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India’s expanding trade ties a strategy to counter-balance CPEC: Chinese daily


Chinese state-run daily Global Times recently termed India's efforts towards establishing trade linkages in the region 'geopolitical stubbornness' and urged New Delhi to develop economic and trade relations with... More

New Delhi sends two additional army battalions to kill every living Kashmiri...


Two additional Army battalions -- about 2,000 men -- have started moving into four troubled South Kashmir districts, being described as the new "ground zero" because of increased militant... More

Indian Presidential Election: Dalit vs Dalit


Ever since the BJP named Ram Nath Kovind, a Dalit, as the National Democratic Alliance’s candidate for president, the Congress and other opposition political parties have been trying to... More

No respite for Kashmir as killings continue unabated


Violence continues unabated in India’s only Muslim majority Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) state as armed clashes between militants and government forces refuse to cease even during the ongoing Muslim... More

There is room for rethink on Jadhav, says envoy to India


Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit, indicating a softening of stance towards RAW agent Kulbhushan Jadhav, has said that there is ‘room for rethink’ in the issue, and... More

Indian Army rejects Made in India rifles after they failed miserably during...


The Army has rejected an indigenously built assault rifle, citing poor quality and ineffective fire power, and is soon likely to take a fresh call on procuring similar weapons... More

Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley postpones Dhaka trip


The July trip of Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to Bangladesh has been postponed. The decision to stall the visit was officially conveyed to the Bangladeshi authorities through a letter... More

Celebrating Pakistan win, 17 men charged with sedition in India


Fifteen men who allegedly raised pro-Pakistan slogans and burst crackers in Mohad village of Madhya Pradesh’s Burhapur district after India’s defeat in the ICC Champions Trophy final on Sunday... More

China says it will link Pakistan corridor with project involving India


The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will be connected to a corridor that involves India, Bangladesh and Myanmar through the sea, Beijing announced on Tuesday in its continuing efforts to... More

Former Calcutta HC judge CS Karnan, on run for 43 days, arrested


Former Calcutta high court judge C S Karnan's life as a fugitive for 43 days ended abruptly on Tuesday when a team of West Bengal police tracked him down... More

Indian President polls: BJP’s masterstroke


Indian prime minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah have delivered a political masterstroke in choosing Ram Nath Kovind as the party's candidate for the next Presidential polls... More

BJP’s surprise presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind


Bharatiya Janata Party has come up with a surprise candidate for India’s next presidential election, Bihar’s Governor. While many names had been mulled over for the past month or... More

Ram Nath Kovind had opposed SC status for Dalit Christians, Muslims


Ram Nath Kovind, when he was a BJP spokesperson, had objected to the proposed inclusion of Dalit Christians and Muslims in the Scheduled Caste category at one of his... More

India, China call for greater engagement with BRICS nations


India, on Monday (19 June), pitched for a greater engagement with BRICS nations which have steadily expanded its agenda from financial matters to security and counter terrorism issues facing... More

Ahead of Modi’s visit to Israel, looking back at a deal that...


Narendra Modi’s forthcoming visit to Israel – the first by an Indian prime minister – will be a new landmark in India’s relations with that country. Our ties with Israel have... More

Stones for the construction of the Ram Mandir start arriving in Ayodhya


As the dispute regarding the title in the Babri Masjid/Ramjanmabhoomi case continues to be pending before the Supreme Court, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has in the meanwhile sped up... More

On president poll, Shiv Sena rejects Amit Shah proposal


BJP chief Amit Shah's meeting with ally and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray in Mumbai on Presidential elections generated an impasse today. Sena sources said Mr Shah had proposed... More

Mamata sees conspiracy in Darjeeling chaos


West Bengal’s chief minister Mamata Banerjee sees a deep conspiracy behind the escalating chaos in Darjeeling. Speaking on Friday to the media in Kolkata, she said, the agitators in... More

Is ‘go-it-alone Modi’ hurting India?


The social fabric is threatened, the economy is dragging and foreign ties are brittle. Modi's personality is causing problems for India. In the second part of The Godfather trilogy, there... More

Adityanath: Foreign dignitaries are now being gifted the Gita and not ‘un-Indian’...


Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath on Thursday said the Taj Mahal did not “reflect Indian culture”, The Telegraph reported. He was addressing a rally in Bihar’s Darbhanga city – his first... More

Five Indian policemen, two civilians killed in Kashmir clashes


Five Indian police personnel were killed Friday when Kashmiri rebels fighting against Indian rule ambushed a police vehicle in India-held Kashmir (IHK), while two civilians were killed and several... More

COLUMN

Sirisena in a fix over release of Tamil Tiger detainees

With three major national level elections to face in the coming three years, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is under pressure from multiple sections of the Sri Lankan polity and society to deliver on his electoral promises. Among... More

New Afghan strategy offers war not victory or peace

In its search for a strategy that might bring a victory -- or even a semblance of it -- in its longest war ever, the US is ending up offering more years of warfare than peace to... More

Will the Sinha to Miah transition solve the crisis?

Chief Justice Sinha is already history after his flight to Australia amidst much drama and corruption allegations made by the Government. His has been a dramatic regime anyway which began with calls to uphold the supremacy of... More

Bank failure not an option

Over the years many highly developed economies with sophisticated markets and long functioning banking systems have faced significant banking crises or banking failures. The role of Central Banks is critical in not only preventing and/or pre-empting failures... More

Aung San Suu Kyi reveals the strategic plans for Rakhine

At long last Aung San Suu Kyi has finally revealed the government’s new strategic plans for the trouble state of Rakhine. This is essentially the long-promised roadmap constructed around the recommendations of the Kofi Annan Advisory Commission... More

EDITOR'S CHOICE

Afghanistan’s tryst with China begins – in Washington

Afghanistan has been accepted as a permanent member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Jin Liqun, president of the Beijing-based institution, formally presented a certificate confirming... More

Slowdown haunts Indian government unwilling to admit its mis-steps

Seventy years after independence, India’s economy is at a critical juncture. Two years ago, thanks to a surge in growth since 2005 and China’s slowdown, India celebrated... More

Missing a Nobel chance

The Nobel Peace Prize, 2017, has just been awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). Had India joined 122 other member-states of the United... More

Fight the lie with the truth

The truth about Myanmar must be told, 10,000 times 10 years, the government of Myanmar has committed genocide against the Rohingya people. This is not a complicated issue,... More

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Gorkhaland, Mamata and the Chinese factor

Just a few days ago I warned two young student leaders in Darjeeling of West Bengal, against the violent movement which has started there for a separate... More