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'India-US alliance to check China's rise will be catastrophic'

'India-US alliance to check China's rise will be catastrophic'

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump held their maiden meeting at the White House, a state-run Chinese daily said that any attempt by India to become US ally to counter China will not be in its interests and could even lead to catastrophic results.

Jun 27, 2017, 18:36 PM IST

Former US spymasters express concern over China's rise

Two former CIA directors have expressed concern over the rise of an aggressive China which, they say, is seeking to check US influence in the region and dominate Asia.

Feb 02, 2017, 13:05 PM IST
Soviet Union had anticipated Rajiv would be Indira Gandhi's heir, not Sanjay: CIA papers

Soviet Union had anticipated Rajiv would be Indira Gandhi's heir, not Sanjay: CIA papers

In a report prepared a day after Indira Gandhi's assassination on October 31, 1984, the CIA assessed that Moscow will be well placed to manipulate India's heightened security concerns.

Jan 25, 2017, 16:30 PM IST

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose didn't die in plane crash, claims new book

Last year, on Netaji's 119th birth anniversary on January 23, as many as 100 secret files were made public by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Jan 06, 2017, 19:50 PM IST

Margaret Thatcher's resignation shocked US, Soviet Union: Files

Margaret Thatcher became the British Prime Minister on May 04, 1979, and was the first woman to hold the position in British history.

Dec 30, 2016, 14:54 PM IST
North Korea begins three-day mourning for Cuban leader Fidel Castro

North Korea begins three-day mourning for Cuban leader Fidel Castro

In the Pyongyang subway, commuters in one station crowded around a glass case containing a Castro obituary published by the ruling party newspaper, Rodong Sinmun.

Nov 28, 2016, 15:52 PM IST
Castro was an inspiration for Kerala Communists

Castro was an inspiration for Kerala Communists

Fidel Castro ruled Cuba as a one-party state for almost half a century before handing over power to his brother Raul in 2008.
 

Nov 26, 2016, 15:51 PM IST

UK foreign minister plays down new Cold War with Russia

British foreign minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday it was not "entirely right" to talk about a new Cold War with Russia because Moscow did not pose as much of a threat to global stability as the former Soviet Union had.

Oct 13, 2016, 16:03 PM IST

Afghan refugees leave Pakistan over tougher measures on visits home

More than five times the number of Afghan refugees returned home from Pakistan in August than in July, the United Nations` refugee office said on Tuesday, seeking to escape harassment in the host nation and stiffer measures on visits home. 

Sep 06, 2016, 17:13 PM IST

Fire kills at least 16 in Moscow printing works

A fire in a warehouse at a Moscow printing works killed at least 16 people on Saturday morning, an Emergencies Ministry official told Rossiya-24 TV station.

Aug 27, 2016, 14:20 PM IST

Japan protests to Russia over man detained on disputed island

Japan on Monday lodged a diplomatic protest with Russia over the detention of a Japanese citizen visiting an island disputed by the two countries.

Aug 22, 2016, 13:46 PM IST
Vladimir Putin dismisses powerful chief of staff

Vladimir Putin dismisses powerful chief of staff

Ivanov, a reputed hawk who served as defence minister from 2001 to 2007, was appointed Kremlin chief of staff in late 2011.

Aug 12, 2016, 17:30 PM IST

Peter Thiel tells Republican convention he is ''proud to be gay''

Republican National Convention to urge the country to discard petty cultural battles.

Jul 22, 2016, 08:49 AM IST