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Maharashtra shuts down as Dalits, Marathas join forces

Ideological and caste differenced over a 200 year old battle brought several parts of Maharashtra, including Pune, Mumbai, thane, Kolhapur and Nagpur to a standstill on Wednesday, following a bandh called by two organizations belonging to the Maratha and the Dalit communities.

India calls off missile deal with Israel

India has called off an order to buy Spike anti-tank guided missiles from Israel's state-owned defence contractor Rafael, the company said on Wednesday.

NRC a win-win exercise: Sonowal

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said on Wednesday that all those excluded in the first National Register of Citizens draft should not worry as no one will be discriminated against on the basis of caste and community and will be given opportunities to prove citizenship

Nod for Myanmar border pact

Days before the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit, India on Wednesday cleared the agreement on land border crossing with Myanmar.

Expect specific action on Pak this week, says US

Some specific action on Pakistan could be expected in the next one or two days, the White House said on Tuesday.

China-Japan ties could see a revamp in 2018

The 'quad' group of India, Japan, Australia and the US in the Indo-Pacific may soon have a gaping hole as Tokyo and Beijing appear set to revamp ties in 2018


Money Talks

US decision to withhold the $255 million Foreign Military Financing aid to Pakistan highlights that it is preparing to degrade its ties with Pakistan in efforts to control terrorism on ite own account. The UN Ambassador to Un Nikki Haley stated 'double game' stature of cooperating with US as well as providing afe haven to the terrorists who attacked the US troops in Afghanistan. US President Donald Trump earlier tweeted accusing Pakistan of 'lies and deceit' in treating US leadership. Pakistan reacted stating that the US comments are dissapointing given Pakistan is giving full efforts into tackling terrorism. The recent development by US comes as an unexpected one for Pakistan. Pakistan on its part is more worried about the downslide of relations with US rather than the cancellation of funds. From Indian standpoint, any attempt on holding aid for Pakistan is a positive development. it is more crucial, though that US follow the ultimatums in the respect of cancelng aid. India on its part should make sure it doesn't gets isolated or triangulated in the equation between Washington and Islamabad