• Amid tension in the Arab world, Qatar signs $ 12 billion deal to buy F-15 jets from the USA! Some issues!0

    28 June 2017 -Dr. Abdul Ruff The Foreign policy of President Trump is slowly but steadily working to increase its arms sale to the world.  The advantages of arms trade for the USA without any expenditure on US part are great. Upon his visit to Saudi Arabia that resulted in tensions in the Arab world

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  • ASIAN NATIONS NEED TO PUT CHINA ON NOTICE0

    It is becoming increasingly apparent that China is suffering from sort of superiority obsession, imagining that  it can dominate and conquer the world and it is adequately clever to do so. Several acts of China in the past prove such an approach which has been well noticed by  the Asian nations, who now feel apprehensive

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  • How the Recent NSG Plenary was Significant?0

    By: Maimuna Ashraf The twenty-seventh Plenary Meeting of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), an elite nuclear cartel to control nuclear commerce, which was held in Switzerland this month on 22 and 23 June 2017 ended inconclusively on the issue of non-NPT state’s membership. India was struggling to whittle away the resistance for paving the way

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  • In the Heart of Nepal’s Madhes Movement0

    By Peter Gill and Bhola Paswan on 27/06/2017 The Madhesis continue to struggle to amend the constitution, even as they long to feel like they belong in Nepal. A street in the Rajbiraj bazaar. Credit: Peter Gill On June 10, the air was hot and humid in Rajbiraj, a city in Saptari District in the southeastern Terai,

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  • In Junaid’s Village, an Eid Moon Felt, Not Sightedl0

    By Sehba Imam on 26/06/2017 The senseless lynching of a young boy casts a pall of gloom over not just his home but his entire village. Zaira (left), mother of fifteen year old Junaid who was lynched on a train last Saturday. Credit: PTI Khandwali (Haryana): Fifteen-year-old Junaid’s lynching in Ballabhgarh, while he was returning from his Eid shopping, had

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  • Even After Nikam’s Withdrawal From Case, Mohsin Shaikh’s Family Has Not Lost Hope for Justice0

    By Prashant Kanojia on 26/06/2017 Mohsin’s 63-year-old father is unable to fathom why public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam took the sudden decision to withdraw at a critical juncture when charges are about to be framed against the accused. Mohsin Shaikh’s parents. Shaikh was lynched by a mob in Pune on 2nd June, 2014. Credit: The Wire

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  • Behind Modi: The growing influence of the India lobby0

    Ashok Sharma, University of New South Wales, Canberra at Australian Defence Force Academy One has 32.9 million Twitter followers; the other has 31 million. When U.S. President Donald Trump met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House on June 26, Trump chose to draw attention to something the leaders have in common by

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  • Why a ‘cashless’ society would hurt the poor: A lesson from India0

    A bank official counts discontinued rupee notes. AP Photo/ Anupam Nath Dana Kornberg, University of Michigan India recently tried to reduce the use of cash in its economy by eliminating, overnight, two of its most widely used bills in what was called demonetization. While the effort – initially explained as an attempt to curb “black

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  • Why the U.S.-India Relationship Is Headed for Big Things0

    The Indian prime minister’s visit telegraphed a familiar message: The U.S.-India relationship is going places, and fast. Michael Kugelman June 27, 2017 There was something both familiar and reassuring about Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to Washington. It was familiar because it was reminiscent of his previous trips here as premier. And at

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  • Cricketism: How did Pakistan cut India to size, become ICC Champions 2017?0

    -Dr. Abdul Ruff Foreword Pakistan created a history if not a miracle at The Oval, on Jun 18, 2017, by winning the ICC Champions 2017 Trophy and they did so by thrashing a formidable team from India. Eventually, the bowlers have won the Trophy for Pakistan.  Then reenergized bowler Mohammad Amir tore through the India

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  • SHOULD INDIAN STEEL COMPANIES EXPAND OR CONSOLIDATE?0

    Overall performance of Indian steel sector Although installed capacity of the Indian steel industry stood at about 128 million ton as on March 31, 2017, the actual operational capabilities are lower, since the capacity utilization level of stressed steel units is lower than the industry average of about 75-80% in FY2017. Though the operating margin

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  • Can Modi Turn India From a ‘True Friend’ to the U.S. to a Friend Forever?0

    In Washington, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is out to answer to one question: “Is India the lynchpin of America’s strategic pivot to the east, or is it merely a helpful acquaintance?” That’s how Milan Vaishnav of Carnegie Endowment described the visit on the BBC World Service, echoing many, including, in a certain sense Modi

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  • China, Afghanistan, Pakistan agree to maintain regional peace, stability0

    Afghanistan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani (R) shakes hands with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi during their meeting in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, on June 24, 2017. (Xinhua/Dai He) ISLAMABAD, June 25 (Xinhua) — China, Afghanistan and Pakistan are all committed to maintaining regional peace and stability, enhancing regional connectivity and economic cooperation and promoting shared

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  • Will TNA Field Wigneswaran As Chief Minister In NPC Polls-20180

    Sathiya Moorthy  All is well that ends well – or, so goes the old adage. For the ruling Tamil National Alliance (TNA) in the Tamil-majority Northern Province, it could well be just that and nothing more. The current truce between TNA leadership of R Sampanthan and Northern Province Chief Minister C. V. Wigneswaran has the

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