• Tamil Nadu politics: Will factions end the crisis in AIADMK and focus on governance?0

    -Dr. Abdul Ruff Governance in Tamil Nadu is standstill and in reverse gear with two factions fighting an almost street fight, making the life of common people miserable. As a mere stunt, the Palanisamy government makes announcements of allocation of money for projects but nothing is happing on the ground.  Possibly the middlemen from the

  • 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


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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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