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Jailed abroad: Indian and Pakistani civilian prisoners paying price of conflict
The actual price of the conflict between India and Pakistan is paid by innocent civilians who stray into other's territory, often unwittingly. An effort towards peace could be the public declaration of the information of those who are locked up and speeding up the trial process, write Ravi Nitesh and Abdur Rauf Yousafzai for South Asia Monitor
 
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Brexit will leave both Britain and EU weaker
The impending divorce with Britain, the EU’s second largest economic and military power will not just leave a severe impact on the prosperity of the UK, but it might also cause the unravelling of the EU, leaving them both more divided and less capable of addressing international challenges, writes Bhaswati Mukherjee for South Asia Monitor.
 
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Sikkim: A strategic Indian border state sets a development paradigm
Sikkim gives you the impression of a well-administered state that has paved roads, clean environs and a well-functioning administration. How is that a state that, by all accounts is run quite efficiently, has many distinctions to its credit, including being the country's first organic state and the state with the cleanest hill station (Gangtok), is so little known and talked about outside t
 
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China wants a Beijing-led Asia...

China-India tension has now come out in the public domain. As the two countries locked horns with...

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As China woos woos South Asia,...

India remains wary of Chinese initiatives to promote connectivity. It sees it as a move by China ...

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Playing it big or a proxy?: Ba...

Given its increasing proximity to China, and that too militarily, is ruffling the Indian feathers...

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India- South Korea ties: Need ...

If one were to look beyond economics, there are strategic convergences between India and South Ko...

 

Brexit impact on India, China: Complicating rules Author Name The EU is engaged in several trade and investment negotiations, including the Trans-Atlantic trade and investment par...

Picking up the pieces from Seoul Author Name The writings of Chinese strategist Sun Tzu (The Art of War) and India’s Chanakya (Arthashastra) hold several re...

The new open to-FDI economy Author Name Prime Minister Narendra Modi has broken from the past and ushered in a new economy. The NDA Government has allowed 10...

World's oldest operating photo studio closes in India Author Name After more than 150 years of documenting the faces and landscapes of India, a photo studio that many considered the w...

Why Make-in-India must re-tool manufacturing No Image The challenge for India is made more daunting as, unlike the previous waves of new manufacturing technologies, the new digitisation of manufacturing is coming ...

India must rework its EU links No Image In one of the most significant developments since the dawn ...

Picking up the pieces from Seoul

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Hekmatyar withdraws from peace talks with Afghan government

The leader of Hezb-i-Islami Gulbuddin (HIG), a faction that fuels Afghanistan&rs...

Funding bigotry

The Taliban inside Imran Khan resurfaced last week when he vehemently defended t...

 

State funding for elections: Money and muscle

The Election Commission (EC) seems to have recommended the government to incorpo...

Bangladesh moves forward with Rooppur

The licence - allowing preliminary site works, including geological surveys, to ...

 
 

Maldives opposition seeks active role from India

India can play much bigger role in Maldives, according to Maldives United Opposition’s shadow foreign minister Ahmed Naseem.

Women cabbies of Bhutan: towards breaking all taboos

This is the daily routine for Wangmo, a 37-year-old mother of three, who has been driving taxi in Bhutan for four years. She is a professional driver, holding ...

 

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During a seminar on Tuesday, senior journalist Zahid Hussein said Pakistan is lagging behind economically and has become isolated which is why there is a need for re-examining the country’s foreign policy. However, Special Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi disagree...

 
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The long-standing problem of drug abuse in Punjab has suddenly shot into prominence as a result of censor controversy. The Central Board of Film Certification has done the country a favour (of course, unwittingly) by dra...

 
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The majority vote by Britons to leave the European Union was an act of raw democracy. Millions of ordinary people refused to be bullied, intimidated and dismissed with open contempt by their presumed betters in the major parties, the leaders of the business and banking oligarchy and the media.

 
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As of now, the Maldivians are literally basking in the duality of attention and successfully playing China against India. The language of the Sino-Maldivian diplomatic engagement is a clear indicator of the shifting sands under President Abdulla Yameen.  

 
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Tunisia was the pioneer in the Arab Spring which was a moment of hope for the region’s people, leading to the overthrow of Egypt’s long-time ruler Hosni Mubarak, followed by the one-year ...

 
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The last two weeks have witnessed multiple contacts between terrorists and the Army and police in Jammu and Kashmir. In the LoC segment, marked successes have been witnessed against infiltrating elements from PoK in Uri, Naugam, Handwara, Tangdhar and Lolab. All these lie within the counter-infiltr...

 
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What kind of a person can coolly go around a bustling metropolis with the hidden objective of reconnoitering a series of high profile and bustling targets for a relentless, unconscionable carnage and strike up...

 
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Ian Morris’ book helps to understand better the productive function of power and the strengths and constrains of a data-driven study of historically embedded arguments. However, his selective treatment of historical occurrences, the narro...

 
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In the Indian context, these could entail the prospects that could have ensued if Vallabhbhai Patel had been free India's first prime minister instead of Jawaharlal Nehru, or if Subhas Chandra Bose had sta...

 
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The Lal Masjid stand-off in 2007 after abduction of some Chinese citizens and the bloody clearing-up operation was a watershed for Pakistan, triggering open conflict between Islamist extremists and security fo...

 
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Written by two IAS officers, ‘The Queen Could Sing’ narrates five different stories in an inimitable style. The delightful verses, fired by a childlike imagination, sparkle with wit, humour and archaic characterizations, instantly c...

 
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