While the opposition has criticised proposals to rename roads and government departments, the BJP has argued that Kashmir does not belong to the ‘Abdullahs and Muftis’. Mudasir Ahmad 19 November 2019 Srinagar: Kashmir’s water supply department will not be called the Jal Shakti department. The Chenani-Nashri Tunnel has been named after Hindutva ideologue Syama Prasad Mookerjee.
18 November 2019 diplomatist.com Introduction : The 2800 km Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Economic Corridor (BCIM-EC), previously known as the Kunming Initiative, is seen as an important project connecting Kunming in China’s Yunnan Province to the Indian city of Kolkata, passing through Mandalay in Myanmar and Dhaka in Bangladesh. However, the slow progress of the project and its
Hilary Brueck Sep. 24, 2019 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was honored with a 2019 Goalkeepers award from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Tuesday evening for his bullish program to end open defecation across India. The “Swachh Bharat” (Clean India) toilet-building program has built over 100 million toilets across the country since 2014, according to government estimates. Human rights experts say
Dr Moonis Ahmer November 18, 2019 Balochistan tends to draw global attention because of its strategic location and enormous mineral resources. And it’s in the spotlight once again due to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Often termed a ‘game changer’, the corridor will stretch from Gwadar (a strategic port in Balochistan) to Kashgar (a city
Press Trust of India | 18 November 2019 The official advisory organisation on natural World Heritage has recommended putting the Sundarbans on a list of natural sites in danger as Bangladesh has continued implementing a coal-fired power plant project near the forest, a media report said on Saturday. The World Heritage Committee of 21 governments
Sumit Ganguly, Indiana University 18 November 2019 A five-judge panel of the Indian Supreme Court has delivered its much-awaited verdict on the destruction of the Babri Masjid, a 16th-century mosque in the town of Ayodhya in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The court case had been lodged after a mob of Hindu zealots
by Dr. Manoj Kumar Mishra 27 July 2019 Considering evolution of Bhutan has reached a particular stage of modernity, the article broadly discusses the problems that a modern state brings with it. The concept of modern state is defined by the normative changes that modernity brings with it, namely belief in science and reason and
by Ali Riaz 27 July 2019 Although there is no universally accepted definition of the term governance, it has become a buzzword since the 1980s. Policymakers and academics seem to agree that governance is fundamental to both economic and social development and that it cannot be left to governments alone. Over the past decades, the
by Nilofar Suhrawardy 27 July 2019 Give a thought, if a husband is declared a criminal by his wife and sent to prison on account of his having tried divorcing her by pronouncing talaq thrice in one sitting, what would he do? Talaq means divorce. The much-debated about controversial Triple Talaq Bill lacks clarity on
Michael Kugelman Friday, July 26, 2019 Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan enjoyed a warm visit to Washington this week, with his hosts, from President Donald Trump to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Sen. Lindsey Graham, all affirming the importance in particular of cooperation between the U.S. and Pakistan in Afghanistan. For a Pakistani government
by Prannv Dhawan and Bhaskar Kumar Jul 25, 2019 The inevitable fall of the troubled Congress-JD(S) coalition government in Karnataka was precipitated after a long-delayed and controversial trust vote on Tuesday. This occurred after the long-drawn political and legal contest in the state Assembly, the Supreme Court, the media and the public domain in general.
by Rajkumar Singh 25 July 2019 Keeping in view a variety of factors President Barack Obama in an interview in February 2009, admitted that the US had lost focus of its goals in Afghanistan and therefore, needed a set clear policy objectives before coming up with a plan to bring American troops home. The new
by Taj Hashmi 18 June 2020 We know things are not going well in regards to India’s relationship with China. On 5th/6th May, China captured around sixty square kilometre of Indian territory in the Galwan Valley in Ladakh, which is strategically important to all the three countries in the region, China, India, and Pakistan. On 14th/15th
by Ajmal Sobhan 17 June 2020 When Minhaz Khan passed away three weeks back in Dhaka, he had been terminally ill for a few years. With advanced Parkinson’s disease, he had been living under the care of a live-in nurse in his own home. He was dependent on the nurse for feeding, bodily functions, and