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Posted:Apr 25, 2017

Do our security institutions have been failed on many counts? Let’s not forget that Afghanistan is in the throes of a multidimensional war, with new tactics.

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Posted:Apr 25, 2017

Although the Pakistan Army has made it clear that it will play its due role through its members in the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to ‘fulfil the confidence’ reposed in the institution by the Supreme Court, yet the statement may be insufficient to address apprehensions of the opposition.

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Posted:Apr 25, 2017

Two years has just passed since the major earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale shook the country, killing over nine thousand people

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Posted:Apr 18, 2017
In Khaled Hosseini’s novel about life in Afghanistan, A Thousand Splendid Suns, the character Nana, a poor unwed mother, gives this grim advice to her five-year-old daughter, Mariam. In 25 words, she tries to sum up the way the world thinks Muslim men govern the lives of women in the world of Islam
 
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Posted:Apr 23, 2017

 

The on-going discussions on amendments to the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA) and the extensive coverage being given by the country’s media to the several view-points expressed, require warm appreciation.

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Posted:Apr 25, 2017

Absence of strategic clarity, over-dependence of states on Central forces, have crippled the fight against Maoists.

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Posted:Mar 19, 2017

Saudi King Salman has postponed his trip to the Maldives indefinitely.

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Posted:Mar 29, 2017

Much of the research in the report is supported by The Centre for Bhutan Studies (CBS), a government-supported center in Bhutan that evaluates and provides feedback on government programs and policies.

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Review
 
 
 
 
Thirteen year old Bhuma (name changed) spends his day at home. He does not go to school, or play with children in his neighborhood to avoid being laughed at.
 
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While the South Asian region has its fair share of reasons to be quarrel over, if there is one thing that has managed to transcend boundaries, it has been the soft power of India. As a melting pot of diversity in itself, its cultures, languages, ethnicities and the like are in a symbiotic relation with those across the border. As a res
 
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India should be extremely wary of any Trump involvement on the Kashmir issue because he would do anything to bring India to the table, writes Dr. Susmit Kumar for South Asia Monitor.
 
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Health of the citizens and the economy of the nation they inhabit go hand in hand and every buck spent on former guarantees a manifold increase in the latter,  said noted public health expert K Srikant Reddy. The lecture 'Health and Development: India Must Bridge the Disconnect' was ...
 
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spotlight image I am honored to be here today for the first U.S. government exchange alumni conference for India and Bhutan.
 
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  The first round of voting for France’s presidential election concluded earlier today. As results have shown, the independent centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen will face off in the second and final round of the election on May 7.
 
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US President Donald Trump met with 15 UN Security Council ambassadors at the White House on Monday, delivering his concerns about the status quo in North Korea. He urged the Security Council to be ready to impose tougher sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear and missile programs.
 
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spotlight image Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sprang a surprise when he registered himself as a candidate in Iran’s presidential election scheduled for May 19. After leaving the office of President in 2013 at the end of two controversial terms, the firebrand populist has been largely inactive in politics. 
 
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An Indian naval ship for the first time on Friday fired a land-attack BrahMos supersonic cruise missile. This puts India in a select club of nations with such capability.
 
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Title: Bollywood Boom; Author: Roopa Swaminathan; Publisher: Penguin; Price: Rs 399; Pages: 221

 
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Title: Defeat is an Orphan: How Pakistan Lost the Great South Asian War; Author: Myra Macdonald; Publisher: Penguin Random House India; Pages: 328; Price: Rs 599

 
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  The story of Afghanistan -- of the war against the Soviets and of terrorism that has gripped the landlocked country ever since -- is in many ways also the story of diplomat Masood Khalili, who motivated his people and led them...

 
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Title: The Golden Legend; Author: Nadeem Aslam; Publisher: Penguin Random House; Pages: 376; Price: Rs 599

 
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Over the Years, a collection of 106 short articles, offers us interesting sidelights on the currents and cross- currents in the public life of India during two distinctive periods: (I) 1987 to 1991 and (II ) 2010 to the present.

 
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