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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'.

Huawei has deep connections with Chinese intelligence service: Mike Pompeo

Pompeo says Huawei presents a traditional national security threat and there's a risk they'll steal US technology.
US President Donald Trump

US issues support to India over ‘horrible’ Pulwama attack, calls on Pakistan to fully cooperate

President Trump said they will issue a statement soon, but added it would be wonderful if India and Pakistan could get along.  
Time Magazine

Three Indian-origin students named among Time’s 25 most influential teens of 2018

Kavya Kopparapu, Rishab Jain, and Amika George were named for spearheading development in the field of health.
Chinese President Xi Jinping meets Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in Beijing, China | Thomas Peter-Pool/Getty Images

US wants to ensure Pakistan doesn’t use IMF bailout to repay China and fights terrorism

The US wants to know how deep the China debt hole is for Pakistan, and is determined to prevent it from using the IMF bailout to pay off loans.
Jamal Khashooggi

Trump soft on Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi: Arms business worry or does he need more proof?

Reacting to gruesome details of writer Jamal Khashoggi’s death, US president Donald Trump stated: “Here we go again with you’re guilty until proven innocent.” He asked for more evidence and reiterated Saudi Arabia’s importance as a strategic partner. ThePrint asks: Trump soft on Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi: Arms business worry or does he need more proof? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nECDGt8yQc Whatever little Trump appears to be doing on Khashoggi is only because of ferocious American reactions Arun K Singh Former Indian ambassador to U.S.A Saudi Arabia has been critical to the US for managing global energy supplies, and pursuing its strategic interests in West Asia. Under President Donald Trump, that linkage has only intensified. There are also reports of a personal relationship between Trump advisor and son- in-law Jared Kushner and the Saudi crown prince Muhammad Bin Salman. Trump’s decision to move away from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) deal with Iran was a move that Saudi...
Steve Bannon

The echo chamber is the enemy of democracy

New Yorker editor's move to withdraw invitation to former White House strategist Steve Bannon has sparked a huge controversy.

Madeleine Albright’s warning about fascism draws on simplistic analogies 

Former US Secy of State sidesteps historically rooted definition and examination of fascism in her book, which doesn’t offer compelling arguments. In 1939, Madeleine Albright the toddler had barely learned to walk when Nazi Germans invaded her homeland Czechoslovakia, forcing the young Albright and her family to escape to London whilst many others among her Jewish relatives perished under the Holocaust. The toddler grew onto becoming a child who gradually found a home on American shores, ultimately serving as the country’s first woman Secretary of State. It is with these glimpses into her own personal life experiences that Albright talks of the idea of fascism. Quoting from Primo Levi that “Every age has its own fascism," her latest book Fascism: A Warning appears to be grounded in the belief that there was, and will be a fascist for each era and generation. Albright’s use of the quote is further supplemented with her historical examples...
Representational image | Bloomberg

Reminder: Government overreach in economy is a recipe that generally hurts citizens

A classic example of overregulation was India’s licence raj. Dismantling it made the private sector dynamic & ensured healthier growth.
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The US business whiz-kid is likely a 45-year-old, at least 15 years older than India’s

The founders of the fastest-growing American startups are well into their 40s, while the domestic landscape is dominated by youth.  

On Camera

File photo | Dimple Yadav (R), Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav (L) at a rally | Facebook/Dimple Yadav

Why Dimple Yadav touching Mayawati’s feet still riles upper caste Indians

Dimple Yadav’s gesture challenges the class system of Hindu society which categorises women and backwards of all castes as low and inferior.

Budgam friendly fire: Should charge of culpable homicide be on the table in the fog of war?

A senior IAF officer and 3 other personnel could be booked for “culpable homicide not amounting to murder” in the February Mi-17 helicopter downing.


IAF men face action in Kashmir Mi-17 chopper crash as probe ‘almost confirms’ friendly fire

Six IAF personnel, one civilian were killed as an Mi-17 chopper was shot down in Kashmir on 27 February while Indian and Pakistan air forces were locked in a dogfoght 100 km away.
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.