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(File image) Union Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar (left) meets Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani (right) in Dushanbe, on 29 March 2021 | Twitter

Indian experts are wondering why New Delhi has been sidelined in Afghanistan. This is why

There’s a new Russia-Pakistan axis and Quad to tackle the Afghanistan crisis. India still doesn’t know what to do about them.
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Imran Khan’s mobile phone is proving that the world is conspiring against Pakistan

A lot of allegations are flying fast and thick in Pakistan over Pegasus, TikTok, and Afghan envoy’s daughter – yeh mulk halat-e-conspiracy mein hai.

US says India remains ‘challenging place to do business’, asks to reduce bureaucratic hurdles

A US state department report referred to the removal of special constitutional status from J&K and the CAA as few of those barriers against a reliable investment climate in India.
The armed forces veterans' statement has been sent to Prime Minister Narendra Modi (centre), CDS Gen. Bipin Rawat (left) and Army chief Gen. M.M. Naravane (right), among others (representational image) | Photo: ANI

1962, IPKF to Balakot, Ladakh – India’s record in writing factual military history is poor

The manner in which the Modi govt and military have recorded the surgical strikes, Balakot airstrikes and Ladakh crisis has ensured that no authentic account will be written for posterity.
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Indian monsoon, German floods, Canadian heat – Lip service to climate change won’t do anymore

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Rich outlive poor by 7.5 years, upper caste women live 15 years more than Dalits: Oxfam report

The Oxfam report underscores how inequalities were evident during the Covid pandemic, when the poor couldn’t access healthcare services.
(File image) Union Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar (left) meets Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani (right) in Dushanbe, on 29 March 2021 | Twitter

India alone on Afghan chessboard as US, Russia pick Pakistan. Here’s what Delhi can do

The 1996 India-Iran-Russia effort to contain the Taliban cannot be replicated in 2021;like Washington, Moscow has its own interests and so does Tehran.
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India should presume that China negotiates to deceive, says former foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale

Tibet is the central point in India-China relations said Gokhale while discussing his book 'The Long Game: How the Chinese Negotiate with India'
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Zulfikar Bhutto’s ‘revenge’ plan for 1971 was to help create Khalistan, new book reveals

In ‘Blood for Blood’, Terry Milewski reveals new information about the Khalistan struggle in Canada, UK and India, and Pakistan support for it.

Indian Muslims have come to terms with Hindutva. They are now looking for survival strategies

35% Muslims in north India faced religious discrimination in last one year; they realise that anti-Muslim Hindutva has emerged as the dominant narrative.

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Bioweapons research is banned by international treaty – but no one is checking for violations

Biological weapons programs are more difficult to detect than nuclear or chemical ones, which typically require large facilities and numerous personnel.
The closed coal-fired NTPC Badarpur Thermal Power Station in Badarpur, Delhi | Bloomberg File

India can save almost Rs 9,000 cr a year by shutting old thermal power plants, study says

According to New Delhi-based CEEW, closing down old plants, which consume more coal than new ones, can help reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, clean up air and reduce soil & water pollution.

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‘Courage is to hold on’: How Kargil fighting turned 3 Army doctors into frontline soldiers

Vijay Kumar, Rajesh W. Adhau & V.V. Sharma were among doctors who won Sena Medal for Gallantry for playing pivotal role in reducing Indian casualties in the Kargil war.
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Like them or not, Taliban are a reality. India can deal with them if BJP resets its politics

Befriending the Taliban is possible, and pragmatic. It’s just that it calls for a big reset in the BJP’s domestic politics — a formula that goes beyond polarisation.