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China’s hunt for energy resources has driven it far and wide, into the continents of Africa and Latin America; and its hunt for a place at the negotiating forums of the world polity, without alarming the powers that matter writes Obja Borah Hazarika

 
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India and Pakistan have completed two rounds of their “resumed dialogue process” that was reviewed recently by External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna and Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar in Islamabad writes Shubha Singh

 
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While India and China are Asia’s two largest neighbors and the most populous nations in the world, their high-level political contact is limited and more so in the defence sector writes Uday Bhaskar

 
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Rimsha Masih, the 14 year old Christian girl charged with blasphemy in Pakistan last month, must have felt some respite in the early hours of September 2, when the Islamabad police arrested Imam Khalid Jadoon Chishti writes Gayathri Sreedharan

 
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India faces complex internal security challenges and the deliberate attempt  by certain external agencies to  stoke communal and sectarian  strife will be the most important security challenge for the next decade. The cynical manipulation of religion for electoral gain is a malignancy that India has to fight against writes C. Uday Bhaskar

 
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It is absurd to claim that heinous acts of terrorism that take place in Pakistan, or are traced to Pakistan, are orchestrated by Pakistani state agencies, especially the ISI, ( many in India believe otherwise ) but one cannot deny that lapses in security arrangements are persistent and serious and cumulatively they pose a danger both to e Pakistan and other states as well. Needless to say, Afghanistan and India, the two most immediate neighbours are always worried about the safety of the security arrangements in Pakistan writes Ishtiaq Ahmed.

 
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Bangalore, Chennai and Pune witnessed the worst-ever flight of panic-stricken people from the Northeast, sparked by threatening SMSes and social media messages. More important and alarming than the sheer numbers is the sense of fear and distrust this may set off among Indian citizens who have taken years to venture out to the heartland of their country writes Lt. Gen (Retd.) A.S. Lamba

 
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The attempted rape and heinous murder of Pallavi Purkayastha, a young lawyer in Mumbai on August 10 by a 22-year-old security guard, followed the gang-rape of a young woman working with the Delhi Jal Board on the Agra highway a day before. These two gruesome incidents are only the most recent “news stories” of a shameful reality of India in 2012 writes Uday Bhaskar

 
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Thirty-seven years and still counting. Bangladesh yet again prepares to commemorate August 15 as National Mourning Day. It was on this fateful day in 1975 that the then President and founder of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujibur Rehman, was brutally assassinated along with most of his family members by none other than officers and soldiers of the country’s Army. It is nothing but shameful that justice has not been done decades after the killing of one of the tallest political leaders in the post-World War II period writes Dipanjan Roy Chaudhury.

 
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The multiple, low-intensity blasts that shocked Pune on August 1 provided the backdrop for the change of guard at the Home Ministry with veteran political leader Sushil Kumar Shinde assuming office, as his predecessor P. Chidambaram moved to the Finance Ministry writes C. Uday Bhaskar

 


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spotlight image Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri, is a former top diplomat who retired as India's Permanent Representative at the United Nations. In his new political avatar, as an important minister in the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Puri told INDIA REVIEW & ANALYSIS that
 
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Aimed at consolidating cooperation between the armed forces of India and Saudi Arabia and explore new avenues of defence cooperation, Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee and Naval Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba, visited Saudi Arabia on from 4-8 February 2018, writes Anil Bhat
 
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Campus placement season is here and the news is that graduates from the top campuses in India, especially the IITs, have received six figure pay packets and job offers in the US. However, looking beyond the top 200 engineering schools in India, pay packets are not looking too promising. The reason is the emergence of new engineering sc
 
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Since the NDA government converted the ‘Look East’ Policy to the ‘Act East’ policy, there has been a greater sense of strategic engagement with the ASEAN, writes Gurjit Singh
 
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The UN will be making contacts with Maldives leaders in response to the request by the opposition leaders for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to oversee the all-party talks proposed by that nation's President Abdulla Yameen, Guterres's Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said Friday.
 
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Srinivasan leaves his office in Bengaluru where the lights and air-conditioners are switched off when sensors planted inside notice that he is leaving. He is prompted on his e-watch as to how much time it would take for the elevator to arrive on his floor, based on movement-recognition, writes Rajendra Shende
 
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The Indian government is undertaking a project to enhance and install infrastructures related to trade and customs along its northeastern frontier, that include trading points with Bhutan.

 
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Society for Policy Studies in association with India Habitat Centre held a lecture in the “2022: The India We Seek”

 
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Title: Do We Not Bleed?: Reflections of a 21-st Century Pakistani; Author: Mehr Tarar; Publisher: Aleph Book Company; Pages: 240; Price: Rs 599

 
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From antiquity, the Muslim faith has been plagued by the portrayal of Muslim men regularly misusing this perceived “right” to divorce their wives instantly by simply uttering “talaq” thrice.

 
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'Another South Asia!' edited by Dev Nath Pathak makes a critical engagement with the questions about South Asia: What is South Asia? How can one pin down the idea of regionalism in South Asia wherein inter-state relations are often char...

 
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Book: A Time of Madness; Author: Salman Rashid; Publisher: Aleph; Price: Rs 299; Pages: 127

 
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Book: Why I Am A Hindu; Author: Shashi Tharoor; Publisher: Aleph Book Company; Pages: 302; Price: Rs 699