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India-Myanmar exercise for UN peacekeeping

The second India-Myanmar bilateral army exercise IMBEX 2018-1' commenced at Chandimandir military station near Chandigarh on Monday, a Defence Ministry spokesman said. 

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In the line of fire

Charlie Hebdo and France are mourning the murder of 10 journalists and two police officers as the new year begins. There will, sadly and with certainty, be more as the year unfolds.

The drawing board lives

Visiting France in 2004 for an arts residency, I was introduced to Tignous, a cartoonist who for me opened the world of Charlie Hebdo.

Not anti-Islam, but anti-religion

We need to understand Charlie Hebdo not as an anti-Islamic publication, but as an anti-religion, anti-institutional, anti-extremist publication  

The interview that caused a war of words

With reports that hackers had demanded money, the possibility of North Korea really being responsible for the hack of Sony Pictures seems increasingly preposterous.

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Air pollution battle in India needs a sense of urgency

If India takes the top place in GDP growth globally, why we have such lower targets in meeting air quality over five years, particularly considering the fact that it is the 65 percent of India’s young population would be the main victims of the worsening air quality, writes Rajendra Shende for South Asia Monitor . 


Bangladesh, ADB sign deal for rural road network

 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Bangladeshi government have signed an agreement for $200 million in loans to improve the rural road network in Bangladesh.