The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), which deals with operational projects, had entrusted the entire sum to a single British businessman and now faces $22 million in bad debts, as per a New York Times Report earlier this month.
General Manoj Pande has broken a glass ceiling by becoming the first Army Chief from Corps of Engineers. But, whether it’s his qualifications, career, postings or diligence, the General has been on a march
The group, one of the five shortlisted international players for the Rs 43,000-crore project, said it cannot meet conditions of the Request for Proposal (RFP) and will, therefore, not continue with its bid.
Gen Pande is the most senior Army officer in the country and has spent most of his career serving along the northern borders facing China. This is significant as India’s two-year standoff with China remains unresolved.
Lt Gen BS Raju’s elevation will be a rare instance of an officer taking over as Vice Chief before heading any of the seven commands of the Army, or becoming a Principal Staff Officer. Raju, who has 19 months of service left before retirement, is expected to serve as an Army Commander later.
Ukraine has proposed to Russia that it will be willing to let go off its aspirations to join the NATO and opt for neutrality in lieu of security guarantees from other countries. But many experts believe that this is not going to work out.
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in his daily statement on Tuesday evening, after the negotiations, that the “signals we hear from the negotiating platform can be called positive” but, he said, “these signals do not drown out the ruptures of Russian shells”.
At the heart of Rzeszow is City Hall, which has Ukraine’s blue-and-yellow flag in the front along with the white-and-red of Poland. And, it’s through Rzeszow’s civil airport, barely 100 km from the border, that weapons shipped from the West are transported to Ukraine, which then make their way to the frontlines — from Kyiv to Mariupol.
In the early days of the invasion, Andrew Ohirchak would see over 50,000 people coming to Lviv on trains. “But in the last ten days or so, the number is down to 10,000-15,000,” says the 19-year-old computer programming student.
The first of the blasts hit around 4.45 pm, minutes after a public opera performance in front of the Lviv National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre and featuring a singer from Kharkiv—the city that has been at the receiving end of Russian invasion—was cut short by air sirens.
Among the westernmost cities of Ukraine, and now the world’s entry point into the country, Lviv is removed from the war but readying for it. KRISHN KAUSHIK captures a city and its people living in that transitory moment when the past, which lingers in Lviv’s Soviet remnants, is set to make way for an uncertain new
In this oblast (province), which has largely been untouched by Russian aggression, more than 30,000 people have joined the Armed Forces, and 20,000 more have volunteered to join the Territorial Defence Force, according to Maksym Kozytskyy, who heads the Lviv Oblast Military Administration.
Speaking to The Indian Express, Trzaskowski said the Russian invasion has proven Poland’s stand right, and Europe needs to be more assertive against Russian President Vladimir Putin. Ukraine, he said, is also fighting for Poland’s freedom.