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  • Ghaziabad Mob Assaults Muslim Man for Registering Marriage With Hindu Woman0

    Attack by right-wing goons the latest example of harassment of inter-faith couples in Uttar Pradesh. A screengrab from the video showing the assault. Credit: Twitter The Wire Staff      24 July 2018 New Delhi: A Muslim youth was assaulted on the premises of a court in Ghaziabad, allegedly by members of a right-wing Hindu

  • India: Caught In US-Iran Tangle 0

    July 24, 2018 Observer Research Foundation Trump Tantrum: US sanctions on Iran threaten to hit India’s strategic interests in West Asia By Kabir Taneja On May 8, US President Donald Trump pulled out of the much-celebrated Iran nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), saying it allowed too much leeway

  • Restraining Persia 0

    By TransConflict    July 23, 2018 There can be no new Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Iran is too much of an enigma. We do now know exactly what we are dealing with, to get involved. Instead Iran must be kept at bay. Sanctions must be maintained, to starve the government of funds to deploy

  • India’s top court steps in to check mob violence0

    Dramatic rise in the number of lynchings sparks call for authorities to create new law and mete out stiff punishments This photo taken on July 1 shows Indian women whose relatives were murdered in a lynching incident being led away from the crime scene area by villagers in Dhule district, some 330 kilometers from Mumbai.

  • South Asia Strategy Working In Afghanistan, Centcom Commander Says0

    Centcom; President Donald Trump and Gen. Joseph Votel, commander of U.S. Central Command   July 20, 2018 DoD News   By Terri Moon Cronk While the fighting continues and work remains to be done in Afghanistan, progress there shows the president’s South Asia Strategy is working, the commander of U.S. Central Command told Pentagon reporters Thursday.

  • Bangladesh Police File First Charges in 2016 Café Attack0

    Kamran Reza Chowdhury, Dhaka’ 2018-07-23 Men pray for victims on the second anniversary of a terrorist attack that targeted the Holey Artisan Bakery, at the location in Dhaka where the overnight siege and massacre took place, July 1, 2018. BenarNews More than two years after machete-wielding militants massacred hostages at an upscale café in Dhaka, police filed

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  • WHY NOT REFERENDUM ON STERLITE COPPER PROJECT IN TUTICORIN, INDIA?0

    by N.S. Venkataraman           28/5/2018 Protest against Sterlite copper project in Tamil Nadu, India which resulted in violence and the subsequent decision to close down the unit by the state government has been widely reported all over the world and has caused concern amongst the investors. In recent times, some industrial projects,

  • India: The common thread running through TN protests0

      N Sathiya Moorthy, 28 May 2018  In the circumstances, an independent probe alone would establish the truth, starting from Koodangulam. It is more so in the case of Marina violence over Jallikattu, which may even at this late hour hold a candle to the events and developments in Thoothukudi, says  N Sathiya Moorthy. Given a chance,

  • Sri Lanka: Holding the flock together or what0

      N Sathiya Moorthy,  28 May 2018 Reports that ruling UNP ‘Leader’ and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe held at least one round of talks with the existing allies of the loosely-knit United National Front (UNF) part of the present government combine makes for interesting reading. If the talks were to lead to the UNP-UNF obtaining

  • Why does India want CBMs surrounding Pakistan’s naval developments?0

    by Uzge S. Saleem       27/5/2018 In 2017, India tested its Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM) from a nuclear-powered submarine. India did not realize that the move had somehow destabilized the region, it did not feel guilty of taking the war into the Indian Ocean, and it did not hear anything over the triumph

  • Pakistan – Youm-e-Takbeer: History and Significance0

    Asma Khalid      27/5/2018 28th May this year marks the 20th anniversary of the historical moment when Pakistan successfully detonated nuclear devices in the Chagai district, Balochistan; and joined the prestigious club of nuclear weapon states. Pakistan was compelled to test the atomic weapon in response to a series of nuclear tests by India

  • Modi vs rest of India0

      N Sathiya Moorthy  27 May 2018   Whoever has lamented the BJP losing the chance to rule Karnataka despite being the ‘single-largest party’ do not know the nation’s political past over the decades – or, they do not want to remember. Among them, whoever believes that the party leadership should not have rushed through ministry-formation

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