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Pakistan again raises Kashmir at UN Security Council

Pakistan has raised the Kashmir issue yet again at the Security Council, trying to twin it with the Palestinian problem.   India has tended more often to ignore the Pakistani taunts at the UN no other country pays any attention to them.

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By all estimates, the Indian economy has entered a phase of recovery. After a period of subdued growth that was marred by a spate of disruptions, India has regained the fastest-growing major eco...