Highlights of India Today 31st July 2017, issue:
This week's Cover Story is about the leaked documents that revealed China's plans to gain a controlling stake in large swathes of Pakistan's economy, and why that gives India a major reason to be concerned.
There is also an exclusive Interview with Union Textiles and I&B Minister Smriti Irani, in which she talks about her plans to make India a global sourcing hub for textiles.
A Special Report on presidency in India talks about how it adds a dimension of constitutional oversight to a competitive parliamentary democracy, but also, as an office and an estate, comes at a huge cost to the taxpayer.
The Nation pages contain a story on the Congress's move to call back party stalwarts to drum up some excitement over a possible coronation of the reluctant heir Rahul Gandhi. It also discusses whether his elevation to the Congress president'spost will transform his leadership qualities.
The Society segment focuses on how senior citizens in Kolkata are finding love, getting married, and starting new relationships in their golden years.
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