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KP Oli’s coup against Deuba brings comrades to power in Nepal. India still holds many cards

KP Oli’s move to join hands with his Communist rival stunned the neighbourhood but PM Modi recovered well to become the first international leader to congratulate Nepal's new PM Prachanda.

India shouldn’t get caught in Pakistan’s cheap verbal war. Big nations can’t afford anger

As India prepares to lead the world’s most powerful economies as G20 president, it has still not been able to shake the monkey called Pakistan off its back.

Taliban stands divided. Why it has implications for the world and India

From the Kabul hotel blast to ex-president Hamid Karzai’s UAE trip, what Taliban power struggle means for the world.

Why China’s protests against Zero Covid won’t challenge Xi Jinping yet

Scholars and diplomats at the prestigious Institute of Chinese Studies conference discussed Socialism with Chinese characteristics in the New Era last week. Here’s what they said.

Why Xi Jinping’s growing interest in South Asia has made Nepal election crucial for India

Ex-PM KP Oli is widely seen as Beijing’s cat paw in Nepal while Sher Bahadur Deuba is considered close to New Delhi. 'Who's winning Nepal' question matters to India-China too.

‘Shape up, or ship out’—why Nepal’s young politicians are challenging an ageing establishment

Toshima Karki to Balen Shah—Nepal’s young leaders fire warning shots at an ageing political structure.

Jaishankar’s ‘balancing act’ with Russia is smart. But US patience will wear thin

India knows that when it comes to the crunch, it is the Western economies that will bail it out – not Russian ones. But it needs the oil badly too.

Look at Gujarat Muslim flogging, says Taliban, as it beats up Afghan female students at home

The irony in Taliban comparing Gujarat with the Islamic Emirate on the rights of citizens cannot be missed.

Rishi Sunak more suited than Conservative rivals to be PM—if UK can look past his skin colour

As Rishi Sunak gets another shot to be UK PM, the former Chancellor is holding back from announcing his candidature until he is sure party MPs and members really want him this time.

Stop Ukraine war—Time Biden and Putin listen to what India is saying, the world is fed up

Eight months into the Ukraine conflict, India and the world wish it would end soon so that all can get back to the serious business of rebuilding economies.

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History proves Bagh Hazarika fought beside Lachit Borphukan. Assam govt is...

Assamese indigenous Muslims are unhappy that CM Himanta Biswa Sarma claimed the non-existence of Bagh Hazarika when the Hindu-Muslim divide is already on the rise.
By January 31 this year, wheat prices averaged about Rs 38 per kilogram | Representative picture | Photo: PTI

With tightening wheat supplies globally, prices of atta soar Rs 7...

Experts believe prices are likely to go down as harvest season approaches & assert that government must release strategic reserve in open market to enhance supply. 

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India is modernising its armed forces and trying to reduce defence imports | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Budget 2023: Defence gets 13% more than last yr. Pensions &...

Capital budget increased to Rs 1.62 lakh crore from 1.52 lakh crore. Navy, Army see substantial increase but allocation for procuring aircraft, aero engines goes down.
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.