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Pakistan's election chief Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim resigned on July 31 amid allegations of rigging in the May general election.

 
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US Secretary of State John Kerry may visit Pakistan this week -- or he may not. Or he may not visit but say he will. Or he may visit and wish he had not. Or wish he did, but may not. It's all a part of the comical/farcical engagement between Washington and Islamabad that has plumbed ludicrous levels.

 
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India has assured Bhutan that subsidies on LPG and kerosene it supplies to it will be restored by the first week of August

 
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Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz's (PML-N) nominee Mamnoon Hussain was elected as the 12th president of Pakistan on July 30.

 
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Britain's Home Office on July 29 was at the centre of a volley of confusing statements around the proposed £3,000-visa bonds for visitors from six "high-risk" countries, including India.

 
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The tiger population has zoomed by more than 50 percent in Nepal but the big cat still faces plenty of dangers.

 
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The Pakistan Army was called in after an unknown number of militants carrying heavy weapons stormed a central jail in Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province on July 29, Geo News reported.

 
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Free medicines donated by the UN health programme have been sold to hospitals in Pakistan's northern province of Gilgit-Baltistan and Rs.29 million embezelled by a private firm.

 
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The number of mobile phone subscribers in Bangladesh has reached 105 million, with nearly eight million new users registering in the first half of this year, officials said.

 
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Sri Lanka's tourism watchdog has downgraded arrival targets for 2013, an official said, in what could be the first time the industry fails to meet expectations since the end of a three decade conflict in 2009.

 


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Addressing entrepreneurs, policymakers, technologists, and academics December 7 at the Carnegie India Global Technology Summit in Bengaluru, India's Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar underscored the need to harness the power of technological change for faster economic development.
 
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The strangest of the several barbs hurled hurdled at Pakistan during and after the recently concluded Heart of Asia conference at Amritsar, India,  was that Pakistan is trying to change perception about the Taliban writes Monish Gulati  
 
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Actually, Modi is on to a long-term experiment in India. He and the government aim to re-engineer human souls and minds as much as socio-economic realities. writes Sudip Bhattacharyya for South Asia Monitor.
 
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This has been a mind-boggling year for Europe. First Britain’s shock European Union referendum result and the ensuing backlash against immigrants seemed to signal the rise of the right in Europe. The certainty that the right was on a steady march to power seemed confirmed by the U.S. election result and was seized upon by right-w
 
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US President Barack Obama’s pivot to Asia, such as it was, is an endangered species in the Trump era. Looking back, was it in essence more rhetoric than a policy to be implemented? Leaders of South-east Asia, East Asia and further afield are asking themselves this question.a
 
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The Heart Of Asia conference in Amritsar called for immediate elimination of terrorism to help the war-ravaged country in its political and economic transition. Access the full text here...
 
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The traditional ties between India and the United Arab Emirates have,  over the decades grown, riding on the strength of trade and investments. The Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan will be the chief guest for the 2017 Republic Day
 
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It is accepted conventional wisdom the world over, ever since well-known military theorist, Carl Von Clausewitz, first articulated the aphorism in the late 18th century that “war is a continuation of politics by other means”.  
 
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An aching sense of love, loss and yearning permeate this work of fiction which, however, reads like a personal narrative set in an intensely disruptive period of Indian history, and adds to the genre of partition literature, writes Ni...

 
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This is a path-breaking work on India's foreign policy since Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister in May 2014 and surprised everyone by taking virtual charge of the external affairs portfolio. A man who had been denied visa by some count...

 
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The pattern of Chinese actions on the global stage demonstrates that it lives by the credo of might is right, a potent tool in its armoury for the pursuit of aggressive designs, writes Sudip Talukdar for South Asia Monitor....

 
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The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad and others of their ilk not only destabilise Pakistan and make it one of the world's most dangerous places but also threaten neighbouring Afghanistan and India -- and even far...

 
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