• Darshan Lal becomes first Hindu in Pakistan’s Cabinet in 20 years0

    WorldFP StaffAug, 06 2017 For the first time in twenty years, Pakistan’s Cabinet will have a Hindu member. President Mamnoon Hussain on Friday sworn-in the new Cabinet led by interim prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, which also included Dr Darshan Lal, a PML-N legislator from Sindh province. According to Reuters, Lal was allotted the responsibility

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  • Taliban Leader Feared Pakistan Before He Was Killed0

    By CARLOTTA GALL and RUHULLAH KHAPALWAK AUG. 9, 2017 The vehicle that was carrying Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour, the Taliban leader, was destroyed by a drone strike last year in Ahmad Wal, Pakistan. Credit Abdul Malik/Associated Press KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — In the hours before he was killed in an American drone strike, Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour,

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  • India: Sense of fear, insecurity growing among Muslims!0

    12th Vice President of India. Image credit : Wikipedia. -Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal Outgoing Vice President of India and outstanding Indian educationalist Hamid Ansari has rightly said that India is fast moving toward a terrocracy* as Muslims are being targeted by a powerful section of majority Hindus, and there is a feeling of unease and

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  • Silent for Decades, Chinese-Indians Interned at Deoli After 1962 War Are Ready to Speak0

    By Devirupa Mitra on 11/08/2017 The former internees settled in Canada and the US will hold a peaceful demonstration before the Indian high commission in Ottawa on August 24. A memorial in Canada for the Chinese-Indian internees of Deoli. Credit: Facebook/Association of India Deoli Camp Internees 1962 New Delhi: In two weeks, a group of elderly Chinese-Indians

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  • Human Security Challenges in India1

    By Huma Tariq Due to its fastest growing economy, India is home to the world’s richest people, but it is also a home to the world’s poorest people because its wealth is hardly redistributed across the population. According to World Bank Ranking, India is in top ten growing economies of the world. India’s economic prospects

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  • The Sinister Origins Of The World Bank & IMF0

    The unwritten goal of the World Bank and the IMF – one that has been enforced with a vengeance – has been to integrate countries into the capitalist world economy. Despite all the rhetoric about development and the alleviation of poverty, the central function of these multilateral lending institutions has been to draw the rulers

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  • A Story of Racism in India0

    A Story of Racism in India By Sadiya Abubakar on 10/08/2017 They look at us with eyes that say ‘I know you are an African, you are poor, you were once slaves and now you have come here for salvation from poverty’ – that is the only image of Africa Indians have. African students in Bangalore

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  • Genocides of Tamils and Indo-Sri Lanka relations!0

    -Dr. Abdul Ruff Sri Lankan regime, committed only to protect and promote majority Sinhalese, continues to attack the helpless Tamil fishermen on the sea but Lankan-Tamil relations have been ancient. The relationship between India and Sri Lanka is more than 2,500 years old with both countries having a legacy of intellectual, cultural, religious and linguistic

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  • Future of AAP: Kejriwal under Congress-BJP scanners! (Part-1)0

    -Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) that came to power in Delhi as a rude shock to the then leading parties like Congress and BJP ruling the state capital state alternatively since the Delhi state came into being. Arvind Kejriwal, the crusader for social causes, led the political regime change in Delhi and

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  • Pakistan’s New Patriarchs0

    Pakistan’s New Patriarchs Mohammed Hanif AUG. 10, 2017 Malala Yousafzai during an interview in Nigeria in July. Credit Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters KARACHI, Pakistan — There is an increasingly popular formula for political TV talk shows in Pakistan. A young, well-groomed and articulate woman introduces one or two or sometimes six middle-aged, gray-haired men, and asks them

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  • ‘Produce & Perish’ – How A New Secret Deal Is A Threat To The Future Of India’s Agriculture0

    ‘Produce & Perish’ – How A New Secret Deal Is A Threat To The Future Of India’s Agriculture At a time when farmer unions are planning for a Jail Bharo protest from Aug 9 to Aug 15 seeking farm loan waiver and implementation of the Swaminathan Committee recommendation of providing 50 per cent profit over

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  • Calling the Chinese Bully’s Bluff0

    DELHI – The more power China has accumulated, the more it has attempted to achieve its foreign-policy objectives with bluff, bluster, and bullying. But, as its Himalayan border standoff with India’s military continues, the limits of this approach are becoming increasingly apparent. The current standoff began in mid-June, when Bhutan, a close ally of India,

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  • Social Entrepreneur on Why Data Can Help Bridge Political Chasm in Bangladesh0

    August 9, 2017 By Davey Kim It is now apparent that the age of social media has transformed public consciousness of important events. Most recently, “fake news” and other streams of misinformation spread via social media have been blamed for exacerbating a highly polarized political climate in the United States, and further impeding productive civic

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  • Doklam Stand-Off Means the Current Process of Settling the China Border Has Run Its Course0

    By Manoj Joshi on 07/08/2017 The time has come for India and China to explore new institutional mechanisms for resolving their boundary dispute. The parallel processes of negotiating China’s border with India and Bhutan seems to have reached a logical end. Credit: Reuters/PTI Just how the Doklam crisis plays out is still a matter of speculation. Nearly two

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