23-02-2017

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1.A foreign policy of cruel populism.

Just before he was inaugurated as the U.S. President, Donald Trump laid out some principles of what appeared to be his non-interventionist foreign  read more

2.Tackling the Islamic State.

Celebrated by historian William Dalrymple in his book Nine Lives as “a place where for once you saw religion read more

3.Ageing with dignity.

While India’s celebrated demographic dividend has for decades underpinned its rapid economic progress, a countervailing force may offset some of the gains from having a relatively young population:  read more

4.A disaster that’s still unfolding.

The inadequate response to the oil spill off the coast of Chennai raises questions of accountability

The disaster continues unabated. The oil spill which hit the Ennore coast in Chennai, at 3.45 a.m. on January 28, continues to spread along the coast. It is destroying marine life, livelihoods and causing permanent damage to biodiversity.

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1. Act on Terror.
It is in China’s interest to heed India’s concern on Pakistan-based terrorism
In Beijing for the first round of the reconstituted and upgraded strategic dialogue between India and China, foreign secretary S Jaishankar asserted that New Delhi remained strongly committed to maintaining good bilateral relations.

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1.Bad bank to be set up quickly: Subramanian.

NEW DELHI: Taking forward the Reserve Bank of India’s suggestion for a state-owned asset reconstruction company, or bad bank, to address the stressed exposures of the banking sector, Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian said such an institution should be set up quickly.  read more

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