India becomes a signatory to Trump's global anti-drug campaign

US President Donald Trump launched on Monday a global campaign against the "scourge of drugs" with links to terrorism and asked for coordinated action to "save the lives of countless people in all corners of the world".

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Indian, Egyptian business communities should boost bilateral ties: Envoy

Describing the relationship between India and Egypt as "exceptional", Egyptian Ambassador to India Hatem Tageldin on Tuesday said that it is time for the business communities in both countries to play a role in boosting bilateral ties.

'India seeks to continue importing Iran oil despite US sanctions'

With India seeking ways to maintain its bilateral ties with Iran in the face of US sanctions reimposed on the Gulf nation, a London-based international law firm said on Thursday that Iran's major energy consumers like India and China have indicated they intend to find a way to go around the US sanctions and keep the Iran oil lines open.

Vajpayee, a voice of sanity lost along the way

It was the summer of 1996. The Congress government of Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao had lost the general election and, for the first time, there was an opportunity for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), headed by the moderate and well liked Atal Bihari Vajpayee, of coming to power.

Kashmir: Can the nation win back Kashmiri hearts and minds? (Indian Independence Day Special)

The army restores near normalcy, at a big cost in soldiers’ lives and peoples’ goodwill and, on each occasion, politicians in Delhi and Srinagar belie the peoples’ hope that they will step in with a panacea for Kashmir, writes Admiral Arun Prakash (retd.) for South Asia Monitor  
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Nuclear energy is vital to meet climate-change challenge, says India

India has declared that nuclear energy is vital for meeting the challenge of climate change and suggested supporting efforts to promote its public acceptance amid growing opposition to nuclear power and plans by some countries to phase out their atomic generation plants.  


Time to breathe life into India's languishing business environment

In a refreshing change of pace for the government, which has been reeling under challenging economic circumstances, the release of the World Bank’s Doing Business report provided some resp...