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Post-Doklam, China and India work to manage bruised ties

It is not harmony and optics which have driven both China and India to re-engage more closely with each other, particularly after 2017’s bruising faceoff at Doklam plateau; it is sheer compulsion, writes Nilova Roy Chaudhury for South Asia Monitor

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Manmohan arrives in Pretoria for fifth IBSA Summit

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived here on Monday for the Fifth IBSA (India-Brazil-South Africa) Summit at a time when all three are serving concurrently as non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and there are questions about its relevance after South Africa joined the BRIC (Brazil-Russia-India-China)

SAARC: next stop Addu City

South Asia's smallest country, the Maldives, is gearing up to host the next SAARC summit, which begins on Nov 10. It hosted previous summits in 1990 and 1997. The unique feature now is that the country's southernmost region, Addu City, will have the privilege to play host

India-Bangladesh first-ever joint military exercise

Special Forces of India and Bangladesh will hold their first-ever joint military exercise starting Sunday in Sylhet in Bangladesh.

A political tragedy in Kabul -The Rabbani murder has the ISI signature

THE assassination of former President of Afghanistan Burhanuddin Rabbani in his own house in the high-security diplomatic district of Kabul on Tuesday, while he was reportedly engaged, in his current capacity as the Chairman of the High Peace and Reconciliation Council, in peace talks with his old foe, the Afghani Taliban, is a grim reminder of the terrible political tragedy which stalks this hapless land.

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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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IMF cuts India's growth projection, but it still retains world's top spot

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) cut India's growth projections for this fiscal year to 7.3 per cent and for the next to 7.5 per cent on Monday, although the country will still retain i...

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