Must Read News Articles – January 18th, 2019


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The seats around the Afghan round table

India must shed its diplomatic diffidence as a stakeholder, even with the Taliban’s presence

The view from the outside

Within the country, many lawyers, activists, academics and human rights organisations have pointed to the deteriorating climate in relation to human rights.

Collegium controversy

An unusual change of decision brings the judicial appointments system under scrutiny

Learning little

Now that the ASER measure is available for 10 years, the Centre should institute a review mechanism involving all States for both government and private institutions, covering elementary education and middle school.

Balancing act in Afghanistan

India should be informed of the developments in the peace process for which the U.S. is taking Pakistan’s help

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Indigenous attack copter crosses another milestone

The indigenously developed Light Combat Helicopter has crossed a milestone, successfully firing an air-to-air missile at a moving target, and it is now ready for induction, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, which is developing the helicopter, said on Thursday.

Rupee pact with Iran to aid pharma exports

Half of amount credited by Indian firms for oil could be utilised by Iran for pharmaceutical purchases

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