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Morning briefing: Supreme court to take a call on CBI probe into Vyapam scam today

The Supreme Court will take up the plea for a CBI probe in the Vyapam scam today. Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had declared on Wednesday that he would also back such a reques

Leverage numbers and strength, Modi tells BRICS nations

Making a strong case for economic cooperation among the BRICS nations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today “we need to see our strengths and then cooperate on skill development”.

Momentum with India as world economies face slow down

India is expected to see ‘firming growth’ while growth is set to slow across a number of the world’s largest economies, including China, the US and the UK, according to leading in

Morning briefing: Rs 10,000 cr sanitation programme is total failure, says CAG report

In the past five years, almost Rs. 10,000 crore has been spent on rural sanitation with not much to show for results, says a report of the Comptroller and Audit General of India (CAG). It was table

L’affaire Crimea

Empty parking spots stare back from the deep, dark waters of the Black Sea. The absences between the fleet of robust-looking Russian ships mark a history when Ukrainian and Russian war ships were

ONGC to acquire additional 11 percent stake in Russia’s Vankorneft

 State-run Oil and Natural Gas Corp. Ltd (ONGC) has signed definitive agreements with Russia’s national oil company Rosneft PJSC to acquire an additional 11 percent stake in its unit, JS

BRICS by people’s BRICS: A message for Modi et al

Ahead of the BRICS Summit, underway in Goa from Saturday, a clutch of civil society movements f

All you need to know about ISRO’s record launch

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has scripted history by launching 104 satellites in one go from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. With this launch, India

The great Syrian war game

As the 59 American Tomahawk missiles lit up the dark skies, smashing Syria’s Shayrat air base near Homs, the collective conscience of the “civilised world” was assuaged. S

Modi undertakes four nation trip ahead of NSG meet

Prime minister Narendra Modi’s four nation trip is expected to shore up support for India’s bid to enter the exclusive Nuclear Suppliers Group, ahead of its meeting scheduled fo

“I don’t see in the next ten years any real solution for the people of Syria”

The seventh round of the Syria peace talks will begin on July 10 in Geneva which will be convened by the UN special envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura. Violence and persecution in places l

IRCTC unveils international tour packages

 Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd. (IRCTC), an Indian Railways’ PSU, has come up with an International tour package based on leisure and pilgrimage theme. IR

HAL hands over Sukhoi engine to IAF

 The 50th AL31FP engine, manufactured by HAL’s Koraput-based Sukhoi engine division, has been handed over to the Indian Air Force (IAF) as part of celebrations of 70th year of India-Russ

India to raise terrorism issue in back-to-back trilateral meets

This is a crucial month for India’s foreign policy makers as two back-to-back trilateral meetings, one at the ministerial level and another at the foreign secretary level, are going to be hel

India’s eventful new year to unfold with Netanyahu’s visit

Although the year 2017 remained tense for India because of its cantankerous neighbours-Pakistan and China, the coming year is expected to be good and eventful for the country. First of all, the yea

India, Russia envision multimodal transport route

The India-Iran-Russia-led International North South Transport Corridor (INSTC), which is a sea, land and rail transport project, is ready for its operationalisation in June, even as China’s m

A vote against democracy?

Democracy, in its broad sense, tolerates dissent, allows freedom of expression and hence diversity of views by protecting minority views and human rights. The functioning of any democracy is charac



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