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India, U.S. commit to linking economies across sectors

Indian grapes, U.S. cherries could be early winners as Trade Forum revives

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New Crypto Bill seeks to ban private players

Exceptions for underlying technology

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DNA tests confirm Kerala woman’s claim on baby

Anupama and her partner Ajith are likely to get custody of the baby soon

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Odisha villagers say they will give up ganja farming if MSP is guaranteed

They demand Govt. welfare schemes

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Breaking the ice

Reviving the U.S.-India Trade Policy Forum is a chance to break vicious cycle in economic ties

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Transition troubles

Sudan’s civilian leaders should stay united and take the country to full democracy

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Over-valued unicorns in a distressed economy

Euphoria over the ‘beacons’ in India’s unicorn gale may be misplaced as their valuations are linked to future earnings

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Coups upend West Asia’s nascent democracies 

As developments in Tunisia and Sudan again entrench autocracy, there are fears that reform could be extinguished

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Wanted: an Indian Charlesworth

India has a habit of nominating retired government officials to international forums but this seems to be changing 

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DAC approves AK-203 deal with Russia

Inter-Governmental Agreement was signed in 2019; a JV was set up in U.P. for manufacturing them

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Maha Vir Chakra for Galwan hero

Five other personnel awarded Vir Chakra for Operation Snow Leopard

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‘Glacier changed track 20,000 years ago’

Scientists say it fused into an adjacent glacier in present-day Pittoragarh

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U.S. warship transits Taiwan Strait after Biden-Xi summit

Voyage demonstrates the U.S. commitment to a free and open Indo¬Pacific: Navy

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Countries must brace for future food ‘shocks’: FAO

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India to release 5 mn barrels of oil from reserves to cool prices

The U.S. had asked oil consumers including China and Japan to act in concert

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‘GDP growth to quicken to 9.1% in 2022’