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May should have quit at least a year ago

BY SWAPAN DASGUPTA One of the things I like best on a longish domestic flight is to read the London newspapers. I barely have time to justify my expensive subscriptions during the political season in Delhi. However, a flight, undisturbed by an eager co-passenger, over-anxious to discuss politics with a …

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India-US tariff tiff goes beyond trade

BY PALLAB BHATTACHARYA It has finally happened. The trade conflict between India and the United States has broken out as New Delhi ended its almost year-long wait for a negotiated settlement and came up with a retaliatory step imposing higher tariffs on import of 28 high-value agricultural items from the …

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Hong Kong an internal not international issue

BY XU HAILIN Violence broke out during the demonstration on June 12 in Hong Kong and some continuation took place. How to handle the issue is China’s internal affair, which has nothing to do with the US or any other Western country. They have no idea how to settle the …

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Man on a mission

BY GAUTAM GAMBHIR Cricket and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are the flavours of the season. There is a cricketing analogy that applies to PM Modi. The difference between a good batsman and a truly great batsman is not just about averages but is also about certain aspects on the field. …

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Solar energy can help citizens cut power bills, fight pollution

BY SHUBHRA PURI Declared as the most polluted city in the world last winter, Gurugram will have to take multi-pronged steps to improve its air quality. One relatively easier step it can take is to switch to solar energy. This option is relatively easier because, along with reducing the reliance …

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Nepal: “A summer of protests”- Does PM Oli care?

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan This summer, Nepal is seen to be witnessing protests on various issues all of the government’s own making. The first was the media council bill which is still attracting a large number of protests. There has been no attempt by the government to explain the Government’s …

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Modi ll: Reclaiming the neighborhood

BY SWARAN SINGH Because of then-president Abdulla Yameen’s pro-China policies as well as his crackdown on the opposition on the eve of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s planned March 2015 state visit to Maldives, not only did that visit have to be canceled at the very last minute but Modi could …

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China, Russia come together to shield global strategic stability

BY JI ZHIYE Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a joint statement on strengthening contemporary global strategic stability in Moscow on June 5. The statement sends the world a strong message that China and Russia are making great efforts to maintain global strategic stability and world …

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The Pakistan factor in Indian general election

BY MALIK Unlike in Pakistan, general elections in India are quite lengthy and tiring. The current poll is being conducted in phases spread over a month. It started on April 11 and will continue until May 19, with the final result announced on May 23. Although Pakistan-bashing is one of …

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China’s Position on the China-US Economic and Trade Consultations

The State Council Information Office of The People’s Republic of China (June 2019) The China-US commercial relationship serves as both the ballast and the propeller of the overall bilateral relationship. At stake are the fundamental interests of the two peoples, and the prosperity and stability of the world. Since the …

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