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Heroic Bangladesh students’ spirit marched ahead of mainstream politics

  0 comments   |     by Farooque Chowdhury on 18, August 2018

Bangladesh student spirit marched ahead of the mainstream politi

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Myanmar’s controversial port project gets government green light

  0 comments   |     by Larry Jagan on 15, August 2018

Myanmar has finally taken the bull by the horns and is serious about finalizing the Kyaukpyu port — the first stage in the Kyaukpyu SEZ project. The Myanmar government has been under increasing pressure from Beijing to sort out the details of the project, which has been seriously stalled for years. This project is key to China’s strategic push into the r

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Complex equations PAKISTAN and China have enjoyed a close and trouble-free relationship

  0 comments   |     by Munir Akram on 09, August 2018

The writer is a former Pakistan ambassador to the UN. PAKISTAN and China have enjoyed a close and trouble-free relationship for almost 60 years. Their respective strategic interests have been fully aligned. China helped Pakistan moderate the military threat from India. Pakistan helped China keep India at bay. However, pr

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Bhutanese dilemma: To be or not to be with India The Bhutanese are in a dilemma

  0 comments   |     by P K Balachandran on 06, August 2018

The Bhutanese are in a dilemma: Should they continue to be tied to India economically and in the conduct of foreign policy or should they be independent in every way as a sovereign country and a member of the United Nations? To put the question more bluntly, should Bhutan be continually tied to India’s apron strings or be free to negotiate with China formore f

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Ex IG Darapuri Flays Yogi Govt on Fake Encounter Raj in Uttar Pradesh

  0 comments   |     by admin on 26, July 2018

S R Darapuri,former Inspector General of Policce (IG) of Uttar Pradesh . — File photo INTERVIEW The BJP-ruled Uttar Pradesh, India’s large

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Saving Hinduism from Hindutva A Pakistani friend of mine, who has always had a soft

  0 comments   |     by Aijaz Zaka Syed on 24, July 2018

Hindutva fascism has emerged as a clear and present danger to Hinduism and Indian democracy. It is time

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The prosecutor THE prosecutor has been under a cloud for a long time

  0 comments   |     by A.G. Noorani on 21, July 2018

The writer is an author and a lawyer based in Mumbai. THE prosecutor has been under a cloud for a long time; of late that cloud over his office has darkened. On April 20, Maya Kodnani, a minister in Narendra Modi’s Gujarat government, was acquitted in the Naroda Patiya case in the 2002 pogrom of Muslims. Kodnani b

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Killers and Rapists of Muslim Children It is never acceptable to kill innocent

  0 comments   |     by admin on 20, July 2018

It is never acceptable to kill innocent civilians regardless of the circumstances. It is even worse if the victims are children. Yet this is precisely what is happening to civilians in many parts of the Muslim world where the US and its allies are involved. Let us begin with Afghanistan where on April 2 Afghan helicopters unleashed deadly missiles on hundreds of you

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Pakistan's pivot to Russia In August last year, US President Trump unveiled

  0 comments   |     by Kamran Yousaf on 19, July 2018

In August last year, US President Trump unveiled his much-awaited strategy for Afghanistan and the wider South Asian region. Trump singled out Pakistan for not doing enough to curb terrorism and threatened to halt security assistance if it continued to play a “double game.” The diatribe and visibly more hostile approach by the Trump administration created ripples in Pakistan. Author

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India and its colonial and antidemocratic ways in Kashmir

  0 comments   |     by Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai on 16, July 2018

This is an opportunity to explore a vexing but significant topic in the field of human rights: the Right of Self-determination. The right of self-determination has been celebrated for ages. It is a basic principle of the United Nation Charter which has been reaffirmed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and applied countless times to the settlement of inte

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