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Balancing India, China will not be easy for new Nepal PM
China sees Oli as a ‘nationalist’ leader who can challenge Indian interference. Hence, Beijing seeks to use this opportunity to implement its Belt and Road Initiative projects in Nepal, write Pramod Jaiswal and Aruna Ghimire for South Asia Monitor
 
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Modi's 'hugplomacy' works on troubled West Asian soil
The present configuration of relations in West Asia does not permit a fair peace process. But India being considered a possibility for a role is significant in itself as it recognises its balanced and realistic position on Palestine, writes T. P. Sreenivasan for South Asia Monitor
 
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In Sri Lanka, India faces its most serious regional security challenge
From all accounts, India’s encirclement has begun with ruthless efficiency. Pakistan is gone. Maldives is about to fall. Nepal is almost there. And Sri Lanka is under an understandable hypnotic trance. India genuinely faces its most serious security challenge, writes Amit Dasgupta for South Asia Monitor
 
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Nepal takes giant steps toward...

  Nepal took to democracy in a big way, after centuries of absolute monarchy, followed b...

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Can India fill the world leade...

What stands out and is differentiating about Modi is his espousing a positive and constructive ag...

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Khaleda in jail: New epoch for...

With the conviction of Khaleda, the politics of Bangladesh is going to take a new shape. The BNP ...

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Congress red herring: Rafale a...

The demand that the government disclose the details and value of the contract for the Rafale airc...

 

 
 

Maldives President turns down UN Secretary-General's mediation offer Author Name Maldives President Abdulla Yameen has turned down UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' offer to mediate between...

Canada, India committed to diversity, trip yielded $1 bn investment: Trudeau Author Name With his first official visit to India yielding bilateral investments worth over $1 billion, Canadian Prime Minister ...

Canada, India committed to diversity, trip yielded $1 bn investment: Trudeau Author Name With his first official visit to India yielding bilateral investments worth over $1 billion, Canadian Prime Minister ...

Status quo in Doklam, Bhutan firmly with India, government tells Parliamentary panel Author Name There has been a status quo in Doklam ever since the stand-off with China was defused in August last year and Bhutan ...

‘Media role vital in Indo-Bangla relations’ Author Name Journalists from Bangladesh and India on Tuesday emphasised the need for wider roles of media to remove anti-Indian s...

South Asia Hand is back Author Name Friends, you have probably noticed that South Asia Hand went silent for about six months. Many of you know the reason...

US policies toward India and Asia need strategic coherence

Posted:Nov, 12 2017

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President Donald J. Trump is on his first official trip to Asia, with stops in Japan, South Korea, China, and now Vietnam, for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum (APEC) summit. In his address to the APEC CEO Summit, he outlined his stamp on Asia statecraft, which includes a vision of upholding a “free and open Indo-Pacific.” However, the United States cannot achieve that goal without strong Asian partnerships—including with India.

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After reverses in Syria, Afghanistan, a quest for propaganda equaliser

Conspiracy theorists, who prove mostly right in the topsy turvy post-9/11 world, are these days busy switching channels -- Syria, Afghanistan, Korean peninsula and, yes, one more theatre which w...

Unlawful deaths: a collective failure

Naqeebullah Mehsud’s face, his trimmed, styled beard and long, flowing hair linger before my eyes, as do the aspirations that brought the 27-year-old man to Karachi from his native South W...

 

Oli to claim PM's post in Nepal

Two months after the successful conclusion of parliamentary elections, Nepal's largest party CPN-UML on Wednesday picked its Chairman K.P. Sharma Oli as the next Prime Minister of the coun...

Female garments workers face miserable conditions

Workers in the garments manufacturing industry in Bangladesh lead pathetic lives, living from hand to mouth and barely able to eke out a living and sustain their basic needs, writes Moha...

 

Three islands, one goal

Sri Lanka received two very important visitors this week – the leaders of Singapore and Indonesia. The leaders of the two countries, who happen to be close neighbours, came to Sri Lanka wi...

Is BJP readying for yearend elections?

A trial balloon is being hoisted by the ruling BJP in India to achieve its objective of holding simultaneous elections to state assemblies and Parliament by opting for an early poll for the Lok ...

 

Maldives to ban religious extremist websites

The Maldives is planning to block websites that spread religious extremist rhetoric online, the defence minister said.

Drukair must focus on reliability of service

Drukair has again grounded its ATR. Between December 29 and January 28, the grounding of the airliner resulted in cancellation of six international and 20 domestic flights. We are told that ATR4...

 

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spotlight image Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri, is a former top diplomat who retired as India's Permanent Representative at the United Nations. In his new political avatar, as an important minister in the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Puri told INDIA REVIEW & ANALYSIS that
 
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Aimed at consolidating cooperation between the armed forces of India and Saudi Arabia and explore new avenues of defence cooperation, Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee and Naval Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba, visited Saudi Arabia on from 4-8 February 2018, writes Anil Bhat
 
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Campus placement season is here and the news is that graduates from the top campuses in India, especially the IITs, have received six figure pay packets and job offers in the US. However, looking beyond the top 200 engineering schools in India, pay packets are not looking too promising. The reason is the emergence of new engineering sc
 
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Representatives from ten Asia Pacific governments, parliaments, civil society organisations (CSOs) and international institutions - including from six South Asian countries - gathered in Bangkok to reflect and share knowledge and learnings on climate change finance and gender-inclusion as part of the Regional Dialogue on Climate Resili
 
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Maldives President Abdulla Yameen “conveyed that mediation was not wanted at this stage” when UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres spoke to him last week, Guterres's spokesperson Stephane Dujrric confirmed Thursday, writes Arul Louis
 
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Srinivasan leaves his office in Bengaluru where the lights and air-conditioners are switched off when sensors planted inside notice that he is leaving. He is prompted on his e-watch as to how much time it would take for the elevator to arrive on his floor, based on movement-recognition, writes Rajendra Shende
 
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The Indian government is undertaking a project to enhance and install infrastructures related to trade and customs along its northeastern frontier, that include trading points with Bhutan.

 
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Society for Policy Studies in association with India Habitat Centre held a lecture in the “China's Belt and Road Initiative: Nature, Implications and India's Response”

 
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What is history? How does a land become a homeland? How are cultural identities formed? The Making of Early Kashmir explores these questions in relation to the birth of Kashmir and the discursive and material practices that shaped it up to the ...

 
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A group of teenagers in a Karachi high school puts on a production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible— and one goes missing. The incident sets off ripples through their already fraught education in lust and witches, and over the years ...

 
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Title: Do We Not Bleed?: Reflections of a 21-st Century Pakistani; Author: Mehr Tarar; Publisher: Aleph Book Company; Pages: 240; Price: Rs 599

 
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From antiquity, the Muslim faith has been plagued by the portrayal of Muslim men regularly misusing this perceived “right” to divorce their wives instantly by simply uttering “talaq” thrice.

 
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'Another South Asia!' edited by Dev Nath Pathak makes a critical engagement with the questions about South Asia: What is South Asia? How can one pin down the idea of regionalism in South Asia wherein inter-state relations are often char...