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  • Composite Culture of Kashmir’s: Sufferings of Kashmiris as a Whole.0

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    • December 9, 2017

    Dr. Zahoor Ahmad Rather1, Rumana Majid2 Deecmber 9. 2017 Abstract The composite culture of Kashmir has been the concern on the part of both communities over long centuries of interaction to preserve their religious identities. A Kashmiri Pandit may be poles apart from a Kashmir Muslim about the observance of his religious practices and rituals.

  • Maldives Rushes Through Trade Pact With China Despite Opposition0

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    • December 9, 2017

    Posted:Dec 9, 2017 The Maldives government signed a free trade agreement with China during a visit to Beijing by its leader, Abdulla Yameen, it said on Friday, despite criticism from the opposition over the speed at which the deal was concluded. Under the deal – a document of more than 1,000 pages that the Maldives

  • Operationalization of Chabahar port: India’s growing diplomatic outreach0

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    • December 9, 2017

    By Gaurav Dixit When the first Indian shipment of wheat left Kandla port for Chabahar port in Iran, and then over land via Iran into Afghanistan, India silently sent multiple strong yet subtle messages to its allies and opponents across the region. The foremost being its commitment towards Afghanistan. Development of the alternative inland transit

  • On December 6, 1992, in a Small Town in Assam0

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    • December 9, 2017

    By Manash Firaq Bhattacharjee on 07/12/2017 What is a nation worth if my friend is scared of returning home? What is a religion worth if it rejoices in the humiliation of another religion? What is a nation worth if I am supposed to enjoy the misery of a dear friend? Credit: Sumeet Basak/Flickr (CC BY

  • The Babri Masjid Demolition Was Impossible Without RSS Foot-Soldiers Like These0

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    • December 9, 2017

    By Lalit Vachani on 08/12/2017 In studying the Sangh parivar for my film, I encountered the disciplined manner in which the December 6, 1992 operation was planned. Filming the boys in the RSS Nagpur branch in September 1992. Courtesy: Lalit Vachani Twenty five years after the demolition of the Babri Masjid, The Wire, through a series of articles and videos, captures how the act of

  • The Truth Behind the Gujarat Growth Model0

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    • December 9, 2017

    By Indira Hirway on 08/12/2017 After huge incentives to corporate units, the Gujarat government is left with limited funds for education, health, environment and employment for the masses. The Mundra Port in Gujarat is one of the biggest in India. Credit: Reuters What is the Gujarat model? In simple terms, it refers to a period

  • ABUSE AND MALTREATMENT OF KASHMIRI PRISONERS0

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    • December 8, 2017

    By Abdul Majid Zargar December 8. 2017 The recent incident of abuse & inhuman treatment of Kashmiri prisoners inside Tihar Jail in Delhi, once again brings into focus the utter negligence & inertia displayed by UN to enforce its own rules governing the treatment of political prisoners of around the world. In 1955, Ten years

  • What global crude oil price in 2021?0

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    • December 8, 2017

      A detailed study has been made to forecast the global crude oil price in 2021 by Nandini Consultancy Centre (www.nandinichemical.com), a chemical business research organization, based at Chennai and Singapore. The study has been conducted by a team of chemical engineers and management professionals under the leadership of Mr. Swaminathan Venkataraman, Director, Nandini Consultancy

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  • Insurance for ‘Loss and Damage’: Still an illusion for the vulnerable countries.0

    By Zulker Naeen December 1, 2017 During the last two decades, the UNFCCC focus has shifted from ‘mitigation’ to ‘mitigation and adaptation.’ And it now finally included ‘Loss and Damage’ in its current agenda. The emergence of ‘Loss and Damage’ as a focus area of the international climate policy arena is caused by the realization

  • Saudi Arabia’s Lebanon gamble may pay off0

      By James M. Dorsey Time will tell, but Saudi Arabia’s gamble to pressure Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed, Lebanese Shiite militia, by forcing Saad Hariri, the country’s prime minister, to resign, may be paying off despite widespread perceptions that the manoeuvre backfired. Broad international support for Mr. Hariri following his announcement from Riyadh in a speech

  • Gulf Crisis Creates Opportunity for Asian Nations0

    James M. Dorsey 28 Nov, 2017 The rift between the Gulf countries and Qatar has created a space for Asian countries to step in to engage with the small peninsular state. There’s a silver lining for Asian countries in the six-month old crisis in the Gulf that pits a UAE-Saudi-led alliance against Qatar. That is

  • The Slaver’s Bay: South Asia’s Educational Woes0

    by Ahmed Amin Malik November 28, 2017 Perhaps nothing defines the spirit of humanity more than its right to liberty; freedom in all its dimensions: in thought, action, speech, and imagination. This freedom is not only sacred but is also quintessential to our spirit to survive, adapt and prosper. Unfortunately, this very essence has been

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