New Delhi (Sputnik): A day ahead of the anniversary of the revocation of Jammu and Kashmir's special status, the people of the region are reminiscing about last year’s scene when Amarnath pilgrims were rushed out of the valley, citing fears of a potential attack, and an additional 38,000 troops deployed to the area.
New Delhi (Sputnik): The coastal Indian city of Mumbai, often romanticised in films for its soothing rain showers, is currently in the grip of a massive deluge threatening to throw the area into tailspin. A red alert has been sounded across the world’s most densely populated city in anticipation of high tides.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Chinese flagship tech products Weibo and Baidu Search have been blocked by India’s government in the second batch of application bans instituted by New Delhi, the Times of India reported Tuesday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - China has prepared for a worst-case scenario, in which all Chinese journalists will have to leave the United States amid an ongoing row, and is ready to take retaliatory measures concerning US journalists based in Hong Kong, Hu Xijin, the editor-in-chief of the country's official newspaper the Global Times, said on Tuesday.
New Delhi (Sputnik): After the Supreme Court of India ended a decades-old dispute between Hindus and Muslims by ordering the construction of the Ram Temple in a disputed territory, the preparations to build a grand temple in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh kicked off.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The US will reduce its military presence in Afghanistan to about 4,000 troops "very soon", US President Donald Trump said.
TOKYO (Sputnik) - An expert council of Japan's governing Liberal Democratic Party will submit a proposal to the government on Tuesday to consider the possibilities of how to halt ballistic missile attacks within enemy territory, Japan's NHK reports.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Ayodhya - 430 miles away from India's national capital - will come to life on 5 August with the grand groundbreaking ceremony for the Ram Temple by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The 161 feet tall temple is expected to be completed by 2023 after a centuries-old communal tussle that ended by court order in November 2019.
A new report submitted on Monday by an independent, 15-member panel of experts on the United Nations Security Council Sanctions Committee on North Korea claims that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is violating sanctions and is likely developing miniature nuclear devices that attach to ballistic missile warheads.
US-China tensions are nowhere near a decrement, as Washington has yet again poked the Dragon by clamping down on the popular Chinese app TikTok over national security concerns. American observers have discussed the string of US anti-Beijing measures, the risks these steps are fraught with, and whether the countries will return to working relations.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Young Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case has turned into a deepening mystery, with an ongoing media trial and police in two Indian states at odds with each other. Six, including prime accused Rhea Chakraborty, the ex-girlfriend of Sushant, have been charged under criminal conspiracy.
The politician, known for making controversial and provocative statements, accused doctors and nurses of demeaning the government after they warned of a collapse of the healthcare system due to an overload of coronavirus cases. The country has seen a rapid increase in new infections, with the total number surpassing the 100,000-mark.
A Sun Halo is an optical phenomenon, formed when the Sun or Moon align with ice crystals in the sky, causing the light to split. The rare sighting happens just when the two are at the exact right position.
Baby elephants are some of the most adorable looking creatures who often amaze wildlife enthusiasts with their behaviour. Little jumbos remain under the protective eye of their mamas and herd but still manage to have some fun.
New Delhi (Sputnik): The incident occurred just days before the Independence Day of Pakistan (14 August) as well as that of India (15 August). Pakistan’s leading news channel Dawn has issued a statement saying that an investigation has been ordered by the media house.
The Northern Mariana Islands, a commonwealth of the United States in the Pacific Ocean, is located in the seismically active zone known as the Ring of Fire.
No militant group has so far taken responsibility for the attack.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticized the Hong Kong administration’s one-year delay of the legislative elections, questioning whether Hong Kongers will ever be able to vote again.
TOKYO (Sputnik) - Japanese nationals report receiving unsolicited mysterious seed parcels that appear to be coming from China, national media reported on Saturday, citing the Kanagawa prefecture authorities.
The quake occurred at a depth of 473 kilometres, seismologists said.