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  • India: Another Accord In Mizoram0

    April 10, 2018 SATP   By Giriraj Bhattacharjee* The Mizoram Government and the H. Zosangbera faction of the Hmar People’s Convention-Democratic (HPC-D-Zosangbera) on April 2, 2018, after six rounds of talks, signed a Memorandum of Settlement (MoS) at the State Guest House in Aizawl. The MoS was signed by Chief Secretary Arvind Ray on behalf

  • Aung San Suu Kyi’s last chance to save herself0

    Changing president and speaker are a start but she must do more with the economy and for minorities to hang onto power Newly sworn in Myanmar President Win Myint (C), State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and First Lady Cho Cho pose for a picture after an oath taking ceremony in the parliament in Naypyidaw

  • In Srinagar Hospital, Bandaged Eyes Bring Back Bad Memories of 20160

    Scores of pellet gun victims from the recent Shopian encounter are proof that despite what the state government claims, the indiscriminate weapon continues to be used in Kashmir. Mehraj Udin Wani, who was previously injured by a pellet gun. Credit: Shome Basu/The Wire Majid Maqbool    9/4/2018 Srinagar: On April 2, ward number 8 of the

  • The Nautical Dimension of India’s “Act East” Policy0

    Abhijit Singh IDSS / Conflict and Stability / Country and Region Studies / International Politics and Security / Maritime Security / Policy Reports / South Asia 09 April 2018 Introduction Over the past two decades, India’s Look East Policy (LEP) has served as New Delhi’s principal foreign policy instrument in the Asia Pacific region. Originally

  • Behind the Upsurge in Militancy in Kashmir’s Shopian0

    According to police records, 58 young boys were drawn into militancy in Shopian in the last 18 months. Of them, 21 were killed last year. Security personnel patrol a deserted street during restrictions imposed after clashes which erupted following the killing of 11 militants and one civilian in Shopian encounters, in Srinagar on Sunday. Credit:

  • Why the Commonwealth Games still matter0

    Fireworks go off at the opening ceremonies for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz Nicole W. Forrester, Ryerson University There was a buzz of excitement in the air for athletes, coaches and volunteers — and for me — when the 2018 Commonwealth Games started with spectacular opening ceremonies in

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  • Bangladesh: Will this country become Pakistan or Kashmir?

      1. A political group is spreading the perception that the country will again become Pakistan if Awami League loses control of Bangladesh. They even suggested a label “Banglastan” for this supposed nation which transforms into an improvised Pakistan in the East. But symptomatically it appears to become another Kashmir, or in a classical sense

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