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Diplomacy / International relations (IR)

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Russia approves draft logistics agreement to be signed with India

The agreement has been delayed for several years; will facilitate military exchanges for exercises, training, port calls, disaster relief, and ease access to Russian military facilities, especially in the Arctic [...]

Mostly Egyptians among more than 1,000 dead in haj amid scorching temperatures: Reuters tally

An Egyptian crisis unit tasked with investigating the situation said it has suspended licences of 16 tourism companies and referred them to the public prosecutor [...]

Sri Lankan president reiterates support for separate state of Palestine

The president also said that despite the country’s current bankrupt economy, generous public contributions collected a million dollars in response to his government’s Gaza Children’s Fund that was donated. [...]

Thousands of Iran-backed fighters offer to join Hezbollah in its fight against Israel

Officials from Lebanese and Iraqi groups backed by Iran say Iran-backed fighters from around the region will join in if war erupts on the the Lebanon-Israel border [...]

Former Pakistan PM Imran Khan's party reiterates demand for CEC’s resignation over alleged poll rigging

Led by Leader of Opposition and party leader Omar Ayub, the protesters demanded the resignation of the Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja and election commission members for alleged poll rigging. [...]

Arkansas grocery store shooting: Fourth victim killed, say police

Police said the suspect is Travis Eugene Posey of New Edinburg and he will be charged with four counts of capital murder. [...]

Imran Khan's party-backed SIC not entitled to reserved seats: Pakistan Election Commission

The ECP filed a reply before the Supreme Court to the Sunni Ittehad Council plea against the rejection of its claim on reserved seats for women and minorities in the national and provincial assemblies after the general election. [...]

Internal security crisis, diplomatic tussle threaten to stop Niger’s push to become an oil-exporting country

A pipeline project built with China’s support that would make Niger an oil-exporting country is being threatened by an internal security crisis and a diplomatic dispute with neighouring Benin [...]

At least 39 people killed in Israeli strikes across northern Gaza, officials say

Palestinian and hospital officials said at least 39 people have been killed by Israeli strikes across northern Gaza [...]

A vote for constitutional values

Modi government’s actions belittling constitutional values opened up space for opposition parties to revive the struggle to protect the Constitution. [...]

The RSS sends a message 

Sangh Parivar’s comments on party strategy and leadership qualities hint at a change in power balance within the BJP and in its equation with the RSS. [...]

The heat will kill the economy. But it will kill us first

India’s heatwave is a wake-up call for climate action and economic resilience. But what’s the government actually doing about it? [...]

Unrest in Jiribam deepens divides between Meitei and Kuki-Zo in Manipur

As violence engulfs all communities, the region plunges deeper into crisis with no resolution on the horizon, shattering hopes for peace, stability. [...]

Engineer Rashid’s defiant victory a turning point for Kashmir’s democratic future

Abdul Rashid Sheikh’s electoral win in Baramulla, while in jail, against National Conference’s Omar Abdullah, indicates a shift in voter sentiment. [...]

Why Kenya plans to kill a million Indian crows

The invasive species feasts on local wildlife, snatches food from tourists, attacks chicks in poultry farms, and poses bird strike hazard at airports. [...]

Drug peddlers target vulnerable children in Delhi slums

Poverty, police apathy, and predatory dealers trap poor children as young as 8 in a cycle of substance abuse. [...]

World Economic Forum’s Gender Gap Report shows 134-year wait for parity

Global gender parity stands at 68.5 per cent, and at current rates, full parity is not expected until 2158. India ranks third-lowest in Southern Asia. [...]

Maharashtra: All sides get ready for a bigger battle

The Lok Sabha election results have shaken the ruling NDA and given the opposition MVA a distinct advantage in the Assembly election later this year. [...]

Is it the end of the road for the Akali Dal?

Even as Punjab itself is in a deep political churn, the Shiromani Akali Dal is yet to reinvent itself after the breakdown of its alliance with BJP. [...]

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