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China flatly refuses to budge on India’s bid to join NSG

BEIJING: China has once again denied changing its stance regarding India on its bid to become a fully-fledged member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), ahead of the President Xi Jinping's visit to India for a summit. As Xi is due to arrive in Goa on Saturday to take part in the BRICS (a group of emerging nations: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit. A spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry Geng Shuang said the relations between India and China made headway despite some "disputes" but there was…

Carcasses pile up outside Indian PM’s city as Dalits protest prejudice

AHMEDABAD: On the outskirts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home city, the stench from cow carcasses littering the roadside is overpowering as India's lowest social caste keeps up protests against deep-rooted discrimination. Dalits, previously known as 'untouchables', stopped collecting carcasses more than two months ago in Gujarat state, after the brutal beating of four Dalit youths accused of killing a cow, considered sacred in India. A video of the public flogging carried out by upper-caste cow-protection vigilantes…