• Sri Lanka: Cauvery violence reverberates across the Palk Strait

    Sri Lanka: Cauvery violence reverberates across the Palk Strait0

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    • September 26, 2016

    In an unprecedented move, Sri Lankan Tamil political parties have written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Cauvery-centric attacks on their Indian Tamil brethren in the neighbouring state of Karnataka. Some partners in the mainstay Tamil National Alliance (TNA) are signatories to the letter, but neither TNA Leader of the Opposition in parliament, R

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  • Status of Social Justice in India

    Status of Social Justice in India0

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    • September 26, 2016

    “Social Justice” means availability of equal social opportunities for the development of personality to all the people in society, without any discrimination by caste, sex or race. No one should be deprived, because of these differences, those social conditions which are essential for social development. The issue of social justice is associated with social equality

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  • Afghanistan from Dark to Dawn: The Saga of the Salma Dam

    Afghanistan from Dark to Dawn: The Saga of the Salma Dam0

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    • September 26, 2016

    India has consistently been making all efforts to rebuild politically stable and economically prosperous Afghanistan. Indeed, it is keen interested in ensuring peace and stability in the war-ravaged country without ‘boots on the ground’ and wants to see Afghanistan as a peaceful, prosperous, united, inclusive and democratic nation. In this context, being a responsible player

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  • India’s Recurring Water Disputes: Needed Less Politics, More Macro Vision

    India’s Recurring Water Disputes: Needed Less Politics, More Macro Vision0

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    • September 24, 2016

    The inter-state water disputes in India are now becoming a matter of concern. The present dispute between states in southern India on sharing of water only highlights the fact that the political leadership at the state level lack matured approach with understanding of the problems of the neighbouring states. Sometimes, the exchange of bitter communication

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  • China Turns on Charm Offensive for Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan

    China Turns on Charm Offensive for Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan0

    Bhutan is nestled among the Himalayas and between Asia’s two giant powers – India to the south and China to the north. The small kingdom, a country of 750,000, has long had ties with India. So India watches closely as China steps up attempts to settle longstanding border differences and strengthen ties with Bhutanese leaders

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  • India: National discourse needed on LEMOA

    India: National discourse needed on LEMOA0

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    • September 17, 2016

    The India-US LEMOA – abbreviation for ‘Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement’ – has triggered enough and more controversies in this country even before the proverbial ink had dried and the agreement itself is tested on the ground. It however looks as if the Modi government could have discussed it inside and/or outside Parliament, to arrive

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  • There is a just solution to the lingering Cauvery row

    There is a just solution to the lingering Cauvery row0

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    • September 16, 2016

    Independent of this week’s violence and the Supreme Court proceedings, before and after the attacks, ‘distress-sharing’ of available water on a seasonal and verifiable basis may be the only real workable solution to the vexatious Cauvery river water dispute between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. In the process, the Supreme Court may have to get itself

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  • Sri Lanka: Ban Comes Calling Again: Banking On, Or Banging At Govt. This Time?0

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    • September 12, 2016

    Like in the past, Sampanthan’s Matara visit was not adequately covered by the self-styled national media, but then the post-war second Sri Lanka visit of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon also deflected attention from the unprecedented peace-cum-political initiative by any moderate Tamil in his mould and leadership. The Sri Lankan nation as a whole needs to

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  • WHAT STAND ON TIBET FOR  U. S.  PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES?

    WHAT STAND ON TIBET FOR U. S. PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES?0

    When President Obama received the Dalai Lama through the back door in his office a few months back, many eyebrows were raised. Many people justifiably thought that President Obama lacked the courage of conviction to receive the Dalai Lama correctly, in a manner befitting his stature and reputation as a man of peace. Apparently, President

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  • Beginning of Triangular Dominance in Modern Afghanistan

    Beginning of Triangular Dominance in Modern Afghanistan0

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    • September 5, 2016

    1.1 Foundation and Big Powers’ Rivalry The beginning of modern Afghanistan can be dated back to 1747 when the Afghans in Nadir Shah’s army returned home after his death. Their leader, Ahmad Khan Abdali, entered Kandahar and is elected King of the Afghans in a tribal assembly. He took the title Durr-i-Durran meaning ‘pearl among

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  • India in post-war Sri Lanka: Demands untold

    India in post-war Sri Lanka: Demands untold0

    After 30 years of war with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), Sri Lanka is currently engaged in some postwar negotiations and is especially pushing for close political links with its “big brother”, India. Due to the pro-China lobby operating in Sri Lanka during the decade-long tenure of former President Mahinda Rajapaksha, India’s ability

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  • Modi Throws Down Gauntlet To Pakistan And China

    Modi Throws Down Gauntlet To Pakistan And China0

    Since India won its independence from Britain in August of 1947, the ramparts of the majestic Red Fort in Delhi have served as a backdrop to an annual address by the prime minister. Prime Minister Narendra Modi marked India’s 70th Independence Day anniversary by announcing a major change in foreign policy. Well into an address

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  • Suu Kyi’s China Visit: Not A Point Of Strategic Worry

    Suu Kyi’s China Visit: Not A Point Of Strategic Worry0

    • Blog
    • September 4, 2016

    State Counsellor of Myanmar Aung Sang Suu Kyi’s recent visit to China from 17-21 August 2016 signalled the importance which Myanmar continues to attach to its ties with Beijing. During the visit Suu Kyi met Chinese President Xi Jinping and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to promote bilateral relations and friendship. She also met with Zhang

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  • Checks And Balances: Tussle Between Indian Executive And Judiciary On Judges’ Appointments

    Checks And Balances: Tussle Between Indian Executive And Judiciary On Judges’ Appointments0

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    • September 4, 2016

    The maximum numbers of high courts in India are working with approximately half the sanctioned strength of judges and, in a few cases, even one-third of the standard strength. For the last eight months, no new judges have been appointed to the higher judiciary as the Supreme Court is reviewing the validity of a new

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