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Indian Nuclear Program –A global migraine

  0 comments   |     by Muhammad Umar

Indian Nuclear Program –A global migraine Muhammad Umar. American experts have been incessantly warning their government of the dire consequences of exempting India from the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) requirements. On December 8, while testifying in front of the United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs, the Executive Director of the Nonproliferation Policy Edu

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Talks between Afghan govt, Taliban to start next month

  0 comments   |     by Muhammad Saleh Zaafir

Talks between Afghan govt, Taliban to start next month By Muhammad Saleh Zaafir The News ISLAMABAD: Talks between Afghan administration and Taliban would start afresh next month as behind-the-scene contacts are proving highly useful and positive signals are coming from both sides. The reconciliation process for intra-Afghan dialogue would get big boost towards the end of

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BUYING PEACE AT THE GROCERY

  0 comments   |     by Javed Naqvi

Buying Peace at the Grocery Javed Naqvi Fellow peace campaigners on both sides of the border would probably disagree with me, but I do believe firmly that neither reviving cricket ties nor boosting bilateral trade is the way to correct the sorry relations between Pakistan and India. If we can’t let people visit each other freely, don’t blame poor trade or cric

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Pakistan proposes 8 world heritage sites to Unesco

  0 comments   |     by Jamal Shahid

Pakistan proposes 8 world heritage sites to Unesco Pakistan will push for Unesco to include another eight sites, that are of universal value, in its lost of world heritage sites. “These sites are of national and cultural universal importance, and will attract tourists from across borders – that will help Pakistan generate income and improve its soft image,” Ministry of

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CULTURE AND STATE

  0 comments   |     by A G Noorani

Culture & state A.G. Noorani  The writer is an author and a lawyer based in Mumbai. The writer is an author and a lawyer based in Mumbai. POLITICS is the art of the possible; economics is the science of the useful; culture is the essence of the worthwhile. The Spanish intellectual, Salvador de Madariaga’s summing is apt. There is a

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REVERSE SWING: MODI'S GOVERNANCE IS A LOST OPPORTUNITY

  0 comments   |     by Tunku Varadarajan

Reverse Swing: Modi’s Governance is a Lost Opportunity India needed a leader of the nation. Instead, it got the leader of a party. Written by Tunku Varadarajan | Updated: November 8, 2015 1:57 pm   Modi is no Margaret Thatcher. I see no honest drive to undo India’s crony capitalism, and an excessive reli

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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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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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