The LTP is the most detailed long-term plan that has ever been proposed for Pakistan, and its ramifications for the economy are deep and broad. Contrary to the image of CPEC as an enterprise involving roads and power plants, the LTP shows that the real nature of the engagement with China that is about
India’s Roads Minister Nitin Gadkari has said that the government would soon announce a policy for 15% blending of methanol in petrol, by producing methanol from coal. A few days back, Mr. Nitin Gadkari announced that he would promote urea project from human urine to reduce the import of urea fertilizers. Reading the two above
By James M. Dorsey A Chinese decision to redevelop criteria for the funding of infrastructure projects that are part of the $50 billion plus China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a key pillar of the People’s Republic’s Belt and Road Initiative, seemingly amounts to an effort to enhance the Pakistani military’s stake in the country’s economy
For medieval India history, incidents that don’t fit into an overarching Hindu versus Muslim narrative tend to be removed from popular discourse. The 1741 Maratha invasion of Bengal is one such example. Dec 21, 2015 Shoaib Daniyal Road names often have a story to tell. In Calcutta, given its long continuous history, even more so.
By Seshadri Kumar on 09/12/2017 At a time when most of the medieval world was laid waste by the brutality of the Mongol armies, Khilji kept India – and its culture and civilisation – safe. Depiction of the Mongol siege of Baghdad, 1258. credit: Wikimedia For the past month, Rajasthan has been convulsed by a
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.
F R Chowdhury Corruption comes in different forms. Corruption for money and wealth is a pervasive one. In politics, another kind of corruption is prevalent – the lust for power. Initially, they would ask for more power so that they can execute development plans more efficiently. But it does not stop there. Then it is
INDIA 2016/2017 The authorities used repressive laws to curb freedom of expression and silence critics. Human rights defenders and organizations continued to face harassment and intimidation, and vigilante cow protection groups carried out several attacks. Thousands protested against discrimination and violence faced by Dalit communities. Millions of people opposed changes to labour laws. Marginalized communities
Six-Month Human Rights Monitoring Report 2017 Bangladesh has ratified various international conventions and treaties, including the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (UN-CAT) and Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination
F R Chowdhury NO TO HATRED & VIOLENCE; YES TO PEACE & PROSPERITY F R Chowdhury The word “ISLAM” means peace. Islam does not support violence. The killing of any human being is a crime. It is a sin for which everyone will be ultimately answerable to Allah, the creator of
Sheikh Hasina has choked her grip on the citizens of Bangladesh using all kinds of rules and regulations. Bangladesh passport bill is the latest one. This law can refuse issuance or renewal of anyone’s passport if the government suspects someone to be anti-state. Mixing up the state with the government, anyone can be accused of
By James M. Dorsey Pakistan has been for at least four decades a major theatre of operations in the global struggle between Saudi Arabia and Iran for dominance in the Muslim world. The stakes for both regional powers are high given that Pakistan borders on Iran; shares with the Islamic republic the restless region