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Ksan Coal Mining site, where rescue operation is carried out

Navy spots another skeleton in Meghalaya coal mine as county’s longest rescue mission continues

The Indian Navy has spotted a skeleton, suspected to be one of the 15 miners who have been trapped in the coal mine since 13 December.

On Shillong stage, tips on VIP traffic control, rap on racism and a journalism lesson

Meghalaya home minister James Sangma apologises for "bulldozing his way" through city traffic, tells audience how to curb VIP culture. Shillong: The sixth edition of Democracy Wall in Shillong saw an unexpected but welcome high point when James Sangma, Meghalaya's home minister, apologised to the people for "bulldozing his way" through the city's traffic and condemned the VIP culture prevalent in India. "If there is a case where public servants/politicians are breaking traffic rules, please click a picture and send a video across. We shall take action. I apologise for bulldozing our way through ghastly traffic in the city,” Sangma said, responding to an audience question. The audience member's uninhibited question to Sangma -- who holds six more portfolios, including the law -- and his unassuming reply sum up perfectly the essence of Democracy Wall: Free speech. The setting for ThePrint’s interactive campus initiative this time was the North Eastern Hill University (NEHU)....
Meghalaya Home Minister James K. Sangma at ThePrint’s Democracy Wall

Morally wrong to negotiate with militants, says Meghalaya home minister James K. Sangma

Engagement possible with militants only if they give up violence & surrender, said Sangma at the sixth edition of Democracy Wall.

On Camera

Empty Sheikh Zayed Road during lockdown in Dubai | Bloomberg

What ails Arab economies is older than Covid-19

Dependence on oil and natural-gas exports and an over-reliance on Europe and US as trade partners have made it difficult for the region's integration into the world economy.
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Bengaluru-based startup FreshToHome raises $121 million from investors, including US govt

FreshToHome is one of the largest players in the $94 billion Indian fish and meat market, processing some 1.5 million orders a month and about $85 million in annual sales.

Defence

A file photo of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper at the 2+2 dialogue in Washington in December 2019. | Photo: ANI

The 3 foundational agreements with US and what they mean for India’s military growth

Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement, the last of the key foundational agreements between India & US, was signed Tuesday. LEMOA was signed in 2016 and COMCASA in 2018.
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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.