• India-Bangladesh-China Relations: A Complex Triangle0

    Author: Asma Masood Reuters On February 17, 2015 Bangladesh reiterated its request to China for help on the Chittagong-Kunming road link. It was expressed that the establishment of a link similar to the connectivity between China and Myanmar was desired. The Chinese Ambassador had earlier stated that China wants peace in Bangladesh for smooth development.

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  • To Kolkata, From Baghdadi Jews, With Love0

    By Jael Silliman on 22/07/2017 During the late 1800s, Kolkata (then Calcutta) was a migrant hub. Among the Chinese, Greeks, Burmese, Armenians and Parsis were the Baghdadi Jews. This unique community is striving to keep its culture alive and food is playing a major role. Bethel Synagogue in Kolkata. Credit: Wikimedia Commons Crisp on the outside,

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  • Growing Nepal China Friendship of Equality and Reliability0

    By Hari Prasad Shrestha China is moving fast towards Nepal to be its best neighbor, position currently occupied by India. A section of Indian establishment and media dislike Nepal’s widening ties with China. They believe that Nepal has gone a bit too far and too fast in enhancing relations with its northern neighbor. Nepal is

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  • Kovind, little known RSS man from UP, is new rubber-stamp president of India!0

    -Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal Indian news is that Ram Nath Kovind, former governor of the northern Indian state of Bihar in the North, has been elected as the country’s new president. It is an accepted fact that under Indian setup, the president’s job is restricted to rubber-stamping the decisions of the central government, faithfully. He

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  • FREE JIO PHONE OFFER OF RELIANCE GROUP IS SUSPECT0

    At the 40th annual General Body Meeting of the largest Indian organization Reliance Industries, its chairman Mr. Mukesh Ambani, who is said to be the richest man in India today, has announced that Reliance would launch a 4G feature phone in September 2017 that would be given free to the customers. It was further reported

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  • “Cold Water on Cold Start”: Long-Term Implications of Short-Range Missiles0

    Maimuna Ashraf “Nasr has put cold water on Cold Start” is the statement that buzzed the headlines recently after Pakistan successfully undertaken a series of training launches and test/trials of its short-range surface to surface ballistic missile. This development grabbed the attention of critics on Nasr’s improved technical parameters to counterweight Indian Cold Start Doctrine

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  • Qatar scores, at least on the soccer pitch0

    By James M. Dorsey Qatar won more than a symbolic victory with a decision by European soccer body UEFA to award controversial television network Al Jazeera’s sport franchise, BeIN Spots, the Middle Eastern and North African broadcasting rights for two of soccer’s most prestigious club competitions — the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League.

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  • Education: A Privilege Of The Rich In The Third World0

      By Nauman Sadiq We commit a big fallacy when we assume that our educational accomplishments are our individual achievements. We like to believe that we were born with a certain innate talent which makes us intellectually superior to all the rest. But the fact of the matter is that our innate talents aren’t all

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  • US moves against Iran raise spectre of wider regional conflict0

    President Trump visits Saudi Arabia By James M. Dorsey US President Donald J. Trump. in a step that could embolden Saudi Arabia to move ahead with plans to destabilize Iran, has instructed White House aides to give him the arguments for withholding certification in October that Iran has complied with its nuclear agreement with world

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  • SC Order on Manipur Fake Encounters is a Step Forward in Long Road to Justice0

    By Arijit Sen on 20/07/2017 The order may or may not bring closure and peace to the victims’ families, but it has renewed hope for justice in areas where the AFSPA is in force. Women hold placards during a protest against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act. Credit: Reuters On July 14, the fight against extrajudicial

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  • Doklam Standoff: Misunderestimating Bhutan’s Sovereignty1

    By Omair Ahmad on 20/07/2017 Today, as two Asian powers face off with Bhutan at the centre of this delicate situation, the outcome will show whether the Asian century has a chance to be a peaceful one, or whether it will replay the violence of the colonial period. Jawaharlal Nehru at Paro 1958. Credit: India

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  • Is Doklam China’s way of telling India to ‘behave’ in the seas?0

    by  N Sathiya Moorthy ‘Little did those in India’s strategic community realise that any wise adversary in China’s place and circumstances would only take the land route to disturb and trouble India….It is along the land border that all of India’s post-Cold War allies would be of little or no political and diplomatic, and least

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  • The Gulf crisis: A battle of megalomaniacs0

        Source: The World Bank By James M. Dorsey There are fundamental problems in trying to learn lessons or draw conclusions from the Gulf crisis for the role of small states in international relations. For one, the Gulf crisis is an epic battle between small states rather than simply one small state being targeted

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  • Why does India make national awards fake? Now cricket mafias try to boost the image of Indian women cricketers for Bharat Ratna?0

    DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL Unfortunately, India is suffering  from  ill-focusing on national award by easiest ways and cricketers think they can get national awards by using corporate lords who got the Congress government to offer Bharat Ratna- the highest national honor for hard work- to a fake sport boy Sachin Tendulkar of his fake 100s

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