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Rain pounds Mumbai to standstill: no relief in sight

Heavy rain in Mumbai, which begand in the early hours of Tuesday and continued unabated throughout the day, brought the city to a virtual stanndstill , wit lakhs of people stranded across the city as transport systms collapsed.
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With Doklam standoff resolved, PM to visit China

A day after the resolution of the Doklam standoff, India announced Prime Minister narendra Modi will pay a three-day visit to China, even as Bhutan welcomed the diplomatic end of the border crisis.
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Criminalising marital rape may become a tool to harass husbands

Marital rape cannot be made a criminal offence as it could become a phenomenon which may destabilise the institution of marriage and an easy tool for harassing the husbands, the Central government submitted before the Delhi High Court on Tuesday.
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Indian phone for defence officials?

The Centre is considering the creation of a secure communications ecosystem for its officials, especially those working in the defence sector.
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Talaq to be a part of madrrasa curriculum

to educate Muslims about the practice of talaq after the recent Supreme Court ruling on the matter, a leading dargah of the Sunni sect has decided to include it in the curriculum of the madrasas.
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GSI team to study pattern of disasters in Uttarakhand

The Geological Survey of India (GSI) has begun a study of the pattern of natural disasters in regions located upwards of Dharchula and Munsiyari sub-divisions of the district which falls in seismic zone V.
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ISRO opens up satellite making to industry

The Indian Space Research Organization has opened the door to domestic entities that can give it up to 18 spacecraft a year starting mid to late 2018.
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Rallying together

A viable alternative must be founded on more than just a shared antipathy to the BJP
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Dera through the Punjab lens

There is a need to urgently address disquiet over multiple crises
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China calls off road work?

China on Tuesday signalled that it had suspended work on a controversial road on the Doklam plateau, pointing to the building blocks of a deal which ended the standoff between Indian and Chinese troops in the Sikkim sector.
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Lanba lauds strategy of 'silence'

India's media campaign of maintaining silence during the Doklam standoff with China has worked for us, the Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba, said on Tueesday.
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Mamata holds talks with Gorkhaland agitators

Almost 11 weeks into te Darjeeling shutdown, three major political parties in the hills held talks with the West Bengal government at the State Secretariat 'Nabanna' building here on Tuesday, reviving fresh hopes that the deadlock may be resolved.
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N. Korea fires ballistic missile over Japan

Nuclear armed North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan on Tuesday in a major escalation that triggered global alarm and a furious response from the government in Tokyo.
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Centre to unveil 'future-ready' industrial policy in October

The government on Tuesday said it would announce the new 'future-ready' Industrial Policy in october, by suitably incorporating measures to facilitate the use of smart technologies such as a the internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics for advanced manufacturing.
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GST revenue collections technically exceed target

Revenue colelctions from the Goods and Services Tax (GST) technically exceeded the government's target in its first month, with as much as Rs 92,283 crore flowing to the exchequer from just 64.4% of taxpayers who were eligible to pay taxes in July and had filed returns by Tuesday morning , Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said.

Editorial

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Lessons from Doklam

The resolution of standoff between India and China is a welcome move after two and a hald month military standoff in Doklam. Post the resolution, both India and China should focus on the standoff and reflect on what went wrong and the situations that led to it. The foremost lesson learnt from Doklam standoff is the 'self-help' factor. China is no doubt a world economic power and India a country which have to fend for itself when it comes to a clash with China. One thing to be noted that none of the other international powers unambigiously and unreservedly supported India in the standoff. Even Bhutan, the prime facia region of the standoff remained silence towards the end. As such, New Delhi should carefully evaluate its options. Delhi could easily have convinced Thimphu to come out vocal about its territorial rights instead of inviting military attention to itself- New Delhi should evaluate this thought. The second lesson to learn from Doklam is that China is unlikely to respect and favour India's 'special relationships' with its neighbours. Be it Bhutan, Nepal, Myanmar or any other country, China sees itself building up its influence over the South Asian region and this factor is surely hampering its influence. Also, hypernationalism and doesn't work with China when it comes to standoff. The case is different with Pakistan though. When it comes to China, the political parties of India cannot made domestic gains by bringing out nnationalistic passions against China. The Doklam standoff between India and China is surely the result of a direct fallout of India and Bhutan refusing to be a part of the Belt and Road Initiative by China. Doklam too surely wasn't a fundamental region for India to risk a possible military skirmish with China. The Centre at New Delhi should evaluate all these factors and learn from them to maintain future relations with China.

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