India becomes a signatory to Trump's global anti-drug campaign

US President Donald Trump launched on Monday a global campaign against the "scourge of drugs" with links to terrorism and asked for coordinated action to "save the lives of countless people in all corners of the world".

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Bridging the chasm: A former president's quest for national unity

The images from Nagpur were, in the words of a Congressman, hard to digest. Here was Pranab Mukherjee, a dyed-in-the-wool secularist, who had spent a lifetime in the Congress party, then became the President of India with the responsibility of upholding its Constitution, sharing the platform and enjoying the hospitality of a person who, and the organisation he heads, were the very antithesis of the values and ideals he had stood and strove for all his life.

India-China informal summits to continue

India and China on Saturday signed two memoranda of understanding after talks led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in Qingdao.

Message from the by-elections: A weakened Modi and unifying opposition

It will be a mistake to ascribe the defeats of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Kairana, Noorpur and Bhandara-Gondiya by-elections in Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra only to the tie-ups among its opponents.

Towards 2019: Can opposition combine take on BJP?

Since the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) prospects do not seem to be as bright as it was even a year ago, its opponents are preparing to take on the ruling party at the centre with much greater confidence, as evidenced even in the latest round of byelections where the opposition scored more victories than the BJP.   
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Nuclear energy is vital to meet climate-change challenge, says India

India has declared that nuclear energy is vital for meeting the challenge of climate change and suggested supporting efforts to promote its public acceptance amid growing opposition to nuclear power and plans by some countries to phase out their atomic generation plants.  


Bhutan slips on Ease of Business; foreign workers blocked

As Bhutan’s ranking on ease of doing business slipped eight places to 81, foreign workers from four professions will not qualify to get work permits in Bhutan starting this month, accordin...