• Indian Partition: A brief history of India and Pakistan on the 70th anniversary of independence0

    Celebrations were held on the 70th anniversary of Indian Partition EPA Chloe Chaplain The Evening Standard August 15 marks 70 years since the partition of India and the end of British colonial rule. The sub-continent was once a key economic asset of the British Empire, ruled from London for almost 100 years. But it paved

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  • For India’s Oldest Citizens, Independence Day Spurs Memories Of A Painful Partition0

    August 15, 2017 Julie McCarthy Promila Saigal remembers the men in her family tossing her “like a football” from the rooftop of one family home to the next, in a bid to save her from the frenzy that washed over the Indian subcontinent 70 years ago. Enlarge this image Promila Saigal, 76, sits with her

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  • Kashmir for Kashmiris! (A Sovereign Kashmir: Random Thoughts-307)0

    -Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal India for Indians, Pakistan for Pakistanis and, of course, Kashmir for Kashmiris and there cannot be two opinions. Pakistan had been a part of India but no more. But India cannot take Kashmir in place of Pakistan which is now an independent nation. And hence annexation and brutal occupation of Jammu

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  • Why Pakistan Hates Malala0

    The West reveres Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai. Pakistanis resent and envy her. By Michael Kugelman On July 7, Malala Yousafzai posted her first tweet. Within hours, she had earned several hundred thousand followers and a warm welcome from the Twittersphere. Over the next few days, as word emerged on social media that she

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  • China contributes to doubts about Pakistani crackdown on militants0

    By James M. Dorsey China, at the behest of Pakistan, has for the second time this year prevented the United Nations from listing a prominent Pakistani militant as a globally designated terrorist. China’s protection of Masood Azhar, who is believed to have close ties to Pakistani intelligence and the military, comes days after another militant

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  • Seventy Years After Independence, Remembering the Titans Who Got Us There0

    By Sucheta Mahajan on 15/08/2017 Today there is an attempt at portraying the Congress party – and its leaders during independence and Partition – in very different hues from the inclusiveness, tolerance, democracy and secularism it upheld in very trying times. Mahatma Gandhi with Jawaharlal Nehru (L) and Sardar Vallabhai Patel. Credit: Wikimedia Commons The

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  • How the Partition of India happened – and why its effects are still felt today0

    Mahatma Gandhi with Lord and Lady Mountbatten, 1947. Wikimedia Commons Sarah Ansari, Royal Holloway “Partition” – the division of British India into the two separate states of India and Pakistan on August 14-15, 1947 – was the “last-minute” mechanism by which the British were able to secure agreement over how independence would take place. At

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  • India’s Naval Development: Implications for Region0

    India is extensively modernizing its navy. Admiral Suresh Mehta the then Chief of Indian Navy in 2008 stated that till 2022 India has planned to have 160 ships which include three aircraft carriers, 60 combatants which include submarines and approximately 400 aircrafts of different types. This modernization is not only the quantitative but also qualitative

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  • After 70 Years Of Division India & Pakistan Has This One Thing In Common0

    After 70 years of division and Independence, there is one thing that is strikingly common to both India and Pakistan. Both the countries are implementing massive bio-metric surveillance projects implemented by their former masters known as Aadhaar in India and Nadra in Pakistan. By GGI News Staff August 14, 2017 After 70 years of division

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  • Doklam Standoff – Behind The India China Border Dispute0

    It’s very discomforting to see the nation of India, one of the great potential leading countries of the world systematically self-destruct. Provoking a new war with China over remote chunks of land in the high Himalayas where the borders of China’s Tibet Autonomous Region converge with India and the Kingdom of Bhutan, is only the

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  • Indian band sings Pakistan’s national anthem to celebrate independence day0

    An Indian band is winning hearts in Pakistan with its video of Pakistan’s national anthem sung to celebrate the country’s 70th ‘birthday’. <img src=”http://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/sites/sbs.com.au.yourlanguage/files/styles/thumb_small/public/k5ii1338_0.jpg?itok=M5E_MFCX&mtime=1501117945″ itemprop=”image”/> By Shamsher Kainth 14 Aug 2017  India and Pakistan are celebrating their 70th independence days this year. While India celebrates Independence day on 15th August, Pakistan does this a day earlier. Both were

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  • India shooting itself in the foot: China Daily editorial0

    (China Daily) Updated: 2017-08-13 19:56 By persistently maintaining the standoff between its troops trespassing in China’s territory and the Chinese troops stationed there, what does India want, a war with China or something else? By calling on India to withdraw its troops and warning it time and again about the serious consequences it will face,

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  • UN Probe ‘Can Only Aggravate’ Rakhine Tension, Myanmar Tells Diplomats0

    A Myanmar border guard police officers stand guard in Buthidaung, northern Rakhine state, Myanmar on July 13, 2017. / Simon Lewis / ReutersBy Reuters 18 July 2017 YANGON — Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s security adviser told diplomats on Tuesday that a UN mission looking into allegations of rape, torture and killings of Rohingya Muslims

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  • Cricketism: India prefers to play against weak bowling teams!0

    Cricket is super gambling in which cricketers, boards, corporate lords, and mafia are involved with blessings from the government. Secrecy is kept by all concerned. Everywhere batboys are being trained for 100s and 50s as the chief objective of cricketism for which the teams agree upon the “give and take” issues as well as particular

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