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

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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

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

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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

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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

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

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

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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Killers and Rapists of Muslim Children It is never acceptable to kill innocent

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It is never acceptable to kill innocent civilians regardless of the circumstances. It is even worse if the victims are children. Yet this is precisely what is happening to civilians in many parts of the Muslim world where the US and its allies are involved. Let us begin with Afghanistan where on April 2 Afghan helicopters unleashed deadly missiles on hundreds of you

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India not yet ready to confront truth on Kashmir - UN human rights report on Kashmir

  0 comments   |     by Jawed Naqvi

INDIA’s summary rejection of the UN human rights report on Kashmir has predictably found allies in the opposition parties, chiefly the Congress. This is partly because the Congress party is crammed with nationalists who are difficult to differentiate from the ruling Bharatiya Jana

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India and its colonial and antidemocratic ways in Kashmir

  0 comments   |     by Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai

This is an opportunity to explore a vexing but significant topic in the field of human rights: the Right of Self-determination. The right of self-determination has been celebrated for ages. It is a basic principle of the United Nation Charter which has been reaffirmed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and applied countless times to the settlement of inte

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