• Indian Kashmir Shuts Down Following Weekend Bloodshed0

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    • September 17, 2018

    Peerzada Mohammad Amin Srinagar, India 2018-09-17 Relatives wail over the body of Mukhtar Ahmad Malik, a soldier who was killed by suspected militants at his home in Indian Kashmir’s Kulgam district, Sept. 17, 2018. Sheikh Mashooq/BenarNews Separatist groups ordered shopkeepers in Indian Kashmir to close their businesses Monday to protest the killings of at least

  • India’s Economic Vision 2022 can lift living standards of South Asia0

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    • September 17, 2018

    It is time for the neighbouring countries to realize that if India’s GDP grows at 9% in the next 20 to 30 years, then the per capita income will also rise, from US$ 1500 to US$ 7000 per annum, according to the report by PriceWaterhouseCoopers, which will significantly enable them to reach a higher income

  • Pakistan PM to Offer Citizenship to Afghans Born in Pakistan0

    • Blog
    • September 17, 2018

    September 16, 2018        Ayaz Gul FILE – Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks to the nation in his first televised address in Islamabad, Pakistan, Aug. 19, 2018. ISLAMABAD — Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, in an unprecedented announcement Sunday, pledged to offer Pakistani citizenship to hundreds of thousands of Afghans born to refugee families

  • US, Bangladesh hold talks on trade, labour reforms0

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    • September 16, 2018

    The US and Bangladesh have discussed trade, digital economy and labour reforms at a key meeting here. Sep 16, 2018 WASHINGTON: The US and Bangladesh have discussed trade, digital economy and labour reforms at a key meeting here. The US-Bangladesh Trade and Investment Cooperation Forum Agreement (TICFA) Council held its fourth meeting in Washington on

  • Hindu nationalism ‘eroding’ India’s secular nature: US Congressional report0

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    • September 16, 2018

    Hindu nationalism has been a rising political force in India in recent decades, “eroding” its secular nature, a US Congressional report has said, asserting that social media platforms provide “both tacit and overt sanction” for rising incidents of “majoritarian violence” in the country. Sep 15, 2018 Washington: Hindu nationalism has been a rising political force

  • A Reporter’s View of Living and Working in Pakistan0

      Isambard Wilkinson’s ‘Travels in a Dervish Cloak’ is a fine example of why colonisers will continue to misunderstand the post-colonial world – because they cannot bring themselves to see those they once ruled as their equals. Much of the book is the author’s exploration of saints, tombs and practices. Credit: Wikimedia Commons Omair Ahmad   


  • False Dawn in Afghanistan?0

    A temporary Taliban truce, despite the opportunity it presents, doesn’t mean peace is about to break out anytime soon. By Michael Kugelman | June 26, 2018, 12:03 PM Kandahar Air Field on Sep. 9, 2017. (Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images) In recent days, unprecedented developments in Afghanistan have brought new hope to one of the most war-stricken


      by Mohit Musaddi      29/6/2018 Democracy has been considered to be the best form of governance. But is democracy in Bangladesh undergoing a reversal? Since gaining independence in 1971, the country has witnessed one-party dominance, flirted with a single party system, lived under military rule for more than 15 years and labored to

  • Sri Lanka; Insensitivity or worse?0

    N Sathiya Moorthy  25 June 2018 The dust may have quietly settled down as fast as it had appeared on the horizon. Yet, the insensitivity of the Sri Lankan State system to the decades-old ethnic issue stood out like a sore-thumb when President Maithiripala Sirisena swore in his SLFP-UPFA parliamentarian Kader Masthan as a Deputy Minister,

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