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The Real Danger in a Quiet Escalation of Tensions Between China and India

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Global rice exports severely disrupted following India lockdown

Indian rice traders have stopped signing new export contracts amid the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus, industry executives said. “Shipments have stalled as transport has become very difficult because of the lockdown. Drivers are not coming and labour is not available at mills and ports”, the president of the Rice Exporters Association said. India is the world’s...

Internet Democracy in ‘New’ India

This era in India earmarks the journey of globalisation that began formally in the wake of the LPG (Liberalisation Privatisation and Globalisation) Policy in 1991. This is controlled almost entirely by means of information technology. It was initiated first by Rajiv Gandhi as the Prime Minister. That initiative was, however, vehemently criticised by the Leftists. It does not actually explain if...

Indian police shoot dead four men suspected of Hyderabad rape | World news

Indian police have shot dead the four men accused of the brutal gang rape of a young vet in Hyderabad. The four had become high-profile objects of hatred within the country, following their alleged premeditated attack on a 27-year-old veterinary doctor last Wednesday. They were accused of deflating her scooter tyres and lying in wait for her at an isolated spot by a motorway tollway. Her...