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1.Turkey keen to boost defence ties with India.

Turkey is keen on expanding defence industrial cooperation with India and will offer its armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) during the upcoming visit of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said Ilnur Cevik, senior adviser to the Turkish President on Saturday.  read more

2.The lowdown on the crackdown on H-1B visas.

With a tool manufacturing company in Wisconsin as the backdrop, U.S. President Donald Trump has issued an executive order that pushes his slogan, ‘buy American, hire American’ into administrative action. read more

3.The importance of rights.

Fali Nariman recently remarked that we are fortunate to have a charter of rights in the Indian Constitution: the right to life, liberty, equality, freedom of expression, association, religion, education, and rights against various forms of exploitation.  read more

1.Trump to order review of WTO deal
2.Centre cannot,but states can tax farm income:CEA

Reviving the debate on the politically sensitive issue of taxing agriculture income, chief economic adviser (CEA) Arvind Subramanian.  read more

1.New liberal needed to engage changing India.

Just like an idea has the power to move a nation, a word has the power to move an idea. The word under siege, not just in India, but all over the modern world is ‘liberal’. In today’s world, it is a tragic synonym for intellectual infirmity and moral one-upmanship.  read more

2.Dissent is a vital part of nationalism.We need it.Enforced nationalism is counter-productive

It is part of India’s Vedic wisdom that even amrut, when taken in excess, turns poisonous. The case of nationalism is no different: Too much of it becomes counter-productive. read more

3.Farm tax idea was born in Paris.

The idea of taxing farm income that has rattled the government this week, was born at 2, rue Andre Pascal in Paris sometime late 2016.   read more

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