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1.Shock and awe win for Donald Trump.

Republican Donald J. Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States, the first public office that the 70-year-old real estate mogul-turned-politician will hold, succeeding President Barack Obama.  read more

2.China policy will be key to India’s interests.

The election of Donald Trump as U.S. President could be positive news for India on a bilateral level, but it is his administration’s China policy that will be key to India’s interests, say foreign policy watchers here. read more

3.November thunderbolt.

The dramatic, widely unexpected outcome of the U.S. presidential electionhas stunned all the pundits and prognosticators who had placed very little faith in a victory for Donald J. Trump. It is clear now that the thinking,  read more

4.Understanding Trumpocalypse.

Donald Trump will be the 45th President of the United States. These words will echo in the hearts of 324 million Americans today, some shell-shocked and downcast, others delirious with joy. The sheer divergence of emotions over the surprise result is a poignant signal of how deeply divided the nation is,  read more


YOU’RE HIRED, APPRENTICE: He was the ultimate outsider with zero experience in public office. But he tapped into the anger of the white, largely male working-class, who’ve suffered job losses and stagnant incomes, as well as rural `middle America’. The reality TV star ran an unconventional and polarising campaign against the elite establishment, symbolised not just by the Clintons but also his own party leadership. His victory has upended opinion polls, left ethnic, religious, social minorities in shock–and the world groping for answers on several hot-button issues read more

2. 200% penalty on over Rs 10 lakh unaccounted cash deposits

After the carrot, here comes the stick. The government on Wednesday said it would monitor all cash deposits of over Rs 10 lakh made till the end of the year and impose a penalty of up to 200% in case the funds did not tally with an individual’s tax returns. At the same time, it promised that housewives, small businesses and workers depositing Rs 1.5-2 lakh in their accounts would face no harassment.  read more

3. Society must `feel' impact of law: SC

The Supreme Court has stepped up efforts to punish sex-deter mination of foetuses under the PNDT Act and said India could ill-afford a socially explosive situation caused by dropping sex ratio that remained a “social affliction and a disease“.  read more

4. Whitelash: The Left-Behind Strike Back

As many as five states that voted Obama last time swung to Trump in this election, costing Hillary Clinton 83 precious Electoral College votes and snatching the White House from her. In three of them -Florida, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin -the margin between Clinton and Trump votes was very small, about 1%. In the two remaining states, Trump led by 8% in Ohio and 10% in Iowa. Another state that voted for Obama, Michigan, was tilted towards Trump at the time of going to press, but with a very thin margins and some 4% of votes still to be counted. Michigan with 16 Electoral College votes would push up the swing states’ tally to 99.  read more

5. India-US 4.0: With Trump in the White House, India and America can look forward to a new phase of close ties

While there was concern in many countries and sections of Americans about the unpredictability and uncertainty inherent in Donald Trump’s candidature, there was equanimity in India. This is because there has now been a broad bipartisan US consensus for the India relationship.  read more

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