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Is Houthis’ attacks on India-related ships a blockade message for future?
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Is Houthis’ attacks on India-related ships a blockade message for future?

It is not known if the Yemen-based Houthi militants with known linkages to Iran had prior knowledge about the Indian interests in the matter

AI on trial: Legal dimensions of intellectual property in India
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AI on trial: Legal dimensions of intellectual property in India

Traditionally both the AI developers and the AI model should be responsible for IP infringements, but it is a question of technology more than law whether the work generated by the AI has any link to the data provided by the developer or not

As Bangladesh votes next week, a relook at how its relations with India have fared under Sheikh Hasina
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As Bangladesh votes next week, a relook at how its relations with India have fared under Sheikh Hasina

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has shown the highest level of interest in forging friendly and cooperative ties with India among all the other diplomatic partners of her country

Book review | 'ULFA: The Mirage of Dawn' is a gripping narrative on unknown stories of insurgent outfits in North East
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Book review | 'ULFA: The Mirage of Dawn' is a gripping narrative on unknown stories of insurgent outfits in North East

Senior journalist Rajeev Bhattacharyya’s “ULFA: The Mirage of Dawn” is a treasure trove of exclusive information not only on ULFA but also other insurgent outfits in the North East and their overseas activities about which very little was known earlier

Vantage | What does 2024 have in store for India's economy?
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Vantage | What does 2024 have in store for India's economy?

As India prepares to navigate the uncertainties of 2024, it stands as a testament to resilience in the face of unprecedented challenges

Vantage I Pakistan's going to polls but do its voters really get to choose?
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Vantage I Pakistan's going to polls but do its voters really get to choose?

As Pakistan hurtles towards election day, the nation is grappling with a political narrative rife with contradictions and uncertainties

Vantage | Why boycotting burgers or shoes won't stop Israel-Hamas war
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Vantage | Why boycotting burgers or shoes won't stop Israel-Hamas war

The legal battle between McDonald's Malaysia and BDS sheds light on the intersection of corporate responsibility, geopolitics and the complexities of global boycott movements

India versus China: How two key emerging markets performed in 2023
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India versus China: How two key emerging markets performed in 2023

In contrast to China’s cooling phase and increasing uncertainties, India’s stable and reform-oriented approach is likely to make it an attractive destination for investors and a key driver of global economic growth

Accord with ULFA (Pro-talk): Making sense of the political implications in Assam
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Accord with ULFA (Pro-talk): Making sense of the political implications in Assam

The impending operationalisation of the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act, which previously triggered violent protests in Assam and other northeastern states, has prompted BJP to urgently seek an accord that can be presented as a success in the region

Weather report: Coldwave, fog engulf north India on New Year, but little rain is expected
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Weather report: Coldwave, fog engulf north India on New Year, but little rain is expected

Only a weak wind discontinuity pattern might build up in central east India this midweek, resulting in localised light rains over east Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, east Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, and Bihar on 3rd and 4th January

Space is the new frontier: Time for India to increase strategic focus
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Space is the new frontier: Time for India to increase strategic focus

India needs to consolidate its technological prowess and allocate increased funding and focus towards developing capabilities in the 'Near Space'

Uttarakhand: Where have coins minted by 'Raja of Harsil' Frederick Wilson gone?
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Uttarakhand: Where have coins minted by 'Raja of Harsil' Frederick Wilson gone?

An ex-British army soldier, Frederick Wilson, amassed money by hunting and supplying sleepers for railways. He made Harsil his home and minted coins in his own name. Not many Wilson coins are surviving

India’s growth trajectory and economic outlook for 2024
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India’s growth trajectory and economic outlook for 2024

Most forecasts for 2024-25 are in the range of 6.5 to 7.0 per cent. For calendar year 2024, we shouldn’t be surprised if growth exceeds 7 per cent, even if marginally

Jokes Apart | Cricket 2023: Thank you Team India for etching a place in a billion hearts
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Jokes Apart | Cricket 2023: Thank you Team India for etching a place in a billion hearts

To win ten games on the trot in the cricket world cup is no mean feat. While we had a couple of close games, this tournament was exceptional because of India’s sheer dominance with bat and ball. It was a team possessed

Not Harappan Civilisation but Vedic Saraswati Civilisation
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Not Harappan Civilisation but Vedic Saraswati Civilisation

Using the term ‘Harappan’ is misleading for the study of India’s history

2023 has been a good year for Indian foreign policy, the year ahead will be decidedly more challenging
opinion

2023 has been a good year for Indian foreign policy, the year ahead will be decidedly more challenging

India is riding a wave of incredible optimism but the window of opportunity won’t remain open for too long

As war escalates in West Asia, India's security requires fancy footwork
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As war escalates in West Asia, India's security requires fancy footwork

It is not just about forming new alliances but also eroding existing ones, as is apparent in Europe and the Middle East, where countries are shifting policies rapidly in their own national interests

Historic peace deal with ULFA: Another feather in Modi’s cap
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Historic peace deal with ULFA: Another feather in Modi’s cap

The Modi government’s mantra of development and peace has endowed its practitioners with patriotic might and concerted state action has won the day

Rewind 2023: India's 'star performance' with glittering successes and some misses
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Rewind 2023: India's 'star performance' with glittering successes and some misses

The year, which was dominated by India’s G20 presidency and SCO chairmanship, had many achievements and ‘firsts’ that laid a strong foundation in the ‘Amrit Kal’, aimed at ensuring India becomes a developed country by 2047

India’s tough vote in Bangladesh: Hasina over China, Joy Bangla over Jamaat
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India’s tough vote in Bangladesh: Hasina over China, Joy Bangla over Jamaat

That Sheikh Hasina remains India’s best bet in Bangladesh shows, at one level, the failure of diplomatic imagination or intent on its part