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1.A return to Cold War tensions.

A big foreign policy challenge awaiting the next U.S. President is the frosty relationship with an angry, resurgent Russia.  read more

2.Time to decongest our prisons.

The overcrowding of prisons in the country is a long-standing problem that is seldom addressed effectively. read more

3.Fishing in troubled waters.

Sanjay Lalji, 28, unloads fish from a mid-sized mechanised trawler at Vanakbara fishing harbour near Diu after a 12-day fishing trip to Goa.  read more

4.Centre plans to revive counter-terror body.

The Centre is planning to revive the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), a project conceived by the UPA government in 2012 but vehemently opposed by then Chief Minister of Gujarat, Narendra Modi.  read more

1.Welcome Aung San Suu Kyi warmly: Because India’s natural strategic compass is much broader than ,SAARC.

The visit of Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s de facto leader, to India is significant. Myanmar’s geographic, cultural and geostrategic positioning between India and China makes it critical to long-term Indian interests. read more

2.India bright spot,but NPAs challenge:IMF.

NEW DELHI: Describing India as a “bright spot” in the complex set of economic forces,   read more

3.Dutch law would allow assisted suicide for healthy older people.

In the Netherlands, a country vaunted for its liberalism, a proposal to legalise assisted suicide for older people who are generally healthy but feel they have led a full life has stirred up an ethical storm in some quarters.  read more

1.Why beg Pakistan to end terror?

Even after the Indian security forces hit hard at terror camps that Pakistan has been promoting in the areas under its control in Kashmir  read more

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