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Kerala floods: Grave challenge and a window of opportunity

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has already won acclaim for the way he has handled the situation so far. His real test now is to build a new Kerala by directing the relief funds to the right people and projects and not frittered away by groups and individuals, writes T P Sreenivasan for South Asia Monitor.  

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Don't force our hand: Hillary

In by far the clearest public articulation of U.S. expectations from Pakistan, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton  asked Islamabad to “force the Haqqani network'' to come to the negotiating table.She also made it clear that “boots on the ground” has never been a serious option for the U.S., adding that unilateral action was something Washington wants to avoid and the pressure on Pakistan to ‘do more' was to ensure against an untoward incident that might then force America's hand.

 

Manmohan arrives in Pretoria for fifth IBSA Summit

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived here on Monday for the Fifth IBSA (India-Brazil-South Africa) Summit at a time when all three are serving concurrently as non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and there are questions about its relevance after South Africa joined the BRIC (Brazil-Russia-India-China)

SAARC: next stop Addu City

South Asia's smallest country, the Maldives, is gearing up to host the next SAARC summit, which begins on Nov 10. It hosted previous summits in 1990 and 1997. The unique feature now is that the country's southernmost region, Addu City, will have the privilege to play host

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Kerala floods: Writing on the wall that was ignored

The questions that need to be asked is how further in the past should Kerala go back to understand this disaster? And how much into the future should the state go to reflect on the calamity that it had brought on to itself?

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Bimstec envoys call for early conclusion of FTA

Ahead of the Bimstec Summit in Nepal this month-end, envoys of the seven-nation regional bloc on Monday called for early conclusion of negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) among member-...

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