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 When, irrespective of political ideology, all should strengthen Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s hands, comes this betrayal by the opposition parties to whom anything Modi does is draconian and must be opposed tooth and nail, says Sudip Bhattacharyya writing for South Asia Monitor.

 

 

The BJP no more remains the party of the urban rich; it made inroads into rural India as well.

 

 A total of 141,923 Bangladeshi peacekeepers from Bangladesh army, navy, air force and police have so far taken part in 54 peacekeeping missions in 40 countries. Bangladesh is one of the leading troop-contributing countries with 7,129 peacekeepers currently deployed in 12 missions, writes Amity Saha for South Asia Monitor. 

 

One is at a total loss to understand the apparent bias in the reporting which seems to focus on the negatives-nay not focus alone but highlight while ignoring/downplaying the positives, writes The Owl.

 

But while numbers, indicating growth, maybe important, it is more important to ensure a level playing field and also an equitable growth where all sections of society grow together - not one at the cost of the other, writes The Owl.

 

The bottom line is that while the majority understand and appreciate the moves and implementation, it is the small segment comprising of some parts of the media and others with access to the media who try to project otherwise, writes The Owl.

 
 

It is said that the owl takes position on a vantage perch and at a height so as to get a good view of any possible prey. While not looking for any prey, I have used this to convey a message of taking a holistic view and not look at matters with only the short term in mind. I have been following the news – demonetisation and its after-effects - like most of my fellow Indians and I am presenting my responses/views on them here.

 

Kashmir witnessed a difficult period in recent history during the peak summer season. Autumn is fast paving way for winter to set in, but the situation on the ground remains consistently inconvenient for the common people

Kashmir witnessed a difficult period in recent history during the peak summer season. Autumn is fast paving way for winter to set in, but the situation on the ground remains consistently inconvenient for the common people

 

According to Uday Bhaskar, when Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar made a public statement about India's no first use (NFU) policy, the line between public and personal got blurred.

 
Schools are attacked for they are seen as representing the State itself. This is the reason why at the time of violence, education becomes the first casualty. Destroying school infrastructure, threatening teachers and inculcating fear in students are direct attacks on the State  
 


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India has accused the United Nations Security Council and the international community of tending to ignore the terrorists ravaging Afghanistan and their backers while these forces “have stood up against one of the biggest collective military efforts in the world.”
 
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Close Canada-India collaboration in health and wellness is a journey that commenced in 2015 in Toronto, when the first major health summit was held, and ended in March 2017 in New Delhi.
 
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  A former Indian civil servant, who is currently a professor of Public Policy and Political Science at Duke University, US spent long periods in distant villages and city slums of India. The result? A scholarly book that presen...

 
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