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UN finalises global compact aimed at aiding legal migration

The UN has come up with a compact incorporating key provisions for smoother pathways to legal migration and safeguarding migrants that are of particular relevance to India, which has the world's largest migrant population. 

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Populist Armageddon


  On November 8, the populist insurrection sweeping across Europe and the United Kingdom hit the shores of America as an embittered uprising of the middle and lower class handed their candidate, Donald Trump, a resounding victory over Hillary Clinton.

The issue of illegal immigration in US


The lines by Emma Lazarus, inscribed on The Statue of Liberty, which stands tall and majestic on Liberty Island in New York Harbour off New York City, read, “Give me your tired, your poor, / Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, / The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. / Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: / I lift my lamp beside the golden door.” 

Bell tolls for liberal America

On the morning of Donald Trump’s election victory, Britain’s Daily Mirror devoted its front page to a picture of an uncontrollably sobbing Statue of Liberty. The Lady had snuffed out the torch and dispensed with the tablet; covered her tear-filled face in shame with both hands; and was asking: “What have they done?”  



A spectre is haunting Eurasia — the spectre of Donald Trump, who has threatened to overturn the core principles of American strategy towards Europe and Asia since the end of the Second World War. Chancelleries across Eurasia, from Paris to Tokyo, Brussels to Singapore and Berlin to Seoul, are scrambling to come to terms with the entirely unexpected victory of Trump.

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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...