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China outreach to Bhutan poses fresh challenge to India

  0 comments   |     by Sachin Parashar

cultural event held in the presence of newly appointed Chinese consul general to Kolkata, Zha Liyou As China seeks to intensify engagement with Bhutan, a country it does not have diplomatic relations with, Chinese ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui is visiting Thimphu again, starting Tuesday. China’s Bhutan outreach p

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Indian establishment responsible for Pulwama attack?

  0 comments   |     by South Asian Monitor Report

In what is said to be the deadliest attack on Indian occupation forces in Jammu and Kashmir since 2002, nearly 40 soldiers are reported dead and several injured so far. The attack was carried out using an explosive-laden van which was blown between two adjacent buses carrying Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), who were returning to duty. “A convoy in which t

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China-BGD cooperation under BRI to mitigate seaborne security

  0 comments   |     by Noor Mohammad Sarker

China-Bangladesh cooperation under BRI to mitigate seaborne security threats in the Bay of Bengal The ‘Belt and Road’ Initiative (BRI), commenced by the Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013, has been the most significant and far-reaching project that China has ever put forward. Bangladesh is an important strategic partner with Chin

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Struggle is in the DNA of Kashmiris

  0 comments   |     by Momin Jamal

2018 was the worst year for Kashmir, as 355 casualties were reported including 55 deaths. The martyrdom of Burhan Wani has given a new impetus to Kashmir movement. The Kashmir freedom struggle is indigenous and has gone into the DNA of Kashmiris. UN report of 4th June 2018 was the watershed in UN history where Indian a

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Old geopolitical rivalry in Nepal takes a new turn

  0 comments   |     by Biswas Baral

Old geopolitical rivalry in Nepal takes a new turn: US and China could be squaring off in the Himalayan republic   On January 25 Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, the co-chairman of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), came out with a strong statement denounc

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Geelani: We are Pakistanis; Pakistan is Ours

  0 comments   |     by Asad Sufi

Achieving all the objectives of the Pakistan Movement:  The path to success and accomplishment is never even or straight. Those who give up early can never succeed. And Pakistan deserves credit for not giving up early despite inept and often corrupt leadership. Among the stalwarts who enthused the people of

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Casteism Is Racism

  0 comments   |     by Avinash Pandey Samar

Britain, in a major victory for the movement against caste based discrimination and atrocities, can soon declare caste prejudice unlawful under laws against racial discrimination becoming the first country of the world to do so. The development was imminent in the wake of the fact that the House of Lords had already passed the Equality Bill empowering the government

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Nagaland Unrest: Fate of “Indian Balkans”

  0 comments   |     by Andrew Korybko

Indian State of Nagaland is fuse which could easily light “India’s Balkans” ablaze in the Northeast. It could be a headache for Modi if the unrest doesn’t fully stabilize sometime soon. The Indian state of Nagaland is poised to once more create a major headache for India if the unrest there doesn’t fully stabilize sometime s

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The Quest for ‘Zone of Peace’ in the Himalayas – Nepal’s Critical Engagements with India & China

  0 comments   |     by K M Seethi

The tiny Himalayan State Nepal continues to be economically vulnerable, primarily because of its geopolitical status as a land-locked country. This is the case with all land-locked countries across the world that does not have direct access to the seas.  As the UN Committee for Development Policy says, these countries’  “ability to competitively

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Rewriting Indian history in the Image of Hindu Chauvinists

  0 comments   |     by Abdus Sattar Ghazali

The Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha, a right wing Hindu nationalist political party in the Northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, released a Hindu New Year calendar which says that Taj Mahal along with several mosques and monuments from the Mughal era, are “Hindu Temples,” Times of India reported Monday (March 19). The calendar refers to Taj Mahal as &l

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