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A free and secular Balochistan will end extremism and fundamentalism in region
The world leaders must understand the reality that the recognition of a secular, liberal and democratic Baloch state is equivalent to defeating the extremism and fundamentalism school of thought which Pakistan has been promoting and exporting to other parts of the world, writes Sobdar Baluch for South Asia Monitor.
 
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Hindu Marriage Bill in Pakistan: Much more still needs to be addressed
After decades of delay and inaction, the much-debated Hindu Marriage Bill 2016 has finally been tabled in Pakistan’s National Assembly. But there is more to the concerns of the Hindu minority community in an extremely complex country like Pakistan which is infamous for atrocities on women, writes Sanchita Bhattacharya for South Asia Monitor.  
 
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Suu Kyi’s China visit: Not a point of strategic worry
Suu Kyi’s visit to China has been viewed in both India and the US as a signal of Myanmar prioritizing its relations with Beijing over New Delhi and Washington DC. However, such worries are unfounded as Myanmar requires to balance its relations with all these countries alike, writes Obja Borah Hazarika for South Asia Monitor.
 
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Maldives: Re-evaluating and re...

Defying party whip or even defeating a government bill or two has lost all meaning in contemporar...

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SAARC is dead! Long live regio...

SAARC is dead. For a region that continues to be plagued by poverty and serious developmental cha...

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Kokrajhar massacre: Land confl...

On the one hand, the persisting land conflict between the indigenous Bodos and the migrant commun...

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In mind and in sight: The pers...

Leading a country whose political cleavages are organized around tribal and ethnic affiliations, ...

 

Refugee crisis: A global challenge Author Name The refugee crisis poses a ‘catch 22' situation for host countries. The latter can neither stop the people ...

The neighbour's concern Author Name “I wouldn’t recognise the Balochistan problem if it hit me in the face.” These were words spoken by...

Incentivise intellectual property: How to strike right balance Author Name In a move designed to incentivise intellectual property and its commercial exploitation, the government (DIPP) recent...

Just keep the faith Author Name I am deeply pained to read that the courts have had to interfere in interpreting to the world the true spirit of my r...

Now, plan for power for all No Image It would indeed be a great moment in India’s history when all six lakh vil...

The neighbour's concern

Posted:Aug, 29 2016

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This start up is protecting Afghanistan's prized rare emeralds

In Afghanistan, where decades of warfare have ravaged the country, there's a...

Parliament's inertia on NAP

Seldom has Pakistan seen such open and repeated finger-pointing between the civi...

 

Can Nepal come out of its government-toppling games?

For long, the game of toppling and forming governments has dominated the national political arena and has badly hampered Nepal’s development and economic...

 

Sampanthan goes South with hand of friendship

While the national government is taking practical and concrete measures for reconciliation and the rebuilding of a sustainable peace, a significant move in thi...

 

It's books, bands and Buddhism in Bhutan

Mountain Echoes, the country's annual literary festival, brings Pico Iyer, Amitav Ghosh, Tabu and Piyush Pandey to Thimphu for a 3-day cultural carnival ...

 

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The signing of the Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA) by Defence Minister Parrikar in Washington DC with his US counterpart Dr. Ash carter is a positive development - albeit long delayed,

 
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Nepal and India share an open border and thus the ramifications of the political tumult being witnessed in the former are bound to spill over into the other side of the border. To assume, as the former PM of Nepal would have us believe, that India has nothing to lose will be misplaced, writ...

 
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Europe is on edge. The most piquant symbol is the move by French beach resorts to ban the burkini, a full body covering swimsuit with a cap for Muslim women in contrast to the revealing bikini. But the disquiet is deep i...

 
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Rodrigo Duterte, the new President of the Philippines, gives good copy. Here's a quote from his final election rally: “Forget the laws on human rights. If I make it to the presidential pala...

 
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Every catastrophe in Turkey in recent months has been greeted with the superlative, “deadliest”. Only the intensity varies with every bout of mortal fundamentalism.

 
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Unlike the country’s air and land forces, the Indian Navy did not have any significant French connection till 2002, when protracted negotiations between New Delhi and Paris ultimately led to th...

 
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Sri Lanka has to be the most beautiful country I have ever seen, says John Gimlette, an accomplished travel writer who journeys to the island nation at the end of a long and brutal civil war. Anyone who has se...

 
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"Perilous Interventions: The Security Council and the politics of chaos" is an insider's account and interpretation of the West's  "desire for geopolitical domination" which ha...

 
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Ambassador Abdali argues that Pakistan’s nurture of intolerant and violent religious fundamentalists not only effectuates the destruction of Afghanistan but inevitably blows back at Pakistan itself, equally harming, killing and swallowing...

 
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The book is an in depth study to resurrect maritime diplomacy and redefine its activity using naval apparatus for present era. The book chugs into deep to explain the vital reasons why maritime diplomacy would...

 
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Rohit Prasad set out to probe how the government and ordinary people in India's remote areas used IT and communication technology to transform society. But when he saw how the other half lived in abysmal c...

 
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