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Kabul killings: New dimensions in today's journalist copybook

News reporting has always been hazardous work. I learnt this first hand when barely four years in the field as a cub reporter in Delhi. It was the 1970s and bomb explosions like the recent one in Kabul which killed nine, including a woman, journalists, were yet to be listed as dangers in a reporter’s copybook.

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Today is Gandhi's 70th death anniversary

Today is Gandhi ji's 70th death anniversary. As Einstein had said "Scarcely the future generations will believe that such a man walked on this earth ...".

An India-loving Ambassador is no more

Larbi Reffouh, Morocco's  former ambassador to India who retired from service in October 2016,  died suddenly early January 16 in Rabat.  He was 69. A very popular figure in the diplomatic circuit, Reffouh had also served as Moroccan ambassador to Gabon, Brazil, Argentina before coming to India in 2011.  He was concurrently accredited to Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Maldives while being based in New Delhi.

Will Indian Army finally get the weapons it needs?

The Indian bureaucracy's stranglehold which used to cause inordinate delays in materialization of urgently needed  weapons and equipment for the three Services will hopefully be loosened with the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC)

Why India's progress on border roads is slow

Visiting Arunachal Pradesh, in northeastern India, in January 2009, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced a fast-track development programme to provide the geo-strategically located border state with much needed strategic and administrative infrastructure, including a major new road network.

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India poised to join China as global leaders in renewables: Report

India is poised to join China as the two global leaders in the renewable energy technology-led transformation, a US-based research institute said.


India in “good position” to face fallout from possible trade tensions: UN economist

India is in a “good position” to deal with any fallout from global trade tensions and with right policies can reach an 8 percent-plus growth rate and hold it, according to a UN econo...