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Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves as he emplanes for Maldives to attend the historic swearing-in ceremony of President-elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih in New Delhi

PM and President’s Air India One planes to get state-of-the-art security systems

India will be purchasing two state-of-the-art missile defence systems for Air India One at an estimated cost of USD 190 million
Trump

No, Mr Trump, India has never built a library in Afghanistan

India has not even proposed a library to the Afghan government. It does, however, continue to remain one of Afghanistan's biggest aid donors.  
Manohar Parrikar

Bombay High Court junks PIL seeking health status of Manohar Parrikar in public domain

The court termed the petition as a half-hearted attempt to make serious inroads in the territory of privacy of an individual. 
Prime Minister Imran Khan and his wife Bushra Bibi | @PTIofficial/Twitter

Imran Khan’s wife Bushra Maneka most Googled person in Pakistan in 2018

Here’s what’s happening across the border: Human rights minister says US ignoring religious intolerance in India, andanti-graft body puts Shahbaz Sharif’s son on no-fly list.
Mike Pompeo

Pakistan rejects US censure on its religious freedom violations

Here’s what’s happening across the border: Shah Mehmood Qureshi asks for India’s help to end the Afghan war; Balochistan cabinet calls CPEC spending in province so far a “joke”.
US President Donald Trump

US announces $5 million reward for information on 26/11 attackers

The Trump administration's move comes less than a fortnight after Narendra Modi himself raised the issue with Vice President Mike Pence in Singapore.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan | Farooq Naeem/AFP/Getty Images

Money, honour, hope – Why Donald Trump’s US & Imran Khan’s Pakistan are having an open spat

New Twitter spat between Donald Trump and Imran Khan is actually an old argument.
US President Donald Trump | Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

US scraps $1.66 billion aid to Pakistan after Trump’s ‘doesn’t do a damn thing’ comment

The decision comes days after US President Donald Trump said that Pakistan doesn't do "a damn thing" for the US.
US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping

Xi Jinping, not Donald Trump, is the true cold warrior

China’s president has altered foreign and domestic policies in ways that made confrontation with the U.S. almost inevitable.
(Representative image) Shipping containers at a port in China | Bloomberg

India exempted from sanctions because of its value to Chabahar port & Afghanistan railway line: US

The Chabahar Port is considered a gateway to golden opportunities for trade by India with central Asian countries.

On Camera

PM Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah

Is RSS wary of Modi-Shah? A quiet ‘support’ to Raj Thackeray in Maharashtra signals so

BJP emerging as single-largest party in 2019 won’t be enough for Modi because many, including some in RSS, see a ‘threat’ in his return.
CJI Gogoi

Is Supreme Court handling sexual harassment allegation against CJI Ranjan Gogoi correctly?

Two advocates Monday wrote to the Bar Council of India criticising it for its support to CJI Ranjan Gogoi and called the hearing a ‘travesty of justice’.

Defence

Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.