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Modi can’t bury 2019’s challenges but can manage if Indian economy turns around in 2020

PM Modi will need to return to the neighbourhood in 2020 and fix New Delhi's relations with India’s smaller neighbours.
S. Jaishankar in New York

Why Modi and Jaishankar are safe from global censure on NRC & CAA, for now

Jaishankar cancelling a meeting with Democrat Pramila Jayapal in the US is just another show of Modi government’s belligerence, at home and abroad.
PM Modi and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe

Why is Japan bailing out Modi govt even as global concerns rise on Kashmir

China has ignored international concerns on human rights violations while opening up its large market to the world. Modi is taking a leaf out of Beijing's book.
A fire rages in the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower hotel during the 26/11 Mumbai attacks | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg News

US slams CPEC but Pakistan knows it can spurn India’s need for 26/11 closure with China help

Masterminds like Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi have been in and out of Rawalpindi’s jail in the last 11 years, with Lakhvi even fathering a child.
Gotabaya Rajapaksa | Photo: Tharaka Basnayaka/Bloomberg

In Sri Lanka, Modi’s India must deal with reality as exists on ground, not as it wants it be

Newly-elected Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will wait and watch if India and US are coming closer together to take on the Chinese.

In Brazil for BRICS summit, Modi’s mind will be on Maharashtra and eyes on Sri Lanka

Few other places have had such a grip on India’s imagination like Sri Lanka, and not just because of the Ramayana connection.
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Trump and Xi watching, Modi knows India needs reforms even if it pulled out of RCEP

Surviving either Trump or Xi won’t be easy. If India has to compete with world again, Modi will have to push bitter medicine down country’s throat.
PM Modi welcomed by Governor of Riyadh Prince Faisal bin Bandar Al Saud in Saudi Arabia | @MEAIndia | Twitter

How EU lawmakers’ Kashmir visit, Modi’s Saudi trip & Ayodhya verdict are all linked

2019 is not 1992. Yet, Modi knows he can’t take any chances on Kashmir and Ayodhya.
A man is silhouetted as he sits on a wall at the top of Bibi Mahru Hill in Kabul

Afghans won’t roll over and welcome Taliban back into Kabul, like they did in 1996

‘Kaun banega Afghanistan ka Rashtrapati’ is the question dominating this conflict-ridden country at the crossroads of Asia and Europe today.
William-Kate visit

William-Kate’s Pakistan visit hardly matters to Modi but India will follow it closely

The royal trip shatters all the illusions about Pakistan being isolated over Kashmir.

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Ban foreign donations to Indian NGOs: Ex-CBI acting chief writes in RSS mouthpiece

About Rs 2 lakh crore in foreign ‘donations’ has been pumped into India in last two decades. Why do foreigners' have this unrequited love for Indians?

Homoeopathy for coronavirus: Is AYUSH commitment to alt meds healthy or promoting quackery?

AYUSH ministry issued a health advisory Wednesday for the prevention of coronavirus infections through homoeopathy and ayurveda.


Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane

Army will pull forces out of internal security duties in Northeast: Gen MM Naravane

Working on a plan for the next 18-24 months on how to draw down regular forces from security duties in Northeast, Army Chief General M.M. Naravane says.

The world has a message for Modi: Brand India is severely damaged

India’s image — and by extension Modi’s — has been damaged by a combination of identity politics and economic decline. But the world isn’t writing us off, not yet.