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Under PM Modi, India got back more stolen antiquities in 3 years than the UPA government in 10 years

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visits abroad often have a return gift. He has brought back more than a dozen historical artifacts from the United States, Australia, Canada, Germany and Singapore.  Since 2014, the Indian government has retrieved 24 Indian antiquities from around the world that were either stolen or smuggled out. In contrast, from 2009 to 2014, just one such object was brought back to the country, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has said. “There has been some momentum in the last 2-3 years (in bringing back Indian antiquities),” D.N. Dimri, Director (Antiquities) at the ASI, told ThePrint. He said he could not claim that the change has been spurred by the BJP coming to power but agreed that the country has made “significant gains in the recent past”. Between 2004-09 no such objects were brought back, an official from the ASI said. In fact, between 1976 and 2013, a total of 13 antiquities...

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Manohar Parrikar

What bothered Manohar Parrikar about defence ministry: the ‘atmosphere of suspicion’

A friend reminisces how Manohar Parrikar wanted to do something about the overwhelming tendency in the ministry ‘to first say no to everything’.

Have online learning tools like BYJU’S & Khan Academy made tuition centres redundant?

In the last few years, several online learning tools like BYJU’S and Khan Academy have made a splash in the education sector.

Defence

China sends fighters for Pakistan Day parade, days after thwarting Masood Azhar terror tag

China had last week placed a technical hold on a proposal moved by France, the US, and the UK at the UN Security Council for sanctions against Masood Azhar.
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China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?