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  • Unlearnt lessons from UP0

    N Sathiya Moorthy, ‘Provoke’, Chennai, April 27, 2017  Prime Minister Narendra Modi has to start a talent hunt for spotting new ministers if the BJP wants to present itself as a future government in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, says N Sathiya Moorthy Once again, pollsters and political pundits have got it wrong. Why, even Prime Minister Narendra

  • Why Is China Renaming Seemingly Unimportant Places in Arunachal Pradesh?0

    BY MANOJ JOSHI Two of the six spots renamed could be of significance, but the other four are simply points on a map. Is there a method behind this that we cannot discern at the moment? A signboard is seen from the Indian side of the Indo-China border at Bumla, in the northeastern Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh.

  • China to assert claims of disputed areas with India0

    By Kerry Garner The China Daily said “playing the Dalai Lama card” was never a wise choice for New Delhi. “If India wants to continue this petty game, it will only end up in paying dearly for it”, the article ends. China claims the state as “South Tibet”. India will pay “dearly” if it continues

  • India reaffirms Tibet policies, China ties after leader’s trip to Arunachal0

      Monday, 24 April 2017 Molly Lortie, Tibet Post International   Dharamshala — Following His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s trip to the contested territory, Arunachal Pradesh, and accusations from China that India has violated its commitments and put border dispute settlements at risk, the Indian government has made assertions that there is no change in

  • Nepal: Tension Building As Govt Readies Local Elections0

    By Hari Bansh Jha* In Nepal, the political atmosphere is rife with tensions on the issue of holding local level elections next month. The Madheshis, Tharus and other Janajati (indigenous) groups who form bulk of the nation’s total population have vowed to disrupt the elections as it intends to give legitimacy to new Nepalese constitution

  • Disaster Preparedness and Response During Political Transition in Nepal0

    Two years ago, the 7.8 magnitude Gorkha Earthquake struck Nepal’s densely populated Kathmandu Valley, followed by a second quake on May 12, leaving 9,000 people dead, 22,000 injured, and a tenth of the population, 3.5 million people, homeless. In response, the Nepali government, army, and civil society mobilized to help the survivors, joined by an outpouring

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  • Bangladesh And The Political Chess Game

    “Chess is a war over the board. The object is to crush the opponent’s mind.” ~Bobby Fischer, World Chess Champion. Sheikh Hasina Wajed is known not to accept any objections or opposition, so much so that any form an opposition has disappeared out of sight from the Bangladeshi political stage. She and her party, the

  • Bangladesh: Sheikh Hasina’s Fear of Fall is The Issue

    “Fear cuts deeper than swords.” ― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones by R Chowdhury 13 July 2019 Dan Brown of The Da Vinci Code fame said, “Men go far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire.” That describes Sheikh Hasina Wazed, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh today.

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