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  • Political cricketism: India’s joint IPL cricketism looks paying off0

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    • November 27, 2017

    -Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal November 27, 2017 India is now making itself in India perhaps in a big way with the help of paid cricketers from abroad. In its strenuous efforts to promote Indian prestige, by hook or crook, India has finally managed to bring the international cricket to its regional level. BCCI dictates its

  • ‘Two Leaves’ case highlights need for updated law on party splits0

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    • November 27, 2017

    ‘Two Leaves’ case highlights need for updated law on party splits   N Sathiya Moorthy, November 27, 2017 The ‘AIADMK symbol issue’ may be a fit case for the courts and the legislature to provide for a new law for application in similar fluid, dynamic political situations, says N Sathiya Moorthy. Now that the Election Commission has

  • Myanmar Is Not a Simple Morality Tale0

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    • November 27, 2017

    Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees, like the people in this makeshift camp in September, are displaced in Bangladesh. Credit Tomas Munita for The New York Times Myanmar Is Not aSimple Morality Tale The West made a saint of Daw Aung San SuuKyi. The Rohingya crisis revealed a politician. Roger Cohen NOV. 25, 2017 NAYPYIDAW,

  • Bangladesh PM claims ‘forced disappearances take place in UK and US’0

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    • November 26, 2017

    Sheikh Hasina appears to conflate media reports on missing persons data with forced disappearances  Sheikh Hasina: ‘As per statistics of 2009, 275,000 British citizens disappeared. Of them, the whereabouts of 20,000 is not known. If you consider America, the situation is even worse.’ Photograph: AM Ahad/AP Michael Safi Saturday 25 November 2017 00.00 ESTLast modified on Saturday

  • Rohingya must be consulted before repatriation0

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    • November 26, 2017

    by Adam Bemma 25 Nov 2017 Rohingya refugees are living in squalor in camps in Bangladesh [Showkat Shafi/Al Jazeera] MORE ON ROHINGYA Rohingya refugees: ‘I do not hope to return’yesterday Is it safe for Rohingya refugees to return to Rakhine?yesterday Malaysia: A Rohingya safe haven?3 days ago Myanmar, Bangladesh sign Rohingya return deal3 days ago Kuala

  • 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

  • Five reasons India, China and other nations plan to travel to the Moon0

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    • November 25, 2017

    A view from the Apollo 11 spacecraft, showing the Earth rising above the moon’s horizon (July 1969). NASA Marc Norman, Australian National University and Penelope King, Australian National University No human has been to the Moon since 1972 and only 12 people have ever done it – all of them American men. But that list

  • Who are the Sufis and why does IS see them as threatening?0

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    • November 25, 2017

    Injured people are evacuated from the scene of a militant attack on a mosque in northern Sinai, Egypt on Nov. 24, 2017. Associated Press Peter Gottschalk, Wesleyan University Over 200 people were killed and many more injured in an attack on a Sufi mosque in Egypt’s North Sinai region on Friday. The assault began with

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  • China’s One Belt One Road Initiatives: India’s Concern and Balancing Act0

      INTRODUCTION One Belt One Road (OBOR) is China’s ambitious and expansionary project announced by Chinese government led by President Xi Jinping in 2013, instantly after elected as a President of People’s Republic of China. This policy emphasized or designed to enhance connectivity and economic interaction between countries of the three continents including Asia, Europe

  • South Asian Nuclear Problem0

    by Syed Zain Jaffery November 23, 2017 In over a decade, India has expanded its nuclear weapons capability, especially after getting a civil nuclear cooperation deal from the United States in 2008. India got this deal as result of a policy shift in the U.S. administration, and that was more likely to contain the emerging China.

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