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Assam’s National Register of Citizens: A Fact Based Analysis

  0 comments   |     by Dr Walter Fernandes on 17, August 2018

The draft has some flaws, but talk of bloodbath, deportation does not measure up to the facts of the exercise.

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Indian forces ambush Naxal Hidout, at least 15 killed

  0 comments   |     by SAM on 16, August 2018

Until now, 15 bodies have been recovered and a large number of firearms have also been seized from the site of the encounter. An area committee member who had a bounty on his head has also been arrested, along with an armed female rebel. Indian forces have gunned down more than a dozen communist militants in the Sukma district of Chhattisgarh. More than 200 Maoist r

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Gorkhaland, Mamata and the Chinese factor - Just a few days ago I warned two young student leaders

  0 comments   |     by Imran Chowdhury on 11, August 2018

Just a few days ago I warned two young student leaders in Darjeeling of West Bengal, against the violent movement which has started there for a separate Gorkhaland. I told them in no way should they support this demand. This has multifarious geo-political risks. If a Gorkhaland state is formed, this will be the second split of Bengal since 1905. Its political signific

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Trump’s Talk of Isolating Iran Speaks More to US Global Isolation

  0 comments   |     by Finian CUNNINGHAM on 10, August 2018

The Trump administration re-imposed tough sanctions on Iran this week, but the move risks further isolating Washington, not

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Reviving Nepal’s independent foreign policy The long political transition

  0 comments   |     by Gaurab Shumsher Thapa on 08, August 2018

The long political transition in Nepal has come to an end with the successful completion of local, provincial and federal elections. A new phase of history beckons Nepal as it has adopted federalism under the new constitution promulgated in 2015. The achievement of economic prosperity has now been prioritized as the prime national agenda. Nepal’s role in inter

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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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Bringing up Modi, diplomatically CONSIDER the past and you shall know the future

  0 comments   |     by Latha Jishnu on 23, July 2018

The writer is a journalist based in New Delhi. CONSIDER the past and you shall know the future, says a Chinese proverb. That is something the Narendra Modi government did not keep in mind when it The architect of the salvage mission is new foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale, a seasoned China hand, who appears to be wel

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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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