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Rahul Gandhi at the press conference | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Modi scared of China’s Xi Jinping: Rahul Gandhi targets govt over Masood Azhar

Rahul Gandhi and his Congress party have attacked the Modi govt after China blocked a proposal to list JeM chief Masood Azhar a global terrorist.
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China defends its stand on Masood Azhar, says will find a solution acceptable to all

Responding to questions on blocking the proposal to tag JeM chief Masood Azhar a terrorist, China's Foreign Minister said the decision is in line with the rules of the UN committee.
File photo of Xi Jinping | Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

By blocking Masood listing, China is playing a risky ‘good terrorist’ vs ‘bad terrorist’ game

Beijing’s calculus appears to be driven by its bet on its ‘all-weather ally’ and friends in Pakistan military who can keep Uighur separatists in check.

Congress tears into Modi’s ‘diplomatic disasters’ after China blocks Masood Azhar’s listing

Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala also said China's move on not designating Masood Azhar as a global terrorist reaffirms its position as an inseparable ally of Pakistan.
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US looks for alternatives as China again foils bid to tag Masood Azhar a terrorist

UNSC member states, apart from China, are said to be involved in ‘backchannel talks’ on how to push Masood Azhar’s recognition as a terrorist.
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Responsible UNSC members may pursue other actions, says UN diplomat on Masood Azhar

A UN Security Council diplomat said China's move to block Azhar's terrorist listing for the fourth time is inconsistent with its own goals of combatting terrorism.
PM Modi with eminent members of his cabinet | @narendramodi/Twitter

China’s refusal to list Masood Azhar as a terrorist holds some lessons for Modi govt

Even the powerful Americans couldn’t convince China to abandon its ‘all-weather ally’ Pakistan in banning the JeM chief.
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UN nations know Masood Azhar is in Pakistan, designate him a terrorist now, says India

India once again called upon members of the UN Security Council to designate Masood Azhar, chief of Jaish-e-Mohammed that carried out attacks in India, as a terrorist.

Media says Balakot is the casualty of politics

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Muslims beat posters of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar during a protest against Pulwama terror attack, in Ahmedabad on February 15, 2019

Pakistan could launch crackdown on Jaish-e-Mohammed’s chief Masood Azhar

A top Pakistani govt source said Islamabad has decided in principle to take on the JeM leadership to de-escalate tensions with India.

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One in three people at Congress rallies may not have voted for the party: Lokniti-CSDS

Survey data from BJP and Congress rallies during 2019 election suggest that huge crowds are deceiving and don’t translate into votes in favour.
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Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

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An AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force

IAF workhorse AN-32 gets a fuel that’s green and creates jobs for tribals

The IAF will now run its AN-32 transport aircraft on a blended bio-fuel partly derived from trees. It plans to widen the experiment over the next two years.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

The Mandal-Mandir era is over, make way for Modi

BJP's Mandir politics has subsumed Mandal under Modi-Shah and created a pan-Hindu vote. Modi's challenger has to invent a new politics.