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Muslim organisations demand ban on the arrival of stones in Ayodhya for...


The All India Muslim Personal Law Board, concerned over the arrival of stones in Ayodhya for the construction of the disputed Ram temple, will lodge a protest before the government and the Supreme Court. A series of... More

Atmosphere not right: China rules out Modi-Xi Jinping meet at G20 Summit


China on Thiursday said the "atmosphere" was "not right" for a bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, amidst a standoff between the armies of the... More

India-held Kashmir tense ahead of Burhan Wani’s anniversary


In a crowded hospital in India-held Kashmir, a 17-year-old student is recovering from gunshot wounds, one of thousands of civilians injured in protests against Indian rule that have exploded since the death of a popular rebel leader... More

Why is China hitting India where it hurts most?


The stand-off between India and China over the border between the two countries in the Bhutan-Sikkim-Tibet section, took a turn for the worse on Wednesday with an official Chinese organ Global Times calling upon Sikkim and Bhutan... More

BJP demands President’s rule in Bengal


The BJP demanded on Thursday that the Centre immediately impose President's rule in West Bengal and send central observers to assess "worsening law and order" in the state. The BJP's demand came in the aftermath of communal clashes... More

7 Deals Signed By PM Modi And Israel


There were more bear hugs today and a working lunch for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu - but the focus was on getting business done. A total of seven agreements were signed... More

Intimacy with Israel scares Indian Muslims


Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi got a rousing reception when he landed in Tel Aviv on Tuesday. Stepping down from the aircraft, Modi gave his Israeli counterpart, Benjamin Netanyahu, two hugs to signify extra close brotherhood. The... More

West Bengal riot: WB’s constitutional head of state and administrative chief clash

Serious conflict has emerged between the constitutional head of India’s West Bengal state, Governor Kesharinath Tripathi, and its Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The governor is holding the chief minister accountable for the communal clashes that have been... More

India will suffer worse losses than 1962 if it incites border clash


The face-off between Chinese and Indian troops in the Sikkim section of the Sino-Indian border seems to be escalating. The Indian military was quoted by Indian media as saying that more troops have been deployed there in... More

West Bengal: Communal riots break out in North 24 Parganas after controversial...


The Ministry of Home Affairs on Tuesday sent three battalions of paramilitary personnel to West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district after the state government asked for help in the wake of communal clashes. Violence erupted on Monday... More

China rules out compromise with India on Sikkim standoff, says onus on...


China on Tuesday ruled out any compromise with India over the border standoff in the Sikkim sector, instead putting the onus on New Delhi to resolve the “grave situation”, PTI reported. China’s Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui... More

Indian Air Force rescue helicopter goes missing in Arunachal Pradesh


An Indian Air Force helicopter, with three people onboard, has gone missing in Arunachal Pradesh's Papumpare district, news agencies ANI and PTI reported on Tuesday evening. The Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) was on a rescue mission and was... More

Indian to deploy indigenous military helicopters to Chinese border


As the war of words between India and China intensifies, the action in the border area is likely to get even more heated.  In a move to strengthen border security along the eastern border, the Indian Army... More

Like India, China also different from 1962: Beijing threatens New Delhi with...


The Chinese foreign ministry today dismissed Indian Defence Minister Arun Jaitley's remarks that India of 2017 is different from what it was in 1962, saying China too is different and will take "all necessary measures" to safeguard... More

All eyes now on Modi-Xi meet in Germany


The standoff between the Armies of India and China completed 18 days on Monday even as military sources speculated that a diplomatic solution could be in sight. All eyes are now on the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra... More

Amid Sikkim Standoff, China Cancels Indian Journos’ Tibet Trip


China has cancelled a trip of Indian journalists to Tibet and this was conveyed to the scribes by the Chinese embassy in New Delhi on Sunday. The cancellation of the journalists’ trip, which was scheduled from 8-15 July,... More

Saints likely to push for Ram temple from Guru Poornima


A push for construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya is likely to gain momentum from Guru Poornima next week when saints gather at the Naradanand Ashram in Sitapur to chalk out a roadmap in this regard. “Saints... More

Mosque shown as noise pollutant in class 6 textbook, sparks controversy


A science textbook prescribed for Class 6 in certain schools under ICSE (Indian Certificate of Secondary Education) board has identified a "mosque" as a source of noise pollution, sparking a row. An illustration on the chapter on pollution... More

India, Israel and Palestine: A triangle that does not sum up


It is the 50th year of the Israeli occupation of Palestine. It has been 50 years since Israel annexed the Palestinian territories of West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza Strip following the Six Day Arab-Israeli War of... More

Contrasting reactions to Modi’s US visit


For those Indians who were looking to Modi to sort out the woes of the country's IT industry, the prime minister's visit to Washington and his much-trumpeted meeting with Donald Trump was a damp squib. The IT is... More

A wrong model in Israel


In July, Narendra Modi will become the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Israel. Reaching this level of diplomatic engagement is long overdue, since Israel has become the third-largest arms supplier to India. The defense ties between the two... More

COLUMN

Hybrid warfare: Strategic coercion against Pakistan

While a globalised world was a cherished goal to bring people together, globalisation is increasingly used by one or the other country or group of countries to dominate the rest of the world by a violent process. Looking around we see wars in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Yemen where the powers that be are trying to bend the power game towards themselves. Conventional wars are now more often not... More

Bangladesh’s Hercules syndrome and rule of vigilante law

A rapist was killed and his body was left with a note that said the death meted out to him was punishment for his crime. It was signed Hercules. A couple of other reports have appeared with such declarations and they have aroused considerable interest in media, particularly social media, the motherland of speculations. Who could be the possible vigilante killer? Long history Extra-judicial killings are nothing new and last... More

India key to China’s Belt and Road Initiative, says former Portuguese...

“This has less to do with geography than with history,” Macaes writes in his insightful book Belt and Road: A Chinese World Order. “As two rising giants, China and India will play a disproportionate role in shaping the new world political and economic order, but like every claim on the future, their role remain ambiguous. In China's case, the question is whether it will eventually measure up to the task... More

BJP has communalised process of awarding Indian citizenship?

Political realities have temporarily halted the BJP’s brazen attempt to communalise Indian citizenship requirements to the advantage of the majority Hindus and to the detriment of the minority Muslims. Evidently, there is also a bias in favour of the north Indian majority and against the Tamil minority in the matter of giving citizenship. But this has not been brought to light in a major and sustained way yet, because the... More

Amid peace talks, India and Ghani flog the dead-horse of elections...

Last week, Moscow hosted delegations from the Taliban and Afghanistan’s political opposition in a bid to establish sound political contacts between the two actors. The delegation of the opposition parties included Afghanistan’s former president, Hamid Karzai, and at least two female members, including a human rights activist, Hawa Nooristani, and a former parliament member Fawzia Koofi. The meeting in itself underscored the new political dynamics that would probably be at... More

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OUTCOME AND FUTURE OF BMISTEC? & WHAT’S ON THE BALANCE?


The fourth summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC), held in Kathmandu on August 30 and 31, was “not fruitful” because of the inherent “weakness” of the regional inter-state institution,... More

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