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Opinion: Trump fans flames of Middle East conflict

By Rainer Sollich / DW With his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, US President Donald Trump risks a dangerous escalation. Both Palestinians and Israelis could suffer in equal measure, says DW’s Rainer Sollich. Almost the whole world had warned the US president against taking this step: Palestinians, Arab and Islamic countries, … Continue reading Opinion: Trump fans flames of Middle East conflict

Myanmar has greater threat than Rohingya Muslims

At least 11 of Myanmar’s 14 provinces are embroiled in strife. Rakhine is the only province where the conflict has attained communal proportions.The contested areas include 118 of Myanmar’s 330 townships. That means that almost one-quarter of Myanmar’s population hosts one or more EAOs, challenging the authority of the central government, writes IFTIKHAR GILANI in … Continue reading Myanmar has greater threat than Rohingya Muslims

Observations of an expat

Tariq A. Al-Maeena Expatriates have often been maligned unfairly in the press as money-hungry people who just come here to fill their pockets and then flee the country once they have had their pockets filled with no regard or concern for the welfare of their host country or its citizens. Over the years, some in … Continue reading Observations of an expat

Will the UN Security Council ever be reformed?

By Srinivas Mazumdaru The US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, recently said the key to India becoming a permanent member of the UNSC is “not to touch the veto.” But why would New Delhi and other aspirants accept such a position? Of all the international institutions created in the aftermath of World War II (WWII), … Continue reading Will the UN Security Council ever be reformed?

India unlikely to become Open Defecation Free by 2019: CSE Study

By Utpal Borpujari / New Delhi India’s goal of becoming Open Defecation Free (ODF) by 2019 is unlikely to be achieved if one goes by a latest study by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), which says that four states – Bihar, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand – are the main impediment s in … Continue reading India unlikely to become Open Defecation Free by 2019: CSE Study

Why Pluralism and Secularism essential for India?

By M. Hamid Ansari An interest in political philosophy has been a lifelong pursuit. I recall John Locke’s dictum that ‘wherever law ends, tyranny begins.’ Also in my mind is John Rawl’s assertion that ‘justice is the first virtue of social institutions’ and that in ‘a just society the liberties of equal citizenship are taken … Continue reading Why Pluralism and Secularism essential for India?

Demonetisation has adversely hit every Indian: Cong

AMN /New Delhi Congress party has said that the present economic situation in the country showed that demonitisation has adversely affected every section of society. It reminded former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s warning that demonetisation of old currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 would have an adverse impact on economic growth in the … Continue reading Demonetisation has adversely hit every Indian: Cong

India’s achievement at ADB Meet

By ADITYA RAJ DAS At a time when several international economic think tanks are projecting India as the fastest growing economy in the world, the ongoing radical reforms programmes being undertaken by the Modi government have earned accolades at the 50th Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) currently being held at Tokyo. While … Continue reading India’s achievement at ADB Meet

Pluralistic Heritage must be Preserved

By M. Hamid Ansari Culture is more than just song and dance or architecture. It is the cumulative deposit of knowledge, experience, beliefs, values, attitudes, meanings, hierarchies, religion, notions of time, roles, spatial relations, concepts of the universe, and material objects and possessions acquired by a group of people in the course of generations through … Continue reading Pluralistic Heritage must be Preserved

Who care for Women Bias Against Husband?

Every pound of husband’s flesh needed, fathers and brothers not to be touched Dr. Javed Jamil It is a strange world of relationships. India is even stranger. While we tend to always think positively about some relationships, we try to search negatives in others. It is argued for centuries that women are the victims of … Continue reading Who care for Women Bias Against Husband?

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Mallya case: India gives fresh set of documents to UK

AMN India has given a fresh set of papers to the UK in the extradition case of businessman Vijay Mallya. Ex ...