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UN rights chief slams India over arrests, restrictions on NGOs

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GENEVA: UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet voiced her dismay on Tuesday at the arrest of activists in India and restrictions to the work of non-governmental organisations. The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights appealed to New Delhi to safeguard the rights of human rights defenders and NGOs. Bachelet regretted what she called the application of v

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What’s the Difference between Nagorno-Karabakh & Kashmir?

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Pakistan’s position of supporting Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity has come under criticism by some in India who claim that it’s hypocritical for Islamabad to endorse the Kashmiris’ right to self-determination while denying the same to the majority Armenian inhabitants of Occupied Nagorno-Karabakh, but these two conflicts are actually very

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India's GDP down by 50%, not 23%, job loss 200 million not 122 million: Top economist

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By Our Representative  One of India’s topmost economists has estimated that India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) decline was around 50%, and not 23%, as claimed by the Government of India’s top data body, National Statistical Organization (NSO). Prof Arun Kumar, who is Malcolm S Adiseshiah chair professor, Institute of Social Sciences, N

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INDIA LOSES GIANT GAS FIELD IN IRAN

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 Iran  has booted out India from the development of Farzad-B gas field in the Persian Gulf, a highly-placed government source in Tehran told Anadolu Agency. The source said Iran decided to use local firms to develop the gas field after New Delhi failed to respond to “multiple ultimatums” issued by Iran over the years. “We gave them multip

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Why Junagadh is Part of Pakistan’s new political map

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The federal cabinet of Pakistan has approved and released the new political map of Pakistan on August 4 which includes territories of Jammu and Kashmir and a part of Ladakh. The map also claims Junagadh, Manavadar and Sir Creek in Indian Gujarat as part of Pakistan. While many Pakistanis know about Indian occupie

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Malevolent Republic: A Short History of the New India..

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Malevolent Republic: A Short History of the New India by KS Komireddi – review A blistering polemic exposes the country’s malaise under Narendra Modi Almost a decade ago, I travelled to a small town in Gujarat, a state in the west of India, to hear 

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India implodes its own new Silk Road

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There was a time when New Delhi was proudly selling the notion of establishing its own New Silk Road – from the Gulf of Oman to the intersection of Central and South Asia opening access from Iran, Afghanistan and Central Asia from the Arabian Sea – to compete with China’s Belt and Road Initiative.  Now it looks like the Indians have stabbed th

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US Seeks Formal Alliance Similar to NATO with India..

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US Seeks Formal Alliance Similar to NATO with India, Japan and Australia Washington’s goal is to get countries in the Indo-Pacific region to work together as a bulwark against ‘a potential challenge from China’, says the US official- He says the four nations are expected to meet in Delhi sometime this autumn

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Modi’s India has lost Kashmir

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While ending the special status of Jammu and Kashmir last year, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had assured people that the time had now come when gold would grow instead of grass, milk canals would flow in exchange for water in the rivers and springs and the skies would sight flight of Kashmiris not the birds. Article 370 of the Constitution of India, tha

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War within the Indian establishment

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‘Heads must roll’, is the echo within the power corridors of New Delhi. During a discreet call, a highly respected, senior ranking Indian Army Veteran, discussed the ensuing war within the Indian establishment with me in detail. Historically, the Indian military has proven to be the spanner in the works whenever any peaceful resolution of India’s, over disputes such as

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