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PM Narendra Modi addresses an election rally ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, Nandurbar district | PTI

Modi should know India’s status as a nuclear weapon state demands responsible leadership

India is better served if we remain focused on building our capabilities and let them speak for themselves.

India unlikely to stop oil import from Iran despite US move to end waivers

While the US move to not renew the waivers was expected, India’s strategic partnership with Iran might ensure the oil imports don’t stop completely.
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.
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Reduced to tears by an Indian aunty’s pesky questions? Here’s how you can fight back

Indian aunties don’t understand the concept of emotional autonomy and a youngster’s right to privacy.
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At $38 million, India owed the most for UN peacekeeping operations

The UN Secretary General said arrears to troop- and police-contributing countries could increase to $588 million by June as the world body's financial health deteriorates.

Monsoon likely to be near normal this year says IMD

The Indian Meteorological Department has predicted that monsoon is likely to be 96% of the long period average.

From India to Israel, laws are chipping away at democracy around the world

Experts no longer debate whether democracy is imperilled, but by how much and whether it’s reversible.
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Fake news: Sonia Gandhi in bikini, Rohingyas eating Hindus & Nehru calling Bose a criminal

The authors, who are the people behind Alt News website, bust fake news that did the rounds in India.
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Russia confers highest civilian honour on PM Modi, diplomats & experts question timing

Russia announced the Order of St Andrew the Apostle for Modi, a week after UAE awarded him the Zayed Medal. Usually, such awards are given out on state visits.
In its effort to cover up the IAF’s strike at Balakot, the ISPR showcased a blatant lie to the worldwide media on 10 April 2019 | By author

Pakistan took 43 days to show media Balakot Madarsa intact, but took them to wrong place

Pakistan took 43 days to organise a tour of reporters & diplomats to Balakot, the site of India's February airstrikes. Forty-three days is a long time to hide an inconvenient truth.

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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’.

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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.
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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.