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Kashmir - A Blood-Stained Coffin Of Dreams By Rameez Bhat

  1 comments   |     by Rameez Bhat

Human life is a precious asset and no price can compensate for its worth. We lost five more unarmed youth just a few days back in Handwara and who knows by the time this piece sees the light of day some more would succumb to injuries - God forbid. Given the reality that Kashmir is a conflict zone; therefore what happens here can’t be actually seen as something obvious as

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Himalayan snub for India as Nepal signs railway deal with China

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Himalayan snub for India as Nepal signs railway deal with China China on Monday agreed to Nepal Prime Minister K P Oli’s request to build a strategic railway link between the two countries through Tibet to reduce land-locked Nepal’s total dependence on India, as the two sides cemented their ties by signing 10 agreements including a landmark transit trade deal. Oli, who arrived in Be

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Nepal cancels president’s visit to Delhi, recalls envoy

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Nepal cancels president’s visit to Delhi, recalls envoy NEW DELHI: The Nepal government has cancelled the trip of President Bidhya Devi Bhandari to India barely 72 hours before her departure for Delhi, without giving any reason, The Indian Express said on Saturday. Describing the move as without parallel, the paper said Kathmandu had also recalled its ambassador, Deep Kumar Upadhyay in De

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Indian diplomacy

  0 comments   |     by K.C. Singh

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Dalit Rights at the United Nations Human Rights Council

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The International Dalit Solidarity Network working with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Minority... by Meena Varma The International Dalit Solidarity Network working with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues to combat caste-based discrimination.

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Mehbooba and the BJP

  0 comments   |     by M. Saeed Khalid

The ruthless use of power can prolong armed occupation but it cannot win the hearts and minds of the people. This is the lesson to be drawn from the lukewarm response of the Kashmiris to India’s latest show of democracy in Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir. The Kashmiris neither trust nor participate in elections held under Indian military occupation. They have rejected the g

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Pakistan takes up issue of RAW's activities with India

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Pakistan takes up issue of RAW's activities with India. FO By APP The Foreign Secretary who met his Indian counterpart S. Jaishankar in New Delhi on the sidelines of Heart of Asia meeting said such acts undermined efforts to normalize relations between the two countries. Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry also expressed concern over the environment being created in India for the release of the pr

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Dimensions of the strategy to wipe out Sikh culture from India

  0 comments   |     by Gurtej Singh, IAS & IPS (Formerly) Professor of Si

Paper read by professor Gurtej Singh'at the 24th Session of the United Nations:Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland, It is appropriate that this body rightly regarded as the conscience keeper of humankind, becomes aware of the diabolical conspiracy to jeopardise the existence of other nations and minorities (onam

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The Indo-US alliance

  0 comments   |     by Munir Akram

RECENTLY, US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter reportedly opened a meeting with senior Pakistani military leaders by declaring: “I must tell you, I am a friend of India.” The statement, besides being gauche, was superfluous. Carter’s closeness to the Indians is all too evident. The US defence secretary has met four times in the last year with his Indian counterpart, as noted in

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

  0 comments   |     by Fahd Humayun

In what has been an erratic few months for an India-Pakistan relationship still grappling with how to steer clear of diplomatic reversals, the capture of Kulbhushan Yadav in Balochistan created a national stir. That the moral high ground of India’s posture has been compromised is clear. Yadav’s arrest now poses a serious embarrassment for an Indian foreign policy that i

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