• Detained Under Public Safety Act, 80-Year-Old Kashmiri Political Activist Completes a Year in Jail0

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    • October 19, 2017

    By Majid Maqbool on 18/10/2017 “Everyone knows here that he is an executive member of Hurriyat (G) and that he would sometimes address people… Is that a crime?”  Ali Muhammad Dar. Courtesy: Showkat Ahmed Dar Srinagar: On festive occasions, we celebrate with our families. For a day, we may even forget that not everyone’s celebrations are the

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  • Tillerson Woos India to Offset China0

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    • October 19, 2017

    October 19, 2017 | Kaitlin Lavinder  Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signaled the Trump administration will be leaning on India to offset China’s regional influence, hailing deeper defense cooperation with New Delhi in remarks Wednesday. “Our defense ties are growing,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a speech at the Center

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  • WHAT FUTURE FOR FIRECRACKER UNITS IN SIVAKASI REGION0

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    • October 18, 2017

    The recent ban by the Supreme court of India on the sale of firecrackers in New Delhi point to the shape of things to come for the firecracker units in India, particularly in the Sivakasi belt in Tamil Nadu. Sivakasi region in Tamil Nadu produces around 90% of India’s need of firecrackers. Around 300 varieties

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  • For Half A Million Rohingya Fleeing Myanmar, Bangladesh Is A Reluctant Host0

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    • October 18, 2017

    For Half A Million Rohingya Fleeing Myanmar, Bangladesh Is A Reluctant Host October 16, 2017 Michael Sullivan Enlarge this image Michael Sullivan for NPR Bangladesh is struggling to accommodate 500,000-plus Rohingya who have poured across the border in less than two months. It isn’t recognizing them as refugees and would prefer to see them repatriated.

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  • Kurdish battle positions Kurds as US ally against Iran0

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    • October 18, 2017

    By James M. Dorsey There may be a silver but risky lining for Kurdish nationalists in their devastating loss of Kirkuk and other cities on the periphery of their semi-autonomous region as they lick their wounds and vent anger over deep-seated internal divisions that facilitated the Iranian-backed Iraqi blitzkrieg. Mounting popular anger coupled with US

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  • India’s solar scam: Ex Kerala CM Oommen Chandy in trouble!0

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    • October 17, 2017

    Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal ______ Official corruption is accepted as an Indian phenomenon, and every state plays its role harming the plight of the poor and underprivileged classes – these helpless people should have been allowed to take advantages of the so-called economic boom the Congress-BJP alliances have “achieved” – by promoting rampant corruption. No

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  • Kashmir unrest: India has lost Kashmir forever! (A Sovereign Kashmir: Random Thoughts-311)0

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    • October 17, 2017

    Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal All strenuous efforts by Indian government and its hardcore Hindutva based media to somehow secure peace in the troubled Kashmir region have not yielded any fruit, nor they made an impact on the world as India is increasingly failing to assure even a symbolically peaceful situation. Today, Kashmir struggle is being

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  • WHY NOT DR. MANMOHAN SINGH GIVE BENEFIT OF HIS WISDOM TO COUNTRYMEN?0

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    • October 17, 2017

    Image source: Wikipedia   The public life of Dr. Manmohan Singh, the former Indian Prime Minister, can be divided into three segments namely his pre-Prime Minister days, Prime Minister days and post Prime Minister days. Pre Prime Minister days Dr. Singh held many respectable positions in prestigious bodies like International Monetary fund, Governor of Reserve

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  • India – Pakistan Dilemma0

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    • October 15, 2017

    India and Pakistan have been in conflicting and aggressive relations since the 1947 partition. The both nuclear-armed neighboring countries also being the two dominant key players of the politically unstable & unbalanced South Asian region are still lingering from their long pending differences and other unsolved bilateral issues. Without denying the facts that there were

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  • PM Narendra Modi and India’s current Foreign Policy0

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    • October 14, 2017

    India’s foreign policy under PM Narendra Modi has now attained a level of maturity wherein it looks to have reinvigorated itself to assert effectively. This is so to protect the country’s national interests in a sustained way. In fact, the foreign policy of a country happens to be the total of entire national interests manifesting

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  • Modi must commit Indian army to Afghanistan0

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    • October 14, 2017

    On 26th September, India said that it wouldn’t send its troops to Afghanistan. There would be no Indian boots on the ground, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman stated, while addressing a joint press conference with U.S defense Secretary James Mattis in New-Delhi. (1) ‘Boots on the ground’ in military terms implies putting troops on the ground.

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  • DEBATE IN VACUUM ON JOBLESSNESS IN INDIA0

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    • October 14, 2017

    Does anybody know how many people are employed and how many remain unemployed in India today? It is reported that of the total population in India in the working age group, around 7% constitute the organized class in the primary, secondary and tertiary sector. The remaining 93% constitute the unorganized class, which is also termed

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  • Hands Tied by Old Hope, Diplomats in Myanmar Stay Silent0

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    • October 12, 2017

    By HANNAH BEECH OCT. 12, 2017 Rohingya refugees outside Cox’s Bazar, in Bangladesh, last month. More than half a million Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh since late August, and hundreds of thousands more still in Myanmar may still be trying to cross the border. Credit Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times YANGON, Myanmar —

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  • Pakistan’s ISI thwarts US plans in Afghanistan1

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    • October 12, 2017

      By C Uday Bhaskar Almost 16 years to the day since the US embarked upon its war on terrorism against the Afghan Taliban on October 7, 2001 as reprisal for the enormity of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, it appears that a White House administration is again issuing dire warnings to Rawalpindi (GHQ of the

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