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President: India has institutional arrangements to tackle graft

President Pranab Mukherjee greets Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg in Oslo on Tuesday. 	— PTI

Emphasising that corruption undoubtedly remains a concern, President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said it must be handled, controlled and eradicated through certain institutional arrangements which hav

President Pranab Mukherjee avoids comment on Indo-Pakistan relations

President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday refrained from making any comment on the Indo-Pakistan relations and said the President of India does not make any observations on any “political or controversial

President Pranab Mukherejee on Scandinavia visit to boost ties

President Pranab Mukherjee arrives at the Gardermoen Airbase in Oslo, Norway, on Sunday. 	— PTI

With an aim of giving a boost to India’s relations with Scandinavian countries, President Pranab Mukherejee arrived here on Sunday on the first leg of his two-nation visit to Norway and Finland during

Edward Snowden, Pope Francis tipped for Nobel

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The race for the Nobel peace prize, to be announced on Friday, has rarely been as open or unpredictable, experts say, with the pope and Edward Snowden tipped as possible winners.

Kiribati buys land as sea level rises

The President of the Pacific island state of Kiribati favours buying more land abroad after a purchase in Fiji, to secure both food supplies and perhaps a future home if rising sea levels swamp low-ly

Atlantic Ocean slows global warming

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The Atlantic Ocean has masked global warming this century by soaking up vast amounts of heat from the atmosphere in a shift likely to reverse from around 2030 and spur fast temperature rises, scientis

Foreign funding of NGOs is a topic that never seems to lose currency.

The recent comments of Justice Markandey Katju, a retired Supreme Court judge, in support of the uniform civil code on the ground that the Muslim personal law is “barbaric, backward and unjust” has ra