls of the Vatican at the age of 89. Under a …

Uber drivers deserve workers’ rights

Uber drivers deserve workers’ rights

Uber drivers are not self-employed and should be paid the “national living wage”, a UK employment court has ruled in a landmark case which could affect tens of thousands of workers in the gig economy. The ride-hailing app could now be open to claims from …