There is now a mutual recognition in both India and China that a posture of hostility has undermined their interests The India-China relationship has always been too complex to classify under a single theme. Competition-cooperation-discord is an often-evoked term typology that reflects the contradictory nature of this relationship. Last year witnessed all these facets play
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Bench expresses concern about data protection It is a “real apprehension” that a leak in the Aadhaar data may sway elections and cause a severe dent to democracy, the Supreme Court expressed its fears about data protection at an age when private players are increasingly taking over what used to be exclusively governmental functions. Senior
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CHOGM again failed to make a casefor its relevance in the 21st century The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) held in London came with hopes of a “re-energised Commonwealth”. To begin with, the summit was being held in the U.K., the founder of the grouping of mostly former British colonies, after 32 years. Besides,
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On the 48th Earth Day, organisers seek a ban on plastic straws, coffee stirrers Cities and nations are looking at banning plastic straws and stirrers in hopes of addressing the world’s plastic pollution problem. This was also the central theme of the 48th annual Earth Day organised on Sunday. Australian scientists Denise Hardesty and Chris
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Cuba’s President must seize the opportunityto refresh economic and foreign policies As Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez assumes charge as Cuba’s first ‘non-Castro’ leader in decades, Havana-watchers will look for cues of change or continuity in a country that once symbolised global anti-imperialist revolution. With Latin America’s socialist upsurge of the last decade in retreat and Cuba’s
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Its revocation in some areas is welcome,but should it be on the statute books at all? The Centre’s decision to revoke the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act in Meghalaya and reduce its ambit in Arunachal Pradesh is welcome insofar as it signifies a willingness to reconsider the use of the special law as and when
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