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Nurses at work in a Chennai hospital (representational image) | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Less than 20% with foreign MBBS degrees eligible to work as doctors in India

Those with MBBS degrees from Bangladesh fare the best while the bottom of the list is filled with degree holders from China and Russia.
Russian defence equipment

Russia ‘won’t sell war equipment to Pakistan’, ties limited to fighting terror

Intelligence reports have suggested that Islamabad is looking at building deeper military ties with Moscow, especially through the purchase of Russian systems.

How to avoid accidentally becoming a Russian agent

In an age where governments sow global political instability by exploiting social media, it’s important to be sceptical of people you connect with.
US President Donald Trump

Trump says US, Russia and China discussing a potential three-way nuclear deal

US president Donald Trump said discussions between the countries would be about making lesser nuclear weapons, and possibly even getting rid of some of that 'tremendous firepower'.
Representational image | PTI photo

India is now the world’s 4th-highest defence spender, overtaking Russia

According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, India’s defence spending has risen because of heightened tensions with China & Pakistan.
Approaching the Lyubov Orlova in Pangnirtung Fjord, Nunavut

China is joining the rush for Arctic riches

Melting Arctic ice will give China access to 100 billion barrels of oil & create shipping routes, necessary for its One Belt One Road project.
Narendra Modi

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.
ASAT Missile

Pentagon defends India’s A-SAT test, says country is preparing for threats in space

Pentagon told the US Congress that India is concerned about the threats it faces in space, and therefore feels it needs to have a capability to defend itself.
The Facebook application

Facebook ups its game as it struggles to curb spread of false and violent content

Facebook has said one of the measures will be to reduce the reach of Groups that repeatedly share misinformation and make their administrators more accountable. 

Algeria ends a President’s 20-yr rule as the US undermines the International Criminal Court

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

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2019 result

What can we expect from Narendra Modi in his second term?

The BJP-led NDA is set to come back to power as Narendra Modi’s party registers a landslide victory in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Defence

Pakistan sends a ‘message’ to Modi, test-fires nuclear missile on day of his poll sweep

Pakistan tested ballistic missile Shaheen-II, which has a range of 1,500 km. Indian security experts say timing of the test clear signal to new govt.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.