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The Quad: A partnership to address the changed geopolitics in the Indo-Pacific

India, Japan, Australia, and the US attended the ASEAN-India Summit and the East Asia Summit in Manila, and the Quad may be formalised soon.

Xi Jinping’s second term in China: What it could mean for India and the world

The 19th Party Congress has brought in some sweeping changes, but important questions remain over the economic and foreign policies of China.

Facing North Korea threat, US deploys missile defence system in S Korea

The US THAAD system’s missiles have a range of 200 km and can reach a height of 150 km to destroy incoming missiles from an adversary like North Korea.

RS poll victory may not change Ahmed Patel’s tenuous relationship with Rahul Gandhi

Despite a somewhat smooth working relationship, Rahul's official Twitter handle remained silent, with no customary congratulatory message for Patel after he scraped through. Ruhi Tewari

GM mustard walks in the ominous footsteps of Bt brinjal

The Centre told the Supreme Court that it would take a decision in a month-and-a-half on whether it would allow the commercial roll-out of GM mustard. But the final word rests with the Court.  Apurva Vishwanath

Vande Mataram: Headline-grabbing orders not new for Madras HC judge Muralidaran

Muralidaran, 54, has also made news with his orders on NEET, cattle slaughter and farm loan waiver and beat the SC on the national song. Apurva Vishwanath

How the President of India is elected

Ram Nath Kovind and Meira Kumar are in the fray for the post of President of India and the winning candidate will need 5,49,452 votes to become the 14th occupant of Rashtrapati Bhawan. ThePrint takes a look at the mechanics of the Presidential poll.

40 & counting: Constitutional cases pile up, SC struggles to constitute larger benches

The many cases pending before constitutional benches of the Supreme Court. APURVA VISHWANATH

Four key Manipur encounter cases as SC orders CBI probe into extra-judicial killings

The Supreme Court Friday directed the CBI to conduct a probe into encounter killings in Manipur. Here are four of the most high-profile cases in the state that would now be under the scanner.  MANU PUBBY 

4 key Manipur encounter cases in focus as SC orders CBI probe into extra-judicial killings

The Supreme Court Friday directed the CBI to conduct a probe into encounter killings in Manipur. Here are four of the most high-profile cases in the state that would now be under the scanner.  MANU PUBBY 

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PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational image | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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