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Tilting at windmills

Donald Trump’s trade war ignores the complexity of world supply chains and glosses over issues within U.S. industry

Contested numbers on overstayers

Britain has long insisted that too many Indians have been overstaying their visas. It has cited this as a reason for not relaxing visa rules for Indians.

Quad countries discuss ocean security

The other think tanks which include Australia National University, Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Japan and Sasakawa Peace Foundation, USA, along with VIF formed the Quadripartite Commission on Indian Ocean Regional Security, which put out a series of 20 policy recommendations for stability in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR).

‘Discuss Kartarpur corridor with Pak.’

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has sought the personal intervention of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in seeking access from the Pakistan government to enable devotees to visit the gurdwara in Kartapur on the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.

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‘State can stop voluntary retirement of doctors’

The fundamental right to retire is not above the right to save lives in a country where government hospitals cater to the poorest, a Bench of Justices Arun Mishra and S. Abdul Nazeer said in its judgment.

Pulling back from the brink

Human activity, supported by the burning of fossil fuels and deforestation, led to an increase in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that are now causing global warming.

Retrograde move

The Punjab Cabinet’s decision to amend the law to make acts of sacrilege against the holy books of major religions punishable with life imprisonment is retrograde and fraught with undesirable consequences.

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