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49 killed in mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand

  0 comments   |     by Helen Regan and Sandi Sidhu

At least 49 people were killed and 20 seriously injured in mass shootings at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch Friday, in a carefully planned and unprecedented attack that has shocked the usually peaceful nation. New Zealand's Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, called the incident a terrorist attack in a Friday press conference, saying the suspect

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Bangladesh tour of NZ called off after Christchurch terror attack

  0 comments   |     by Mohammad Isam

Bangladesh's tour of New Zealand has been called off following a terrorist attack on two Christchurch mosques, in which at least 40 people have been killed. The team is safe, in lockdown at their hotel; it was en route to one of the mosques for Friday prayers at the time of the attack but escaped to the nearby Hagley Oval. New Zealand police commissioner M

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Darkness behind Deceptive Screen of India Shining

  0 comments   |     by Asif Haroon Raja

On one hand India claiming to be champions of democracy, secularism and human rights propagates that India is shining, on the other it suffers from highest rate of poverty, illiteracy, infant mortality, inequalities in society. There is unbounded poverty, mass illiteracy and entrenched social divides. Social system of India is founded on inequality, intolerance, rel

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India Must Free Binayak Sen Immediately

  0 comments   |     by Subhankar Banerjee

In 1970 Howard Zinn began his now–famous speech “The Problem is Civil Obedience” with these words: “I start from the supposition that the world is topsy–turvy, that things are all wrong, that the wrong people are in jail and the wrong people are out of jail, that the wrong people are in power and the wrong people are out of power, that

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Pakistan and the Naxalite Movement in India

  0 comments   |     by Ben West

Indian Maoist militants, known as Naxalites, have been meeting with members of the outlawed Pakistani militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), according to the director-general of police for India’s Chhattisgarh state. Based on information from a police source, state police chief Vishwa Ranjan said Nov. 11 that two LeT operatives attended a Naxalite meeting in Ap

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India Plays Hardball with China

  0 comments   |     by Harsh V Pant

After a year of turmoil in Sino-Indian relations, India hosted Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao last week with a degree of fanfare. Wen's visit came at a time of newfound assertiveness in India's China policy. Having tried to brush significant divergences with Beijing under the carpet for years, New Delhi policymakers have been forced to acknowledge -- if grudgingly

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Water and National Security

  0 comments   |     by Ahmer Bilal Soofi

Water issue between India and Pakistan is a time bomb that needs to be addressed immediately, seriously and earnestly. Water, it seems, is on top of the agenda on the Pakistani side of the border, relegating even Kashmir to a second position.  Water shall become the real bone of contention and all the rest shall become secondary. Pakistan government and the pol

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NATO Escalate World’s Deadliest War On Both Sides Of AG-Pk Border

  0 comments   |     by Rick Rozoff

The United States and its military allies in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization have entered the third month of war in Afghanistan this year, which President Barack Obama in December of 2009 announced as the year in which American and other foreign occupation forces would be reduced preparatory to their full withdrawal. Within months of the U.S. head of state

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Coalitions of Convenience

  0 comments   |     by Ikram Sehgal

Pakistan is inching toward an acknowledgement of its participation in the Saudi-led, American-backed military intervention in the civil war in Yemen. A fateful moment arises for India’s regional interests. It is hard to ignore Saudi generosity during times of need and the deep-felt urge of most able-bodied Pakistanis to volunteer safeguarding the territor

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Rise of Hindu Terrorism

  0 comments   |     by admin

It’s not Muslims, but Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) activists who planned and executed the bomb blasts at Malegaon in 2006, on the Samjhauta Express in 2007, in Ajmer Sharif in 2007 and Mecca Masjid in 2007,” confessed Swami Aseemanand, the main accused of 2007 Samjhauta Express blast in front of a magistrate at a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI

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