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  • Bangladesh PM is spared hard questions0

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    • October 11, 2019

    Journalists at Sheikh Hasina’s press conferences fail to hold her accountable on pressing issues at home and abroad By Faisal Mahmud 11 October 2019 Throughout her three consecutive tenures spanning more than a decade, Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has never turned away from the news media. She has not flinched from any query thrown

  • The Kashmir BDC Polls Are of the BJP, by the BJP and for the BJP0

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    • October 11, 2019

    All parties have opted out of the elections and called its timing a mockery of democracy. A view of Srinagar’s Lal Chowk on Wednesday (October 9). Photo: PTIMudasir AhmadCommunalismGovernmentPoliticsRights12 hours ago Srinagar: It is an election like never before. Politicians are in jail and their parties are in disarray. Come October 24, Kashmir will see

  • Has the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Stalled?0

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    • October 10, 2019

    In a break from earlier feverish optimism, discussions about the CPEC have become more muted in Pakistan. By Muhammad Akbar Notezai for The Diplomat October 07, 2019 Since the announcement of the multibillion-dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, Pakistani officials have been over-excited about its potential success. Day and night, the mainstream Pakistani media has

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  • How India’s Regional Policy Could Impact Next General Elections0

    March 13, 2019 By Luciane Noronha M. de Oliveira During the 2013 pre-general elections rallies, foreign policy was not one of the main topics for Narendra Modi. However, after nearly 5 years of tenure, it is safe to say that he was one of the most important prime ministers of India’s post-independente period when it

  • Learning to live with Pakistan – terrorism and worse?0

    The broad arguments for the war-psyche in India just now are based on the incontrovertible belief that Pakistan, whether Deep State or not, is incorrigible. N Sathiya Moorthy  11 March 2018  Post-Pulwama terror attack and subsequent air-strikes, an air of hyper-nationalism is getting increasingly ventilated, by a section of the political class and also the

  • Sri Lanka: To Geneva, thru Mannar and Jaffna?0

    N Sathiya Moorthy 11 March 2019 Reports that TNA’s Mullaitivu District MP, Nirmalanathan Sivamohan, wants the ‘Mannar mass-grave samples’ sent to a second lab for testing after one in Florida, US, has certified their age between mid-fifteenth to mid-eighteenth century, may require the party to clarify its position in the matter. Maybe, there is also

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    US government in a hurry to get new sub-hunting helicopters into the hands of the Indian Navy by Dave Makichuk May 20, 2020 To say the Pentagon is concerned about China’s military expansion would be an understatement — just ask the Indian Navy. According to a report by Paul McLeary for Breaking Defense, the US

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