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The world will be waiting as China and Japan meet on Friday

Japan could push China toward policies that support global norms of economic and diplomatic cooperation.

From rivals’ hug to social media trolling, Democracy Wall’s Jalandhar edition had it all

At Jalandhar's Lovely Professional University, alert students grilled actors, politicians and activists with sharp questions.

Left or Right must not matter in #MeToo: Nishtha Jain, who outed journalist Vinod Dua

Right-wing accounts were quick to use Jain’s allegation of sexual harassment against Dua, a famous Left-liberal voice critical of the Modi government.

Freedom of speech that Indians enjoy today never existed earlier: Meenakshi Lekhi

BJP spokesperson says those who criticise PM Modi tend to ignore his initiatives such as Swachh mission, steps taken for India’s growth, among others.

Ahead of earnings season, stock market rebounds from a 6-month low

After Sensex dropped to 23.4 Tuesday, some investors judged the selloff as excessive which rebounded Indian stocks. Mumbai: Indian stocks rebounded as some investors judged...

‘Consent has to be enthusiastic, you cannot be coerced, forced or intimidated into sex’

Uma Subramanian, founder of NGO Aarambh India, also says the onus of proving rape should lie solely with the accused.

Honesty in #MeToo campaign is of paramount importance, says actress Dia Mirza

Dia Mirza stresses on the need to create work environments that are equally safe for men and women, and where people cannot misuse power.

World’s longest commercial flight is coming back with gyms and bunks

Singapore Airlines is bringing back its 10,400 mile jump from Singapore to New York.

Constitution framers did not anticipate use of criminal law in reforming Muslim Personal Law

The emphasis in the Constituent Assembly was that reform of the Muslim personal law should be done voluntarily.

Only India and China can help emerging markets rebound

China and India are the only two developing nations that feature in the world market capitalisation rankings in 2017. 

On Camera

YourTurn

Representational image | Islam devotees offer Friday prayers during Ramadan, Patna, April 2022 | PTI

Quran says no one can limit others’ freedom. Udaipur killing violates Islam’s golden rule

Throughout history, Islamic scholars have uniformly agreed that respecting and obeying the law of the land is an essential aspect of faith.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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