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Anti-CAA debate in EU Parliament won’t last for long. Brussels’ red carpet for Modi is ready

EU won’t like to upset PM Modi’s proposed visit to Brussels, which brings trade opportunities and economic benefits to the 28-member bloc.
College students raise slogans in protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill during a strike in Guwahati | PTI

European Union is ‘keener’ to seal trade pacts with India than discuss Kashmir & CAA

European Union wants a more ‘open & honest conversation’ on Kashmir and the CAA at the India-EU Summit in March.
Anti-CAA protesters in Delhi lifting a banner which says reject CAB and boycott NRC.

European Parliament to debate and vote on anti-CAA resolution

The resolution states that CAA marks 'a dangerous shift ' in the way citizenship will be determined in India and is set to create the 'largest statelessness crisis in the world'.

No phone signal for EU Kashmir delegation and Shiv Sena’s Sholay dialogue

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European Parliamentary elections

Nationalist surge hits European Parliament elections as voters reject traditional ruling parties

The traditional centre-left and centre-right parties have lost their combined majority for the first time in four decades at the European Parliament.

On Camera

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat speaks at the book release of 'Gandhi Ko Samajhney Ka Yahi Samay' in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Listen to Mohan Bhagwat’s Dussehra speech. You won’t say RSS lacks intellectual bandwidth

Mainstream Indian media used to denigrate and ridicule RSS. But it is now publishing its chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statements as front-page news.

Iraq PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi bets big on economic reforms

Kadhimi's govt is pushing a soup-to-nuts overhaul in the next three to five years. The path of least resistance would have been to wait until the general election next summer.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

India & US agree on deeper cooperation in Indo-Pacific as Rajnath meets Mark Esper

The hour-long meeting between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his US counterpart Mark Esper came a day before the bilateral 2+2 ministerial dialogue in Delhi.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.