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INDIA AND WORLD

VP Ansari’s visit to Morocco, Tunisia to galvanise India’s Africa outreach

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More than six months after the grandly-staged India-Africa Forum Summit, Vice-President Hamid Ansari heads on the first such trip to the North African countries of Morocco and Tunisia.

Modi mantra: Connecting Northeast to ASEAN via Act East policy

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Pledging to develop the Northeast region, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the NDA government at the Centre is keen on reducing isolation of the northeastern states through its ambitious Act East Policy for all-round connectivity of the region.

With 12 pacts spanning defence, culture & Chabahar, India-Iran ties on upswing

Rouhani-Modi Iran

Pledging to combat terrorism and radicalism along with bolstering economic partnership, India and Iran inked 12 pacts including a pact on developing the Chabahar port that is of critical strategic importance to India.

Diplomacy/Defence

Mukherjee’s China visit: Political trust holds key to major power ties

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Political trust holds the key to harmonious major power relations between the two Asian giants. This was the overarching message of India’s President Pranab Mukherjee⋅⋅⋅
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Global growth an urgent priority: G7 leaders

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  In the backdrop of a grim global economic scenario, the G7 industrialised nations have stressed on reviving global growth and discussed steps to prevent⋅⋅⋅
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Obama visits Hiroshima, calls for moral revolution to eliminate nukes

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In his historic visit to Hiroshima, the first by an American president to the only city to be bombed by atomic weapons, US President Barack⋅⋅⋅
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The Quote Hanger

Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.- John F. Kennedy

In Conversation

There is plurality within South-South cooperation

Sachin Chaturvedi

In this wide-ranging conversation with Manish Chand, Editor-in-Chief, India Writes Network, Prof. Sachin Chaturvedi, Director General of RIS, a preeminent think tank for developing countries, speaks about varied strands of the evolving South-South cooperation.

North will try to divide South, South must maintain solidarity: Thomas Pogge

Thomas Pogge

The burgeoning South-South cooperation has a great potential to recast global governance landscape.

There is a Southern Way of developmental cooperation: Shyam Saran

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Amid the growing salience of South-South cooperation in the evolving world order, RIS, a New Delhi-based think tank, is hosting an international conference (March 10-11) to map the way forward for developmental cooperation among southern countries.

BUSINESS WITH INDIA

Navigating the IPR maze

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The Indian Patent Office’s decision to grant the patent for Gilead’s Hepatitis C treatment drug, Sovaldi, has attracted much criticism. This change of heart — given the rejection of⋅⋅⋅
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India introduces faster patent registration

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With the intent to encourage start-ups to patent their technologies, the Indian government has slashed the fee by up to 80 percent as well as introduced a⋅⋅⋅
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CHINA CONNECT

How to resolve disputes through international law

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  As you may recall, at the Inaugural meeting of 54th Annual Session of the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO) held in Beijing in spring⋅⋅⋅
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China rejects Pentagon report on troops build-up

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China has condemned a report  by the Pentagon, which said that it has increased its defence capabilities and added more troops along the border with⋅⋅⋅
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Africa Rising

Attacks on Africans threaten to shadow India-Africa ties

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The attacks on African nationals in Delhi and other parts of India has come as a shock to the government which has made Africa an⋅⋅⋅
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Al-Qaeda strikes in Burkina Faso, 20 killed

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Around 20 people were killed and others were taken hostage when Islamist gunmen stormed a hotel in Ouagadougou, the capital city of Burkina Faso,  on⋅⋅⋅
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Post Africa summit, India must focus on implementation

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The third India-Africa Forum Summit (IAFS) was undoubtedly the biggest diplomatic event hosted by India in the recent times. The summit stood out in many⋅⋅⋅
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Culture / Books / Ideas

Culture

London’s Muslim mayor rubbishes ‘ignorant’ Trump’s offer

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On May 10, London’s first Muslim Mayor Sadiq Khan hit out at Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for saying that he would exempt him from⋅⋅⋅
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World Culture Festival: Criticism will not bring world to India, says Modi

World Culture Festival

The World Culture Festival, being organized in Delhi by spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, seems to be hogging headlines for the wrong reasons. Against⋅⋅⋅
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E-visa boosts flow of tourists to ‘Incredible India’

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E-visa has done wonders for Incredible India – over 445,000 foreign tourists visited this mind-bogglingly diverse country on electronic visas, which was launched in November⋅⋅⋅
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BOOKS / POETRY

And Then One Day: Naseeruddin Shah tells it all…

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Naseeruddin Shah comes across as an actor who knows his craft but does not take filmdom or stardom with any degree of seriousness.

My Book Story: When Things Fall Apart…

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“Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon⋅⋅⋅
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Booker glory beckons Amitav Ghosh

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The Booker glory beckons Indian novelist and essayist Amitav Ghosh yet again. Having narrowly missed the Anglophone world’s most coveted literary honour in 2008, the⋅⋅⋅
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Why Write?

Mickey Spillane: The older, the better

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If you’re a singer you lose your voice. A baseball player loses his arm. A writer gets more knowledge, and if he’s good, the older⋅⋅⋅
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Samuel Johnson: Reading and making of a book

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The greatest part of a writer’s time is spent in reading, in order to write; a man will turn over half a library to make⋅⋅⋅
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Eudora Welty: Taking Life as it Exists

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“The writing of a novel is taking life as it already exists, not to report it but to make an object, toward the end that⋅⋅⋅
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Travel

Nevada bets on India, to open tourism office soon

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Nevada, the US’ western state known for casinos and picturesque landscape, is betting big on luring more tourists from India. Nevada Lt Governor Thomas Hutchinson⋅⋅⋅
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Border-crossing: Supper in Sweden, Dinner in Denmark

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For those of us living in India, crossing over casually is a distant dream. Even though India and Pakistan were one over six decades ago,⋅⋅⋅
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