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Colonial Era Laws: Reason for unhealthy Democracies and low Human Development

Colonial laws have been acting as clogs in the wheel of development and democracy in South Asian Countries. On the International Day of Democracy, it's important to rethink about the existence of colonial laws.

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Russia, Syria invite probe into alleged chemical attacks

After United States President Donald Trump threatened that there would be a “big price to pay” for the alleged chemical attack in Syria, Russia and Syria have invited an investigation into the alleged chemical weapon strike in Syrian rebel-held territory.

Warren's criticism of Trump foreign policy has lessons for other countries

Opposition leaders in other parts of the world, including India, would do well to learn from Warren’s logical criticism of Trump. It is easy to criticize policies, but it is important to remain nuanced, and give constructive suggestions, like Warren, writes Tridivesh Singh Maini

Stephen Hawking: Graduating to metaphysics in India, yet unheard on climate change

After his visit to India in 2001, he crossed the boundary of rationality from astrophysics to metaphysics, writes Rajendra Shende

Will Modi and Trump learn the right lessons from recent poll defeats?

While most Indians were observing recent domestic political developments; with surprise defeats for the ruling BJP in its pocket boroughs and a likelihood of the opposition uniting against the Party for the 2019 national elections, writes Tridivesh Singh Maini

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Lowest solar tariff underpins India's clean energy transformation: IEEFA

Gujarat's 500 MW solar tender results have delivered India's record low tariff of Rs 2.44 per kilowatt and this underpins the country's transformation to clean energy, US-based Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) said on Tuesday.

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Amid trade war, India looks to resume oil meal export to China

Amid the ongoing trade war between Beijing and Washington, an Indian business delegation on Wednesday held talks with Chinese oil meal importers as New Delhi looks to resume export of its crop b...

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