• IS MR. NITIN GADKARI DOING HIS HOMEWORK CAREFULLY?0

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    • December 10, 2017

    India’s Roads Minister Nitin Gadkari has said that the government would soon announce a policy for 15% blending of methanol in petrol, by producing methanol from coal. A few days back, Mr. Nitin Gadkari announced that he would promote urea project from human urine to reduce the import of urea fertilizers. Reading the two above

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  • China leverages Belt and Road investment to shape Pakistan’s political environment0

    By James M. Dorsey A Chinese decision to redevelop criteria for the funding of infrastructure projects that are part of the $50 billion plus China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a key pillar of the People’s Republic’s Belt and Road Initiative, seemingly amounts to an effort to enhance the Pakistani military’s stake in the country’s economy

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  • Forgotten Indian history: The brutal Maratha invasions of Bengal5

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    • December 10, 2017

    For medieval India history, incidents that don’t fit into an overarching Hindu versus Muslim narrative tend to be removed from popular discourse. The 1741 Maratha invasion of Bengal is one such example. Dec 21, 2015  Shoaib Daniyal Road names often have a story to tell. In Calcutta, given its long continuous history, even more so.

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  • India Should Be Grateful to Alauddin Khilji for Thwarting the Mongol Invasions0

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    • December 10, 2017

    By Seshadri Kumar on 09/12/2017 At a time when most of the medieval world was laid waste by the brutality of the Mongol armies, Khilji kept India – and its culture and civilisation – safe. Depiction of the Mongol siege of Baghdad, 1258. credit: Wikimedia For the past month, Rajasthan has been convulsed by a

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  • Composite Culture of Kashmir’s: Sufferings of Kashmiris as a Whole.0

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    • December 9, 2017

    Dr. Zahoor Ahmad Rather1, Rumana Majid2 Deecmber 9. 2017 Abstract The composite culture of Kashmir has been the concern on the part of both communities over long centuries of interaction to preserve their religious identities. A Kashmiri Pandit may be poles apart from a Kashmir Muslim about the observance of his religious practices and rituals.

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  • Maldives Rushes Through Trade Pact With China Despite Opposition0

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    • December 9, 2017

    Posted:Dec 9, 2017 The Maldives government signed a free trade agreement with China during a visit to Beijing by its leader, Abdulla Yameen, it said on Friday, despite criticism from the opposition over the speed at which the deal was concluded. Under the deal – a document of more than 1,000 pages that the Maldives

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  • Operationalization of Chabahar port: India’s growing diplomatic outreach0

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    • December 9, 2017

    By Gaurav Dixit When the first Indian shipment of wheat left Kandla port for Chabahar port in Iran, and then over land via Iran into Afghanistan, India silently sent multiple strong yet subtle messages to its allies and opponents across the region. The foremost being its commitment towards Afghanistan. Development of the alternative inland transit

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  • On December 6, 1992, in a Small Town in Assam0

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    • December 9, 2017

    By Manash Firaq Bhattacharjee on 07/12/2017 What is a nation worth if my friend is scared of returning home? What is a religion worth if it rejoices in the humiliation of another religion? What is a nation worth if I am supposed to enjoy the misery of a dear friend? Credit: Sumeet Basak/Flickr (CC BY

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  • The Babri Masjid Demolition Was Impossible Without RSS Foot-Soldiers Like These0

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    • December 9, 2017

    By Lalit Vachani on 08/12/2017 In studying the Sangh parivar for my film, I encountered the disciplined manner in which the December 6, 1992 operation was planned. Filming the boys in the RSS Nagpur branch in September 1992. Courtesy: Lalit Vachani Twenty five years after the demolition of the Babri Masjid, The Wire, through a series of articles and videos, captures how the act of

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  • The Truth Behind the Gujarat Growth Model0

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    • December 9, 2017

    By Indira Hirway on 08/12/2017 After huge incentives to corporate units, the Gujarat government is left with limited funds for education, health, environment and employment for the masses. The Mundra Port in Gujarat is one of the biggest in India. Credit: Reuters What is the Gujarat model? In simple terms, it refers to a period

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  • ABUSE AND MALTREATMENT OF KASHMIRI PRISONERS0

    By Abdul Majid Zargar December 8. 2017 The recent incident of abuse & inhuman treatment of Kashmiri prisoners inside Tihar Jail in Delhi, once again brings into focus the utter negligence & inertia displayed by UN to enforce its own rules governing the treatment of political prisoners of around the world. In 1955, Ten years

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  • What global crude oil price in 2021?0

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    • December 8, 2017

      A detailed study has been made to forecast the global crude oil price in 2021 by Nandini Consultancy Centre (www.nandinichemical.com), a chemical business research organization, based at Chennai and Singapore. The study has been conducted by a team of chemical engineers and management professionals under the leadership of Mr. Swaminathan Venkataraman, Director, Nandini Consultancy

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  • Understanding GST (Goods and Services Tax): An Indian Scenario0

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    • December 8, 2017

    by Aijaz Ahmad Turrey December 8. 2017 At midnight of 30th June 2017, India became one of the 160 countries to launch GST. The GST is a target based unified indirect tax and will remove all other indirect taxes. It is collected and levied on the value added at each stage. GST will be operated at

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  • Tackling Sunni Muslim ultra-conservatism: A Pakistani-US collision in the making0

    By James M. Dorsey A recent government surrender to militant demands for stricter adherence to Islam mediated by the military coupled with the release from house arrest of a militant leader designated by the United Nations and the United States as a terrorist sets the stage for a confrontation between Pakistan and the Trump administration.

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