• Time for BJP to move on to bread and butter issues0

    With Ayodhya dispute solved, now is the time for the party and the leadership to look elsewhere for consolidating the nation and with that their party’s hold, says N Sathiya Moorthy. N Sathiya Moorthy Rediff.com 12 November 2019 Now that the effect of the unanimous, five-judge Supreme Court bench’s verdict in the ‘Ayodhya case’ has

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  • Muslims Should Reject Indian Supreme Court’s Land Offer0

    Columbia College of Arts & Sciences History News Network by B. Z. Khasru 12 November 2019 U.S.-based journalist B. Z. Khasru is author of “Bangladesh Liberation War, How India, U.S., China and the USSR Shaped the Outcome.” His new book, “One Eleven Minus Two, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s War on Yunus an America,” will be

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  • Politics of influx: The mistrust of some Hindus towards Bangladesh is disturbing0

    Monday, 12 November 2019 | BZ KHASRU The mistrust of some Hindus towards Bangladesh is disturbing. If the migration issue festers, business communities on both sides will go into hibernation For more than 100 years, the ratio of Hindu population in the Indian subcontinent has been declining. The dip, from 75.1 per cent in 1881 to 72.9

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  • Sri Lanka: The vote and the voter0

    by N Sathiya Moorthy 12 November 2019 The battle lines are finally drawn – and not on unexpected lines. Barring the initial hiccup and surprise over the UNP-NDF non-selection of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as their presidential candidate, everything is moving along the tried and tested routes of Elections-2015 for full and the preceding one

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  • Facets and dynamics of Indo-US Strategic Relations0

    Dr. Manoj Kumar Mishra 12 November 2019 Strategic relations between the US and India evolved steadily and were steered by multiple factors like size and population of India, impact of Indian soft power on American leaders and people, relative stability of Indian political and economic system necessary for bilateral trade and investment and alignment of

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  • It’s when not if China’s Middle Eastern tightrope snaps0

    By James M. Dorsey 12 November 2019 A podcast version of this story is available on Soundcloud, Itunes, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, Spreaker, Pocket Casts, Tumblr, Podbean, Audecibel, Patreon and Castbox. China is manoeuvring to avoid being sucked into the Middle East’s numerous disputes amid mounting debate in Beijing on whether the People’s Republic will be

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  • Rohingya Crisis – No solution is in sight0

    By Anisur Rahman* 11 November 2019 Despite continuous promises, Myanmar has not taken back a single Rohingyan refugee to their home since the latest crisis began in 2017, Bangladesh foreign minister Abdul Momen categorically informed the journalists at a function held in Kolkata, India on 2nd November. And an end of the plight of the

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  • SC Verdict: What if Ram temple was demolished in 1992 instead of Babri Masjid?0

    By Abhay Kumar, The Milli Gazette Online Nov 11, 2019 What if the Ram temple were demolished on December 6, 1992 instead of the Babri mosque in Ayodhya? Do you think the Supreme Court judgement would have been the same?  Do you think the demolished structure would have been given to the party that was

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  • Religious profile of today’s Pakistani Sindh Province0

    by Rajkumar Singh 11 November 2019 Sindh is one of the four main provinces of modern Pakistan having an area of 140,914 km and 47,886,051 population according to the census held in 2017. Others alike, it is a state of the federal parliamentary republic, more or less at a similar system of government with a

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  • Securing South Asia Through Regional Economic Integration0

    Afghanistan is pushing for the vision of SAARC to become reality at long last. By M. Ashraf Haidari November 09, 2019 The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a conference on “Regional Economic Integration: A Catalyst for Socioeconomic Prosperity in South Asia.” I welcomed this timely forum. Afghanistan, a

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  • Scheduled caste: Revisiting the Old Friend: Reservation Policy in 20190

    “Brothers and Sisters, You cannot build anything on the foundation of caste. You cannot build up a nation; you cannot build up a morality. Anything you will build on the foundation of caste will crack and will never be a whole.”  ( 2002 publication of Annihilation of Caste, page 202. Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Writings and

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  • The Islamic State Will Outlive Baghdadi. Afghanistan Shows How.0

    The Islamic State-Khorasan offers a powerful case study of the militant group’s ability to create autonomous affiliates that flourish and endure. BY MICHAEL KUGELMAN | NOVEMBER 8, 2019 Acouple of years ago, a conspiracy theory emerged alleging that the United States was backing the Islamic State in Afghanistan. It had a curious mix of propagators: former Afghan President

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  • Why the European Parliament Group’s Kashmir Visit Backfired on India0

    The curated visit of far-right European politicians to Kashmir was a dangerous gamble for India’s foreign policy. By Angshuman Choudhury and Prannv Dhawan November 8, 2019 On October 29, the Indian government ushered 27 Members of European Parliament (MEPs) into the Kashmir Valley, which has been in a state of lockdown since its constitutionally-guaranteed partial

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  • Salvaging international law: The best of bad options0

    By James M. Dorsey 8 November 2019 A podcast version of this story is available on Soundcloud, Itunes, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, Spreaker, Pocket Casts, Tumblr, Podbean, Audecibel, Patreon and Castbox. These are uncertain times with trade wars, regional conflicts and increased abuse of human and minority rights pockmarking the transition from a unipolar to a

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