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  • Sir Syed, Muslim Nationalism and Kashmir0

    By: Aabid Rehman Pala         16/3/2018 You would come across many people in your life who at times would save you from somebody’s wrath but very few who would then be concerned about your well being and then put you on the right path. Sir Syed Ahmad Khan was one among the few.

  • Efforts to rewrite Indian history worry Christians, Muslims0

    Government committee set up to prove Hindus are direct descendants of the country’s first inhabitants The Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was commissioned in 1632 by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. There are fears that if Hindu hardliners get their way, the history of India’s Muslims will focus on them as being invaders. (Photo from

  • Troubled Myanmar’s economy loses its shine0

    Rising inflation, ethnic conflict are among challenges impeding the potential of ‘Asia’s last frontier’ Workers offload gravel from boats moored on the Irrawaddy River in Bagan in this file photo taken on Nov. 28, 2016. (Photo by Dale De La Rey/AFP) Ate Hoekstra, Yangon  Myanmar March 15, 2018 It’s 5 o’clock in the afternoon when thousands

  • Jinnah: India-Partition-Independence is a book written by Jaswant Singh0

          After writing the book, this high-ranking politician of the Hindu-revivalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) created controversy both within his party and throughout India.  Between 1998 and 2004, while in the Union cabinet, Singh was in charge of External Affairs, Defence and the Finance Ministry of India. Following the 2004 elections, the BJP

  • India’s pro-Hindu party wins over Christian-led states0

    Critics say national poll results could be different as BJP’s victory in three ‘hostile’ regions only lightweight wins Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, centre, gestures as he is welcomed by his party members upon arriving for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) parliamentary meeting in New Delhi on March 6. (Photo by Money Sharma/AFP) Nirendra Dev,

  • US-Pakistan Relations On Mend Thanks To Reward Offer0

       March 13, 2018 Arab News By Arab News By Rahimullah Yusufzai* The United States has started making a determined effort to address Pakistan’s long-standing grievances by offering reward money for information on three top Pakistani Taliban commanders currently based in Afghanistan. Last week’s move could not only placate Islamabad, but also bring it under pressure to

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  • For Whom All Does The Bell Tolls, When, Why And For How Long?0

    N. Sathiya Moorthy The Holiday Season sets the mood for rejoicing and relaxing, but anyone in his senses and decision-making positions in this country cannot be doing that. But even during the long years and decades of ethnic war(s), Sri Lanka was not known to have taken a holiday from those holidays, just as the

  • Unresolved issues0

    Javeed Bin Nabi Ever since 1947 partition of British India, Kashmir has always dominated the regional and national psyche. The partition of British India which divided the subcontinent into two big ideologies, cultures and created two rival countries and vying for control over Kashmir has caused immense damage to the economy of Kashmir as well

  • A Brief History of Arakan: From Kingdom to a Colony

    A Brief History of Arakan: From Kingdom to a Colony0

      Abid Bahar On December 31st, 2011, Arakanese Diaspora marked its 227th anniversary of the fall of the great Arakanese medieval kingdom. Arakan’s powerful kingdom was established by King Noromikhla. Arakanese nationals didn’t forget, in 1784 Burmese king Budapaya sent a large army led by his son who mercilessly razed the city to ground and

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