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दक्षिण एशिया में चीन की शातिर चालों का भारत को खोजनी होगी काट

चीन ने लोगों में, परियोजनाओं में निवेश को बढ़ाया है और इसके भारी फायदे उसे मिल रहे हैं. भारत को अपनी पकड़ बनाए रखने के लिए दोगुनी ज्यादा मेहनत करनी पड़ेगी.
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India caught napping in South Asia by China, needs new strategy to slay the dragon

Beijing has invested in people, projects and more and it's paying big dividends. New Delhi has to work doubly hard to reclaim its clout.
K.P. Oli

Nepal takes a Left turn towards Beijing Consensus

Oli has been selling dreams of trans-Himalayan railways, piped gas to every kitchen, metro rail and sending a Nepali on the moon as possible benefits of participating in China’s OBOR.
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India must learn how to abstain in Nepal, resist temptation to micromanage

Nepal’s chronic political instability has hurt Indian interests and now that China is also getting involved, there are even less benefits from playing the powerbroker game. 
A file photo of Prachanda. Past alliances are set to be rewritten during the upcoming Nepal polls

17 Maoists in Nepal cabinet without portfolios, allies to fight elections as rivals

Prachanda’s CPN (Maoist Centre) is in government with Nepali Congress, but has joined hands with K.P. Oli’s CPN (UML) for forthcoming elections.
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India has failed to tap its human capital, ranks 103rd in World Economic Forum index

The Global Human Capital Index sees India finish 103rd among 130 countries, behind Sri Lanka and Nepal, and just ahead of Bangladesh and Pakistan. In a scathing commentary on how India is handling its demographic dividend, the World Economic Forum’s Global Human Capital Index 2017 has ranked India 103rd among a list of 130 countries. India stands at the bottom of the heap among the G20 nations, is the lowest among BRICS nations, and stands painted in a corner even in South Asia. Dragged down by its poor labour participation and one the most gaping employment gender gaps, India is found to be struggling against huge challenges, even though there are signs that it is now moving in the right direction. Parameters and performance The Global Human Capital Index 2017 ranks 130 countries on how well they are developing their human capital on a scale from 0 (worst) to 100 (best). The rankings are...
Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba's four day visit to India

Nepal PM Deuba unlikely to fulfil the promises he made during his Delhi visit

The new Nepal PM has promised a lot during his visit to India. But given the political scenario at home he's unlikely to fulfil them.

Upset Madhesis say India no longer backs their agenda

Many leaders feel India has dropped the issue of Madhesi rights in Nepal’s constitutional scheme and reverted its diplomatic focus on ‘appeasing Kathmandu’
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Global Pulse: Trump doubles down on N.Korea, Netanyahu follows his playbook

Donald Trump has suggested that his remarks against North Korea were not tough enough.

Stuck in the middle: how Nepalis figure into the India-China Doklam standoff

The Foreign Ministry in Kathmandu has maintained a studied silence on the issue, but not a day passes without someone vilifying New Delhi. 

On Camera

Boring Joe Biden chooses boring Kamala Harris for VP. But it’s a logical choice

California’s Kamala Harris is a nationally known senator from a big state who had run for president and acquitted herself well. That speaks well of Biden.
A sign reading "Bitcoin Accepted Here" is displayed next to a cash register at The Pink Cow restaurant and bar in Tokyo, Japan. | Photographer: Yuriko Nakao | Bloomberg

Bitcoin run is again giving bulls hope for prices beyond $12,000

The digital-asset community tends toward Bitcoin bullishness at pretty much any time, but there are indications the increase might be more sustainable this time around.

Defence

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No progress made in India-China major general-level talks, all eyes now on diplomatic parleys

Talks were held Sunday over Depsang Plains tensions. Next round of meeting under Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination is being scheduled now.
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Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.