• Rajni or Kamal, who will take the plunge first?0

    N Sathiya Moorthy   For Rajnikanth, who the BJP is wooing, politics looks more likely to happen in 2019, although his friend Kamalahaasan could afford to wait a little longer, says N Sathiya Moorthy. After Tamil cinema’s superstar Rajnikanth hinted yet again about the possibility of his hitting the political track, his compatriot and long-time friend, Kamalahassan,

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  • Afghan Peace Process0

    S. Sadia Kazmi Even though the efforts to bring Peace in Afghanistan have brought in a lot of international players from time to time, it remains a lingering problem. This provides a convenient “justification” as to why eventually Afghan government took the initiative to take the matter exclusively in its own hands and kick started

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  • Despite Security Assurances, Chinese Consolidation of Sri Lankan Ports Remains a Worry for India0

    By Devirupa Mitra on 30/07/2017 In terms of geo-political strategy, Sri Lanka’s economic dependency on China and the precedent it has set, Indian experts are apprehensive of the growing Sri Lanka-China relationship. A group of Sri Lankan visitors at the new deep water shipping port watch Chinese dredging ships work in Hambantota, 240km (149 miles)

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  • Kashmiris want Kashmir back from India; ask Indian occupation forces to quit their paradise!! (A Sovereign Kashmir; Random Thoughts-306)0

    -Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal Yes, they are right! Guns, manufactured in India or imported from USA, Russia or Israel can never silence them. Even after the sacrifice of over 100,000 persons, they continue to fight for sovereignty in full remands us of long Indian struggle for freedom led by Mahatma Gandhi. But Kashmiris have lost

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  • The Story Of A Blue Jackal – India-China Relations Part 10

    It is India, not Britain itself that has made up the Empire. In India lies the economic foundation of Britain, the life-line of Britain. Without India the British Empire is but a third rate state. Without India the British Empire is bound to disintegrate. India was the life-line of Britain, the British authorities would hold

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  • When Israel Tried To Assassinate Nehru0

    Nehru told the Indian Parliament part of the story on 1 August 1960. He said that the Israeli action was ‘unwarranted’ and that the Israeli authorities had ‘prior knowledge of his intended visit to Gaza’. By Vijay Prashad July 6, 2017 May 15th is Nakba Day, the Day of Catastrophe for the Palestinians. In 1948,

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  • Is River Kaveri Turning Into A Desert?0

    The Cauvery River is dying – and with it, the crops, hopes and lives of millions of farmers. It could be India’s greatest natural catastrophe ever. Is an ambitious plan to link all rivers to the cities to blame? Death of River Kaveri could lead to India’s ‘greatest human catastrophe’ ever. By GGI News Staff

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  • Pakistan’s Prime Minister Has Been Sent Packing. So What’s Next?1

    The Pakistani military now finds itself in a familiar position—firmly ensconced in the catbird seat. Michael Kugelman July 31, 2017 For Nawaz Sharif, the third time was definitely not the charm. On July 28, Pakistan’s Supreme Court disqualified the Pakistani prime minister, thereby preventing him from serving out his full term, which was scheduled to

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  • Nepal’s Hydro power Sector at Great Risk of Uncertainty despite its High Potentialities0

          By Hari Prasad Shrestha The perennial nature of rivers and the steep gradient topography provide ideal conditions for the development of some of the world’s largest hydroelectric projects in Nepal. Hydro power in Nepal is comparatively an advantageous sector. The only commodity Nepal can sell the world is hydro power. It is

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  • Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif fate sealed after Panama Paper’s verdict!0

    -Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal It is a sad commentary on Muslim rulers and leaders that most of them are corrupt and shamelessly use even terrorism drama to mint wealth illegally, keeping them in the country concerned and abroad. Arab rulers are the best examples who have huge assets indoors and abroad. Pakistan is one of

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  • For Peaceful Fishing In Palk Bay0

    Sathiya Moorthy If anyone thought that the new parliamentary legislation banning bottom-trawling by Sri Lankan fishers will end the continuing consternation of, and conflict with Indian counterparts in the Palk Bay especially, it is not to be. With or without the new law, what the Governments in India, at the Centre and in the southern

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  • Has western democracy failed Maldives?0

    N Sathiya Moorthy  Coming as it does in a series of misuse and abuse of constitutional powers under a succession of multi-party governments, the worsening situation under President Abdulla Yameen has raised a more basic question: Is western democracy suited to Maldives, with its 1000-plus years of history of one-man rule, by whatever name is

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  • Playing both sides against the middle: Saudi engages with Iraqi Shiites0

    By James M. Dorsey Saudi Arabia, with the Islamic State on the ropes in Iraq, is forging ties to Iraqi Shiite leaders and offering to help fund reconstruction of Mosul and other predominantly Sunni Muslim cities that were devastated in the military campaign against the jihadist group. The Saudi outreach to Iraqi Prime Minister Haider

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  • Pakistan is winning India’s traditional Ally “Russia.”1

    Since last 70 years, India and Russia remained friends supporting each other, signing lucrative military deals and deepening their bilateral relations on international diplomatic forums. Eventually, in 2016 their bilateral relations have not been on smooth keels. It is pertinent to discuss here that it is the global relations because of which Russia is losing

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