Any adverse action by China to disrupt the flow of trans-border River Sutlej may cripple the agriculture and power projects in India. Sutlej feeds water to the Bhakra dam, the Karcham Wangtoo hydroelectric project and the Nathpa Jhakri dam which lights up large parts of Northern India including Delhi.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a phone talk Thursday on topics ranging from Afghanistan and the refugee crisis in Myanmar to the North Korean nuclear program, the White House said.
The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) pushed for more robust protection of the intellectual properties behind Chinese military and technological innovations in an article published in the PLA-run China National Defense News.
President Yameen of the Maldives has sent Minister of Economic Development Mohamed Saeed to China and Foreign Minister Mohamed Asim to Pakistan in the wake of the political crisis. Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture Mohamed Shainee is going to Saudi Arabia.
After a Bangladeshi opposition leader was sentenced to prison on charges of corruption, thousands of her supporters took to the streets in a protest of the verdict that quickly turned violent.
Lockheed Martin is searching hard for new clients to buy its F-35 aircraft and the Singapore government might be interested, a company executive said Thursday.
With the virtual defeat of Daesh as a territory-holding entity in Iraq and Syria, the US has begun to transfer air combat resources from those countries into Afghanistan as part of the Trump administration’s focus on gaining ground against militant groups there.
China is planning to develop a sea-based missile defense launcher after completing a successful intercept of a ballistic missile in space from a ground-based system earlier this week, according to the South China Morning Post.
The newly-proclaimed war against corruption and organized crime is an urgent necessity for the Chinese leadership, analysts say, referring to Beijing's ambitious plan to eradicate poverty in the country by 2020. The initiative envisages eradicating crime at the grassroots level and severely punishing officials who are backing gangs.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A court in the capital of Bangladesh has sentenced former prime minister of the country and the leader of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), Khaleda Zia, to five years of imprisonment over corruption charges, local media reported on Thursday.
The venomous tiger snakes accounted for about 20 percent of all snake bites in mainland Australia and Tasmania from 2005 to 2015.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The length of stay for North Korean migrant workers in Russia has been reduced to one year in line with UNSC sanctions, the Russian Interior Ministry said Thursday.
According to a new study conducted by British bacteriologists in India, published by the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, the frequent use of unapproved drugs has made Indians the carriers of drug-resistant bacteria; this may pose a wider health risk if the bacteria spreads beyond the country's borders.
The one-man protest resulted in major power disruptions in Xian, the municipal capital of the Shaanxi province in northwestern China.
The US State Department wants Vietnam to buy more weapons from the US, after Washington lifted its lethal arms embargo on its one-time enemy in 2016, Defense News reported.
India’s ties with Central Asia are marginal, if compared to Russia and China. Yet India’s growing interest in the region is evident, as the Modi government is making visible efforts to bridge the disconnect.
A Harbin plumber left his wet working pants outside, and after some crafty work by the wind and freezing temperatures came back to find a standing monument.
BEIJING (Sputnik) – Taiwanese authorities turned down Beijing's offer to help with the search for missing people after the recent deadly earthquake, having rejected the move due to own high capabilities, the deputy minister of Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council said Thursday.
Speaking at a military parade held in Pyongyang to mark the 70th anniversary of armed forces, Kim Jong-un stated that North Korea was a "world-class military power."
BEIJING (Sputnik) - The number of people killed in this week’s earthquake in Taiwan has risen to nine, with dozens remaining missing and hundreds hurt, rescuers said Thursday.
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