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Djibouti on New Delhi's radar: Horn of Africa is new arena of India-China rivalry
The challenge for India, which has voiced its reservations about OBOR, will be in arriving at an astute determination about Beijing’s intent in either jeopardizing or inhibiting Delhi’s pursuit of its own national interest in the extended IOR. China has been steadily increasing its footprint among the Indian Ocean, writes C Uday Bhaskar for South Asia Monitor
 
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India and EU: Rediscovering each other
Taken from this negative perspective, the 14th Summit has certainly broken a new ground.  It has put to rest the nagging suspicion that India and the EU were irrevocably moving from "strategic dissonance to strategic divorce", writes Bhaswati Mukherjee for South Asia Monitor
 
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US South Asia policy: Betting on India, but not giving up on Pakistan
Whatever the vicissitudes in American politics, India is likely to remain a key strategic partner for the US for the next few decades as Washington seeks to hedge what it sees as a menacing rise of China with a network of allies and partners with New Delhi as the fulcrum of its strategy, writes Tarun Basu for South Asia Monitor
 
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Pakistanís ISI thwarts US plan...

The brazen manner in which Pakistan continues to deny the role being played by Rawalpindi in supp...

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Why is Aung Suu Kyi blind to R...

While security forces and Buddhist vigilantes are carrying out a vicious, mass-scale scorched-ear...

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India's stressed cities: Can t...

The new Urban Development Minister, Hardeep Singh Puri, an experienced diplomat and bureaucrat, h...

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India is right in its cautious...

A reason for India’s reluctance to put boots on the ground was that it could unnecessarily ...

 

India should stand by ally Sheikh Hasina on the Rohingya crisis Author Name Few in India seem to understand the scale of the Rohingya crisis that has overwhelmed Bangladesh. ...

Taliban no-show at QCG Author Name It’s a scene that wouldn’t be entirely out of place in Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot.  Ye...

Ignore the Cassandras Author Name Whether you impersonate Mahabharata characters Bhishma Pitamah or Yudhishtira, or Chanakya of the Mauryan era, can yo...

India downplaying nuclear submarine launch Author Name In view of Indian habit of being jingoistic of its achievements, it is strange that its media is so far silent regard...

What statistics donít tell No Image Whenever we dwell on economic woes confronting ordinary people and the mess that has set in because of untimely or ill-conceived decisions of the finance ministry, the response we get is: India is the world’s fastest growing economy.

The Supreme Court verdict on firecrackers needs to be lauded not criticised Author Name What are residents and citizens of a democratic country to do when an unrecognised national medical emergency creeps ...

Taliban no-show at QCG

Posted:Oct, 17 2017

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Stirring to end corruption

Obviously, corruption is not taking Afghanistan to anywhere; rather it is possibility to take it toward devastation.

Discriminatory laws

  While speaking at an event recently, Chief Justice (CJ) Saqib Nisar stressed that the constitution of Pakistan guaranteed equal rights for all citizens regardless of their gend...

 

Water crisis

There is an acute shortage of drinking water particularly in the Mid-Western and Far-Western hilly regions. As a result people are compelled to drink contaminated water.

Twisting the narrative

The Myanmar military has consistently used the pretext of the August 25 uprising by ARSA for their crackdown on the Rohingya, which amounts to nothing less than ethnic cleansing.

 

Family politics

Provincial Councils and Local Government Minister Faiszer Mustapha certainly has put the cat among the pigeons.

The bigotís eyepiece

Rabindranath Tagore called it “the tear drop on the cheek of eternity”. On Sunday, Sangeet Som, a BJP legislator from UP, corrected Tagore at a meeting in Meerut and claimed the Taj ...

 

Bloggerís killing shows danger of Maldive extremism

To the outside world, the Maldives is synonymous with romantic beach tourism. But the calm azure waters of the Indian Ocean belie a conflict between tourist idyll and reality.

Wake up to the task

The city roads in Thimphu are so bad that people have now stopped waiting for the thromde whose job it is to fix. There is not a single stretch of road long enough that is not without a pothole....

 

Review
 
 
 
 
spotlight image Since Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina assumed office again in Bangladesh in 2009, bilateral relations between New Delhi and Dhaka have been on a steady upward trajectory.
 
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Senior representatives from the US, China, Pakistan and Afghanistan met in Muscat, Oman, on Monday to revive stalled peace talks with the Taliban, but the insurgent group failed to participate in the meeting being held after a year.
 
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Ruskin Bond’s first novel ‘Room on the Roof’ describes in vivid detail how life in the hills around Dehradun used to be. Bond, who is based in Landour, Mussoorie, since 1963, captured the imagination of countless readers as he painted a picture of an era gone by.
 
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India’s foreign policy under Prime Minister Narendra Modi has attained a level of maturity which allows it to assert itself in an effective manner. This is aimed at protecting the country’s national interests in a sustained way.
 
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Braid-chopping incidents have added to the already piled up anxieties of Kashmiris. Once again they are out on the streets, to give vent to their anger. A few persons, believed to be braid-choppers were caught hold by irate mobs at various places. They were beaten to pulp.
 
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China has witnessed great historic changes in the past five years from the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) to the upcoming 19th CPC National Congress.
 
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In a move lauded worldwide, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud recently issued a royal decree allowing women to obtain driving licences.
 
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Recently, United States President Donald Trump kicked the onus of the US backing out of the Iran nuclear deal to the US Congress. The question is how we interpret this technically, in terms of domestic politics and in terms of geopolitics.
 
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It is a privilege to be invited to this most prestigious of law schools in the country, more so for someone not formally lettered in the discipline of law. I thank the Director and the faculty for this honour.
 
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Title: The People Next Door -The Curious History of India-Pakistan Relations; Author: T.C.A. Raghavan; Publisher: HarperCollins ; Pages: 361; Price: Rs 699

 
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Could the North Korean nuclear issue which is giving the world an anxious time due to presence of hotheads on each side, the invasion of Iraq and its toxic fallout, and above all, the arms race in the teeming but impoverished South Asian subcon...

 
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Title: A Bonsai Tree; Author: Narendra Luther; Publisher: Niyogi Books; Pages: 227 Many books have been written on India's partition but here is a firsthand account of the horror by a migrant from what is now Pakistan, who ...

 
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As talk of war and violence -- all that Mahatma Gandhi stood against -- gains prominence across the world, a Gandhian scholar has urged that the teachings of the apostle of non-violence be taken to the classroom.

 
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Interview with Hudson Institute’s Aparna Pande, whose book From Chanakya to Modi: Evolution of India’s Foreign Policy, was released on June 17.

 
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