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UNHRC asks India to end lockdown in J&K

The UN Human Rights Council urged India to end the lockdown in Kashmir and restore basic communications services.

U.S.-Taliban deal would have been disastrous for Afghanistan: Diplomats

Would have ‘thrown Afghanistan under the bus’, say experts.

Belated realisation: On Trump's peace negotiation with Taliban

An erratic President Trump changes his mind over talks with the Taliban

Giving age-old ties a new shine

Beyond its burgeoning trade ties with India, Russia has emerged as a balancer in India-China relations

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India to raise target for restoring degraded land: PM Modi

PM Modi announces target revised from 21 million hectares to 26 million hectares by 2030

No imminent ‘ban’ on single-use plastic: Javadekar

There is no imminent ban on the use of single-use plastic (SUP) in India, according to Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar.

The Amazon fires, an alarm that lacks proportion

The effect of deforestation can be repaired slowly. Fossil fuel emissions cannot be put back in to where they came from