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  • PM hosts dinner for Russian President Putin

    Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived here Thursday for the annual summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi after which Russia and India are expected to sign the S-400 air defence system deal and a number of other pacts in key sectors such as space and energy. Putin, who was received...
  • Border Tense Day After BSF Jawan Mutilated by Pak

    The brutal killing of a BSF jawan and mutilation of his body by the Pakistan Rangers has sparked off fresh tensions along the International Border ahead of the second anniversary of “surgical” strikes. BSF jawans recovered the badly mutilated body of the missing jawan along the fencing in Ramgarh...
  • Talks with Pakistan Out of The Question

    There is nothing to get excited over the reported statement by Pakistan’s Minister for Human Rights, Shireen Mazari, that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Government was preparing a proposal for resolving the Kashmir conflict and that it would be ready in a week. Without providing any details of the proposal, she...
  • Indonesia Gears Up for India Promotions

    The Ministry of Tourism of Republic of Indonesia is aggressively promoting Indonesia among Indian travellers with sales missions across the country. It has also introduced “hot deals” and incentive programs to achieve its target of 700,000 Indian arrivals in 2018. India is the fifth largest market for Indonesia’s tourism...
  • Trump and Putin Test Ties in Baltic Showdown

    After months of anticipation, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin meet today to put to the test the US president’s ambition to forge a personal bond with the Kremlin chief. If Trump’s instinct is right and he finds common ground with Putin, then the pair’s Helsinki Summit may take the...
  • Policy Reset Needed to Curb Fuel Prices

    High oil prices have put the Indian economy on flames. Rising inflation, though not reflective in statistics, is impacting the price of commodities. Urban voters are judging the Government’s policies on the basis of rising market prices and petrol, particularly diesel, and are considering themselves the victims. Are rural...
  • Chimera Around the Quad Quandary

    After the second India-China Maritime Affairs Dialogue held in Beijing last week, it was made clear to China that the evolving India-Pacific strategy was not aimed at China’s containment. It was also stated that both countries discussed perspectives in maritime security and cooperation, with New Delhi elucidating the contours...
  • Saudi Women at Wheel as Ban Ends

    Saudi women celebrated taking the wheel for the first time in decades on Sunday as the kingdom overturned the world’s only ban on female motorists, a historic reform expected to usher in a new era of social mobility. The much-trumpeted move is part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s...
  • The Terroroir Effect On Viticulture

    According to a study, wine producers are now facing a choice of either proactively experimenting with new varieties or risk suffering the negative consequences of climate change Although winegrowers seem reluctant to try new grape varieties apparently to protect the taste of the wines, new research suggests that they...
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