A major boost to India-US defence ties

The growing defence and strategic ties between India and the United States got a major fillip when resident Donald Trump signed the Asia Reassurance Initiative Act (ARIA) that seeks to counter the growing Chinese influence in the Indo-Pacific region.

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Finally, Indian heroes of WW1 get the memorials they deserved

A new memorial for Indian martyrs got constructed at Cambrai and was inaugurated befittingly by Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu, on 10 November 2018.

The Indians in Flanders Fields: Remembering our fallen heroes

In days from now, on 11 November 2018 at 1100 hours local time,world leaders will gather at the little town of Ypres in Belgium to mark  the centenary of the armistice to end the World War I in which 1.5 million (15,00,000) Indian soldiers participated as part of the largest volunteer army in the world, of which 57,000 then gave their todays, in Flanders Fields, to secure our tomorrows.

Graveyards of Bangladeshi freedom fighters along borders to be protected

Indian and Bangladeshi authorities will jointly develop and protect the graveyards of Bangladeshi freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives during the 1971 Liberation War, a Bangladeshi envoy has said.  

Immortalising the Battle of Haifa: A tribute to Indian soldiers

"Major Singh and the bold Indian soldiers are very dear to us and this centenary celebration is special to us……(Major)Dalpat Singh not only changed the history of my city but the history of the Middle East…We have changed the whole textbooks to insert the story of the Indian troops because this is an important part of our history and legacy.

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Air pollution battle in India needs a sense of urgency

If India takes the top place in GDP growth globally, why we have such lower targets in meeting air quality over five years, particularly considering the fact that it is the 65 percent of India’s young population would be the main victims of the worsening air quality, writes Rajendra Shende for South Asia Monitor . 


Bangladesh, ADB sign deal for rural road network

 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Bangladeshi government have signed an agreement for $200 million in loans to improve the rural road network in Bangladesh.