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A DIALOGUE on democracy among the institutions of the state has been proposed before and will likely be proposed again.


In the ongoing political saga, a worrying trend has been the polarisation within the media. Since the Panama trial started media outlets especially television channels have been airing partisan coverage of events.


IT is the greatest leader’s greatest speech. Seventy years ago today, Mohammad Ali Jinnah took to the floor of the Constituent Assembly as its first elected president and delivered the iconic lines, “You are free; you are free to go to your temples


A rift is emerging between the government and the sugar mills since the last couple of days. It is due to the sudden price hike of sugar in the domestic market.



Pakistan’s new government is about to face its first important challenge. By this we don’t mean the ongoing my-rally-is-bigger-than-yours spectacle that is still playing out.


Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s homecoming ally on GT Road has reached Jhelum, where his party’s leaders have managed to pull out a sizeable crowd as part of his show of street power that enters its third day today.


Once again, governance is taking a back seat to politics. As Nawaz Sharif travels down the GT Road from Islamabad to Lahore, the PML-N, its leadership, the cabinet and the party’s parliamentarians appear to have only one thing on their minds

Pakistan’s law enforcement agencies are at the most crucial stage of fight against militancy. To a large extent, the security forces have achieved a lot in securing every nook and corner of the country.

AFTER a long campaign by members of the community themselves and some activists, transgender rights in Pakistan have of late emerged from obscurity.


Newly-elected Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi faces a huge challenge in his first hundred days.


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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.
  Nearly 58 per cent of the about 600,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are children who suffer from severe malnutrition, a UN report released said.
A unique and passionate gathering of acrophiles, or mountain lovers, took place in neat and picturesque Aizawl, the capital of Mizoram state in north-eastern India in September.
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.
With over 100 incidents of braid chopping reported in different parts of Kashmir, there is widespread fear and anger among the people.
According to the National Bureau of Statistics, China's GDP expanded 6.9 percent year on year in the first three quarters of 2017, an increase of 0.2 percent above that of the corresponding period of last year.
As political roller coasters go, there is none as steep and unpredictable as the one shared by the United States and Iran.
In West Asia, the end of one war paves the way for the next. Raqqa, the Syrian capital of the self-styled Islamic State (IS), has fallen to a coalition of rebels, the Syrian Democratic Forces that is backed by the United States.
On “Defining Our Relationship with India for the Next Century”

Title: The People Next Door -The Curious History of India-Pakistan Relations; Author: T.C.A. Raghavan; Publisher: HarperCollins ; Pages: 361; Price: Rs 699


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...


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 ...


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.


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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