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The US is on the edge of the economic precipice - Trump may push it over

Pakistan, Dec. 24 -- "We are totally prepared for a very long shutdown." It was one of his rare uses of the pronoun "we" instead of his preferred - and in this case far more appropriate - "I". The sh... Read More


Know your ministers: Who's who in Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot's cabinet

India, Dec. 24 -- The Ashok Gehlot-led Congress government in Rajasthan will have 23 ministers, including 17 new faces. The 13 cabinet ministers and ten ministers of state will be sworn in by Governor... Read More


PM Modi shares stage with Naveen Patnaik: Pledges to 'work together' for Odisha

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar, Dec. 24 -- In the season of alliance making and serious efforts being launched to set up a front of regional parties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Odisha Chief Minister and ... Read More


No furniture, students in this Dehradun govt school sit on the floor

India, Dec. 24 -- It is biting cold on a winter morning. Children are trickling in to a government primary school in Raipur, in sub-urban Dehradun, and jostling for space on jute mats spread inside th... Read More


The muddy world of politics

ISLAMABAD, Dec. 24 -- I've often wondered about going into politics. Ever since I studied the subject as a teenager in school my mind has been open to the possibility of becoming one of the countless ... Read More


Reviving civil disobedience

ISLAMABAD, Dec. 24 -- With populism and authoritarianism on the rise around the world, there has been considerable talk of "resistance," especially in the United States. A rather broad term, resistanc... Read More


Good riddance to 2018

ISLAMABAD, Dec. 24 -- Sadly, 2018 will not be remembered as a year of political and diplomatic success. Though the international order had already begun to erode in 2017, the global political environm... Read More


2018 was Pakistan's year of living dangerously

ISLAMABAD, Dec. 24 -- Even for Pakistan's chequered standards, the outgoing year has been nothing short of a political rollercoaster ride. What has happened - and is expected to happen as the year nea... Read More


India vs Australia: Fans get up close and personal with Virat Kohli and boys - Watch

India, Dec. 24 -- The cricket fans caught a glimpse of the Indian players when they were practicing at the Melbourne Cricket Ground ahead of the third Test against Australia. With the series being squ... Read More


Cutting down classroom syllabus to facilitate experiential learning, says HRD minister Prakash Javadekar

India, Dec. 24 -- Union human resource department minister Prakash Javdekar on Sunday said that his ministry is planning to reduce the syllabus of school students by 30 per cent within next two years.... Read More