TERRORISM

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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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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ModiFail Silicon Valley Protester Assaulted

  0 comments   |     by Pieter Friedrich on 04, November 2015

Passionate crowds of protesters greeted Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with loud slogans and a sea of placards upon his arrival at San Jose's SAP Center for a stage-managed Silicon Valley “community reception.” The posters, chants, and surprise banner drop challenged the Modi PR team's attempts to whitewash the controversial politician's record. The protest was the culminat

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Indian Government, Modi and RSS

  0 comments   |     by Siddharth Varadarajan on 04, November 2015

What makes the axis between the government and the RSS so problematic is not just its extra-constitutionality but the sheer incompatibility of the RSS and its ideology with a democratic, inclusive polity and society. A bizarre political spectacle took place in Delhi this week that no amount of sophistry can square with the principles of a modern democratic republic. A &ls

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Refugees Don’t Cause Fascism Timmermann – You Do

  0 comments   |     by Dan Glazebrook on 04, November 2015

Europe needs to fascisise its policies, because if it doesn’t - fascism will grow. This was the message from Frans Timmerman, Vice-President of the European Commission following last week’s fraught negotiations over the so-called refugee crisis. "We have to patrol our borders better”, he

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Terrorism’s saffron fault line

  0 comments   |     by Latha Jishnu on 04, November 2015

COLOURS have strong associations and tend to be coded in our psyche. They are linked, sometimes inexorably, to our politics, culture and social biases. The way we respond to people, events and situations is prompted by the colour coding embedded in us, however subtly these triggers might work. Often our responses symbolise rank prejudice. Right-wing demagogue Bal Thackeray who founded th

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A Decisive Shift In The Power Balance Has Occurred

  0 comments   |     by Paul Craig Roberts on 04, November 2015

Russian airstrikes in Syria against Islamist anti-government forces heightened the danger of Washington’s four-and-a-half-year war for regime-change triggering a clash between the world’s two biggest nuclear powers. US policy in Syria was already mired in crisis prior to Russia’s airstrikes. More than a year of bombing had failed to weaken ISIS’ contr

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