Christian country Papua New Guinea Covid controller first denies permission for Durga Puja because of ‘idol worship’, apologises later: Details
Earlier, a letter signed by Manning had denied Hindus living in PNG permission to hold Durga Puja celebrations saying idol worshipping is morally inappropriate and against Christian values.
Blinken hails Indo-US ties, says India’s democracy is a force for good in defence of a free and open world
Blinken said US recognizes that every democracy, starting with their own, is a work in progress.
FT refers to India as the ‘weakest link’ in the Quad. How their quoted expert denies conclusion and how they got it massively wrong
Quoting a few experts in foreign policy, FT declared that India is the 'weakest link' of the informal alliance as it had failed to provide necessary vaccines to the nations as it had agreed to in the Quad summit that was held in March.
US Navy dismisses first-ever woman commander of missile destroyer USS Hopper, cites ‘leadership issues’
Commander Kathryn Dawley took command of the USS Hopper in April 2020 and was the first-ever woman to do so. According to the Pacific Fleet, her removal from command was “due to a loss of confidence in her leadership.”
Japan to release treated water from Fukushima nuclear plant into the ocean: USA, IAEA support, China condemns
Japan has long delayed the decision to dispose of the wastewater from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant over criticisms and safety concerns.
INS Kohassa will become the third Naval Air Base in the region after INS Utkrosh at Port Blair and INS Baaz at Campbell Bay, while Indian Airforce has an independent air base at Car Nicobar known as Car Nicobar AFS.