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China, FATF, Pakistan, Pulwama terrorist attack

Masood Azhar 'Global Terrorist': Does the designation realistically mean anything? And what should India do now?

UN has blacklisted the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) head after China lifted its restrictions on the move. However, what does it actually mean for India?


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Pollution, Wildlife loss, Biodiversity loss, Earth day

A common song for our planet: Why I seek an Earth Anthem

While nations and even states have anthems of their own, the Earth does not have one — effectively alienating the stateless and global citizens. It's time we pay homage to the one home we all in truth share.


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United Nations, Food wastage, Starvation deaths, Food security

Food security is looming large over our heads. Will we be able to digest this?

UN says that one-third of global edible food gets wasted and 56% of the wastage happens in the industrialised world. Millions in the other part of the world are starving.


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United Nations, Masood Azhar, Pulwama terrorist attack, Pakistan terrorism

‘Naya’ Pakistan is only a chimera

Pakistan’s strategy — as in the past — is to deflect international pressure by taking token action against terrorist groups, and then go back to business once the heat wears off.


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Statue of Unity, World Health Organisation, United Nations, Pm 2.5

Air pollution won't just choke India's lungs; it will also crush its stomach, say experts

Pollution is killing thousands of India's children even before they see their fifth birthday. But while the government inaugurates statues, it seems to be missing the poison in the air.


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United Nations, Modi government, Mahatma Gandhi, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

Skillfully showcasing Mahatma Gandhi and his sanitation vision, how PM Modi captured the world's imagination at global sanitation meet

The Prime Minister launched the international version of 'Vaishnav Jan' by artists from 124 countries to pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi.


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NASA, United Nations, Space divide, ISRO

Why India needs to help bridge the international 'space divide'

It is time for ISRO to pay back by helping developing countries harness the fruits of space technology.


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BJP, MEA, United Nations, Narendra Modi

Kudos to Modi, International Yoga Day is a diplomatic and cultural triumph for India

Wherever I go in the world, I find this event gathering traction, generating enthusiasm, and inspiring support from the local community.


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United Nations, Kashmir, Tashkent, India pakistan border

How Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s speech at the UN changed the history of Pakistan

[Book extract] The only way to live in lasting peace with India was to establish a country smaller in area, but nevertheless capable of having a relationship, a modus vivendi.


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Demonetisation, United Nations, Internally displaced people, Human Rights Day

About time government listens to voices of dissent rather than brand it anti-national

Human rights form the very nucleus of democracy and the raison d'etre of the modern sovereign nation-state.