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Forty years after its Liberation War, Bangladesh Government has honoured former Defence Minister V K Krishna Menon posthumously at a ceremony attended by the Bangladesh President and Prime Minister in Dhaka, thus formally recognising his contribution to their war of Independence.

 
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Qutbudin Helal, a senior leader of the Hekmatyar-led anti-government Hizb-e-Islami of Afghanistan, has switched sides and Saturday, Oct5, registered his name to contest in the Afghan presidential polls set for April next year.

 
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Nepal launched a national development plan Friday, Oct.4, to address the challenges and development needs of adolescents in the country, Xinhua reported.

 
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Maintaining that India wants peace with Pakistan, Indian President Pranab Mukherjee has said no compromise could be made with the country's territorial integrity and that state-sponsored terrorism from across the border has to end.

 
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At least eight idols of Hindu gods and goddesses were vandalised by unidentified miscreants in Bangladesh, a media report said Friday, Oct 4.

 
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Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Friday, Oct4, reiterated that his country wants peace in the region and is not involved in any arms race.

 
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Pakistan's top security adviser Thursday, Oct. 3, defended the government's policy to initiate dialogue with the Taliban for peace, Xinhua reported.

 
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Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Thursday, Oct.3, called for stringent anti-terror laws in the country so that those involved in such activities are punished.

 
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The Directors General of Military Operations of India and Pakistan will meet soon to explore ways to lessen border tensions in the disputed Kashmir region, Xinhua reported Thursday, Oct.3, citing the Pakistani foreign ministry.

 
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A former Afghan resistance leader, Abdul Rab Rasoul Sayaf, Thursday, Oct.3, registered with the country's election commission to contest the coming presidential elections slated for April 5, 2014.

 


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India is not participating in the conference on negotiations for a total ban on nuclear weapons. India was expected later this week to issue a comprehensive statement at the United Nations laying out its stance on the meeting that is officially called the Conference to Negotiate a Legally Binding Instrument to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons,
 
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Therefore, there is an urgent need for the Modi government to re-define its “Make in India” policy so that India can beat China in its own game and get rid of perennial trade deficits writes Susmit Kumar
 
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 India should not hesitate in using both overt and covert means to bring its policies to successful fruition. Indian policy makers must be guided by the dictum that there is no permanent friend or enemy but only permanent interests, writes Adarsh Singh for South Asia Monitor.
 
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Society for Policy Studies in association with India Habitat Centre invites you to a lecture in the Changing Asia Series by by Prof. K. Srinath Reddy, President, Public Health Foundation of India on Health And Development: India Must Bridge The Disconnect Chair: C Uday Bhaskar, Director, Soci...
 
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spotlight image Shaida Mohammad Abdali is the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to India since 2012 and the non-resident  Afghan Ambassador to Bhutan, Maldives and Nepal.
 
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In Dutch politics, alliances are imperative to construct an administration. The post-election government formation is, therefore, a slightly time-consuming process. In due course, a coalition led by the incumbent Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, will surface.  
 
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Japan is a special country in several ways. For centuries, it remained isolated and disconnected with the outside world. But once it opened itself up to the West with the Convention of Kanagawa in 1854 by the use of force by Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry of the United States Navy, Japan has never looked back. Japan is a spe
 
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Recently, under the leadership of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, and earlier under the late Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdallah bin Abdul-Aziz Al-Saud, Saudi Arabia has rolled out a series of women-friendly initiatives.  Recently, under the leadership of Custodian of the
 
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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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India remians the inflexible bête-noir for Pakistan, yet there are few books by Indian authors that have sought to interpret the prodigal neighbour in a holistic, informed and empathetic manner.

 
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The line that Mortimer Durand drew across a small map in 1893 has bled the Pashtun heart ever since. More than a century later both sides of that line remain restless. But the mystery behind what actually happened on 12 November 1893 has never ...

 
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What went wrong for the West in Afghanistan? Why couldn't a global coalition led by the world's preeminent military and economic power defeat "a bunch of farmers in plastic sandals on dirt bikes" in a conflict that outlasted b...

 
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What will be Pakistan's fate? Acts of commission or omission by itself, in/by neighbours, and superpowers far and near have led the nuclear-armed country at a strategic Asian crossroads to emerge as a serious regional and global concern whi...

 
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