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Afghanistan dominates SCO talks: Highlights of who said what at Dushanbe summit
World

Afghanistan dominates SCO talks: Highlights of who said what at Dushanbe summit

Members of the China and Russia-led Shanghai Cooperation Organisation on Friday endorsed Iran's future membership of the bloc that already includes South Asian rivals India and Pakistan

Biden to address nation today on his decision not to extend presence in Afghanistan beyond 31 August
World

Biden to address nation today on his decision not to extend presence in Afghanistan beyond 31 August

An undetermined number of Americans remain in Afghanistan, as well as a number of Afghans who wanted to leave but were unable to get on US airplanes

Permanent seat in UNSC neither necessary nor only way for India to assert its ‘arrival’ on global centrestage
World

Permanent seat in UNSC neither necessary nor only way for India to assert its ‘arrival’ on global centrestage

The changed world offers examples like Germany, Japan and Israel who have stitched alternative arrangements that could be multilateral (EU), bilateral (US-Israel), regional or creatively/strategically relevant, eg, the Quad

The Plot Against America: David Simon’s new HBO series sounds warning bells over global resurgence of fascism
Entertainment

The Plot Against America: David Simon’s new HBO series sounds warning bells over global resurgence of fascism

Without ever getting preachy, The Plot Against America suggests you cannot preserve an unconditional stand of politically neutrality.

USA ready to work with India to modernise its military capabilities, says top American commander
India

USA ready to work with India to modernise its military capabilities, says top American commander

The US is ready to help India modernise its military and jointly they can improve India's military capabilities in "significant and meaningful" ways, a top American commander has said

North Korea calls US bombing run a dangerous move, says it risks nuclear war
World

North Korea calls US bombing run a dangerous move, says it risks nuclear war

North Korean state media have sharply criticised a recent practice bombing run by two US B-1B bombers on the Korean peninsula, calling it a dangerous move.

G7 Summit: Britain's Amber Rudd reassures Angela Merkel it will be a 'strong partner'
World

G7 Summit: Britain's Amber Rudd reassures Angela Merkel it will be a 'strong partner'

Britain said it would be a "strong partner" to Germany in response to comments by German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the G7 summit in Italy.

UP Election 2017: Allies and a mother-son pair at loggerheads in Allahabad
Politics

UP Election 2017: Allies and a mother-son pair at loggerheads in Allahabad

Pre-poll allies BJP and Apna Dal as well as Congress and Samajwadi Party are fighting each other on some of the 12 Assembly seats in the district while a mother-son contest is also on.

US, anti-IS coalition allies regroup after jihadist attacks
World

US, anti-IS coalition allies regroup after jihadist attacks

With jihadist attacks proliferating around the world, the US has reassembled its coalition partners for meetings

Hitler not dead? British historian claims massive cover up, says Nazi leader escaped Germany
World

Hitler not dead? British historian claims massive cover up, says Nazi leader escaped Germany

Adolf Hitler did not commit suicide at the end of the second world war but was spirited out of Germany by the Nazis in a massive cover up to make the world fall a victim to "duplicitous deception," a noted British historian has claimed.

North Korea's Kim Jong Un cancels planned visit to Russia, says Kremlin
World

North Korea's Kim Jong Un cancels planned visit to Russia, says Kremlin

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has cancelled his planned visit to Moscow to attend Russia's World War II anniversary celebrations on May 9, President Vladimir Putin's spokesman said on Thursday.

Iran's foreign minister due in Pakistan to discuss Yemen
World

Iran's foreign minister due in Pakistan to discuss Yemen

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was due in Pakistan on Wednesday and is likely to urge it to reject a request to join a Saudi-led campaign against Iran-allied Houthi forces in Yemen.

Betrayer in chief: Making Mulayam the Janata Parivar head is sheer genius
Politics

Betrayer in chief: Making Mulayam the Janata Parivar head is sheer genius

The leadership mantle for Mulayam Singh Yadav more or less ensures he can now betray no one other than himself. And that, as you know, is impossible.

Modi 'backstabbed' us, says Shiv Sena in sharp attack on BJP
Politics

Modi 'backstabbed' us, says Shiv Sena in sharp attack on BJP

A sharp attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi by his erstwhile ally Shiv Sena, which also equated BJP with the "corrupt" Congress and NCP marked the electoral discourse in Maharashtra on Monday.

Shiv Sena-BJP break-up: Why Congress may be the biggest loser in Maha polls?
Politics

Shiv Sena-BJP break-up: Why Congress may be the biggest loser in Maha polls?

After the BJP and Shiv Sena played out the waiting game between themselves on seat sharing, there seems to be little option left for the ruling combine, the Congress and the NCP, in Maharashtra. The latter can no more use alliance with Shiv Sena as a bargaining chip during seat-sharing talks and the Congress cannot delay a decision any longer.

European allies cautious about Obama's plan to unite and defeat ISIS
World

European allies cautious about Obama's plan to unite and defeat ISIS

US President Barack Obama has outlined plans for a broad international coalition to defeat ISIS extremists in Iraq and Syria, but European allies gave a cautious reaction.

US will form a
World

US will form a "core coalition" to counter Islamic State militants

The US said it was forming a "core coalition" to battle ISIS militants in Iraq, calling for broad support from allies and partners.

Unfazed by exit polls Cong plans of 'enlarged' UPA-III
Politics

Unfazed by exit polls Cong plans of 'enlarged' UPA-III

"We expect NDA to get below 200 (seats) and such a situation will give Congress and like-minded parties a chance to form a coalition (government)," a senior Congress leader said on condition of anonymity.

BJP gameplan: Ab ki baar Modi sarkar or Opposition benches?
Politics

BJP gameplan: Ab ki baar Modi sarkar or Opposition benches?

Is the BJP prepared with a plan B in the event of Modi being rejected by post-poll allies?

Will multi-cornered fights cost BJP the elections in 2014?
Politics

Will multi-cornered fights cost BJP the elections in 2014?

Does the BJP lose out more in three-cornered contests? And will the Modi factor help the party overcome this weakness?