Thursday, 27 January, 2022

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File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

How Vladimir Putin keeps everyone guessing

Over the years, Putin has always had the upper hand tactically vis-à-vis the West because he’s had what’s called escalation dominance. But experts say he may have gone a big step too far.
Oil Facilities And Services Ahead Of Final Year Figures After Demonetization Induced Fluctuation

Modi govt again urges OPEC+ to boost oil supply as rising fuel prices push inflation

It’s not the first time that India has voiced concern over OPEC’s output policy. In Jan, Oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan said OPEC's policy was 'creating confusion for consuming countries'.

Defence

Nirmala Sitharaman being sworn in as defence minister by President Ram Nath Kovind

The biggest challenges Nirmala Sitharaman will face as India’s new Defence Minister

Sitharaman, who is only the second woman defence minister in India's history, is expected to work closely with the Finance Minister to take key industry-related decisions

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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