Day: April 7, 2019

Her Majesty’s secret service: Prince William studies spies

LONDON — Prince William, spy extraordinaire? Kensington Palace officials have revealed that William has spent three weeks working with Britain’s secret services to understand how the country’s security and intelligence services work. He spent time shadowing the foreign intelligence service MI6, worked with the domestic security service MI5, […]

India’s leader rallies his base with Hindu mega projects

VARANASI, India — In the Indian city Hindus consider the center of the world, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has commissioned a grand promenade connecting the sacred Ganges River with the centuries-old Vishwanath temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, the god of destruction. It’s a project dripping with equal parts […]

Manipulation suspicions mount in Thailand’s post-coup election

BANGKOK – Thailand’s first general election since a 2014 army coup has been touted by the ruling military junta as a return to democratic rule, but two weeks after the vote, results are still unclear and allegations of manipulation are mounting. Since the March 24 vote, figures linked […]

Factbox: Roads, boats and elephants – voters gear up for India’s massive general election

NEW DELHI – India will hold a general election starting April 11 in the world’s largest democratic exercise, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking a second straight term. The election will be conducted in seven phases until May 19 and votes will be counted on May 23. Here […]

Pakistan says it has intelligence of new Indian attack this month

KARACHI – Pakistan has “reliable intelligence” that India will attack again this month, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on Sunday, as tension over a February standoff between the two nuclear-armed neighbours had appeared to ease. The attack could take place between April 16 and 20, he said, […]

India chose much lower for A-SAT test to avoid debris threat to global space assets: DRDO

New Delhi, Apr 6: India chose a much lower orbit of less than 300 km during Mission Shakti for “capability demonstration” and to avoid threat of debris to global space assets, DRDO Chairman G Satheesh Reddy said Saturday. His remark comes days after NASA raised concerns about the spread […]

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