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The first face-to-face summit between Presidents Joe Biden and Xi Jinping wasn’t expected to produce any breakthroughs and it didn’t. But it may have just managed to lower temperatures that were climbing on the back of a range of tensions and rhetoric. That the two powers talked is the achievement.

India’s cadaver donation gets a fillip with post-mortem being allowed after sunset

Allowing post-mortems after sunset will give a much-needed fillip to India’s cadaver donation programme. The wait would often render organs unviable. The convention dates back to a time when electricity was not available. The norm was long past its shelf life in the present age of cutting edge artificial lights.

India’s 1st openly gay HC judge shows a mindset change. Notify Saurabh Kirpal’s appointment swiftly

The collegium recommendation to appoint Saurabh Kirpal as a Delhi High Court judge has come after a long, needless delay. Kirpal will be India’s first openly gay HC judge and this signals an important mindset change. Concerns about his partner were outside the remit. Government should notify his appointment swiftly.

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