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Can India become a global beacon for democracy? Yes, if....

I believe India is poised to move centrestage as an exemplar of and worldwide advocate for democracy.  I say this recognizing that India as a nation and democracy is far from perfect.  It has numerous problems that need to be addressed in order to don the mantle of a democratic leader, writes Frank F Islam for South Asia Monitor

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2011: South Asia's Continuing Battle with Violence & its Legacy

South Asia is often described as the most dangerous place on earth and the most promising emerging market - both in the same breath. The year 2011 illustrated in ample measure the implausible irony.

Why Pakistan’s army is more popular than its politicians

Why do Pakistanis support an army that eats up a fourth of their budget (actual figures suggest a third), and is responsible for the profligacy that accounts for another third being spent as interest?

Who declared Bangla freedom? Mujib or Ziaur

Bangladesh was born 40 years ago, but there's a lingering debate that continues to this day with no convincing answer. Who was it exactly that declared the country free? Sheikh Mujibur Rahman or Ziaur Rahman?

SAARC marks 26th anniversary

The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) has completed 26 years.The regional grouping set up with the objective of promoting the living standards of the people and regional cooperation and amity has completed over two and half decades.

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Tackling e-waste: UNSW's Indo-Australian scientist offers to help India

Indo-Australian scientist Veena Sahajwalla, whose pioneering invention of the world’s first micro factory to tackle e-waste has generated global attention, says the technology can be deployed in areas of Delhi like Seelampur and Mayapuri, home to hundreds of MSMEs, to help ‘kabadiwallas’, the traditional waste collect

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India’s urban agenda one of the defining projects of 21st century: Minister

“India’s urban agenda will constitute one of the defining projects of the 21st century,” Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Puri told the High Level Political Forum on ...

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