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Heavy rainfall and floods devastated central China

China is reportedly witnessing the heaviest rainfall in 1,000 years. It has led to severe flooding in central China. Several videos of the devastation emerged. In one such viral clip, an underground metro train in Zhengzhou shows travellers just managing to keep their heads above water. The roads have turned into rivers, with cars even people swept away in fast-moving waters. Rivers are flowing over the danger mark in China,

खाड़ी क्षेत्र से जुडी खबरें

लेबनान के रॉकेट हमलों को इस्रायली लष्कर का प्रत्युत्तर जेरूसलेम – मंगलवार को लेबनान की सीमा में से इस्रायल पर दो रॉकेट हमले हुए। उसके बाद इस्रायल के लष्कर ने लेबनान की सीमा में तोपें दागकर प्रत्युत्तर दिया। आतंकवादियों ने किए इन रॉकेट हमलों के लिए लेबनान ज़िम्मेदार होने का आरोप इस्रायल ने किया। उसी के साथ, लेबनान का संकट इस्रायल के लिए ख़तरा नहीं बनने देंगे, ऐसी घोषणा इस्रायल

Afghan Quad - US, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan

Recently, the United States had said that about 90 per cent pullout of its troops from Afghanistan is done. However, the world is yet to understand and come to terms with US President Biden’s unfound hurry in pulling troops out of Afghanistan. Within no time from the US withdrawal, the Taliban went on the full offensive and now claims to control 85% per cent of Afghan territory. They have captured

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar meeting with Foreign Minister of Tajikistan Sirojiddin Muhriddin

Shanghai Cooperation Organization Foreign Ministers Council was recently held in Tajikistan. It was an opportunity for the Indian External Affairs Minister to network with foreign ministers of several Central Asian countries, many of whom border Afghanistan. One of the crucial meetings held was between the foreign ministers of India and Tajikistan. India is a natural ally of Tajikistan. They both share common interests and concerns, and it reflected in the

India’s ‘Development Diplomacy’ threatens China’s ‘Debt Trap Diplomacy’

Earlier this week, Beijing launched the ‘China-South Asian Countries Poverty Alleviation and Cooperative Development Centre’. China had invited Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh for the inauguration. But in a bid to create divisions in the Indian Subcontinent, China categorically avoided inviting India, Bhutan and Maldives. However, there is more to this step taken by China. Beijing is worried about India’s ‘Development Diplomacy’, which, combined with the other Quad

Taliban and Afghanistan

नाटो की वापसी के बाद तालिबान अफ़गानियों का कतलेआम करेगी – अमरीका के पूर्व राष्ट्राध्यक्ष बुश का इशारा बर्लिन – ‘नाटो सेना की वापसी के बाद तालिबान अफ़गान जनता का कत्लेआम करेगी। अफ़गानी महिलाओं और लड़कियों को शब्दों में बयान करना मुमकिन नहीं होगा, इतनी भयंकर यातनाएँ भुगतनी पड़ेंगी’, ऐसा इशारा अमरीका के पूर्व राष्ट्राध्यक्ष जॉर्ज बुश ने दिया है। इससे पहले अमरीका की पूर्व विदेशमंत्री कॉन्डोलिसा राईस और हिलरी

Potential of India-France relationship for Africa, Indo-Pacific

On 14th July 2021, France celebrated its National Day. On this occasion, the French Embassy in India said that ‘commitment, resilience, solidarity’ are three principles that define the Indo-French strategic partnership. Recently, the Indo-French ties have become more crucial and needed than at any time. France has always been a steadfast supporter and a ‘friend in need’ for India. As a part of self-reliance and deterrence, when New Delhi tested

Nepal Supreme Court orders appointment of Sher Bahadur Deuba as PM

Yesterday, Nepal Supreme Court delivered a verdict to reinstate the House of Representatives that Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli had dissolved. It also ordered the appointment of Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba as the Prime Minister of the nation within two days. Traditionally, the Nepali Congress and SB Deuba are considered pro-India, while Sharma Oli has a certain China-leaning. These developments may come as a setback to China. Overall,

S Jaishankar meets Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov

Taliban has recently claimed that it now controls over 80% of the territory in Afghanistan. It has not only rattled the Afghan government but raised concerns across Asia. Worried at these reports, Russia has said that it is prepared to activate its military base in Tajikistan against the advancing Taliban. Meanwhile, the Indian External Affairs Minister, Dr. S. Jaishankar, is on a strategically crucial visit to Russia. In Moscow, while

चिनी हुकूमत

ऑस्ट्रेलिया को पश्‍चिमी देशों से अलग करने की चीन की कोशिश – अमरिकी वरिष्ठ अधिकारी का आरोप वॉशिंग्टन/कैनबेरा/बीजिंग – चीन ‘ऑस्ट्रेलिया को समविचारी पश्‍चिमी देशों के गुट से अलग करने की कोशिश कर रहा हैं’, ऐसा अमरीका का विचार है। ऑस्ट्रेलिया पर इसका क्या असर पड़ेगा और क्या ऑस्ट्रेलिया के नज़रिये में इससे बदलाव आता है, यही उद्देश्‍य इसके पीछे है’, यह आरोप ‘इंडो-पैसिफिक’ क्षेत्र के लिए नियुक्त अमरीका के