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Looking for partnership not dominance in Indo-Pacific region: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

US secretary of state Pompeo says not looking for dominance, denies initiatives are aimed at countering China.

Why Germany is the favourite country for Indian asylum seekers

Of 8,363 Indians living abroad illegally, 8,000 have sought asylum in Germany because its lenient refugee laws make it an attractive destination.

Modi and Xi meet at BRICS summit, agree to maintain momentum in India-China ties

President Jinping said that the two emerging economies will start their regional cooperation afresh.

US says will look for opportunities to work with Pakistan’s new govt

Washington, however, expresses concern over 'outsized role' the Pakistan military played in the election.

If India takes one step, Pakistan will take two: Imran Khan

Khan says Kashmir is the 'core' issue between India and Pakistan and should be resolved through talks.

As China deadline kicks in, US airlines strip Taiwan of nation label, list cities instead

Beijing has waged a campaign to force global businesses to conform to its worldview if they want to stay in its good graces.

India & Africa to strengthen cooperation to combat terror: PM Modi

He also says the partnership currently includes establishment of 180 Lines of Credit amounting to $11 billion in over 40 African countries.

Days after his ‘consequences’ tweet, Trump says US ready to make real deal on Iran nukes

Terming previous Obama deal as 'one-sided', Trump says he's ready for Iran to come back to negotiation table. 

China and SAARC will be the pivots of India’s rise as global superpower

Several geopolitical developments have the potential to position India as the world’s most influential democracy in the second half of the century.

Donald Trump plans on inviting Vladimir Putin to Washington, says White House

The White House announcement comes days after Trump and Putin held their controversial summit in Helsinki.

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The cat carnival in Gurugram | Abantika Ghosh, ThePrint

Grumpy felines, greedy breeders—what Gurugram cat carnival looked like

Cats in tiny cages with tinier litter trays in a room full of curious onlookers—nothing could’ve prepared me for what lay inside the actual ‘carnival’ venue.
Representational photo of a woman riding her scooter past a Muthoot Finance branch | Reuters

With another RBI rate rise likely, data shows bank credit growing...

During first nine months of this fiscal, personal loans and services sector drove up credit growth, shows Bank of Baroda report. However, manufacturing sector is lagging behind. 

Defence

A C-17 aircraft containing search and rescue equipment, along with NDRF teams left for Turkey on 7 February 2023 | Photo: Twitter/@MEAIndia

India ramps up aid to Turkey & Syria, Army sends 30-bed...

While the Army has dispatched an army field hospital along with 99 soldiers to Turkey, a plane full of medical supplies is being sent to Syria.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Market has won & now it’s for Adani to decide whether...

If the political establishment responds to a situation like this as if it’s something that must only play out between a corporate & the market, it's coming of age of Indian capitalism.