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Delhi’s Teen Murti Marg to be renamed after Israeli city Haifa...


Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Israel, the iconic Teen Murti Chowk and the Teen Murti Marg here will... More

RSF presents a damning global scenario for media freedom


As the global body Reporters Without Borders (RSF) presented a gloomy picture on media freedom around the world Wednesday in its... More

All-women battalion in Jammu and Kashmir to deal with stone pelters


An all-women India Reserve Battalion will be raised in Jammu and Kashmir to primarily deal with incidents like stone pelting, a... More

Sukma attacks in retaliation to sexual violence on tribal women, say...


The Dand Karanya Special Zonal Committee (DKSZC) of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) on Thursday claimed that the Sukma attacks... More

Indian Home Ministry Calls Emergency Meeting After Attack on Kashmir Army...


Three soldiers died in a suicide attack early today at an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara. Five soldiers were... More

BCIM economic corridor dialogue drags on


No fruitful decision was reached at the stalled dialogue on an economic corridor at the third meeting of the Joint Study... More

India’s moral claim to Kashmir has never seemed more fragile


India has spent the past decade lying to itself about Kashmir. The Pakistan-sponsored insurgency of the 1980s was contained. Elections were... More

Yogi Adityanath’s UP government cancels 15 holidays including Eid Milad-un-Nabi


India’s Uttar Pradesh government under ultra-right Hindu leader Yogi Adityanath has cancelled 15 public holidays on death or birth anniversaries of... More

Indian authorities block social media in IOK after clashes


Authorities in Indian Occupied Kashmir on Wednesday ordered internet service providers to block popular social media services including Facebook, Twitter and... More

‘India will maintain ties with Russia independent of US’


India will maintain its relationship with Russia “independent of the US” as Moscow is willing to provide in depth capabilities and... More

Municipal election: Delhi picks BJP again, AAP spurned


The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) retained power in all three municipal corporations in Delhi (MDC). The party made huge gains in... More

China launches first home-built aircraft carrier in latest display of growing...


China’s first domestically built aircraft carrier, formally named the Shandong, was launched on Wednesday in the latest display of Beijing’s growing... More

Three decades of mistrust


As Delhi and Colombo intensify their high-level political engagement, new opportunities for elevating the partnership are coloured by enduring suspicions in... More

If RSS workers can be made Governors, why can’t Mohan Bhagwat...


The Shiv Sena has once again reiterated its demand to make RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat the President of India. “We had... More

Beijing urges Delhi to avoid confrontation in bi-lateral relations


The Chinese media has urged New Delhi to take steps to avoid turning Sino-Indian ties into confrontation. The Chinese Global Times in... More

Indian families slip away to join ISIS


The silent departure of five Indian families for territory controlled by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Afghanistan... More

ID card for cows in India to check smuggling


India has proposed introducing ID cards for cows to prevent them from being smuggled across borders. An Aadhaar-like unique identity system for... More

Modi amenable to talks in J&K: Mehbooba


  Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said that there was an urgent need for dialogue to improve the deteriorating situation... More

India needs to learn that economic development comes before a naval...


"China is planning to build more aircraft carriers to bolster its maritime capabilities, which could pose a bigger threat to India,"... More

Maoists Kills 26 CRPF Jawans In Chhattisgarh  


In a deadly attack, the Maoists killed 26 jawans of the Central Reserve Police Force and injured seven more. The encounter... More

How does China’s aircraft carrier clout compare with others?


China is about to launch its first homebuilt aircraft carrier, once the tidal conditions are right at the dock where the... More

COLUMN

De-criminalizing democracy

Governor Amir Muhammad Khan Kalabagh’s logic behind not closing down the red light area “Hiramandi” is very revealing, “If you ban them they will be all over the place.” This in fact eventually did happen! When Bhutto nationalized their assets in 1972, many financiers and industrialists invested their... More

A golden opportunity

INFRASTRUCTURE projects all over the world have a tendency towards cost overruns and schedule delays. Pakistan’s implementation record has been relatively worse, irrespective of the form of government or party in power. It is characterised by sluggishness, frequent change of managers, passing on the buck and not... More

Why China’s new aircraft carrier should worry India

The launch of China’s second aircraft carrier, expected as soon as this week, will be an important and depressing moment for India. The “Type 001A” -- likely to be named the “Shandong” -- will give China an edge for the first time in the carrier race with... More

Myanmar’s Precariously Poised Peace Process

Myanmar’s peace process has been stalled for months, as the country’s ethnic rebel groups – fighting for autonomy – and Aung San Suu Kyi’s government try to find a solution to their impasse that has prevented it from making further headway. Now the next meeting of the Union... More

China’s Bengal foray

This was expected much before. West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has been to Singapore, UK and Germany, scouting for investments without much of  a success. Her government did not initially take much interest in the Kolkata-Kunming Forum (K2K) that brings together many potential Chinese investors in their... More

EDITOR'S CHOICE

Nepal can be bridge for India role in Belt, Road

To further strengthen economic ties between Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region and Nepal, China will try harder to get India to see the benefits of participating in the "One Belt, One Road" initiative, and... More

India’s moral claim to Kashmir has never seemed more fragile

India has spent the past decade lying to itself about Kashmir. The Pakistan-sponsored insurgency of the 1980s was contained. Elections were being held in the valley. People were defying militants to vote in them.... More

Three decades of mistrust

As Delhi and Colombo intensify their high-level political engagement, new opportunities for elevating the partnership are coloured by enduring suspicions in Sri Lanka. The country’s prime minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, is travelling to India this... More

India needs to learn that economic development comes before a naval...

"China is planning to build more aircraft carriers to bolster its maritime capabilities, which could pose a bigger threat to India," India's Economic Times reported recently. With concerns expressed by Indian media outlets about... More

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Reaction to “Behind Hasina’s RAW tirade”

David Bergman, British investigative journalist based in Bangladesh, commented on a recently published column of South Asian Monitor titled "SOUTHERN EYE: Behind Hasina’s RAW tirade" in his facebook profile. "This is a fascinating and detailed article... More

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