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Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai granted bail; pro-democracy advocate faced fraud, national security-related charges
World

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai granted bail; pro-democracy advocate faced fraud, national security-related charges

Lai is among a recent string of pro-democracy activists and supporters arrested by Hong Kong police, prompting concerns that the semi-autonomous Chinese territory is cracking down on dissent following Beijing’s imposition of a national security law in June

A tale of three books and a reluctant whistleblower: How Asad Durrani took on the Pakistan Army
India

A tale of three books and a reluctant whistleblower: How Asad Durrani took on the Pakistan Army

'If any former heads of intelligence from chronically hostile countries ever undertook such a venture, I do not know; but indeed it had never been done on the subcontinent,' writes Durrani

US bans use of WeChat from Sunday; similar prohibition on TikTok from November
World

US bans use of WeChat from Sunday; similar prohibition on TikTok from November

The US government said its order, previously announced by Donald Trump in August, will combat China's malicious collection of American citizens' personal data

Joe Biden focuses on schools and COVID-19 pandemic, set to visit Kenosha next
World

Joe Biden focuses on schools and COVID-19 pandemic, set to visit Kenosha next

Biden's itinerary reflects his efforts to keep the election spotlight on the president’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and the nation’s overall security, while Trump emphasises civil unrest in Wisconsin and elsewhere

Mizoram govt violating MHA directions by restricting 'operational movement' of forces, claims Assam Rifles
India

Mizoram govt violating MHA directions by restricting 'operational movement' of forces, claims Assam Rifles

The allegation comes days after 15 Assam Rifles personnel reportedly forced their way through a check gate on the Mizoram-Assam border. Govt claimed that they refused to comply with protocol

Who protects British democracy from Russia? No one, concludes UK Parliament report
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Who protects British democracy from Russia? No one, concludes UK Parliament report

The report described how British politicians had welcomed Russia's oligarchs to London, allowing them to launder their illicit money through what it called the London “laundromat”

Galwan Valley clash: Five short-term and three long-term ways in which India can contain the Chinese threat
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Galwan Valley clash: Five short-term and three long-term ways in which India can contain the Chinese threat

Beyond the short-term objectives, as Sino-Indian relationship turns unambiguously adversarial and hostile, India must appropriately reset its national security and foreign policy strategies.

Key takeaways from China's new security law that will tighten Beijing's grip on Hong Kong, subdue political strife
World

Key takeaways from China's new security law that will tighten Beijing's grip on Hong Kong, subdue political strife

China released a sweeping blueprint on Saturday to tighten its control over Hong Kong, revealing plans to establish a security agency in the territory to help Beijing extinguish challenges to its power after months of unrest

India's economic slowdown is a potential threat to national security: Govt can't afford to take eye off the ball
Business

India's economic slowdown is a potential threat to national security: Govt can't afford to take eye off the ball

Right from the time it was first elected in 2014, this government has been at pains to be perceived as being strong on national security and defence

P Chidambaram says Congress' NPR form had different context from BJP's; terms Centre's population log part of 'sinister agenda'
Politics

P Chidambaram says Congress' NPR form had different context from BJP's; terms Centre's population log part of 'sinister agenda'

Chidambaram said that under the UPA, the stress was on residency and not citizenship, as under the BJP's version of the exercise

Nationwide NRC, NPR won’t provide accurate listing of Indian citizens or weed out illegals; govt knows this all too well
India

Nationwide NRC, NPR won’t provide accurate listing of Indian citizens or weed out illegals; govt knows this all too well

For reasons well documented by the government itself, the NRC will not be able to provide an accurate listing of Indian citizens, nor help address the illegal immigrant problem.

Indian Navy's long-term plan to have three aircraft carriers, says Admiral Karambir Singh; first IAC to be operation by 2022
India

Indian Navy's long-term plan to have three aircraft carriers, says Admiral Karambir Singh; first IAC to be operation by 2022

The Indian Navy's long-term plan is to have three aircraft carriers, Navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh said on Tuesday and added that the first indigenous aircraft carrier will be fully operational by 2022

As shared concerns in Asia loom, India-US defence ties grow closer despite sticking points in other aspects of bilateral relations
India

As shared concerns in Asia loom, India-US defence ties grow closer despite sticking points in other aspects of bilateral relations

The United States and India on Thursday will conclude the first land, sea and air exercise in their history of military exchanges, a step forward in White House efforts to deepen defence cooperation between the countries

Sri Lanka presidential polls today: Despite 35 candidates in fray, voters face difficult task of picking 'lesser of two evils'
World

Sri Lanka presidential polls today: Despite 35 candidates in fray, voters face difficult task of picking 'lesser of two evils'

Even though there are 35 candidates in the fray for the Sri Lanka presidential election, the election has come down to a race between two candidates — Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Sajith Premadasa

US border agents need 'reasonable suspicion' to search travelers' digital devices, judge rules
News & Analysis

US border agents need 'reasonable suspicion' to search travelers' digital devices, judge rules

US District Judge ruled in a lawsuit by 11 travelers that border officials need to be able to point to specific facts to justify searching.

Centre wants Facebook to decrypt private messaging; 'Nobody prevents you from having your own system of decryption,' says SC judge
India

Centre wants Facebook to decrypt private messaging; 'Nobody prevents you from having your own system of decryption,' says SC judge

Judge Deepak Gupta asked the government lawyers to explain why the onus of facilitating decryption should be on the social media companies like Facebook

Haryana Assembly polls: Swaraj India's campaign was a glimpse of what alternate politics in India can look like
Politics

Haryana Assembly polls: Swaraj India's campaign was a glimpse of what alternate politics in India can look like

The Haryana election has concluded. On Thursday, the results will be declared and there isn't going to be a surprise for anyone

'Protecting whistleblowers is not a hostile act': Edward Snowden seeks asylum in France
World

'Protecting whistleblowers is not a hostile act': Edward Snowden seeks asylum in France

Edward Snowden, living in Russia since leaking classified documents showing the scope of post-9/11 US government surveillance, wants to claim asylum in France.

US seeks to block undersea cable backed by Google and Facebook over security concerns
News & Analysis

US seeks to block undersea cable backed by Google and Facebook over security concerns

The US wants to block the undersea cable between Hong Kong and Los Angeles.