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There is unlikely to be any India-Pakistan on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly session this year.

 

Among the great poets of the 20th Century of the Indian Subcontinent I consider Sahir Ludhianvi the one moved me the most. 

 

Regarding the Rohingyas' situation I only want to share what I have learnt about their misery

 

The statement of the Indian foreign ministry  on Monday (August 28)  indicating that  Delhi and Beijing have agreed to  “expeditious disengagement” of their border personnel  at the  Doklam  face-off in Bhutan is both significant and  welcome.

 

On 14 August 1947 Pakistan, consisting of East and West Pakistan, celebrated its independence. The 14th was chosen for the ceremony because Lord Mountbatten who came to Karachi as the Chief Guest had to later leave for Delhi where ot the midnight stroke India was to declare its independence.

 

Will Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s stern diktat to the state governments to “crack down” on cow vigilantes have any impact? Or was he just responding to a notice sent to the state of Uttar Pradesh (UP) and possibly the central government about all the breaches in law and order over the past five years? Where does the union government stand on this matter vis-à-vis the public interest litigation before the Supreme Court?

 

Pranab Mukherjee, who laid down office as India's 13th president July 25, will be remembered as a "copybook president" who, despite coming from a different ideological and political background, never clashed with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and, if there were any differences, never allowed them to become public.

 

 

The Pakistan Supreme Court decision,  announced on July 28, to disqualify Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from holding office should not come as a surprise,  given the kind of evidence that had come into the public domain about the disproportionate assets acquired by the Sharif family through off-shore companies.

 

In dispatching its  PLA (Peoples Liberation Army)  marines to Djibuti in the Horn of Africa on Wednesday (July 12 ) by amphibious ships, from the southern port of Zhanjiang, China has taken a significant step in enhancing its  trans-border military footprint.

 

The European Union is finally coming to its senses: Burqa Ban by Belgium upheld by the European Court of Human Rights. France has already introduced such legislation.

 


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Indian judge Dalveer Bhandari was re-elected to the International Court of Justice on Monday as the UN General Assembly rallied behind him in a show of force that made Britain  bow to the majority and withdraw its candidate.
 
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Those with a resolve make a big difference to the society. They inspire others to make the best out of a bad situation, steer out of morass with fortitude. Insha Mushtaq, the teenage girl who was pelleted to complete blindness during 2016 emerged as a classic example of courage.
 
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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Sunday said India and China have "great potential" and they could work together at a "practical level".
 
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This week a major United Nations gathering on climate change gets underway in Bonn, Germany.
 
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi's efforts to build India's global appeal for investors seem to have finally yielded returns in terms of the country's performance in the World Bank&rsquo...

 
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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.