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Pakistan has a record of murky elections; this will be no different

That is an irony because the military has for decades been instrumental, directly or otherwise, in influencing the results of elections in Pakistan. In quite a few devastating instances, the army has subverted the results of elections which propelled popular politicians and parties to power or close to it, writes Syed Badrul Ahsan for South Asia Monitor

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China's ambitious Arctic Policy behind Modi's Nordic push?

Beijing’s polar policy should cause concern in India. While New Delhi has been in engagement with the US, Russia and Canada, its connect with the other five has been wanting. Modi’s visit to Sweden was the first by an Indian Prime Minister in almost 30 years, writes Ranjana Narayan for South Asia Monitor 

Saving the oceans: Modi should extend his SAGAR vision to Commonwealth

Modi, who is a persuasive story-teller, may like to share with his peers at the Commonwealth retreat about the Versova beach experience in Mumbai, writes C Uday Bhaskar for South Asia Monitor

India, China must find ways to cooperate economically

With the US President’s insular economic policies and intransigence on issues like climate change, there is space for India and China to cooperate, writes Tridivesh Singh Maini for South Asia Monitor

The Dalit insurrection: Rise of the marginalised and disenchanted in India

Antagonising the Dalits who constitute 16.6 per cent of the population, is a politically self-defeating exercise, not least because if this percentage is added to 14.2 per cent of Muslims, it will mean the BJP is risking losing the support of nearly a third of the country’s population, writes Amulya Ganguli for South Asia Monitor

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In northeast India, water-management practices to deal with climate change

In a small village on the north bank of the Brahmaputra in Assam in northeast India, farmer Horen Nath stood gazing at his partially submerged paddy field. The floods had kept their annual date but mercifully, the farmer said, the waters have started receding. "The weather has become very strange of late. We always had ample rain,

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IMF cuts India's growth projection, but it still retains world's top spot

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) cut India's growth projections for this fiscal year to 7.3 per cent and for the next to 7.5 per cent on Monday, although the country will still retain i...

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