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  • Some deft ‘Modiplomacy’ at G7, but Kashmir handling a challenge0

    The Kashmir issue may have been handled deftly at the global politico-diplomatic level, but the abiding challenge for India remains domestic, writes C Uday Bhaskar for South Asia Monitor By C Uday Bhaskar AUG 27, 2019 The G7 meeting of the world’s seven most industrialised nations in Biarritz, France, had a special relevance for India

  • Trump: India, Pakistan Can Handle Kashmir Dispute Alone0

    August 26, 2019 U.S. President Donald Trump has said that India and Pakistan could handle their dispute over Kashmir on their own but that he was there should they need him to mediate. Trump discussed the matter with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 26 on the sidelines of a summit of Group of

  • Two Years After Rohingya Influx, Tensions Rise in Bangladesh0

    By Sunil Barua and Kamran Reza Chowdhury Aug 25, 2019 Tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees rallied in southeastern Bangladesh on Sunday to mark the second anniversary of violence that caused three quarters of a million people to flee Myanmar, as officials in Dhaka blasted the neighboring country over the latest failed repatriation bid. Rohingya

  • Kolkata Police: Indian Leader of JMB Militant Group Arrested0

    By Poritosh Paul on Aug 26, 2019 A police special task force in Kolkata arrested a leader of the banned Islamic outfit Jamaat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), a police official told reporters on Monday. Suspect Md Ejaz Ahmad, 30, was arrested in India’s Bihar province Monday morning, task force joint commissioner Shuvankar Sinha Sarker told reporters.

  • In Kashmir, Government’s Priority Should be to Protect Civil Liberties0

    August 26, 2019 Blacking Out Communication Channels is a Form of Collective Punishment that Cripples Daily Lives and Economic ActivitiesPublished in Scroll.In  “The number you have called has been temporarily disconnected,” is the message I hear every time I dial my friend’s phone in Srinagar. My friend remains unreachable for the 21st day on Monday. On

  • The failed Rohingya repatriation bid0

    The Financial Express editorial August 25, 2019 The latest bid to break the stalemate over repatriation of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar has failed. None of the families selected through interviews for repatriation turned up to board the vehicles that had been kept waiting. An environment of uncertainty loomed large over the repatriation bid since the

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