Wild rumours, lynchings and India's missing children

Rumours of child abduction spread over social networking sites are getting innocent people killed in different parts of rural India, creating serious law and order problems for police and raising questions over the effectiveness of law-enforcement machinery in India’s vast hinterland.

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Kuwait calls for UNSC transparency, end to veto on crimes against humanity

Kuwait has called for more transparency in the working of the Security Council and asked its permanent members to refrain from using their veto rights on issues relating to crimes against humanity.

ASEAN rising — on India-Southeast Asia cooperation

As leaders of the 10 countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations gathered in New Delhi this week, India’s ties with ASEAN got a dose of both symbolism and substance.

India-Asean ties: An incremental relationship that’s set to move ahead

The India-Asean summit centres on the presence of 10 heads of state and government at the Republic Day Parade. This is an optically powerful statement of how much India’s relations with South East Asia have progressed since a Look East Policy was first articulated by Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao in 1992 in Singapore.

Modi’s speech at Davos: Just what the audience wanted to hear

Any leader asked to address the plenary session of the World Economic Forum at Davos has an opportunity to do two things. The first is to pitch his (or her) country strongly to foreign companies and investors. The second is to build the brand of both the individual and the country by looking at issues and concerns beyond those that just concern his or her country. The world, after all, is sorely lacking in statesmen (and stateswomen) of global stature.

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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,


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...