In a bid to outsmart Pakistan and stifle its deepening tie-up with Russia, India signed several major agreements, including two key defence deals with Russia. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin held bilateral consultations on the sidelines of the 8th BRICS summit in Goa.
The age of colonialism is long over. The void created by the setting of the sun on colonialism has been filled by the dawn of the era of strategic, economic and cultural hegemony over smaller and less developed countries by bigger and more developed powers
In a major setback to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, the Patna High Court has struck down the notification on prohibition for being ultra vires the Constitution. But Kumar is no mood to relent. He plans to replace it with a more draconian notification. However, he is much too seasoned a politician to be unaware of every likelihood of it being struck down as well.