• Nepal Rejects New Indian Map Over Kalapani Territory0

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    • November 10, 2019

    By GreatGameIndia -November 7, 2019 The Government of India released a new political map of India after two new Union Territories – Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh came into existence on October 31, 2019. Nepal has rejected this new Indian map over Kalapani territory disputed since the treaty signed between British East India Company and Nepal. The Foreign Ministry said

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  • India: Now That Title Suit Is Resolved, Can We Talk About Babri Masjid Demolition Case?0

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    • November 10, 2019

    It has been more than six months since the deadline fixed by the Supreme Court, and the trial into the alleged criminal conspiracy has yet to be concluded. Mahtab Alam 10 November 2019 New Delhi: On April 17 2017, in an extraordinary order concerning the Babri Masjid demolition case, the Supreme Court of India directed a

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  • As Hindus rejoice, Muslim reaction mixed over Ayodhya verdict0

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    • November 9, 2019

    India’s top court allows Hindus to build temple on disputed holy site while promising Muslims land elsewhere for mosque. by Akash Bisht 9 November 2019 Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, India – There was heightened security inAyodhya, a town in north India, ahead of the Supreme Court’s verdict on a site claimed by both Muslims and Hindus. Early on Saturday, the town looked

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  • What the Supreme Court’s Ayodhya Judgment Means for the Future of the Republic0

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    • November 9, 2019

    The main beneficiaries of the Supreme Court’s verdict on Saturday are organically linked to the main accused in the crime of demolishing the mosque. And that’s not good for India. Siddharth Varadarajan 9 November 2019 New Delhi: The Supreme Court’s verdict in the Ayodhya matter has settled the ‘title suit’  in favour of the main

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  • The RCEP train left the station, and India, behind0

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    • November 9, 2019

    Biggest story at ASEAN was convergence of moves toward Asia integration, leaving Delhi out for now By Pepe Escobar 9 November 2019 A pan-Asia high-speed train has left the station – and India – behind. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), which would have been the largest free trade deal in the world, was not

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  • Israeli spyware: WhatsApp hack raises global fears0

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    • November 9, 2019

    Several countries used the spying software to target lawyers, human rights activists, journalists and political opponents By Saikat Datta | Anand Venkatanarayanan, New Delhi     Asia Times  9 November 2019 In the middle of October this year, the world’s biggest messaging platform, WhatsApp, started sending out alerts to select users advising them that their security had

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  • The fight to select the next Dalai Lama0

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    • November 9, 2019

    China wants to take the sacred decision away from Tibetan Buddhists By Brooke Schedneck 9 November 2019 The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, the spiritual leader of Tibet, is turning 84 on July 6. With his advancing age, the question of who will succeed him has become more pressing. Winner of the 1992 Nobel Peace

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  • India: Ayodhya verdict: Indian top court gives holy site to Hindus0

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    • November 9, 2019

    BBC 9 November 2019 The disputed holy site of Ayodhya in northern India should be given to Hindus who want a temple built there, the country’s Supreme Court has ruled. The case, which has been bitterly contested for decades by Hindus and Muslims, centres on the ownership of the land in Uttar Pradesh state. Muslims

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  • Indian film Panipat raises alarm in Afghanistan, Kabul writes to Delhi0

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    • November 8, 2019

    Amrita Nayak Dutta, November 8, 2019 Fearing misrepresentation of former Afghan emperor Ahmad Shah Abdali in Ashutosh Gowarikar’s upcoming Bollywood period drama Panipat, the Embassy of Afghanistan has expressed concerns to New Delhi and sought a meeting with Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar over the issue. Starring actors Sanjay Dutt and Arjun Kapoor, Panipat

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  • India: Manipur, Assam, Arunachal apprehensive over Naga pact0

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    • November 8, 2019

    SUMIR KARMAKAR, November 8, 2019 Apprehension is rising in Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Assam over the Centre’s “delay” in disclosing the “breakthrough” it reached with Naga groups on October 31. Protest is underway in Manipur as the groups representing Meitei community fear that the Centre could meet Naga groups’ demand for “integration” of Naga dominated

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  • India: Ganga Sagar Mela – This Popular Indian Festival Is Sinking Into the Sea0

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    • November 8, 2019

    By Catherine Davison      8 November 2019 www.ozy.com Why you should care This beach celebration in India is running out of beach. Climate Surprises: This OZY series captures the global warming-induced changes you’ve never thought about.   Sitting in the gardens of the Kapil Muni Temple on Sagar Island, Sanjay Das seems unperturbed by the fact

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  • The Orwellian dystopia in Bangladesh0

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    • November 8, 2019

    By Quamr Ahmed   9 November 2019 In a living embodiment of Orwellian dystopia, the hapless Bangladeshi polity has switched back to complete surrender, after a blip of pointless outrage following the grisly murder of Abrar Fahad, a student of the elite Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). Before his murder, Abrar was tortured for

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  • Indian couple stoned for marrying outside caste0

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    • November 8, 2019

    The incident is the latest in a string of so-called ‘honor killings’ which are rampant in rural parts of the country By Asia Times 9 November 2019 Relatives of an Indian woman who married outside her caste and fled her home to escape punishment stoned her and her husband to death after the couple returned

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  • Uncertainty over Bangladesh’s Rohingya relocation plan0

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    • November 8, 2019

    Aid agencies won’t help move refugees to an island they describe as ‘remote, flood-prone and uninhabitable’ ucanews reporter, Dhaka Bangladesh November 8, 2019 Bangladesh’s plan to relocate hundreds of Rohingya refugees to a remote island is in doubt after authorities apparently failed to gain the support of international communities, including the United Nations. Officials in

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