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  • India’s diminishing democracy: Narendra Modi threatens to turn India into a one-party state0

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    • November 29, 2020

    An increasingly dominant prime minister and the ongoing erosion of checks and balances Briefing Nov 28th 2020 edition  The Economist Nov 28th 2020 DELHI   In early november justices at India’s Supreme Court turned their attention to an urgent plea. Arnab Goswami, a prominent journalist, had been dragged from his home and hurled into jail. Government

  • Why I’m Losing Hope in India0

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    • November 29, 2020

    By Andy Mukherjee November 27, 2020   Nariman Point, Mumbai, 2015. Photo: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg My generation of Indians has often been disappointed in our country, and we have sometimes despaired about the direction it was taking, but it’s been impossible for us to stop hoping. Our own past has trained us to see the silver

  • Shocking Silence: The Assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh0

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    • November 29, 2020

    by Romi Mahajan — November 29, 2020 Countercurrents.org   Where is the statement of outrage? Where is the statement of solidarity? Where is anything? The assassination of Iranian physicist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh should merit a massive response from the world’s scientific community but as far as this author has seen, no scientific organization has issued a statement of

  • Kashmir and Article 370: A Salable Product for BJP During Elections0

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    • November 29, 2020

    by Pardeep Singh Bali — November 29, 2020 Countercurrents.org Imagine, you are in the spiritual capital of Andhra Pradesh- Tirupati and a local guide is selling you pictures of Dal Lake Srinagar or for instance you are in Arunachal Pradesh – Ziro, a beautiful town that has been a world heritage site certified by UNESCO and is

  • NSA-Level Trilateral Dialogue Expands Scope Beyond Maritime Security0

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    • November 29, 2020

    The three countries were meeting after a gap of six years, with the long delay attributed to the strained relations between India and Maldives during the presidency of Abdulla Yameen. NSA Ajit Doval, Sri Lankan Defence Secretary Major General (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne and Maldives Foreign Minister Mariya Didi during the signing of minutes after a

  • Afghanistan, home to the heroin trade, moves into meth0

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    • November 28, 2020

    By Secunder Kermani BBC News 29 November 2020 IMAGE COPYRIGHTGETTY IMAGESimage captionA rehabilitation centre in Kabul is treating Afghans addicted to meth Underneath a busy bridge in Kabul, among piles of discarded rubbish and a stream of filthy water, lives a drug-ravaged community of homeless men. “It’s no place for a human being,” said Khudadad,

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  • ‘I Still Believe the Left Can be the Alternative’: Soumitra Chatterjee

    I am surprised that the man who was in power in Gujarat during the horrific riots of 2002 is now the man on the throne of India. Perhaps people can’t see a powerful alternative. Or they are unable to understand the toxic nature of this politics. Soumitra Chatterjee 19 Nov 2020 Soumitra Chatterjee. | Image

  • Banana Republicanism

    whitehouse.gov   by William Milam   November 13, 2020 Well, the election is over—or at least the vote is almost completely counted, and there is no mystery about who came out on top. Today’s count shows that Joe Biden got 5 million more votes than Donald Trump and now has 290 electoral college votes, which is 20

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