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Pakistan to send its first astronaut to space in 2022

Pakistan's minister for science & technology Fawad Chaudhry said it will use the help of China's satellite launching facilities for the mission.
Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping | Photo: Graham Crouch | Bloomberg

India must boost start-ups to catch up with China’s private space firms

Chinese space start-ups raised 555 million US dollars in 2018 alone, India was nowhere close. A govt push could create jobs & boost tax revenue.
Jawaharlal Nehru

Nehru’s belief in science fuelled India’s ‘audacious’ space programme

Nehru’s closeness to Vikram Sarabhai and Homi Bhabha, and his belief in science, were behind India’s space and atomic programmes.

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Job interviews to sexist colleagues’ comments: Offices judge me by my tattoos, not work

The questions on my tattoos haunted me to the point that I stopped dressing for myself when I went to work, and started wearing clothes that hid them.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Will the spectacle of Trump visit without a trade deal boost India-US ties?

Five days ahead of US President Donald Trump’s visit to India, he has said that “the big (trade) deal” is being saved for “later”.

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PM Modi with US President Donald Trump

Donald Trump visit set to further consolidate US-India collaboration in Indo-Pacific

During Donald Trump’s visit next week, both the US and India could issue a joint declaration to lay down roadmap for larger cooperation in Indo-Pacific region.

Amit Shah’s performance as minister will now determine the success of Modi-Shah power pair

Modi-Shah share a unique power equation unlike Nehru-Patel and Vajpayee-Advani. After Delhi defeat, Shah enters a new, unfamiliar phase of his political career.