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Why China Is Taking Interest in Non-Fungible Tokens?

Jan 15, 2022 Harsh Kumar

Several Chinese giants have launched their NFTs, including the state-run Xinhua News Agency, which has put up more than 100,000 digital collectibles. Why the heightened interest in NFTs?

No Forward Movement On India-China Military Commanders' Talks

Jan 14, 2022 Seema Guha

Military commanders of India and China met on Wednesday for the 14th time to discuss the pullback of troops in the Ladakh sector of the Line of Actual Control.


US Concerned Over China's Attempt To 'Intimidate' India And Other Neighbouring Countries

Ahead of the 14th round of military-level talks between India and China, the United States expressed concern over Beijing's behaviour in the region that could prove to be destabilising.

Will China Be Able To Rescue Sri Lanka Out Of Its Debt-Crisis?

Jan 10, 2022 Seema Guha

Colombo is also turning to New Delhi for help at this critical juncture. It is negotiating a $1.9 billion economic aid package, but it has not yet been finalised.


India Welcomes P5 Vow To Prevent Nuclear War

India has welcomed the vow of UN Security Council's five permanent members (the P5) to prevent the spread of nuclear disarmament.

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06 January, 2022

Australia, Japan Sign Defense Pact Amid China's Growing Assertiveness

Associated Press (AP)

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida met in a virtual summit to sign the Reciprocal Access Agreement, the first such defense pact signed by Japan with any country other than the United States.


06 January, 2022

China's Pangong Bridge In Illegally Held Area, Says MEA: No 'Russian Fix' For Indo-China Ties?

Seema Guha

The New Year is unlikely to see better ties Between India-China as MEA hits out at the Xi Jinping government over the construction of a bridge in Pangong Lake in what the MEA claimed was illegally held territory.


06 January, 2022

India Dismisses China ‘Antics’ Of Renaming 15 Locations In Arunachal Pradesh

Outlook Web Desk

India said China should instead focus on resolving friction points in eastern Ladakh. India also took note of letter written by Chinese embassy to the country’s MPs.


06 January, 2022

Kazakhstan: Dozens Protesters Killed; 12 Cops Dead In Clashes

Associated Press (AP)

Kazakhstan, the ninth-largest country in the world, borders Russia to the north and China to the east and has extensive oil reserves that make it strategically and economically important. Despite those reserves and mineral wealth, discontent over poor living conditions is strong in some parts of the country.


06 January, 2022

Regrouping Of TTP Raises Fears Of Horrific Violence In Pakistan

Associated Press (AP)

Pakistani Taliban, known by the acronym TTP, are regrouping and reorganizing, with their leadership headquartered in neighboring Afghanistan, according to a U.N. report from July. That is raising fears among Pakistanis of a return of the horrific violence the group once inflicted.


05 January, 2022

Digital E-Yuan To Be Formally Launched In Beijing Winter Olympics, Bitcoin Flat

Outlook Money Team

Bitcoin seems to be holding its support price at $46,000 and currently trading at $46,324.72, up by 0.4 per cent, showed Coinmarketcap data.


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04 January, 2022

Battleground Maldives: The Key To Indo-Chinese Strategic Control Over The Indian Ocean

Seema Guha

The Maldives has witnessed a ding-dong battle for influence between India and China. For now, India is in the driver’s seat but that could change if the ruling party is ousted in the Presidential elections next year.


04 January, 2022

Ladakh: Images Of Army Holding Tricolour At Galwan On New Year Released

PTI

Ladakh: The images of Army holding Tricolour at Galwan valley as part of New Year celebrations were also posted by Union Minister Kiren Rijiju. The images were released three days after China's state media played up a purported video of PLA soldiers near the Galwan valley.


04 January, 2022

Rahul Gandhi Questions PM Modi’s Silence On China's Bridge Over Pangong Tso In Ladakh Along LAC

PTI

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has questioned PM Narendra Modi’s silence on China’s bridge construction over Pangong Tso lake in Ladakh along LAC(Line of Actual Control).


04 January, 2022

Activists Appeal Tesla To Close New Xinjiang Showroom In China

Associated Press (AP)

China is one of Tesla's biggest markets. The company's first factory outside the United States opened in Shanghai in 2019.


03 January, 2022

'Why Is China Ramping Up Infra Near Ladakh?' Pangong Lake Bridge Raises Concerns In Chushul

Naseer Ganai

The recent reports of a bridge being constructed by China over the Pangong Lake have left many including the Chushul Councillor Konchok Stazin concerned about its motives.


03 January, 2022

China Builds Bridge Over Pangong Lake: PLA Trying To Stoke Tensions In Ladakh Again?

Seema Guha

Reports of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) displaying their flag in Galwan Valley and building a bridge over the Pangong Lake in Ladakh caused concern in New Delhi today.


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31 December, 2021

Covid-19 Delays UN Nuclear Treaty Conference Likely Till August 2022

Associated Press (AP)

Covid-19: The organizers are now penciling in an August 1 start date for the already long-delayed conference, according to an email Thursday from the UN disarmament office to entities involved.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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