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Bangladesh: Some success in containing extremism
The achievements of the Awami League-led government in Bangladesh on the counter-terrorism and internal security fronts through 2016 have been remarkable. However, extremism and terrorism are far from over, writes S. Binodkumar Singh for South Asia Monitor. 
India-Arab partnership: Extraordinary potential needs quick realisation
To build confidence among Gulf investors, India would be required to walk that extra mile which Prime Minister Narendra Modi is trying to do through sustained political engagements and smoothening the trouble spots in the system to attract investments from Gulf countries and improve bilateral trade and commerce, writes Md. Muddassir Quamar for South Asia Monitor.
Payra port development will enhance India-Bangladesh ties
 In its efforts to further strengthen India-Bangladesh friendship, New Delhi is eager to develop the neighbouring country’s proposed Payra sea\por, writes Rupak Bhattacharjeefor South Asia Monitor.

India needs to re-craft its Be...

The time has come for India to re-work its Beijing policy and, thereafter, shift its negotiating ...


Pakistan revives controversial...

The political opposition in Pakistan has responded cautiously but has emphasised on the need for ...


Demonetisation in India: Test ...

Having raised the expectations of the people about his anti-corruption commitment to a very high ...


India should not be sucked int...

It is hoped that even in the face of developments that seem to be moving towards an arms race in ...


Donald Trump & US economy: No incoming president could have asked for a better situation Author Name On Friday, January 20, 2017, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the president of the US. He has already surprised the g...

The Dilemma Surrounding Afghanistan Author Name The three deadly attacks in Afghanistan on January 11 took the lives of nearly 70 people including five diplomats of ...

Cashless rural economy can spur demand for traditional banking Author Name India is still coming to grips with Prime Minister Modi’s ‘shock and awe’ approach to demonetisatio...

Save Our Children: Better policing and quicker justice needed to prevent sexual predators Author Name Horrific details emerging about paedophile and serial rapist Sunil Rastogi – recently arrested in Delhi for rap...

Cities at crossroads: Not letting it go waste No Image Waste-to-energy plants could sustainably dispose of municipal solid waste, while generating electricity

Suresh Prabhu led Indian Railways to make a Ďpowerfulí change, save Rs 41,000 cr No Image Railway minister Suresh Prabhu on Tuesday said the transporter will change its energy consumption mix which will result in savings of R41,000 crore in the next decade as energy costs.

The Dilemma Surrounding Afghanistan

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Daesh, a rising security challenge

Eastern Nangarhar province badly suffers from the continuing chain of terrorist attacks carried out by notorious global terror outfit, Daesh which is also known as ISIS. Daesh is thought to be a...

Reforms, Not Military Alliances

The power of media has become so pervasive that it influences national policy, sets its own priorities on reporting events and above all constructs national discourse. Since several weeks matter...


Next door Nepal: Who will judge the judges?

Last week, Nepal’s Supreme Court settled two major cases. A three-member bench annulled the appointment of Lokm...

Unlock the countryís potential through special economic zones

The key lies in setting up more special economic zones, and updating our trade policy to keep up with the changing rules of business in an increasingly competitive world. Bangladesh, right now...


That perennial debate on the executive presidency!

Few institutions in this country are as vilified as the executive presidency. The SLFP has been campaigning to abolish it since the very first day it was introduced under the 1978 Constitution. ...

Polls predict a change

Will Punjab get the change that it has long waited and prepared for? This is the big question that we should be asking in the forthcoming Assembly elections. This is no ordinary election. Punjab...


Major cyber attacks disrupt internet service across the Maldives

Disgruntled internet users are calling on telecoms companies for compensation after cyber attacks disrupted internet services across the Maldives for more than a week.


China is yet to reciprocate to India’s territorial concerns on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor'
The possibility of a Taliban attack targeting Emirati officials is not going down well with analysts writes Monish Gulati
Since late 2015, cultural and political issues have strained relations between the two countries with anti-Indian sentiment growing amongst the government and people of Nepal, writes Dr. Binodkumar Singh for South Asia Monitor.  
The recent judgment of a seven-Judge Bench of the Supreme Court barring politicians from seeking votes in the name of religion, caste or creed just ahead of crucial Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Punjab is a welcome step in the right direction. The recent judgment of a seven-Judge Bench of the Supreme Cour
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It will also feature glimpses of Indian traditional, folk and tribal art such as Gond, Madhubani and Pattachitra paintings.

spotlight image So the lady’s not for turning. Well, we knew that, didn’t we? Brexit means Brexit, no “partial membership”, no “half-in, half-out”. This was the section of Theresa May’s speech most heavily briefed in advance – but still gloriously welcome to the hard Brexiteers when she finally uttered t
spotlight image It is unfortunate that Taiwan has a neighbor across the Taiwan Strait that wants to annex it, but, even more frustrating, Taiwanese also have to put up with people who echo China’s rhetoric and intended to intimidate Taiwanese into obedience.
Read the transcriipt of UN Secretary-General's End-of-Year Press Conference, held in New York on December 16, here...
spotlight image It is wrong to look only at Israel while fighting rages across the Middle East, writes the former Shin Bet chief.
When is a scam not a scam? The short answer obviously would be, when it is approved by the Government in power. But then, the question arises: Is that necessarily true?  

What will be Pakistan's fate? Acts of commission or omission by itself, in/by neighbours, and superpowers far and near have led the nuclear-armed country at a strategic Asian crossroads to emerge as a serious regional and global concern whi...


Some South African generals, allied with the British forces, sought segregation from the enlisted men, all blacks, after being taken prisoners of war. The surprised German commander told them firmly that they would have to share the same quarte...


An aching sense of love, loss and yearning permeate this work of fiction which, however, reads like a personal narrative set in an intensely disruptive period of Indian history, and adds to the genre of partition literature, writes Ni...


This is a path-breaking work on India's foreign policy since Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister in May 2014 and surprised everyone by taking virtual charge of the external affairs portfolio. A man who had been denied visa by some count...

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