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Moscow Led Afghan Peace - Russia, China, Pakistan and Iran

  5 comments   |     by Hassan Bilal & Shahid Saleem on 05, May 2017

Russia, China, Pakistan and Iran are all in favor of direct talks with Taliban leadership while India is reluctant to support such a move fearing it may legitimize the insurgents. The Kremlin’s appointment of Zamir Kabulov as presidential envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan and head of the Russian foreign ministry’s Asia and Middle East department

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The South Asian jinx - Condemned South Asia to an Existence

  0 comments   |     by Raashid Wali Janjua on 02, May 2017

Who has condemned South Asia to an existence of perpetual conflict and antagonism? Is our South Asian journey fated to be mired in perennial shallows and miseries? Why, despite all natural bounties, are we wallowing in poverty and under-development? Are we unwittingly living out the prejudice of Churchill who created leaders who would tax even water and air? In order to answer these que

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Army Personnel Using 'Human Shield': The Rights Thing

  0 comments   |     by Editorial –The Hindu on 27, April 2017

The Army must act quickly on reports of the use of a human shield by its personnel Reports of Army personnel using a young man as a human shield in Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam district must not only invite a swift inquiry and justice, but also compel the Army and the government to issue clear statements on the unacceptability of this shocking practice. A short video cli

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The Strange Case of Kulbhushan Jadhav - The Military Trial

  0 comments   |     by K.C. Singh on 26, April 2017

“The current cycle of bilateral engagement and acrimony runs from the dramatic visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Lahore on Christmas in 2015.” The two leaders on that visit. PTI   Perhaps the backdrop explains the dynamics at play more than just details of his incarceration The military trial and summary sentencing to death of Kulbhushan Jadha

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India’s Human Rights Abuses

  1 comments   |     by The Nation on 19, April 2017

India’s Human Rights Abuses The Nation Editorial India’s Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi yesterday joined voices with a section of celebrities, journalists and social media users to justify the use of a human shield by the army in Jammu and Kashmir, a practice internationally looked upon as a war crime and an unaccept

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Sikkim as Independent Nation - Andrew Duff Book

  0 comments   |     by Andrew Duff on 13, April 2017

In any case the book by Andrew Duff is really great and interesting reading with lot of information which anyone interested in Himalayan history would definitely appreciate.   Although the story of Sikkim as independent nation is long time closed, the topic still attracts the numbers of writers and readers alike. Also the recent accession of Crimea to Russia was ap

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Sri Lanka in Limbo - Despite Finally Defeating the Tamil Tiger

  1 comments   |     by EDITORIAL on 07, March 2017

Despite finally defeating the Tamil Tiger separatists in 2009 after a bloody decades-long civil war, Sri Lanka is under pressure by its ‘Western partners’ to do more to integrate and assimilate the northern reaches of the recently reunified country. Although not yet suggested as a serious solution, this could obviously take on the form of federalist demands by the Tamils and the

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Lifting the Veil over BJP’s Digital Army

  1 comments   |     by M.R. Narayan Swamy on 17, February 2017

Book Review: “ I am a Troll: Inside the Secret World of BJP’s Digital Army”; Author: Swati Chaturvedi; Publisher: Juggernaut; Pages: 171; Price: Rs 250  “Why does the PM of India alone among world leaders follow some of his country’s worst online abusers?” Journalist Swati Chaturvedi asks this damning question an

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Why Ban Mobile Internet in Kashmir?

  0 comments   |     by Gowhar Naz on 14, February 2017

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Trump Furious As Judge Suspends Muslim Ban

  0 comments   |     by Charlotte Silver on 06, February 2017

On Friday, a federal judge in the US state of Washington granted a nationwide stay on key provisions of President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travel to most nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries. The most far-reaching court order yet, the ruling by US District Judge James Robart in Seattle clears the way for tens of thousands of individuals stranded outside the

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