• Redefining the secular mode for India0

    By Romila Thapar   18/1/2018 17 January 2018 India needs to own its historical secularism, rather than reject it as an alien concept, to move the country towards more just governance. Flickr / M. Aditya Bharadwaj Let us begin with the assumption that we want a secular society in India. How then would one define it?

  • Afghan army to collapse in six months without US help: Ghani0

      Anwar IqbalUpdated January 18, 2018 WASHINGTON: President Ashraf Ghani has said that the Afghan National Army will not last more than six months without US support and the Afghan government will also collapse. Mr Ghani acknowledged his government’s almost absolute dependence on Washington in an interview to a television show CBS 60 Minutes, broadcast

  • Trade agreement: Pakistan for FTA with Pacific South East nations0

    -Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal ______ Pakistan aims initiate negotiations with Pacific and South East Asian nations on a proposed Free Trade Agreement (FTA) to enhance multilateral trade. Japan, Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines in the Pacific region are among the countries in the list to start a dialogue on Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) which will pave

  • State, Secrecy And CPEC0

    December 1, 2017 By Sadia Kazmi Ever since the inception of the idea of CPEC, it has been embroiled in controversies with regards to its viability, alleged provincial preferences, never-ending debate about cost and benefit and above all for the lack of transparency. Intentionally or unintentionally, the ruling party in the Government has resorted to

  • Rights Groups Criticize Enforced Disappearances in Bangladesh0

     Last Updated: November 29, 2017 Maaz Hussain Bangladeshi human rights group Odhikar activists and volunteers demonstrating against enforced disappearances in the country on the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances in Khulna, Bangladesh Aug. 30, 2017. Share Hazera Khatun says she has spent every day for the last four years praying for the

  • Bangladesh says agreed with Myanmar for UNHCR to assist Rohingya’s return0

    Ruma Paul DHAKA (Reuters) – Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed to take help from the U.N. refugee agency to safely repatriate hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who had fled violence in Myanmar, Bangladesh said on Saturday. Rohingya refugees wait at a relief centre after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in the Teknaf area, Bangladesh, November

  • A Sustainable Solution with the National Offshore Wind Energy Policy0

    With India signing the Paris Agreement and the Government unveiling an ambitious plan to generate 100 Giga Watts (GW) of electricity from solar energy, India has developed a comprehensive renewable energy policy and a climate action plan to follow through. With the new policy and plan in play, wind energy has taken the back seat


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