KP Sharma Oli Claims Premiership Amidst Political Turmoil in Nepal

Prachanda Resigns After Losing Trust Vote Pushpa Kamal Dahal, known as Prachanda, resigned as Prime Minister of Nepal after losing a vote of confidence in Parliament. This was his fifth trust vote, reflecting ongoing political instability in the Himalayan nation. Following Prachanda’s resignation, KP Sharma Oli of the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist–Leninist) staked his claim to become Prime Minister once again. Oli’s Bid for Prime Minister On Friday, Oli sought to form a new majority government, presenting his case to President Ramchandra Paudel. Oli secured support from 165…

Modi and Putin Push for Rupee-Ruble Trade Settlement: A New Era of Economic Cooperation

Strengthening Bilateral Trade During Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to Moscow, India and Russia agreed to advance their bilateral trade settlement using national currencies. This move aims to promote economic cooperation and reduce dependency on the US dollar. Russia’s Charge d’Affaires, Roman Babushkin, highlighted this as a significant point in the India-Russia joint statement. National Currency Settlement System According to a release by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), both sides will continue consultations to ensure the interoperability of their financial messaging systems. The statement emphasized the commitment to a…

China Ready to Collaborate with India on Border Issues: Wang Yi to Ajit Doval

A Call for Cooperation Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has expressed China’s willingness to work with India’s National Security Advisor Ajit Doval to address and manage the ongoing border issues between the two countries. This comes amid the prolonged border row in eastern Ladakh. Wang conveyed his readiness in a congratulatory message to Doval on his reappointment as India’s NSA and Special Representative for the India-China boundary discussions. Significance of China-India Relations Wang Yi emphasized the importance of China-India relations, noting that both countries, as the most populous developing nations…

Modi Bear Hugs Putin in Moscow, Marking Deep Ties Between Russia and India

 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to Moscow has underscored the enduring close relationship between India and Russia, despite ongoing efforts by Washington to draw Modi closer and isolate Russian President Vladimir Putin. Modi’s visit, his first to Russia since the Ukraine conflict began, featured a warm embrace with Putin, signaling India’s intention to maintain its deep ties with Russia. While the Biden administration has made significant diplomatic gestures to strengthen U.S.-India relations, including hosting Modi at a state dinner, the Indian leader’s warm interactions with Putin highlight the…

Biden’s Physician Kevin O’Connor Faces Scrutiny Over Close Ties with President’s Family

Washington, D.C. — President Joe Biden’s reliance on White House physician Kevin O’Connor for health assessments has come under scrutiny due to O’Connor’s close personal and business ties with the Biden family. The physician, who has been at the center of speculation regarding the president’s health, is not only a family friend but also once explored business ventures with Biden’s brother, Jim. In 2017, while Jim Biden was seeking contracts with the Veterans Affairs Department, O’Connor introduced him to a military-focused medical team and attended a meeting with a hospital…

PM Modi to Visit Russia for 22nd India-Russia Annual Summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to visit Moscow from July 8 to 9 at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin to attend the 22nd India-Russia Annual Summit. This marks PM Modi’s first bilateral visit since securing a decisive victory in the recent Lok Sabha elections. In anticipation of the visit, PM Modi highlighted the “special” and “privileged” nature of the relationship between India and Russia, noting the significant advancements over the past decade. He expressed his eagerness to review all aspects of bilateral cooperation with President Putin, referring…

Keir Starmer Becomes First Labour PM in 14 Years: A New Era Begins

Historic Victory Ends Conservative Reign In a momentous shift in British politics, Keir Starmer has emerged as the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, marking the end of 14 years of Conservative dominance. At 61, Starmer leads the Labour Party back to power following a decisive victory in Thursday’s general elections. The centre-left Labour Party secured a commanding majority in the 650-seat Parliament, winning 412 seats. The Conservative Party, under the leadership of outgoing Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, faced a historic defeat, securing only 121 seats. Voters expressed their…

UK’s Newly Elected PM Keir Starmer Announces Historic Cabinet Appointments

London, 6th July 2024 – Keir Starmer, the newly elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, has unveiled his historic cabinet appointments, marking significant milestones in the country’s political landscape. Starmer, who has assumed office as the 58th Prime Minister, has swiftly made notable appointments, including naming Rachel Reeves as Britain’s first female Chancellor. This historic achievement sees Reeves becoming the first woman to hold the second-highest position in the UK Parliament in 708 years. Reeves played a pivotal role in the Labour Party’s electoral campaign, contributing significantly to their…

Hezbollah Launches Massive Retaliatory Strike on Israel

Over 200 Rockets Fired in Response to Commander’s Killing On Thursday, Hezbollah launched an extensive airstrike on Israel, firing more than 200 rockets at several military bases. This act was in retaliation for the killing of Mohammad Naameh Nasser, a senior commander of the Lebanese militant group. This strike marks one of the most significant escalations in the ongoing conflict between Lebanon and Israel, intensifying the already tense situation along their border. Background of the Conflict Hezbollah, an Iran-backed militant organization, has been in conflict with Israel for months, with…

Kamala Harris: The Forefront Choice to Replace Biden in 2024 Presidential Race

A Shift in Leadership? Vice President Kamala Harris has emerged as the top candidate to succeed U.S. President Joe Biden should he decide to withdraw from the 2024 election race. This development comes amidst growing concerns within the Democratic Party about Biden’s viability as a candidate following a lackluster debate performance. Sources close to the Biden campaign, the White House, and the Democratic National Committee have indicated that Harris is considered the most viable alternative, given her prominent role and extensive experience. Biden’s Debate Performance: Catalyst for Change The discussion…