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India, Trinidad & Tobago need to forge a new agenda

Leaders in Trinidad &Tobago and India must take revolutionary initiatives to embark upon a programme for sustainable and enhanced trade and commercial relations between the two socially connected countries, writes Paras Ramoutar for South Asia Monitor

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India, China must find ways to cooperate economically

With the US President’s insular economic policies and intransigence on issues like climate change, there is space for India and China to cooperate, writes Tridivesh Singh Maini for South Asia Monitor

The Dalit insurrection: Rise of the marginalised and disenchanted in India

Antagonising the Dalits who constitute 16.6 per cent of the population, is a politically self-defeating exercise, not least because if this percentage is added to 14.2 per cent of Muslims, it will mean the BJP is risking losing the support of nearly a third of the country’s population, writes Amulya Ganguli for South Asia Monitor

Resetting India–Nepal ties: Oli shows his pragmatism

In keeping with the geographical, economic/trade  and political compulsions that characterise Nepal’s ties with both its giant neighbours, it was  prudent and pragmatic for Oli to hit the reset button with India even while deepening the engagement with China, writes C Uday Bhaskar for South Asia Monitor

India drives hard energy bargain; sends message to neighbours

And at another level, New Delhi  by hosting the conference sent a message to its immediate neighbours. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj referred to India’s efforts to build fuel infrastructure in the region that should benefit South Asia, writes Saroj Mohanty for South Asia Monitor

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In northeast India, water-management practices to deal with climate change

In a small village on the north bank of the Brahmaputra in Assam in northeast India, farmer Horen Nath stood gazing at his partially submerged paddy field. The floods had kept their annual date but mercifully, the farmer said, the waters have started receding. "The weather has become very strange of late. We always had ample rain,

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UAE, Saudi Arabia can help India meet any oil deficit, says UAE envoy

Even as the US-imposed sanctions on Iran has put India’s energy security in jeopardy, United Arab Emirates Ambassador to India Ahmed Albanna has allayed fears of an oil shortage, saying hi...

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