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Doklam standoff ends as India, China step back

MEA says the process of disengagement by border personnel is almost complete; Beijing promises to make ‘necessary adjustments’
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Court says Dera chief deserves no sympathy, give 20 years RI.

Sentences in 2 rape cases to run constantly; fine of Rs. 15 lakhs in each case
Page no. 5

Geological stresses seen in Indian ocean

They can cause powerful earthquake and trigger tsunami, says geophysicist
Page no. 5

Dump yard to play ground in 15 days

Students build a park for slum children using alternative building materials
Page no. 5

It’s cotton all the way for these farmers

In Telangana, it has been cultivated in 50% of total cropped area this season
Page no. 7

Centre set to roll out new treatment for encephalitis

Acne drug seen to provide cure for Japanese encephalitis in limited trials
Page no. 8

Editorial: Nandyal for Naidu

Having won a hotly contested by-election, the Andhra CM should now focus on governance
Page no. 8

A right for the future by Lawrence Liang

The privacy judgement acknowledges the transformed landscape that the language of rights has to negotiate
Page no. 8

Diary of an unusual year by Puja Mehra

Urjit Patel’s continued silence on demonetisation is affecting the image of RBI
Page no. 9

Spot the similarities by Pallavi Aiyar

Recent developments threaten the long-cherished unity in diversity in India and Indonesia
Page no. 9

The stories rocks tell by C. P. Rajendran

Efforts need to be taken to safeguard our geological heritage
Page no. 10

Doklams will recur, warn Army officials

They favour forging a more robust border management mechanism between the two neighbours
Page no. 10

Justice Dipak Misra takes oath as 45 th CJI

Has a tenure of les than 14 months
Page no. 10

Plea for early Aadhaar hearing

With deadline for enrolment nearing, petitioners seek urgent resolution of case


Page no. 8

Editorial: Agreeing to disagree

The Doklam stand-off ends after 10 long weeks, signalling the success of constant diplomatic measures by the side of India over the harsh rhetoric from China. Both the country issued statements.India referred it as “expeditious disengagement of border personnel” as part of the understanding between the two countries. China has stated in their statement that Indian troops had withdrawn from the disputed Doklam plateau while Chinese troops will continue to patrol the area. Though the disagreement is visible in the statements of China and India, it diplomatic negotiations suggest that each took into account the other’s constraints to satisfy their domestic audiences. India and China had also shown their wise move to respect the wishes of the Bhutanese government, which wanted an early end to the crisis before the winter and pull back themselves from escalating the stand-off into a full-blown conflict. The Doklam stand-off lessoned that India have to be prepared for worst when dealing with its northern neighbor. The decision comes before Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s scheduled visit to China on September for BRICS summit to be held in Xiamen. Hence the decision on the end of Doklam stand-off helps the diplomats to repair the rupture in ties over the past few months as both the country need to clear their differences on basic issues before they can move further. India and China must revert to the spirit of the Border Defense Cooperation Agreement of 2013, which laid down specific guidelines on tackling future developments along the 3,488-km boundary the two countries share.

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