• Meeting Dina Wadia on Madison Avenue0

    By Andrew Whitehead on 03/11/2017 There was something remarkable about her – and with her passing, just about the last remaining link with South Asia’s independence era leaders has been broken. Dina Wadia. Credit: Andrew Whitehead’s blog Dina Wadia died on Thursday at the impressive age of 98. She was the only child of Muhammad

  • Hindutva makes Apex Court also a party to Babri Mosque dispute!0

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    • November 3, 2017

    by Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal November 3, 2017 December 06 shall remain a memorable terror day in the life and future of India where majority Hindus on the strength of their numbers and governments, insult, injury and attack Islam and have also destroyed Historic Babri Mosque- a place of Islamic worship. Indian Constitution provides for

  • 22 October 1993 Anniversary: When Bijbehara Turned Red0

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    • November 3, 2017

    Dr. Reyaz Ahmad Ganaie It was Friday 22nd October 1993, the 8th consecutive day of the constant siege laid by the Indian security forces around the Holy Shrine at Hazratbal Srinagar. As the whole valley was observing Protest strike on 8th successive day, Massive peaceful demonstrations were being held throughout the valley against the siege.


      In recent times India has resorted to massive military buildup in both conventional and nuclear domains. Indo-US nexus has further bolstered India’s modernization drive. The Indo-US nuclear deal and Indo-US strategic partnership facilitate India’s military buildup that in turn increases security challenges for Pakistan. India’s economy is eight times larger than that of Pakistan.

  • Gulf crisis: Soccer trumps politics0

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    • November 3, 2017

    By James M. Dorsey A target of massive Saudi investment, the Maldives severed diplomatic relations with Qatar hours after a Saudi-UAE-led alliance of largely financially dependent states declared in June an economic and diplomatic boycott of the Gulf state. That didn’t stop the Football Federation of Maldives from signing a cooperation agreement with its Qatari

  • Aung San Suu Kyi Makes First Visit to Rohingya Conflict Zone in Myanmar0

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    • November 2, 2017

    By HANNAH BEECH  NOV. 2, 2017  Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, who leads Myanmar’s civilian government, arriving on Thursday in Sittwe, the capital of Rakhine State. Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled a campaign of violence carried out by Myanmar’s military in Rakhine. Credit Reuters BANGKOK — For the first time since Myanmar’s military


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  • As an Indian, I am not proud: Amartya Sen

    August 20, 2019 Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen on Monday criticised the Narendra Modi-led administration’s decision to revoke Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and split the region into two Union Territories, NDTV reported. “I don’t think ultimately you will have any resolution in Kashmir without democracy,” the 85-year-old economist said, adding that the Centre’s decision

  • Was India Behind 2009 Border Guards Massacre in Bangladesh?

    August 17, 2019 B.Z. Khasru Public speculation by many, including the prime minister herself, termed the tragedy as an external conspiracy. One explanation for the mutiny was that the rebel soldiers opened fire on their officers when they dismissed appeals for better pay. The viciousness of the mutiny convinced many Bangladeshis that something more than

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