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MODI’S VISIT TO UK- AN EVALUATION

  0 comments   |     by Meena Varma on 29, November 2015

MODI’S VISIT TO UK- AN EVALUATION Meena Varma It was easy to forget, as streams of early arrivals battled through driving hail and wind to reach the stadium, that the man they were flocking to see was barred from Britain for a decade until 2012, following riots in Gujarat in which 2,000 Muslims died. The Hindu nationalist Modi was chief mini

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REVERSE SWING: MODI'S GOVERNANCE IS A LOST OPPORTUNITY

  0 comments   |     by Tunku Varadarajan on 26, November 2015

Reverse Swing: Modi’s Governance is a Lost Opportunity India needed a leader of the nation. Instead, it got the leader of a party. Written by Tunku Varadarajan | Updated: November 8, 2015 1:57 pm   Modi is no Margaret Thatcher. I see no honest drive to undo India’s crony capitalism, and an excessive reli

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From Pol Pot to ISIS: The Blood Never Dried

  0 comments   |     by John Pilger on 24, November 2015

From Pol Pot To ISIS: The Blood Never Dried By John Pilger In transmitting President Richard Nixon's orders for a "massive" bombing of Cambodia in 1969, Henry Kissinger said, "Anything that flies on everything that moves". As Barack Obama wages his seventh war against the Muslim world since he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, and Francois Hollande promises a "merciless" attack

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Former Indian minister criticises BJP

  0 comments   |     by The Dawn on 12, November 2015

Former Indian minister criticises BJP former Indian Foreign Minister crticised  Modi's BJP for declining Pakistan’s peace overtures India’s former foreign minister and key congress leader, Salman Khurshid, criticised the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for adopting a tough stand towards Pakistan and said “when congress was in power, BJP had been pressuring it

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Modi juggernaut brought to halt, what next?

  0 comments   |     by M K Bhadrakumar on 08, November 2015

  Modi juggernaut brought to halt, what next? The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) suffered crushing defeat in the state elections in Bihar. Almost all estimates forecast a ‘neck-and-neck’ fight between the BJP and the opposition alliance of secular parties. However, the results are a landslide in favor of the opposition, which would probably translate as two-thir

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India's Arundhati Roy returns National Award

  0 comments   |     by Dawn on 05, November 2015

NEW DELHI: Renowned South Asian writer Arundhati Roy on Thursday issued a statement explaining her decision to return the 1989 National Award she received for Best Screenplay, saying, "I want to make it clear that I am not returning this award because I am 'shocked' by what is being called the 'growing intolerance' being fostered by the present government." She goes on to clarify her statement:

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Doval Doctrine vis a vis ETIM

  0 comments   |     by Reema Shaukat on 04, November 2015

Understanding the geographical dogmatic realisms of the post-Cold War scenario, China and India accepted normalization towards each other after a brief border skirmish in 1962 but an infinite distrust over a long standing territorial dispute and now other issues of extremism are a matter of great concern for China. A top Chinese delegation led by Vice President of China, Mr.Li Yuanchao w

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India –Pakistan: Hyphenated

  0 comments   |     by Munir Akram on 04, November 2015

The Pakistan army chief’s speech on Sept 6, Defence Day, highlighted the security threats which Pakistan continues to face from India 50 years after the 1965 war. That war lasted 17 days. If, God forbid, war was to break out today, it may last only 17 hours. Cross-border exchanges or incursions could easily escalate to general conventional warfare. This, in turn, could rapidly cross the n

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Indian diplomacy takes a major Hit in Nepal

  0 comments   |     by Lt General Ashok K Mehta (Former Indian army offic on 04, November 2015

A country that refuses to learn from past mistakes is fated to remain on the learning curve. This is India’s misfortune. The Indian mistake today in being intrusive toward its tiny northern neighbour Nepal bears similarity with the disastrous policy failure it experienced vis-à-vis its small southern neighbour Sri Lanka. This was reiterated by an eminent Indian analyst, diploma

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Sikh militancy: Khalistan leaders glorified

  0 comments   |     by Gautaman Bhaskaran on 04, November 2015

Cinema has, since time immemorial, been used as a political weapon. Hitler and Mussolini had movies made to propagate fascism, and the Venice Film Festival, the oldest such event in the world which started in 1932, served as an effective mouthpiece for these two dictators. In India, the Dravidian political parties actually came under the limelight in the southern Indian State of Tamil Nadu

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