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Border tension leaves India-Pakistan trade in crisis
There is scope for increased earning and better mutual understanding through enhanced India-Pakistan trade. Low volume of bilateral trade is going to hurt India more than it can inconvenience Pakistan's economic interests, writes Amitava Mukherjee for South Asia Monitor.
 
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Strong India-Japan ties: Crucial for developing Asia-Pacific region
India’s improved ties with Japan would serve economic prosperity of both countries. Better India-Japan relationship is bound to strengthen the Indian economy, thereby improving regional prosperity, writes Sanjay Kumar Kar for South Asia Monitor
 
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India and Israel: Growing warmth in bilateral ties
India-Israel relations have come a long way and are set to flourish with Israeli willingness to share technology and invest in India's development projects. India's search for reliable source of technology to improve its defence and agriculture sectors finds a willing partner in Israel, writes Md. Muddassir Quamar for South Asia Monitor.  
 
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Indian Defence Minister in Ban...

 Manohar Parrikar is in Bangladesh on a two-day visit with focus on a new India-Bangladesh d...

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New Pakistan Army chief: Will ...

Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa will definitely carry forward his predecessor's fight against domestic ...

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Rohingyas: The nowhere people ...

 Aung San Suu Kyi protested in favour of democracy and suffered house arrest for 15 long yea...

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Heart of Asia conference in Am...

It is in this deliberately orchestrated hostile environment that Sartaj Aziz will be strutting in...

 

Cost of anti-immigration rhetoric Author Name What would a decent and sensible British immigration policy look like? Would it involve lots of students coming to th...

Chinese subs for Dhaka: A new worry Author Name Two developments in November linked to India’s strategic interests virtually went unnoticed owing to media hype...

Demonetisation ó just the right medicine Author Name All strong medicines have some side effects. But we take them to get another lease of life. That’s what medicin...

Long road to gender equality in India Author Name India formally adopted gender budgeting in 2005. In that year, finance minister P. Chidambaram included in the budget...

India should fill in the leadership void if US pulls out of climate negotiations No Image While on the face of it, countries did celebrate the outcome of the latest round of climate negotiations in Marrakesh, the uncertainty brought out by the US presidential elections is likely to b...

Challenges of urban sanitation No Image India must join the ranks of developed nations who have implemented urban planning and sanitation on an equal footing and reaped spectacular results in the form of highly evolved and environment-friendly cities

Bureaucratic toolbox

Most of the high-ranking officials have violated the constitution. Yet they are free and holding important positions. They could not be apprehended and held accountable by the corrupt legal syst...

CPEC challenge and opportunity

The CPEC is a multidisciplinary project where systems integration plays a key role. The CPEC provides Pakistan a unique opportunity to master and upgrade new technologies and improve managerial ...

 

Needs of the poor: Implement findings

In Nepal about a quarter of the population lives below the poverty line. In 2010, the Nepal Living Standard Survey found that 23.8 per cent families earned below $1.25 a day which is the nationa...

One village solved Bangladeshís unreliable energy grid problem with ďswarm electrificationĒ

Bangladesh isn’t the only country experimenting with these sorts of nanogrids. There are online marketplaces for electricity in the Netherlands. In New Zealand, schools, households and mor...

 

Social Responsibility Means Loyalty to the Ruling Family For Banks in Bangladesh

In many countries, banks are encouraged to demonstrate their ethical credentials by self-regulating and giving money back to various causes. This is our understanding of the term corporate socia...

DC Debate: How to deal with the Maoists who have taken refuge in the stateís forests

Kerala Police had for long believed that one day the Maoists would target Kerala’s tribal population.  The Nilambur incident has confirmed this. The threat is both real and serious; a...

 

Maldives is out of the Commonwealth, but its problems still need the world's attention

The decision came on the back of the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group meeting in September, which placed the Maldives on the group’s formal agenda. The oversight body, tasked with add...

Bhutan's bypass

A decade after Bhutan became a constitutional monarchy, the tiny Himalayan country has charted its independent foreign policy vis-a-vis South Asia. Thimphu has made it pretty obvious that its de...

 
                                           

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Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia in connection with reports in Pakistan's media about the Russian Federation's participation in the creation of China-Pakistan Economic Corrirdor mentions that reports about 'secret talks' to join the project are false.   
 
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Does Pakistan’s green lighting of the Russian request to use the strategic Gwadar Port for its exports, signal a new alignment in regional power play? Not really, writes Monish Gulati
 
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Fidel Castro was a symbol of revolution and inspiration to most of his followers. His insubordination to US power made him a beacon of resistance in Latin America and elsewhere, and his bushy beard, long Cuban cigar and green fatigues became universal symbols of rebellion, writes Amity Saha for South Asia Monitor.
 
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Since Donald Trump’s shock victory last month, the Democratic Party and its supporters have plunged into a cantankerous inquest. The search for answers has lingered on voters in the “Rust Belt” states of Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin, areas of the country that haemorrhaged manufacturing jobs in recent decades.
 
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US President Barack Obama’s pivot to Asia, such as it was, is an endangered species in the Trump era. Looking back, was it in essence more rhetoric than a policy to be implemented? Leaders of South-east Asia, East Asia and further afield are asking themselves this question.a
 
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Watch the discussion on the change of guard in Pakistan's all-powerful military due to happen on November 29, 2016.
 
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The traditional ties between India and the United Arab Emirates have,  over the decades grown, riding on the strength of trade and investments. The Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan will be the chief guest for the 2017 Republic Day
 
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Pathankot in the Punjab, a strategic IAF base, Uri, a sensitive Army post in the Kashmir Valley, both close to the Pakistan border, and now Nagrota, a major base of the Indian Army deep inside the Jammu region close to Jammu city, all were attacked by Islamic terrorist groups which penetrated, the inner-most security cordons.
 
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An aching sense of love, loss and yearning permeate this work of fiction which, however, reads like a personal narrative set in an intensely disruptive period of Indian history, and adds to the genre of partition literature, writes Ni...

 
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This is a path-breaking work on India's foreign policy since Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister in May 2014 and surprised everyone by taking virtual charge of the external affairs portfolio. A man who had been denied visa by some count...

 
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The pattern of Chinese actions on the global stage demonstrates that it lives by the credo of might is right, a potent tool in its armoury for the pursuit of aggressive designs, writes Sudip Talukdar for South Asia Monitor....

 
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The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad and others of their ilk not only destabilise Pakistan and make it one of the world's most dangerous places but also threaten neighbouring Afghanistan and India -- and even far...

 
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