Italy exits China’s BRI project officially, calls its inclusion ‘mistake’

NEW DELHI: Italy has exited China’s extensive Belt and Road infrastructure initiative, marking its withdrawal after four years of being the only G7 nation to join the initiative. Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera reported that the Giorgia Meloni-led government had intimated their decision to the Chinese government on Monday. While no official statements have been […]

No Chinese links in recent surge in Pneumonia cases at AIIMS Delhi: Health Ministry

KOLKATA: On Thursday, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare dismissed claims of pneumonia cases being reported at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi, stating that there have been no instances of the disease at the hospital. The Ministry said, “Media reports claiming detection of bacterial cases in AIIMS Delhi linked to […]

6 states heighten alert over surge in China respiratory illnesses

NEW DELHI: Several states, such as Rajasthan, Gujarat, Uttarakhand, Karnataka, Haryana, and Tamil Nadu, have put their healthcare infrastructure on alert following the central government’s directive to assess readiness due to a rise in respiratory illnesses, particularly among children, observed in China. The Karnataka Health Department has additionally released guidance advising citizens to stay informed […]

China’s mosque closure campaign extends beyond Xinjiang: Report

NEW DELHI: The Human Rights Watch report released on Wednesday reveals that the Chinese government has extended its mosque closure campaign beyond Xinjiang, a region long accused of persecuting Muslim minorities. The report, relying on public documents, satellite images, and witness testimonies, disclosed that authorities have shuttered mosques in the northern Ningxia region and Gansu […]

Pakistan seeks BRICS membership, submits application for 2024

NEW DELHI: Pakistan’s recently appointed Ambassador to Russia, Muhammad Khalid Jamali, revealed during a recent interview that Pakistan has submitted a membership application to join the BRICS group of nations in 2024. This information was reported by the Russian news agency TASS. Originally formed in 2010, the BRICS union comprised Brazil, Russia, India, China, and […]

India-Australia 2+2 meeting: Indo-Pacific, Quad, Israel-Hamas, and Canada’s Extremism Key Discussions

NEW DELHI: The 14th Foreign Ministers’ Framework Dialogue concluded between India and Australia on November 21 in New Delhi. India’s Foreign Ministers Dr. S Jaishankar and his Australian counterpart Penny Wong discussed various critical subjects including the Indo-Pacific, Quad Alliance, Israel-Hamas tensions, and Khalistani radicalisation in Canada. The discussion emphasised the call for a ‘free, open, […]

China asks Bhutan to resolve border issues

China has asked Bhutan to establish diplomatic ties with it and resolve the boundary issue

EXCLUSIVE | Airtel to counter China influence in Northeast? CRO Rahul Vatts shares plan

NEW DELHI: Airtel is fully prepared to challenge China’s influence in India’s northeastern region by extending its network to remote areas and pushing back China’s presence in Indian territory. During the Indian Space Conclave 2023, The New Indian had a conversation with Chief Regulatory Officer Rahul Vatts, who revealed Airtel’s upcoming initiatives. These involve extending network coverage […]

ISRO, IAF must set up space centre like ATC to check China: US R&D co head

New Delhi:  At the ongoing second edition of the three-day Indian Space Conclave in Delhi, which has a theme ‘Bhumandal se Brahmand Tak’, stakeholders from private defence and aerospace companies, alongside space experts, an American private company has pitched a move for India to have its own space centre, on the pattern of air traffic […]

Conflicts must not overshadow sporting events

India has showcased its sporting prowess in the Asian Games with 100 medals, including 25 gold, in the ongoing edition in the Chinese tech city of Hangzhou. However, this stellar performance has failed to hide the underlying military tensions between the two nuclear-armed Asian rivals. For India, the Games started on a sour note, and […]