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Talks with Pakistan the only way out, says former Kashmir CM

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti has refuted media reports about her party’s efforts to forge a government with the help of Congress party in Kashmir.  She also said talking with Pakistan is the only way to resolve the Kashmir issue.

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India outraged: A cry to shun communal politics

The outrage that poured over on to the streets of New Delhi - as in many other parts of India - when hundreds of citizens came together to protest the brutal rape and murder of an eight-year-old in Kathua and the rape of a minor in Unnao stood out as a rare phenomenon in an atmosphere ruled by fear and hatred.

Oli’s visit and changing geostrategic equations in South Asia

K P Oli, the newly elected Prime Minister of Nepal, is on a two-day visit to India, his first foreign visit after assuming office in February. The usual diplomatic rhetoric is in place with both the sides expressing hopes that the visit will help strengthen bilateral ties.

Can India keep China at bay in the Indian Ocean?

China’s interest in the Indian Ocean is no secret, it contains vital sea lanes through which large share of import and exports pass. It is not shy about currying favour with littoral and island states through its Belt and Road initiative

Indian Army veterans not forgotten

2018 is being celebrated by the Indian Army as the ‘Year of Disabled Soldiers in the Line of Duty’ and in keeping with its glorious traditions special emphasis is laid on welfare of disabled soldiers by way of facilitating job opportunities for them, war widows and their dependents.

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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,

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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...

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