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  • Maldives Rushes Through Trade Pact With China Despite Opposition0

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    • December 9, 2017

    Posted:Dec 9, 2017 The Maldives government signed a free trade agreement with China during a visit to Beijing by its leader, Abdulla Yameen, it said on Friday, despite criticism from the opposition over the speed at which the deal was concluded. Under the deal – a document of more than 1,000 pages that the Maldives

  • Operationalization of Chabahar port: India’s growing diplomatic outreach0

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    • December 9, 2017

    By Gaurav Dixit When the first Indian shipment of wheat left Kandla port for Chabahar port in Iran, and then over land via Iran into Afghanistan, India silently sent multiple strong yet subtle messages to its allies and opponents across the region. The foremost being its commitment towards Afghanistan. Development of the alternative inland transit

  • On December 6, 1992, in a Small Town in Assam0

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    • December 9, 2017

    By Manash Firaq Bhattacharjee on 07/12/2017 What is a nation worth if my friend is scared of returning home? What is a religion worth if it rejoices in the humiliation of another religion? What is a nation worth if I am supposed to enjoy the misery of a dear friend? Credit: Sumeet Basak/Flickr (CC BY

  • The Babri Masjid Demolition Was Impossible Without RSS Foot-Soldiers Like These0

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    • December 9, 2017

    By Lalit Vachani on 08/12/2017 In studying the Sangh parivar for my film, I encountered the disciplined manner in which the December 6, 1992 operation was planned. Filming the boys in the RSS Nagpur branch in September 1992. Courtesy: Lalit Vachani Twenty five years after the demolition of the Babri Masjid, The Wire, through a series of articles and videos, captures how the act of

  • The Truth Behind the Gujarat Growth Model0

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    • December 9, 2017

    By Indira Hirway on 08/12/2017 After huge incentives to corporate units, the Gujarat government is left with limited funds for education, health, environment and employment for the masses. The Mundra Port in Gujarat is one of the biggest in India. Credit: Reuters What is the Gujarat model? In simple terms, it refers to a period

  • ABUSE AND MALTREATMENT OF KASHMIRI PRISONERS0

    By Abdul Majid Zargar December 8. 2017 The recent incident of abuse & inhuman treatment of Kashmiri prisoners inside Tihar Jail in Delhi, once again brings into focus the utter negligence & inertia displayed by UN to enforce its own rules governing the treatment of political prisoners of around the world. In 1955, Ten years

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  • The Rohingyas – Inside Myanmar’s Hidden Genocide, book review

    The scale and nature of the violence unleashed by the Myanmar authorities against the Rohingya have prompted a top United Nations official to describe the operation as a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” Human Rights Watch has concurred, and Amnesty International has called for an investigation into these criminal acts. The violence, underpinned by the

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