INDIA

Don’t Threaten Afghans…It Will Be Counterproductive

  1 comments   |     by M. K. Bhadrakumar

The principal deputy assistant secretary at the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs (SCA) in the U.S. State Department, Alice Wells, dropped a bombshell on the Afghan government and the country’s political elites on April 4—and caught the international donors by surprise, too—by linking all aid to Afghanistan to the formation of an inclusive

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Covid-19 has a grandma, grandpa and great grandpa...

  0 comments   |     by MK Bhadrakumar

Covid-19 has a grandma, grandpa and great grandpa. Where are they? The search for the genesis of Covid-19 is developing into an epic story. Thanks to the insinuations by the US President Donald Trump — ‘China virus’, ‘Wuhan virus’, etc. — that were explosive in their political and strategic content

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Afghan peace deal risks collapse as violence spirals out of..

  0 comments   |     by AFP

Afghan peace deal risks collapse as violence spirals out of control in Afghanistan It's been two months since the Afghan peace deal was signed between the US & Taliban. But the recent surge in violence across Afghanistan has challenged the credibility of this peace deal & has risked its collapse. The insurgents h

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Non-State Actors: Has Modi’s India fallen into its own trap?

  0 comments   |     by Imtiaz Gul

Modi's establishment had worked hard to shape narratives - even creating events if needed - to demonise Pakistan, to bring it under American scrutiny and sanctions. But it looks like as if all strategies have backfired as more and more institutions in the west get to understand the reality of Modi's Hindutva. The US Commission for International Religious Fre

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Damning US report on Hindu fanaticism in India touches raw nerve in Delhi

  0 comments   |     by Rajinder Krishna

The latest report of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has damning references to the rise of Hindu fanaticism in India under the Prime Ministership of Narendra Modi, with targeted attacks on Muslims. Expectedly, these observations have touched a raw nerve in the Indian Establishment which is now steeped in Hindu supremacism and the attendant disdain for any criticism

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The Phony War on the Coronavirus

  0 comments   |     by Pankaj Mishra

Leaders everywhere are ramping up the martial rhetoric, in part to back their critics into a corner.  Governments around the world say they’re engaged in a war against the coronavirus. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi invoked the legend of the Mahabharata, fought over 18 days, as he declared, with little warning, a

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Migrant workers killed in latest tragedy amid India virus lockdown

  0 comments   |     by AFP

Stranded migrant labourers in Chennai, in southeastern India, prepare to board a special train to take them home after the government eased lockdown measures Five Indian migrant workers died when the mango-laden truck they hid in to evade the virus lockdown overturned, police said Sunday, adding to a rising death toll among the country's poorest labourers.

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US leverages Delhi-Kabul nexus. But what’s in it for India?

  0 comments   |     by M. K. BHADRAKUMAR

The two-hour stopover in Delhi on May 7 by the US special representative for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad, accompanied by the White House official in charge of South Asia Lisa Curtis, raises eyebrows. The Indian media re

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Arundhati Roy slams Indian govt over almost 'genocidal'..

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Arundhati Roy slams Indian govt over almost 'genocidal' treatment of Muslims Indian author and activist Arundhati Roy said that the Indian government is trying to  fan communal rifts by exploiting the coronavirus issue against its minority Muslim community, according to a

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India using coronavirus against Muslims as typhus used against Jews: Arundhati

  0 comments   |     by Special Report

She said the Indian government was exploiting the coronavirus outbreak to inflame tensions between Hindus and Muslims and as a tactic reminiscent of one used by the Nazis during the Holocaust. Its ideologues have likened the Muslims of India to the Jews of Germany. And if you look at the way in which th

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