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Sri Lanka blasts- intelligence failure

Sri Lankan govt in disarray after reports it ignored intelligence warnings

Trump administration announces end to sanctions exemptions for countries still importing Iranian oil. China, India, among others, to be impacted.
US to end waivers to countries buying Iran's oil

US won’t renew expiring Iran oil waivers, White House says

The decision could spike crude prices just as Donald Trump begins to gear up to campaign for a second presidential term.
A crude oil tanker from Kharg Island oil terminal in the Persian Gulf, Iran | Bloomberg

Iran’s biggest oil clients put imports on hold as they wait to see if US extends waivers

Most Asian buyers are avoiding imports for next month as it’s unclear what will happen to the exemptions that expire in the first week of May.
Donald Trump

Former US envoy Blackwill rates Donald Trump — D+ in foreign policy, B+ for India ties

In report for Council on Foreign Relations, former US envoy to India Robert D. Blackwill says Donald Trump exhibits ‘contempt for diplomacy and the officers who conduct it’.
German emigrants boarding a steamer in Hamburg, Germany to go to US

Trump believes immigration is harmful but study finds it has long-term benefits for the US

According to the study historical immigration resulted in significantly higher incomes, less poverty, less unemployment, more urbanization in US today.

The Brexit black hole, and eavesdropper Alexa

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
PM Narendra Modi during the BJP Central Election Committee |Vijay Verma/PTI

Modi’s secret to selling seductive narrative is same as Instagram sensation Kylie Jenner’s

Modi's teflon premiership is explained by the same thing that propels other masters of generating slick and unreal narratives like US President Donald Trump.
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US psephologists were certain Trump would lose — until things shifted on election day

Hillary Clinton was winning all the way after polling of early, by-mail votes in 7 swing states. Then, the unthinkable happened on 8 November 2016.

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir ousted in military coup, but protests persist

Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange arrested from Ecuadorian embassy in London
Israel elections

Benjamin Netanyahu’s win in Israel could force a change in India’s two-state policy

PM Modi offered to mediate peace in 2017-18, but the situation has changed, with the US supporting Netanyahu’s ambition not to spare any land for Palestine.

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CJI Gogoi

Is Supreme Court handling sexual harassment allegation against CJI Ranjan Gogoi correctly?

Two advocates Monday wrote to the Bar Council of India criticising it for its support to CJI Ranjan Gogoi and called the hearing a ‘travesty of justice’.

Defence

Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.