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US grapples with Pakistan’s Sharifs

  0 comments   |     by Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar

US grapples with Pakistan’s Sharifs By M K Bhadrakumar The timing couldn’t have been more perfect. On the very same day that the United States Vice-President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry received the Pakistani army chief Gen. Raheel Sharif in Washington (here and here), Prime MInister Nawaz Sharif also received a VIP — a top Kremlin offi

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Former Indian minister criticises BJP

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Former Indian minister criticises BJP former Indian Foreign Minister crticised  Modi's BJP for declining Pakistan’s peace overtures India’s former foreign minister and key congress leader, Salman Khurshid, criticised the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for adopting a tough stand towards Pakistan and said “when congress was in power, BJP had been pressuring it

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Modi juggernaut brought to halt, what next?

  0 comments   |     by M K Bhadrakumar

  Modi juggernaut brought to halt, what next? The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) suffered crushing defeat in the state elections in Bihar. Almost all estimates forecast a ‘neck-and-neck’ fight between the BJP and the opposition alliance of secular parties. However, the results are a landslide in favor of the opposition, which would probably translate as two-thir

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India's Arundhati Roy returns National Award

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NEW DELHI: Renowned South Asian writer Arundhati Roy on Thursday issued a statement explaining her decision to return the 1989 National Award she received for Best Screenplay, saying, "I want to make it clear that I am not returning this award because I am 'shocked' by what is being called the 'growing intolerance' being fostered by the present government." She goes on to clarify her statement:

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India's Arundhati Roy returns National Award

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India's Arundhati Roy returns National Award NEW DELHI: Renowned South Asian writer Arundhati Roy on Thursday issued a statement explaining her decision to return the 1989 National Award she received for Best Screenplay, saying, "I want to make it clear that I am not returning this award because I am 'shocked' by what is being called the 'growing intolerance' being fo

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Doval Doctrine vis a vis ETIM

  0 comments   |     by Reema Shaukat

Understanding the geographical dogmatic realisms of the post-Cold War scenario, China and India accepted normalization towards each other after a brief border skirmish in 1962 but an infinite distrust over a long standing territorial dispute and now other issues of extremism are a matter of great concern for China. A top Chinese delegation led by Vice President of China, Mr.Li Yuanchao w

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HUMAN RIGHTS SOUTH ASIA

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South Asia's Regional Initiative on Human Rights by Madhavi Basnet The South Asian people share many socio-economic and political problems, such as poverty, illiteracy, unemployment, unequal treatment of women, violence against women, pollution, exploitation of child labor, and religious fundamentalism. Human rights organizations in South Asia have rece

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India –Pakistan: Hyphenated

  0 comments   |     by Munir Akram

The Pakistan army chief’s speech on Sept 6, Defence Day, highlighted the security threats which Pakistan continues to face from India 50 years after the 1965 war. That war lasted 17 days. If, God forbid, war was to break out today, it may last only 17 hours. Cross-border exchanges or incursions could easily escalate to general conventional warfare. This, in turn, could rapidly cross the n

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Indian diplomacy takes a major Hit in Nepal

  0 comments   |     by Lt General Ashok K Mehta (Former Indian army offic

A country that refuses to learn from past mistakes is fated to remain on the learning curve. This is India’s misfortune. The Indian mistake today in being intrusive toward its tiny northern neighbour Nepal bears similarity with the disastrous policy failure it experienced vis-à-vis its small southern neighbour Sri Lanka. This was reiterated by an eminent Indian analyst, diploma

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Sikh militancy: Khalistan leaders glorified

  0 comments   |     by Gautaman Bhaskaran

Cinema has, since time immemorial, been used as a political weapon. Hitler and Mussolini had movies made to propagate fascism, and the Venice Film Festival, the oldest such event in the world which started in 1932, served as an effective mouthpiece for these two dictators. In India, the Dravidian political parties actually came under the limelight in the southern Indian State of Tamil Nadu

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