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".
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday said the government cannot walk a "thin line" to compel Indian armed forces to buy indigenous weapons, after she opened a major defence trade fair that projects India - world's biggest global arms importer - as one of the major military equipment manufacturing hubs.
It was a wake-up call for the ruling BJP and a beckoning opportunity for opposition parties to check the seeming invincibility of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his principal strategist BJP president Amit Shah - backed by a formidable election machinery and deep pockets - provided they pool resources and form a joint front.
Though out of power for almost four years, the Congress party’s leaders and workers looked upbeat when they gathered for the 84th Plenary session of the All India Congress Committee (March16 -18) at New Delhi’s cavernous Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium.
Air pollution battle in India needs a sense of urgency
If India takes the top place in GDP growth globally, why we have such lower targets in meeting air quality over five years, particularly considering the fact that it is the 65 percent of India’s young population would be the main victims of the worsening air quality, writes Rajendra Shende for South Asia Monitor .