Kashmiris don’t feel they’re Indian: Farooq

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Indian cities drop in Global Smart City Index; Singapore on top

NEW DELHI: Four Indian cities — New Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Bengaluru — witnessed a significant drop in their rankings in the global listing of smart cities that was topped by Singapore. The Institute for Management Development (IMD), in collaboration with Singapore University for Technology and Design (SUTD), has released the 2020 Smart City Index,…

LAC face-off: Indian Army busts myth of PLA’s might

NEW DELHI: The recent actions by Indian Army amid the border tension demonstrate India’s determination to stand up to China’s bullying and its efforts to use coercion to have its way, experts have said. The armies of the two countries are in close proximity in some areas of eastern Ladakh. The Chinese PLA, which has…

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