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India climbs one spot in human development rankings but ranks low on gender parity index

Report released by United Nations notes that India has lost over 26 per cent of its human development index score due to various inequalities.
India-Nepal ties

How a wildlife conservation pact between India and Nepal can boost their bilateral ties

The Indian government is all set to ink an agreement with its counterpart in Nepal for preservation of biodiversity and species like rhinos, tigers and elephants.
UNDP official Achim Steiner at an event

Only public pressure will make governments act on pollution, says UNDP chief

Achim Steiner says several countries have been able to stymie air pollution, and suggests that India should go for the source of the problem, not the tail-end.

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Pakistan PM Imran Khan with Narendra Modi

Few things tie Modi’s India and Imran’s Pakistan like their love-hate for foreign invasion

Be it Hindutva ideologues condemning the wicked foreign invader or Imran Khan hailing Turkish imperial rule, both want to reinforce that going forward means going backward.

Harsh Vardhan questions Delhi govt: Is Arvind Kejriwal failing in handling Covid-19 crisis?

Union health minister Harsh Vardhan Thursday raised concerns about rising Covid cases and low testing levels in Delhi.

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Indian and Chinese soldiers during a military exercise in Meghalaya last year | Representational image | ANI

‘April status quo’ discussed as India, China generals hold 7-hour meeting over Ladakh

The formal meeting between the top military officers of India and China started around 11.30 am and is believed to have lasted until the evening.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Why Modi doesn’t feature in a list of India’s reformist prime ministers

Despite big ideas, Modi comes off poorly as a reformer, because his bureaucrats lack the motivation to push reforms and are beginning to enjoy unbridled power.