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India hoped for an Abe. It got a lost decade under Modi

Modi inherited an economy that had been mismanaged for 5 years & proceeded to repair it, only to throw it into chaos in the second half of his term.
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France looks to include India and several other countries as permanent UNSC members

India is at the forefront of efforts to push for the long-pending reform of UNSC, emphasising that it rightly deserves to be a permanent UN member.
Juan Guaido leads a crowd protest pressing for military uprising against President Maduro

Venezuela’s opposition leader calls for military to topple ‘brutal’ Maduro regime

Violent clashes erupted in Venezuela between armed forces and Juan Guaido’s supporters and America claimed President Maduro was ready to escape to Cuba.

Share of Wadia group companies tank after Ness Wadia’s arrest

Nusli Wadia’s son, Ness Wadia, has got a two-year prison term for possessing about 25 grams of a substance that resembled cannabis resin in Japan.

Ness Wadia sentenced to 2 years in prison in Japan for drug possession: Report

Ness Wadia was arrested for possession of 25g of cannabis resin at New Chitose Airport in Hokkaido in March.
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Japanese Emperor Akihito steps down in country’s first abdication after two centuries

Akihito's 31-year imperial era known as Heisei will come to an end as his son, Crown Prince Naruhito will ascend the throne.

The moon is becoming a hot destination for carmakers

Car companies in China and Japan are working with aerospace projects to build vehicles that could explore the moon in the next decade.
US-China trade negotiations in Feb 2019

Currency conundrum in US-China trade negotiations

As US and China work at striking a currency deal, ThePrint takes a look the possible issues that may crop up.
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This sunny innovation can purify water in 30 minutes

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to the best sources to read them. It’s your fix to stay on top of the latest in science.
A branch of Gramin Bank of Aryavat in the village of Khurana, UP | Representational image | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

There’s something funny & dubious about Oxfam’s wealth inequality data

If wealth of half of world’s people really fell by 11% in one year, it would signal coming of an enormous global recession. But 2018 growth numbers look healthy.

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Priyanka Vadra, Congress President Rahul Gandhi, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Robert Vadra

Not Gandhi dynasty, but a Narasimha Rao-like figure can save the Congress now

The Congress needs someone who can re-build its image and appeal as a credible opposition without totally sidelining the Gandhi family.
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With Lok Sabha elections over, how can India and Pakistan now repair fractured ties?

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is considering appointing a national security adviser to revive backchannel diplomatic talks with India.

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RAW & IB chiefs, cabinet & defence secretaries — the key appointments awaiting new govt

The new govt will also appoint the IAF chief after incumbent Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa retires in September. 
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If Pragya Thakur wins this Thursday, Modi is in for an embarrassing 5 years

Never has one constituency had such a bearing on Indian nationalism and the pretence of a Gandhian polity. So what if PM Modi doesn’t forgive her in his heart?