• Untouchable, Dalit Nepalese Women Entered in Main Political Stream0

    By Hari Prasad Shrestha There are two classes of people in Nepal, one is the upper castes and class, which is high and forward, and another is the indigenous or rearward group — all those other than the people of the upper caste. The majority of diffident communities come from the population of indigenous groups

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  • Being South Asian is as great a risk factor for stillbirth as smoking0

    We need to change the way we monitor the pregnancies of women born in South Asia to reduce their chance of a stillbirth. from www.shutterstock.com Miranda Davies-Tuck, Hudson Institute; Euan Wallace, Hudson Institute, and Mary-Ann Davey, Monash University* Australian women born in South Asia are more likely to have a stillbirth than other women, perhaps

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  • Shanghai Cooperation Organization, Belt, and Road Initiative and China-Pakistan Economic Corridor0

    By Muhammad Adil Sivia During the 17th Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit held in Astana, Kazakhstan on June 9, 2017, Pakistan along with India became full members of SCO. Created on 15 June 2001 in Shanghai, the main focus of the organization is countering three evils of terrorism, separatism, and extremism. The members of the

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  • Gulf Crisis Stalemate Fuels Fears In Muslim Asia0

    By James M. Dorsey Vulnerable Asian states are bracing for possible pressure to back a Saudi-UAE boycott of Qatar as efforts to mediate an end to the almost month-old Gulf crisis seemingly stall and Saudi Arabia and the UAE struggle to rally credible Muslim and international support for their campaign against the recalcitrant Gulf state.

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  • Economic disorder? Indian opposition decides to boycott the BJP government’s GST launch!0

    -Dr. Abdul Ruff A nationwide Goods and Services Tax (GST), set to come into effect on Saturday, has faced criticism for its complex design. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on June 29 Thursday asked opposition parties such as Congress and the Left to reconsider their decision to skip the midnight GST launch tomorrow saying they were

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  • India-Maldives Relations: A Tale Of Two Concerns0

    By N Manoharan Though small, the Maldives is India’s important neighbour. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi called the Maldives “a valued partner in the Indian Ocean neighbourhood” and said India-Maldives “ties are built on a very strong foundation” the contours of which “are defined by shared strategic, security, economic and developmental goals.” However, the bilateral

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  • Amit Shah’s temple visit shows up BJP, EPS ties for what it’s worth0

      N Sathiya Moorthy Even without Shah’s TN visit and the rest, the increasing bonhomie between the BJP and the AIADMK factions in the state have become more visible than ever before in the post-Jaya era, says N Sathiya Moorthy. Despite loud protests to the contrary, Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah’s visit to the Sri

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  • The new geopolitics of the Uyghur movement0

    By Giancarlo Elia Valori Jun 28, 2017 Recently the Uyghur organizations abroad are increasing pressures to convey the image of China as a “State of torture”. We do no certainly want to deny that the Muslim population in Xinjiang, which at the time of Mao’s Long March was simply called “the Western Region”, does not

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  • 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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