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Designating two Pakistan-based leaders of Lakshar-e-Tayyiba (LeT), the United States has exposed the long tentacles of the group that stretch from Gaza and Syria to Bangladesh and Myanmar and the activities of two of its front organisations.  
 
The tripartite consultations among Pakistan, China and Russia on the Afghan conflict augur well for the establishment of peace in war-torn Afghanistan. Reportedly, it was the third round of talks among the three countries on the “deteriorating situation in Afghanistan,” particularly the rise of the militant Islamic State (IS) group.  
 

Days after a senior Pakistani General suggested that India should shun its “enmity” with Pakistan and join the $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project, the Chinese foreign ministry has called the offer a “goodwill gesture”, exhorting India to take it up.

 
Nepal’s transition from being a monarchy to a republic occurred about a decade ago. In 1990, the Himalayan nation went from authoritarian monarchic rule to a constitutional monarchy, followed by a decade-long Maoist insurgency that ended in 2006 with a peace agreement and the overthrow of the monarchy in 2008.  
 

Pakistan is on the verge of "multi-organ failure" due to its wrong policies on socio-economic, political, security and terrorism issues, according to a new book written by a former senior Indian intelligence official who served long years in Pakistan and specialised on Pakistan. 

 

All set to table the constitution amendment bill in Parliament for its endorsement, the Nepalese government is expected to face opposition and protests from the Nepal’s opposition parties that appear united in their intent to obstruct the proceeding of Parliament against the measure.

 

India and Tajikistan will work closely on developing trade and transport links through the Chabahar Port in Iran, that India is helping to develop, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday after the signing of agreements with the Central Asian nation on enhancing economic ties and curbing double taxation, money laundering and terrorism.

 

Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo wound up a two-day official visit to India December 12-13. As the leader of a nation with the world's largest Muslim population of 200 million people as well as India's largest trading partner among the ASEAN nations, this was Widodo's first visit to India. It came six years after the visit of Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, the previous president, who had visited New Delhi in January 2011. 

 

The first-ever visit of Joko Widodo, the President of Indonesia, to India begins today. The two countries attach a great deal of strategic significance to the visit of President, popularly called Jokowi. Vice-President Hamid Ansari had undertaken a fruitful visit to Indonesia in November last year

The first-ever visit of Joko Widodo, the President of Indonesia, to India begins today. The two countries attach a great deal of strategic significance to the visit of President, popularly called Jokowi. Vice-President Hamid Ansari had undertaken a fruitful visit to Indonesia in November last year

 
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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spotlight image I am honored to be here today for the first U.S. government exchange alumni conference for India and Bhutan.
 
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The European Union and India should work closely to bring peace, stability and development in Afghanistan, Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades has said.
 
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A pre-dawn  suicide terror attack (fidayeen)  on an army camp in the Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday (April 27)   resulted in the death of three army personnel including an officer,  while two terrorists were neutralized. Combing operations are in progress to ascertain if any of the attackers have
 
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  It would seem that the government of India has decided to suppress the voices of Kashmiris by imposing a social media ban.
 
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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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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sprang a surprise when he registered himself as a candidate in Iran’s presidential election scheduled for May 19. After leaving the office of President in 2013 at the end of two controversial terms, the firebrand populist has been largely inactive in politics. 
 
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That China strictly implements the UN Security Council resolutions that sanction North Korea is seen by all. If Pyongyang continues with its nuclear and missile tests, China is bound to support more harsh resolutions on this country.
 
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India should be extremely wary of any Trump involvement on the Kashmir issue because he would do anything to bring India to the table, writes Dr. Susmit Kumar for South Asia Monitor.
 
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The core parts of the controversial Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system have been moved to the site of what had been a golf course in southern South Korea.
 
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Health of the citizens and the economy of the nation they inhabit go hand in hand and every buck spent on former guarantees a manifold increase in the latter,  said noted public health expert K Srikant Reddy. The lecture 'Health and Development: India Must Bridge the Disconnect' was ...
 
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Title: Bollywood Boom; Author: Roopa Swaminathan; Publisher: Penguin; Price: Rs 399; Pages: 221

 
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Title: Defeat is an Orphan: How Pakistan Lost the Great South Asian War; Author: Myra Macdonald; Publisher: Penguin Random House India; Pages: 328; Price: Rs 599

 
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  The story of Afghanistan -- of the war against the Soviets and of terrorism that has gripped the landlocked country ever since -- is in many ways also the story of diplomat Masood Khalili, who motivated his people and led them...

 
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Title: The Golden Legend; Author: Nadeem Aslam; Publisher: Penguin Random House; Pages: 376; Price: Rs 599

 
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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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