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The government’s advocacy for ‘walls of valour’ at colleges and universities to instil patriotism in students is set to revive the debate on nationalism in educational campuses and outside.

 

The poor electoral performance of the four-and-half-year old Aam Admi Party (AAP) - Common People's Party - in the three municipal corporation elections in the capital has obviously raised several question marks over political survival of the newbie party that sprang up on the national horizon and raised much expectations among the middle and working classes less than five years ago, promising to restore probity in public life and bringing in transparency in government functioning.

 

The brief hand-holding took place in the Gulf of Aden. Despite a history of border dispute, diplomatic clashes and rivalry on various issues, India and China joined forces on April 9 to rescue a merchant vessel from pirates.

 
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India has vital interests in the Middle East and going by the spurt in political engagements since May 2014, the region is a top priority for Prime Minister Narendra Modi writes Md. Muddassir Quamar for South Asia Monitor

 
In 2016, the India-Bangladesh relations made significant strides especially in areas like infrastructure development, connectivity, trade and investment, and power, energy, counter-terrorism, defence and maritime cooperation, writes Rupak Bhattacharjee for South Asia Monitor
 

In Indian foreign policy’s priority list, Bhutan occupies a very high place and almost every Indian Prime Minister makes Thimphu his first port of call after assuming office with Narendra Modi being no exception, writes Amitava Mukherjee for South Asia Monitor.

 

Assisting Afghanistan in its journey towards economic resuscitation, political redevelopment and cultural revival, the year gone by added depth to the civilizational association and strategic partnership that the two countries enjoy, writes Chayanika Saxena for South Asia Monitor.

 
Since late 2015, cultural and political issues have strained relations between the two countries with anti-Indian sentiment growing amongst the government and people of Nepal, writes Dr. Binodkumar Singh for South Asia Monitor.  
 

Two years shy of the next presidential polls in Maldives, it’s still advantage Abdulla Yameen as no viable opponent capable of winning over the masses against an incumbent President is yet visible, writes N Sathiya Moorthy for South Asia Monitor.

 

During 2016, India concentrated on furthering its ties with Myanmar which is an undeniable lynchpin of its Act East Policy, writes Obja Borah Hazarika for South Asia Monitor.

 


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Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has complained to the United States about the greater role President Donald Trump wants for India in Afghanistan, according to media reports.
 
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That regional cooperation in South Asia is lower than optimal levels is well accepted. It is usually ascribed to – the asymmetry in size between India and the rest, conflicts and historical political tensions, a trust deficit, limited transport connectivity, and onerous logistics, among many other factors.
 
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Former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan said ‘In order to become a more developed country, India has to get people who owe taxes to actually pay them.’ This is one of the major objectives that Modi sought to achieve though demonetization and he has largely succeeded.
 
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  During the budget session of the legislative assembly, the Chief Minister informed the  House about state’s missing children. According to her, as many as 162 children have gone missing in the past three years.
 
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The Communist Party of China (CPC) is expected to amend its constitution at the upcoming national congress.
 
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Finally breaking her silence on the Rohingya exodus, Myanmar’s state counsellor and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has said that her government would like to understand the root causes of the refugee crisis and investigate charges of human rights abuses.
 
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U.S. President Donald Trump’s opposition to the Iran nuclear deal is not new. But by choosing his first address at the UN General Assembly
 
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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.

 
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This is the continuing amazing spiritual journey of a Muslim man from Kerala who plunged into Vedic religion after a chance encounter with a Hindu mystic under a jackfruit tree in the backyard of his house when he was just nine. It is a story w...

 
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History is told by the victors but in our modern age, even contemporary events get - or are given - a slant, where some contributors soon get eclipsed from the narrative or their images tarnished.

 
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