Modi's December Spring

Staying off a Congress challenge in its citadel, the BJP retained power in Gujarat with a record sixth straight win and trounced its rival in Himachal Pradesh to wrest the state Monday.

NGT allows vintage cars to ply on city roads for exhibitions

The National Green Tribunal on Monday allowed vintage cars to ply on roads 'for exhibitions, rallies and maintenance' and exempted them from the ambit of the ban on 15 year old vehicles.

Centre formulates plan to tackle air pollution

The Centre has formulated the National Green Air Programme (NCAP) to tackle increasing air pollution across the country in a comprehensive manner, Parliament was informed Monday.

Sensex plunges over 800 points, rallies to cloe with 139-pts again

After a roller-coaster ride that saw the Sensex at one stage plunging by over 800 points, the benchmark index on Monday staged an intra-day recovery of around 1000 points and closed with a smart gain of 139 points on prospects that the ruling BJP is set to retain power in Gujarat and topple the Congress in Himachal Pradesh.

Possibility of N-war cannot be ruled out, says Pak NSA Janjua

Pakistan's National Security Advisor Lt Gen (retd) Nasser Khan Janjua on Monday warned the stability of South Asia was hanging in a delicate balance and the possibility of a nuclear war cannot be ruled out.

UN toughens warning of Rohignya genocide in Myanmar

The top UN human rights official has said he would not be surprised if a court one day ruled that acts of genocide had been committed against the Rohignya Muslim minority in Myanmar, according to a television interview to be shown on Monday.


Rebuild the Trust

Tensions and issues between India and China are bubbling on the underside always. If in 2016, it was China's decision to block down India's entry to the Nuclear Suppliers group then the year 2017 was defined by a military confrontation in the strategic Doklam plateau. With the Doklam issue being over, both the countries now understand the remaining problems between them and need to take steps to tackle and address the core issues. The present situation is that Delhi and Beijing are finally accepting the problematic nature of the relationship between the two countries. Recently, when the foreign ministers of the two countries met and held talks in Delhi, both the sides noted that the developments of Doklam tested the bilateral ties of the two countries in the year 2017. They also acknowledged the peaceful resolution of the Doklam issue which would otherwise have turned out to be a disastrous war. The idea that both the countries should turn a new page has been brought up by many people in recent times. Most recently by Luo Zhaohui, the Chinese ambassador to India who stated that the countries need to sign a treaty of good neighborliness and friendly cooperation to solve the issue of distrust that prevails between the countries. India and China should evaluate the situation, observe the suggestions and make the necessary changes.

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