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Sri Lanka has released five Indian Tamil fishermen, who were sentenced to death by a court there for smuggling drugs, after President M Rajapaksa granted pardon following diplomatic pressure from India. They have since returned to Tamil Nadu. As expected, everyone is jumping on the bandwagon of celebrations to claim credit for this achievement. The BJP wasted no time in crediting Narendra Modi’s personal efforts in ensuring the release, of course, with ground soldier Subramanian [...]

Global Warming

Scientists all across the world are persistently working to figure out the exact cause of global warming and find ways to slow down the damage. They have found out that along with natural events, humans are again the major drivers of global warming. Their activities emit numerous gases which are accountable for global warming and greenhouse effect. These include combustion of fuel in vehicles, factories and even the production of electricity. Of all, carbon dioxide [...]

Indians kidnapped in Iraq

Iraq is experiencing the worst of sectarian war in which Sunni militants led by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) has taken over the large regions and are trying to collapse Shia government of Baghdad. ISIS’s main aim is to set up a Muslim succession across the Iraqi-Syrian border. After crossing the Tigris valley, militants have headed towards Baghdad. The Islamist group has taken over the second largest city Mosul in northern [...]

2014 Hockey World Cup

  The idea to initiate the Hockey World Cup came to Pakistan’s Air Marshal Nur Khan. He proposed his suggestion under the name Patrick Rowley to the International Hockey Federation (FIH), which then approved the same on October 26, 1969. The FIH Council on April 12, 1970 adopted the idea and decided to hold an inaugural match in Pakistan in October 1971. But internal political issues and conflict with India did not allow the first [...]

The Indo – China war of 1962 India shares a border of a substantial 3488 kilometers with China, which can be subdivided into three sectors: Western Sector: This refers to the border shared by Jammu and Kashmir, Xinjiang and Tibet. As per the claims of Indian Government China is illegally occupying an area 43,000 sq km in this sector Central Sector: This refers to the border shared by Himachal Pradesh and Uttrakhand with Tibet Eastern [...]

The AgustaWestland Chopper scam: Aptly dubbed by the media and the press as the Chopper or the Choppergate Scam, is yet another instance of defense perpetrated scam, involving the procurement of a fleet of twelve AgustaWestland AW101 helicopters, intended for delivering VVIP duties for the President of India and other important officials of the nation, who are privileged with helicopter sorties. Beginning of last year (2013), an Indian Parliament monitored investigation was launched into the [...]

China is the largest, and probably the smartest neighboring country of India. Besides being a neighboring country, China is also the largest competitor of India in every aspect of development. While India stays ahead of China in sectors like Space Technology, it is a fact that India can learn a lot of good things from China. This article attempts to capture some points that India can possibly learn from China. The diplomatic and the international [...]

On 6th August 2013, around 20 Pakistani terrorists intruded the Indian territory and killed 5 Indian soldiers. Since the starting of this year similar scenarios are prevalent with both, China and Pakistan. Are our Defence weapons just to be displayed on 26th January; I guess they can do much better than that. If I am not wrong then every soldier from the battalion of those who have been brutally killed must be thinking of taking [...]

What does China have in store for India, except of course, for all the inexpensive half-priced gizmos? Chinese incursions into Indian territory have very long shadows. Ask anyone who has lived through the devastation of 1962. While our older generations find it difficult to shake off the horrors of the conflicts which spread like malignant tumor along the Indo-Sino border, our current-day leaders have chosen to ignore the entire situation and trivialize intrusions by calling [...]

The period between 1945 to 1947 was that of an intense struggle in the Indian subcontinent. It has been described variously as the birth pangs that led to the twin countries being formed. For us, to put this period in perspective, it makes sense to start with the role of the British. The position of the colonialists was somewhat shaken post the 1945-1947 political developments with respect to the world. No longer the imperial power that [...]