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The Football World Cup and the New Cold War

The mysterious poisoning of a former Russian double agent has triggered an inevitable cold war which has deleterious effects for a world already breaking up into old-familiar blocs

India’s dietary fascism is regress in the modern world

Legislating and lynching are becoming common in India, while the Supreme Court has rules on the right of privacy which is the cornerstone of any liberal society: it gives some hope both in terms of gay rights and the right to eat what one wants.

Hundred years on is it time for another Revolution?

A further deterrent to any serious commemoration is the bad odour that revolutions have acquired in recent times. Systemic change is frowned upon unless it is to ensure greater conformity with neoliberal fundamentals.
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Defence

UN Security Council Debates Poisoning of Ex-Spy

The poisoning of Sergei Skripal threatens to throw the world of out balance. Russia wants to establish proof that it had nothing to do with the incident

The Football World Cup and the New Cold War

The mysterious poisoning of a former Russian double agent has triggered an inevitable cold war which has deleterious effects for a world already breaking up into old-familiar blocs

China defends defence spending rise as low, proportional

China on Monday unveiled its largest defence spending increase in three years, fuelling an ambitious military modernisation programme and making its neighbours, particularly Japan and self-ruled Taiwan, nervous.
Energy

Macron, Modi inaugurate UP’s biggest solar power plant in Mirzapur

Around 50 persons would be looking after the maintenance of the plant.

Diesel prices at record high, petrol crosses Rs 71/ltr again

Just six months ago, petrol prices in Delhi were Rs 64.19 on July 17, 2017.

Iranian oil tanker burns for third day after collision off China coast

The Sanchi was carrying 136,000 tonnes of condensate, an ultra-light crude oil that becomes highly volatile when exposed to air and water, to South Korea.
World

UN Security Council Debates Poisoning of Ex-Spy

The poisoning of Sergei Skripal threatens to throw the world of out balance. Russia wants to establish proof that it had nothing to do with the incident

The Football World Cup and the New Cold War

The mysterious poisoning of a former Russian double agent has triggered an inevitable cold war which has deleterious effects for a world already breaking up into old-familiar blocs

Oli’s India visit will set the tone for Indo-Nepal ties

The Nepali PM’s visit is being read as an attempt by the Himalayan nation to tread lightly and carefully while chalking its ties with India and China.