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India boosts its non-proliferation anti-terrorism credentials
Repeatedly thwarted by China from gaining entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), India has moved to remind the world about its strong anti-nuclear proliferation credentials and showcase,  writes Nilova Roy Chaudhuryfor South Asia Monitor.
 
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Corporate governance: Indian bellwethers found lacking in accountability
Firms which talk of corporate social responsibility, and claim the high ground of ethics, have to communicate in a different way to society, writes Sudip Bhattacharyya for South Asia Monitor.
 
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Kashmir and Article 370: Choice between isolation and integration
The continuation of Article 370 will gradually erode the bonding between the state of Jammu & Kashmir and the rest of the country while continuing to deprive the vast majority of the fruits of economic boom enjoyed by their counterparts in other states of the Union. The time has come to have a rethink on continuation of the article, writes Brig Anil Gupta (Retd) for South Asia Monit
 
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Bloody February in Pakistan: C...

Pakistan is fertile ground for IS and the associated virulent anti-Sunni ideology  for it ha...

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What makes India-UAE relations...

 India-UAE relations continue to flourish as extraordinary commercial potential, growing def...

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Stateless Rohingya Muslims are...

The world must give “time and space” to the Myanmar government so that it can sort ou...

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Circle of violence in Myanmar:...

 Without the military relinquishing its veto powers over constitutional amendments, it is bu...

 

Chinaís weapons of trade war Author Name A trade war between the US and China would hurt both sides, but there is reason to believe that the US has more to lo...

Backed by China, Pak is unlikely to change support for terror substantially Author Name The detention of Hafiz Saeed, the leader of the Lashkar-e-Taiba, the group behind the 2008 Mumbai attacks, is a tacti...

No proof required: Jaywalking at the RBI Author Name RBI’s obstinate refusal to cut policy rates, and the moving of its policy stance from neutral to accommodative,...

Should triple talaq be outlawed? Author Name There are four or five judgments where the triple talaq provision has been struck down as invalid. But it has not led...

Choke on it No Image A report from The Lancet, published on Sunday, estimated that two lives in India are lost every minute due to ambient air pollution. The first response from the Environment Minister, Anil Madhav...

Ease of doing business should also talk about social enterprises No Image To improve India’s standing with the World Bank which ranks countries on their Ease of Doing Business (EoDB), the government has appointed the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) a...

Protests against Pakistan shelling

Hundreds of people from the political activists, members of civil society and other Kabul citizens gathered Friday to protest rocket firing by Pakistani army on the eastern areas of Afghanistan....

What military ops canít deliver

THE security forces are supposed to have launched another operation to cleanse the country of terrorism after a spurt of suicide bombings and attacks across the country in the month of Februar...

 

Political settlement: Nepal Armyís role

The political leadership has failed to influence the military in Nepal. They ousted monarchy but did not learn how to use the military for the betterment of the nation.

Looking back at this day eight years ago

Eight years have passed since the gruesome BDR massacre in 2009. The trial is in the process of conclusion, although several under trial BDR mutineers have died during the process, some due to h...

 

Sri Lanka to raise at least US $ 450mn from 3-year loan

Sri Lanka will raise at least US $ 450 million from a syndicated loan for which the government has selected six banks, a media report said. Bloomberg Newswires said Bank of Baroda, Deutsche Bank...

 

Saudi king to visit Maldives in March

Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz is due to visit the Maldives in early March during a five-nation Asian tour, the Saudi Gazette reported Monday.

The Potential to make farmers happy

“Agriculture is not just an industry for Bhutan but also an important source of culture in Bhutan. If the power of agriculture were to decrease, so would the power of co...

 
                                           

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India's successful launch of putting a record 104 satellites into orbit is a wake-up call for China's commercial space industry which has a lot to learn from New Delhi's frugal space programme, a Chinese government mouthpiece that publishes in English said in one of its rare editorials in which it commended an Indian action
 
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Having made their mark in international cricket, two players from the Afghan national cricket team have been plugged into a team that plays the pompous and exuberant Indian Premier League, writes Chayanika Saxena.
 
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A response to the problem of climate change-induced forced migration by international institutional law has not been deciphered in a plausible and pragmatic fashion directed at addressing the plight of climate refugees, writes Dr. Nafees Ahmad for South Asia Monitor.  
 
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Society for Policy Studies in association with India Habitat Centre invites you to a lecture in the Changing Asia Series by Dr.Pratap Bhanu Mehta, President and Chief Executive, Centre for Policy Research on Asia: Hope for the Future or Prisoner of the Past?    ...
 
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spotlight image The sanctions-only approach toward North Korea spearheaded by the United States has been a conspicuous failure, encouraging the reclusive nation to rapidly advance its nuclear and missile programmes.
 
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China bluntly warned that if the 'One China' principle is compromised or disrupted, the sound and steady growth of the bilateral relationship, as well as bilateral cooperation in major fields, would be out of question, writes Dr. Sudhanshu Tripathi for South Asia Monitor.
 
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Egypt, under President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, is fast transforming into a “security State”. He is wresting control of all crucial offices of the Government and he seems to trust nobody, except his parent organisation i.e. the Army.  
 
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The eruption of militancy in the Kashmir valley in 1989 and the subsequent terrorism has been long seen as an internal political issue, exploited by the ISI in cahoots with the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (AHPC) in an attempt to dismember J&K from India.  The eruption of militancy in the Kashmir valley in 1989 and
 
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India remians the inflexible bête-noir for Pakistan, yet there are few books by Indian authors that have sought to interpret the prodigal neighbour in a holistic, informed and empathetic manner.

 
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The line that Mortimer Durand drew across a small map in 1893 has bled the Pashtun heart ever since. More than a century later both sides of that line remain restless. But the mystery behind what actually happened on 12 November 1893 has never ...

 
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What went wrong for the West in Afghanistan? Why couldn't a global coalition led by the world's preeminent military and economic power defeat "a bunch of farmers in plastic sandals on dirt bikes" in a conflict that outlasted b...

 
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What will be Pakistan's fate? Acts of commission or omission by itself, in/by neighbours, and superpowers far and near have led the nuclear-armed country at a strategic Asian crossroads to emerge as a serious regional and global concern whi...

 
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Some South African generals, allied with the British forces, sought segregation from the enlisted men, all blacks, after being taken prisoners of war. The surprised German commander told them firmly that they would have to share the same quarte...

 
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