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".
While India has taken tremendous strides in combating poverty in the past decade, Muslims, members of Scheduled Tribes and Dalits saw the most progress in reducing the impact poverty, according to data compiled in a UN project.
With general elections just some months away, it is time to take a close look at the state of opposition unity and whether it is capable of turning the tables on the seemingly invincible electoral machine of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and ruling BJP chief Amit Shah.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that India's planned purchase of a Russian missile system or its relations with Iran will not be "the primary focus" of the "incredibly important" 2+2 Strategic Dialogue meeting he and Defence Secretary Jim Mattis will be having with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minister Nirmala Seetharaman this week.
India has stressed Africa's right to representation among the ranks of the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council in an effort to bring in a sense of urgency to the long-stalled reform process.
Is there a thaw in somewhat strained Beijing-New Delhi ties? From available indications China is likely to ease its hard position on the issue of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar within a month after Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale shared "all evidences" with the Chinese leadership in Beijing about the Pakista