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US diplomat R. Clarke Cooper

Top US diplomat to visit India Wednesday to push for $15 billion fighter jet deal

US Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs R. Clarke Cooper is coming to India with the sole agenda of pushing the defence deal.
A file image of former foreign secretary S Jaishankar

Modi’s foreign minister Jaishankar has a situation on hand – tackling angry US

The first priority for Indian foreign policy today is the same as the first priority for Indian domestic policy – economic renewal.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah, Nitin Gadkari and Nirmala Sitharaman during the swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapathi Bhavan in New Delhi on 30 May | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

In Team Modi’s second term, these are the five ministers to watch out for

Who could have imagined that JNU would one day contribute two of the five prominent leaders of an aggressive, unapologetic nationalist government?
A file image of former foreign secretary S Jaishankar

Jaishankar does a Sushma Swaraj, reaches out to distressed Indians after Twitter debut

Sushma Swaraj’s Twitter help to overseas Indians earned her the moniker ‘Supermom of State’. Within hours of his first tweet, S. Jaishankar was following suit.
Donald Trump

Trump strips India of preferential trade status, gives Jaishankar his first challenge

The Donald Trump administration removed India's designation on the grounds that it had not assured US of providing "equitable and reasonable access" to its markets.
File photo | BJP President Amit Shah signs a register after taking oath as a union minister, at Rashtrapati Bhavan | PTI

Modi’s serial election winner Amit Shah now has to repeat his success rate for government

The social media is already comparing Amit Shah with ‘Iron Man’ Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, also from Gujarat.

Amit Shah & Jaishankar the big winners in portfolio allocation, get Home & MEA on debut

Rajnath Singh moves from home ministry to defence, while Nirmala Sitharaman gets finance and corporate affairs in PM Narendra Modi’s new cabinet.

JNU gets added representation in Modi govt as Jaishankar joins Sitharaman in CCS

Both Jaishankar, the new foreign minister, and Sitharaman, allocated finance and corporate affairs, have a Masters and an MPhil from JNU.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi after taking oath for the second consecutive term at Rashtrapati Bhawan | PTI

Narendra Modi loves disruption, and the Amit Shah-Jaishankar portfolios prove that

The goal is to paint all of India in Hindutva colours and Amit Shah, now the home minister, must deliver.

Amit Shah to Jaishankar, first-timers make up one-third of Modi cabinet

Of the 57 ministers who took oath on Thursday, 6 cabinet ministers & 13 ministers of state will be part of the council of ministers for the first time.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.