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  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar during an election rally, Bhagalpur, Bihar, April 11, 2019.
    Oct 23, 2020 10:38 IST
    It wants the LJP to chip away at Nitish Kumar’s image while keeping him dependent on the BJP...read more
  • The State of Global Air 2020 report, which was released on Wednesday, has two warnings for India. First, India recorded the highest annual average PM 2.5 concentration exposure in the world in 2019, and second, the country has had the worst levels of PM 2.5 levels in the world for the last decade
    Oct 23, 2020 10:38 IST
    There must also be monitoring on a real-time basis as well as a strong push towards the behaviourial change of citizens. There is no room for delay, for lives are at stake....read more
  • Bimal Gurung, head of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), speaks at a news conference, 2017
    Oct 23, 2020 07:59 IST
    The loss of GJM as an ally will hurt the BJP in the hills in next year’s polls....read more
  • Students wait in line for a temperature check before their first day of in person school at I.S. 318, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. October 1, 2020. REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs
    Oct 23, 2020 10:38 IST
    STIP-2020 aims to build an educational environment that nurtures and encourages innovative thinking and also creates pathways for its pursuit in the long-term. In the current policy-building exercise, we have kept our focus on select areas. We learn to live, we learn to think and we learn to learn....read more
    Harsh Vardhan
    Harsh Vardhan
  • Maryam Nawaz and Bilawal Bhutto Zardariat an anti-government protest rally organised by the Pakistan Democratic Movement, an alliance of political opposition parties, Karachi, Pakistan October 18, 2020
    Oct 23, 2020 10:35 IST
    One will have to wait for PDM’s moves to see whether the military jettisons those who are no longer useful to it or responds with more crackdowns....read more
    Rezaul Laskar
    Rezaul Laskar
  • The WTO must carefully recalibrate the Special and Differential Treatment for countries that deserve it rather than junk the whole concept or excessively politicise it,
    Oct 22, 2020 11:00 IST
    Organisations such as WTO need to demonstrate that it is on the side of the underdog and the vulnerable in the political battle being played out due to the backlash against globalisation and free trade...read more
    Mohan Kumar
    Mohan Kumar
  • Chinese President Xi Jinping at the National Day reception on the eve of the 71st anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China in Beijing, China on September 30, 2020.
    Oct 22, 2020 05:49 IST
    Beijing, which accuses Washington of being “addicted to quitting”, has struck a more globalist posture under President Xi Jinping: Chinese officials head four of the 15 UN agencies, and Beijing has boosted its WHO commitment by $2 billion....read more
    Reuters | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
    Reuters | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar