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US ends waivers for India to buy Iranian oil

In a blow to India’s energy security and efforts to diversify its oil imports, the United States announced on Monday it is ending the waiver given to India to buy Iranian oil and has threatened sanctions if it did not comply with the embargo.

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Despite economic growth, Bhutan becomes waste intensive

Though the economy of Bhutan, the Himalayan nation known the world over for its Gross National Happiness index, is growing, it has also become waste intensive, a new report says.

India to grow 7.3%, fastest for major economies

India will retain its record as the world's fastest-growing major economy, expanding at a rate of 7.3 percent this fiscal year despite a cut of 0.2 percent from the projection made in January, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) World Economic Outlook report released Tuesday.

Climate-change plan must be an election priority

India has a national election in April-May. This election is critically important because of the climate change consuming the country. Most people think of that change as being the sorry condition of Indias environment

India philanthropic diplomacy - through the Jaipur Foot

Humanitarian work is an important element of India's diplomacy, although it is often overshadowed by its strategic and defence aspects, said India's Ambassador to US, Harsh Vardhan Shringla.

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