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India losing grip of Bhutan? China on the edge

BY KASHISH KUMAR It was not much of a surprise when India’s newly appointed External Minister S. Jaishankar chose Bhutan for his maiden bilateral visit, reflecting once again, India’s ever-growing desperation for continued friendship with its neighbour. Similarly orchestrated visits for cooperation, have been common from the Modi government where …

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Brute majority is not enough!

BY DR. S. CHANDRASEKHARAN The controversial Guthi Bill, its abrupt withdrawal from the Parliament and subsequent massive but disciplined demonstration against the government’s attempt to nationalize Guthis should be a good lesson for Oli government. First, the government thought that with its brute majority it could get through the bill …

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Tech know-how modernizes China’s century-old industrial city

BY XINHUA WRITERS WANG JINYE, WANG HONGFENG AND LI LAIFANG SHIJIAZHUANG, June 23 (Xinhua) — With the head sheaves whirling on top of the derrick, the century-old No.1 pit of the Kailuan colliery still lifts coal from deep underground. The icon of the old industrial city of Tangshan is also …

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Foreign powers behind the PASHTUN TAHAFFUZ MOVEMENT

BY M CHAUDRY Three people were killed and five soldiers injured in a clash between security forces and Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) protesters on May 26, this year in North Waziristan. In this regard army’s media wing DG of Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major-General Asif Ghafoor said: “a group …

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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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