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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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Modi’s Foreign Policy: Towards the Fifth Act

In a Shakespearean play, the first act is the exposition, introducing the characters and the setting and ending with the play’s significant piece of action.

US rights report critical of India

The US State Department's human rights report criticises India for violations by police and security forces while at the same time noting the “serious abuses” by separatist insurgents and terrorists. "The most significant human rights issues included police and security force abuses, such as extrajudicial killings, disappearances, torture, arbitrary arrest and detention, rape, harsh and life-threatening prison conditions, and lengthy pretrial detention,” the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2017 released in Washington on Friday said.

Tainted hands: Can any political party assure safety for the little girls?

The chilling fact is that every political party in India has taken advantage of the inherent fault lines in our society to garner votes and consolidate support based on caste, communal and class lines,  writes Rashmi Saksena

Beyond religion: Muslim credit society changes lives of marginalised people, mostly Hindus

Kamla Devi, Pankaj Kumar, Geeta Devi and Sanjay Singh, all Hindus, share one thing in common. Their lives have been transformed through "interest-free" loans provided by a Muslim cooperative credit society in Bihar. They are four of nearly 9,000 Hindus -- mostly vendors, small traders, road side shopkeepers, marginal farmers and women -- who got rid of exploitative moneylenders, all thanks to interest-free loans by the Patna-based Al-Khair Cooperative Credit Society Ltd.

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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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Japan seeks to boost connectivity with India's Northeast

Japanese Ambassador Kenji Hiramatsu has said his country is serious about boosting connectivity in India's north-eastern states by building roads and bridges.

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