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Donald Trump comes calling

Donald Trump comes calling

February 23, 2020

United States President Donald Trump’s visit is expected to be high on hype, but low on content. And that is not too bad for India.

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Interview: Rajendra Shende, chairman, Terre Policy Centre, member of governing body of World Peace University, Pune

Interview: Rajendra Shende, chairman, Terre Policy Centre, member of governing body of World Peace University, Pune

February 2, 2020

Hailing from a spiritual family, living in a small village in Maharashtra, but equipped with an engineering degree from a reputed college, professor Vishwanath Karad, a leading educationist, has integrated spirituality, science and sustainability with the object of promoting inte...

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Citizen Amendment Act

Citizen Amendment Act

December 15, 2019

With nearly half of India burning after the Citizen Amendment Bill was passed, what will be its impact on the ties between its two friendly neighbours –Bangladesh and Afghanistan?

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Afghanistan peace talks

Afghanistan peace talks

August 3, 2019

As US-led peace talks with the Afghan Taliban pick up, India squirms uneasily as it is not part of the crucial negotiations about the future of the highly volatile nation.

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India’s Stance on Refugees

India’s Stance on Refugees

May 31, 2018

India hosts the largest population of refugees in all of South Asia. At the end of 2016, there were 207,070 persons of concern in India, out of whom 197,851 were refugees and 9,219 were asylum seekers. As per the Global Trends report on Forced Displacement in 2016, published by t...

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Dynamic Initiatives for Revenue Generation

Dynamic Initiatives for Revenue Generation

October 31, 2017

Various initiatives are being undertaken on all fronts to holistically increase the non-aeronautical revenue generation capacity of Indian airports in a bid to have a sustainable revenue stream. Traditionally, airport operators derive their income from two components: aeronautica...

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Trump’s Afghanistan-Pakistan policy

Trump’s Afghanistan-Pakistan policy

August 22, 2017

United States’ President Donald Trump finally spelt out his Afghanistan policy and to little surprise he has made a U-turn from his campaign promise to withdraw from the quagmire. His pronunciations have a mixed message for India.

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Liberalising aviation services by 2020?

Liberalising aviation services by 2020?

July 20, 2017

The Indian government might contemplate open sky agreements for countries, which fall within a radius of 5,000 kilometres, by 2020.

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Indian Exports in Defence

Indian Exports in Defence

June 14, 2017

There has been a visible increase in defence exports from India. With the Ministry of Defence (MoD) managing its exchanges better and setting new grounds for governance of end-users, India’s standing in defence on the global front seems to be getting stronger, but challenges re...

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World Immunisation Week: UNICEF vaccinates almost half the world’s children

World Immunisation Week: UNICEF vaccinates almost half the world’s children

April 29, 2017

As the world observes International Immunisation Week from April 24-30, 2017, with the theme #VaccinesWork, a data released by United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) reveals that UNICEF is the largest buyer of vaccines for children in the world, yet millions of children in India...

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Can India win over China at BRICS Summit in Goa?

Can India win over China at BRICS Summit in Goa?

October 13, 2016

The two-day BRICS Summit, beginning this weekend, is likely to be clouded by Sino-Indian dialogue on how to contain Pakistan-sponsored terrorism.

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MSF in New Delhi marked one year of Kunduz hospital attack in Afghanistan

MSF in New Delhi marked one year of Kunduz hospital attack in Afghanistan

October 7, 2016

Marking one year of attack on medical facilities in Afghanistan last year, Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) trauma centre in Kunduz, Afghanistan, MSF India organised an event titled “Saving Lives, Staying Alive”on October 3, 2016 at the India Habitat ...

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