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  • India-Maldives Relations: A Tale Of Two Concerns0

    By N Manoharan Though small, the Maldives is India’s important neighbour. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi called the Maldives “a valued partner in the Indian Ocean neighbourhood” and said India-Maldives “ties are built on a very strong foundation” the contours of which “are defined by shared strategic, security, economic and developmental goals.” However, the bilateral

  • Amit Shah’s temple visit shows up BJP, EPS ties for what it’s worth0

      N Sathiya Moorthy Even without Shah’s TN visit and the rest, the increasing bonhomie between the BJP and the AIADMK factions in the state have become more visible than ever before in the post-Jaya era, says N Sathiya Moorthy. Despite loud protests to the contrary, Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah’s visit to the Sri

  • The new geopolitics of the Uyghur movement0

    By Giancarlo Elia Valori Jun 28, 2017 Recently the Uyghur organizations abroad are increasing pressures to convey the image of China as a “State of torture”. We do no certainly want to deny that the Muslim population in Xinjiang, which at the time of Mao’s Long March was simply called “the Western Region”, does not

  • Amid tension in the Arab world, Qatar signs $ 12 billion deal to buy F-15 jets from the USA! Some issues!0

    28 June 2017 -Dr. Abdul Ruff The Foreign policy of President Trump is slowly but steadily working to increase its arms sale to the world.  The advantages of arms trade for the USA without any expenditure on US part are great. Upon his visit to Saudi Arabia that resulted in tensions in the Arab world

  • ASIAN NATIONS NEED TO PUT CHINA ON NOTICE0

    It is becoming increasingly apparent that China is suffering from sort of superiority obsession, imagining that  it can dominate and conquer the world and it is adequately clever to do so. Several acts of China in the past prove such an approach which has been well noticed by  the Asian nations, who now feel apprehensive

  • How the Recent NSG Plenary was Significant?0

    By: Maimuna Ashraf The twenty-seventh Plenary Meeting of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), an elite nuclear cartel to control nuclear commerce, which was held in Switzerland this month on 22 and 23 June 2017 ended inconclusively on the issue of non-NPT state’s membership. India was struggling to whittle away the resistance for paving the way

  • In the Heart of Nepal’s Madhes Movement0

    By Peter Gill and Bhola Paswan on 27/06/2017 The Madhesis continue to struggle to amend the constitution, even as they long to feel like they belong in Nepal. A street in the Rajbiraj bazaar. Credit: Peter Gill On June 10, the air was hot and humid in Rajbiraj, a city in Saptari District in the southeastern Terai,

  • In Junaid’s Village, an Eid Moon Felt, Not Sightedl0

    By Sehba Imam on 26/06/2017 The senseless lynching of a young boy casts a pall of gloom over not just his home but his entire village. Zaira (left), mother of fifteen year old Junaid who was lynched on a train last Saturday. Credit: PTI Khandwali (Haryana): Fifteen-year-old Junaid’s lynching in Ballabhgarh, while he was returning from his Eid shopping, had

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  • THE MINISTER IS NOT THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER; HE IS THE GOVERNMENT

    F R Chowdhury I understand that recently the Government in Bangladesh has decided that the minister in charge of a ministry shall act as the chief executive officer of the relevant ministry. This is wrong. The minister is a member of the cabinet, and so far it relates to that ministry, s/he is the government.

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