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Bridging the gap: Connecting Sikkim to Tibet will be win-win for both India and China

Commerce, Culture and Connectivity are the three pillars of India’s robust engagement with South-East Asia and good road connectivity is one crucial requisite for such close interface.

Changing world order presents an opportunity for India

The contrasting events that transpired in the cities of Quebec and Qingdao over the weekend signalled the immediacy of the changing world order.

The great Australian turnaround!

Ties between India and Australia are experiencing an upswing for the last decade or so. Australia has recognised India as an important strategic partner after a long period of mutual apathy.

Meditation can help douse body fires

Inflammation is the body’s first line of defense. Anytime we have disease or injury, body heals it by producing inflammation. Increase in blood flow and white cells at the injury site produces redness, swelling, heat and pain. Inflammation is therefore like a fire burning inside the body.

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Cyclonic storm Gaja batters South India

A severe cyclonic storm, Gaja, battered the coast of the southern Indian state Tamil Nadu on Friday, leaving at least 15 people dead and causing widespread destruction.

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Iran, India discuss trade cooperation under US sanctions

India and Iran discussed ways of continuing biliateral trade under reimposed US sanctions, Eghtesad Online news website reported.

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