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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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India's Arundhati Roy returns National Award

  0 comments   |     by Dawn

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 –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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Insurgencies in India

  0 comments   |     by Paul Staniland

India is often hailed as a triumph of democracy in a poor, multi ethnic society. This success must be qualified by the armed challenges to the Indian state that have regularly erupted and endured during its modern history. India’s future holds more internal conflict. The Naxalite challenge poses a serious threat to the state’s reach in large areas of the interio

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A Disaster in Waiting in the Himalayas

  0 comments   |     by Jehangir Khattak

A senior Pakistani official recently issued a largely ignored statement about the environmental impact of status quo between the armies of Pakistan and India on the world’s highest battleground, the Siachen Glacier. Some military check posts on both sides here are as high as 21,000 feet above sea level.

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ModiFail Silicon Valley Protester Assaulted

  0 comments   |     by Pieter Friedrich

Passionate crowds of protesters greeted Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with loud slogans and a sea of placards upon his arrival at San Jose's SAP Center for a stage-managed Silicon Valley “community reception.” The posters, chants, and surprise banner drop challenged the Modi PR team's attempts to whitewash the controversial politician's record. The protest was the culminat

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EDITORIAL

  0 comments   |     by Saeed Ismat

Corruption is a Human Rights Issue International law does not currently regard an act of official corruption as the violation of a human right. But as recent steps by Chinese leaders, political/security shifts in Pakistan, the EuroMaidan in Ukraine, and the Arab Spring all reflect, an international consensus is emerging that corruption is a pervasive and pernicious social problem, stru

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WHY INDIA CANCELED TALKS

  0 comments   |     by Sanjay Kumar

There is no doubt about the fact that a well-planned policy is behind the cancellation of the India-Pakistan talks twice within one year on the same issue.  It has nothing to do with peace at the border but politics at home. Narendra Modi initiated a mandate in 2014, but within one and half years, the sheen of his governance has started coming off. There is nothing on his pla

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GURDASPUR ATTACK

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Gurdaspur attack Editorial — Dawn Jul 29 IT was a startling assault, the first in over a decade, in Indian Punjab and in an area intrinsically linked to the bitterness of Partition and a more recent fraught communal history. Yet, the terrorist

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