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  • Dual Debacle: Evaluating India’s Pseudo Democracy and Declining Economy0

    24th May 2020 by S. Arif India’s revisionist regime under Narendra Modi is capitalizing upon every available opportunity to take a strike against the Muslim community, discrediting the fact that they constitute the largest minority in India. The religious fanatics are employing one tactic after another to appease the Hindu majority by taking aim at

  • Pigeon is arrested in India on suspicion of being a Pakistan spy0

     The pigeon was captured near the India-Pakistan border after flying into a house  The alleged spy had been painted pink and carried a numbered ring on its foot  Police in India will keep the bird in custody until they have finished investigating By SAM BAKER FOR MAILONLINE 26 May 2020 www.dailymail.co.uk A pigeon has been handed

  • Lines on water cannot save Bay of Bengal fisheries0

    Countries along the Bay of Bengal have finalised their EEZs, but in the absence of active cooperation, fishers continue to be jailed in other countries while overfishing continues Fishing in Bangladesh’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the Bay of Bengal [image by: Mohammad Arju] Mohammad Arju, May 15, 2020 Bangladesh, India, and Myanmar have agreed

  • Cyclone Amphan leaves millions homeless in India0

    Even five days after the disaster, villages remain cut off without transport, electricity and communications Saji Thomas May 25, 2020 Thousands of Catholics are among 13 million people who have lost homes, crops and livestock after a powerful cyclone ravaged the eastern Indian coast. Some 17,000 Catholics of Baruipur Diocese in West Bengal state were among

  • China Abandons the Strategy of Persuasion and Compromise0

    IDN-InDepthNews | Analysis That Matters Viewpoint by Vijay Gokhale 25 May 2020 This article by a former Foreign Secretary of India and a former Ambassador to China first appeared on The Hindu on 20 March 2020. It is republished because of an insider’s view of the changing nature of China’s diplomacy characterised by unilateralism and

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  • NPT’s 50th Anniversary Encourages 17 Signatories To Remind Five Nuclear-Weapons States of Their Commitments0

    IDN-InDepthNews | Analysis That Matters Photo: Every five years since it entered into force in 1970, the states parties to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) have held a conference to review its operation and to come to agreement on detailed language assessing the treaty’s various provisions. Credit: Dean Calma CC: BY-SA By UN Bureau 25

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  • Indian Muslim at the Crossroads0

    by M.A. Sofi 25 May 2020 Need for looking within and catching the enemy by the jugular Notwithstanding  the  collective  wish  to  explain  it  away,  the  ugly  truth  remains  that  a malicious  campaign  has  been  underway,  at  least  over  the  past  six  years  where  Indian Muslims have been pushed to be on the receiving end

  • Sacrifice, loss and the smokescreen of morality in Kashmir0

    by Muneeb Yousuf 24 May 2020 The armed conflict in Kashmir entered into its 27th year this fall, at the time when this article was written in 2016. There are, to invoke Maya Angelou, so many layers and so many perspectives to talk about. Yet my mind drifts to something very miniature, a common man’s

  • Masterplan for Guwahati Metropolitan Area- 2025 and Sustainable Environment0

    by Pratiksha Baruah* and Rajendra Prasad Naik** 23 May 2020 ABSTRACT Urbanization is a process that leads to the growth of cities, drastically changes the characteristics of previously natural areas, causing various environmental impacts. Guwahati is blessed with rivers, waterbodies and a number of hillocks. However, rapid, unplanned and organic urban growth in Guwahati has

  • GOA STATEHOOD DAY0

    by Shri Eduardo Faleiro 23 May 2020 On May 30 we celebrate the Goa Statehood Day. Goa was liberated from the colonial rule in December 1961. After Liberation a major controversy arose as to whether it should remain a separate territory or should merge into a neighbouring State, Maharashtra or Mysore. In 1967, an Opinion

  • Bangladesh’s Covid-19 future is in the government’s hands0

    As appeared in the Netra News — নেত্র নিউজ The initial projections seem overblown, but whether they remain so depends on how the government deals with the lockdown. by David Bergman 22 May 2020 When the first epidemiological projections of the numbers of people who could die in Bangladesh from the Covid-19 virus started to

  • Dispute between Nepal and India Worsen over Territory of Kalapani0

    by Hari Prasad Shrestha 23 May 2020 In his address to the House of Representatives, Prime Minister of Nepal, KP Sharma Oli, in response to the opposition lawmakers’ queries about the government’s annual policy and program, he remembered the motto of India’s state emblem, “Satyameva Jayate” (“Only truth triumphs”), and the four-head lion figure of

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  • Indian Navy benefits from Pentagon paranoia over China

    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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