By Arshad Alam, New Age Islam 14 February 2018 How should we understand the ongoing parleys between two of the most established religious and mediatised scholars of Muslims and Hindus over resolving the Babri Masjid-Ram Janambhoomi dispute? Before going any further, let me frankly state that the resolution of any dispute between Muslims
February 14, 2018 By Mohammad Shoaib Haidary FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInEmailPrintShare For a war-torn country like Afghanistan, where a fresh wave of Taliban attacks in the last month alone left scores of civilians dead and the capital still grieving, renewing peace negotiations with anti-government groups seems like it would be welcome news. However, that depends on who you
By Mudasir Ahmad on 13/02/2018 Tral, the native town of the slain militant commander Burhan Wani, lost a father-son duo in the latest militant attack on an Army base camp. A makeshift place prepared for wudu – an Islamic procedure for washing parts of the body of Mohammad Iqbal and his father before their burial.
Dawn.com February 14, 2018 Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has said that any unilateral action by the United States in Pakistan will not only bring the bilateral relations to an irreparable stage but also be counterproductive. During an interview to CNN on Tuesday, he said, “Any unilateral action in Pakistan will be a red line for Pakistan. Pakistanis are dignified people.
Rajapaksa calls for ruling coalition to dissolve parliament after his party’s landslide victory in local elections Mahinda Rajapaksa addresses a press conference with his party leaders on Feb. 12 in Colombo. He called on the government to dissolve parliament immediately. (Photo by S. Kumar) Quintus Colombage, Colombo Sri Lanka February 13, 2018 Sri Lanka’s political landscape has been
Archbishop in Madhya Pradesh accuses militants of trying to impose their own distorted view of nationalism on others Police question young Hindus outside St. Mary’s College in Madhya Pradesh state on Jan. 4 after they tried to stage a nationalistic ritual inside the Catholic college. (Photo provided) Saji Thomas, Bhopal India February 13, 2018 Hindu hardliners have
By Romila Thapar 18/1/2018 17 January 2018 India needs to own its historical secularism, rather than reject it as an alien concept, to move the country towards more just governance. Flickr / M. Aditya Bharadwaj Let us begin with the assumption that we want a secular society in India. How then would one define it?
F R Chowdhury 17.1.2018 Donald Trump had a simple and easy slogan for his election campaign – MAGA – make America great again. Many think that Trump was trying to refer to Barrack Obama presidency period as a dark chapter and promised to bring back the white supremacy again. Obama is not only black, but
U.S. secretary of state Rex Tillerson and his Canadian counterpart Chrystia Freeland made the announcement of Vancouver dialogue to take place on 16 January in order to deal with North Korean (DPRK) nuclear crisis. Countries like South Korea and Japan are also participating as they are directly under threat from DPRK. Astonishingly, India is pitching in the conference
By Hari Prasad Shrestha Proper execution of federalism is of utmost importance agenda for prosperity in Nepal. The country has been devastated by great earthquake and reconstruction of infrastructures need great attention for its timely completion. It is necessary to increase employment opportunities for the population of the country and to work abroad through growth
by Syed Zain Jaffery 15/1/2018 North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in his 2018 New Year’s address proudly declared, “The entire mainland of the US is within the range of our nuclear weapons, and the nuclear button is always on the desk of my office.” The US president Trump immediately took to the twitter, his favorite
by Asma Khalid 15/1/2018 The supreme art of war is to subdue enemy without fighting: Sun Tzu Deterrence equilibrium in South Asia serves as an assurance for peace and stability in the region. The strategic significance of nuclear weapon in the South Asian security equation is undeniable because these weapons reduce the chances of
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