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People across India have been protesting against the CAA-NRC-NPR, and states have also opposed the new parameters for the latter | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

US report cites cow vigilantism, CAA, Article 370 to note religious ‘discrimination’ in India

In its annual Report on International Religious Freedom, US State Dept says senior officials of Trump administration repeatedly raised these concerns with Indian counterparts.
US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister issued a joint press statement after their meeting at Hyderabad House. | Photo: Praveen Jain| ThePrint

Blue Dot Network — US answer to China’s Belt & Road Initiative that India’s ‘interested’ in

Blue Dot Network concept was officially launched in November 2019 at Indo-Pacific Business Forum in Thailand. It will be led by the US along with Japan & Australia.
Modi and Trump walking

US says no change in its Kashmir policy, calls on India & Pakistan to resolve differences

US said Kashmir is a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan, and its upto the two countries to decide on the pace and scope of talks.
Militant attack in Anantnagar, Kashmir

US closely following events in Kashmir, urges ‘all parties’ to maintain peace along LoC

US State Department Spokesperson Ortagus said it was concerned with reports of alleged human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir.
Restrictions, night curfews imposed in several parts of J-K

US calls for peace, stability along Line of Control after Modi govt’s move on Article 370

US State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said they are closely following the events in J&K and concerned over reports of human rights violations in the state.
Fathers and DNA test

Who’s your daddy? Why a DNA test is not best positioned to answer this

It might not be the right question anyway. A better one is, what does society want a father to be?
Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale

India, US call on Pakistan to address global concerns on cross-border terrorism

The concern was raised in a statement after Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale held consultations with US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, David Hale, in Washington.

On Camera

Representational image | Beef steak | Pixabay

Meat-lover who wants to save the planet? 3D printed steaks are your solution

It can take up to 15,000 litres of water to produce a single kilogram of beef. But there is now a growing amount of interest in meat alternatives.
Representational image of Union finance ministry | ANI

This is what Modi govt wants 3 loss-making insurance firms to do to turn profitable

The Modi govt has attached conditions for its capital infusion into OlCL, NICL and UIICL, focussing on profitability and improving customer service.

Defence

Representational image of an IAF MiG-29 | Photo: Wikipedia

IAF gets night-flying capability at Leh for MiG-29s, force sees it as a ‘game-changer’

The new capability will allow IAF to conduct full-spectrum operations at the LAC on short notice, given Leh’s proximity to it.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Uttar Pradesh is India’s broken heartland, break it into 4 or 5 states

Uttar Pradesh, our largest state by population and most powerful, is also the worst governed. A state with 1-in-6 Indians has no hope because of its size.