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Need to win hearts and minds of the Kashmiri people By Brij Bhardwaj

As such we should  understand that we not only need to  use force to neutralise militants but at same time make  every effort to  win hearts and minds of Kashmiri people.

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Stephen Hawking: Graduating to metaphysics in India, yet unheard on climate change
By Rajendra Shende

After his visit to India in 2001, he crossed the boundary of rationality from astrophysics to metaphysics, writes Rajendra Shende

Will Modi and Trump learn the right lessons from recent poll defeats?
By Tridivesh Singh Maini

While most Indians were observing recent domestic political developments; with surprise defeats for the ruling BJP in its pocket boroughs and a likelihood of the opposition uniting against the Party for the 2019 national elections, writes Tridivesh Singh Maini

It’s time to reimagine South Asia: On India-China-Pakistan cooperation
By Sudheendra Kulkarni

India-China-Pakistan cooperation can transform the subcontinent — joining a renamed CPEC would be a good start, writes Sudheendra Kulkarni

Modi’s trip to West Asia and Agenda 2030
By Adrij Chakraborty

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to West Asia served as an entrée on the platform of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), writes Adrij Chakraborty for South Asia Monitor

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Sikkim's unique mountain architecture in need of protection

The Government of Sikkim realized something needs to be done and the newly-adopted Sikkim Tourism Policy is crystal clear about this. It states in Chapter 4: Application of appropriate designs for tourism infrastructure that considers the landscape, disaster risks, local architecture and materials needs to be addressed, writes Anne Fee

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Nepal's economy expanding, GDP growth 6.3 per cent: IMF

On February 8, 2019, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with Nepal.

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