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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.

India's military aims not guided by desire for territorial expansion: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said India's military aims and preparedness were driven not by a desire to conquer anyone's territory but to protect its own people.

Can't force its forces to buy weapons 'Made in India': Sitharaman

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.

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Three new projects in U.S.-India State and Urban Initiative

The U.S.-India State and Urban Initiative, led by the CSIS Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies and the CSIS Energy and National Security Program, has announced three new projects with the state government of Maharashtra


India-Australia free trade agreement soon?


The long-pending free trade agreement with Australia is expected to be cleared with Indian Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu's visit to the country on June 26. T...