• Sri Lankan Muslims targeted after Easter attack0

    Muslims are living in permanent terror in areas that have come under mob attack in aftermath of assault where 250 people were killed By Aritry Das 9 July 2019 Sri Lanka’s minority Muslim community is being targeted and persecuted in the aftermath of the Easter bombings, carried out by a local ISIS terrorist cell, in

  • Fallen idol; The life and death of a Pakistani social-media star0

    Qandeel Baloch’s tragic story is evidence of both progress and its limits Print edition | Books and arts The Economist Jul 4th 2019 A Woman Like Her: The Short Life of Qandeel Baloch. By Sanam Maher. Bloomsbury; 336 pages; £16.99. IN EARLY 2017 the Herald, a leading English-language news magazine in Pakistan, conducted its annual

  • Thirsty Indian cities have a management problem, not a water problem0

    Chennai, the sixth-biggest, is needlessly parched The Economist Jul 4th 2019 | CHENNAI BETWEEN DECEMBER and June the largest reservoir supplying Chennai, India’s sixth-biggest city, shrivelled and then vanished. From the window of a plane, darker patches suggest Puzhal Lake still holds some water. Close up, the “water” turns out to be just a different

  • UN blasts India, Pakistan over Kashmir inaction0

    08 Jul 2019 GENEVA: The UN rights office hammered India and Pakistan on Monday (Jul 8) for failing to improve the situation in Kashmir, while renewing calls for an international probe into violations in the disputed Himalayan region. Kashmir, ruled in part but claimed in full by both countries, has suffered decades of unrest with

  • India: Pilgrimage safety measures in Kashmir irk Muslim majority0

    Pilgrimage safety measures in Kashmir irk Muslim majority Travel ban in Indian state in response to militant attacks on Hindu temple pilgrims is hurting local people, critics say reporter, Srinagar July 8, 2019 Indian government assistance for Hindus to conduct an annual pilgrimage to a cave temple in northern Jammu and Kashmir state has

  • Is India’s Nagaland Peace Process Nearing a Breakthrough?0

    Situation Reports – July 8, 2019 By Michael Hart Since the 1950s in India’s remote northeast, ethnic Naga insurgents along the border with Myanmar have fought the central government for either full independence or greater autonomy. During that time, the movement has been characterized by splits, infighting and failed peace agreements, while major outbreaks of


  • The threat of ISIS in Afghanistan: Continuing Blame game and the Afghan Peace Process0

    An Islamic State fighter, second from right, speaking to a journalist after surrendering in Jowzjan Province, in northern Afghanistan, on Wednesday.CreditCreditAssociated Press   Dr. Manoj Kumar Mishra, Lecturer in Political Science, S.V.M. Autonomous College, Odisha, India. Previously worked as the Programme Coordinator, School of International Studies, Ravenshaw University, Odisha, India. While Lt. Col. Martin O’Donnell

  • Stalin’s dream for now is to ward off BJP’s kiss of death0

    N Sathiya Moorthy  28 August 2018   Why did the DMK’s newly-anointed president single out the saffron party in his acceptance speech? Wary of how its alliance with the BJP in the past had cost it votes, the party is determined to steer clear of any harm by association, says N Sathiya Moorthy.   In invoking American civil

  • Agriculture a Boon for Pakistan’s Economy and CPEC0

    by Qura tul ain Hafeez         30 August 2o18 Agriculture comprises a big chunk of Pakistan’s economy. A bulk of Pakistan’s population implicitly or explicitly relies on this sector. According to Pakistan’s Statistical Bureau, 24 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is contributed in the national economy through agricultural sector. It constitutes 43%

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  • Security Threats in South Asia: China’s Revised Assessment

    by Mian Hameed 1 June 2020 Wisdom in my younger life was an unknown entity to me. In due course, I was able to fine-tune a process to gain wisdom. Though I am of no consequence here, the wisdom of the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi has implications for India. Here, I will not


    By: Barrister Pirzada Aurang Zaib 27 May 2020 ‘You are free to go to your temples; you are free to go to your mosques or to any other place of worship in this state of Pakistan. You may belong to any religion or caste or creed that has nothing to do with the business of

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