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Afghanistan's push for peace

Friday, 22 Jun 2018 | Kriti Shah | in Oped

Ashraf Ghani's peace offer to the Taliban is more than generous and the possibility of a US withdrawal in the near future is in everyone's best interests Over the past few weeks, there have been some significant developments in Afghanistan. On June 16, President Ashraf Ghani's Government unilaterally extended its Eid...

US-Pakistan relations under the Trump Administration

Friday, 22 Jun 2018 | Aakanksha Nehra | in Oped

Despite the recent controversial turn in US-Pakistan relations under Donald Trump, it must be kept in mind that the symbiotic links between the two states are not really diminishing, writes Aakanksha Nehra A lot has transpired in US-Pakistan relations since Donald Trump entered the White House as the US President. Various...

Recalling the great China-Russia friendship

Thursday, 21 Jun 2018 | Claude Arpi | in Edit

Openness in China-Russia relations is valuable. The comprehensive strategic partnership suggests that both support each other back-to-back but maintain a positive attitude in developing relations with others, including the West Information coming from Xinjiang, Western China’s restive Muslim province is rather depressing. Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported that the authorities in...

End of an alliance

Thursday, 21 Jun 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

There's already a brain drain of youth from the Valley; J&K can no longer be seen to be adrift Call it a marriage of convenience that was doomed from the very beginning but one that at least intended to rescue Jammu & Kashmir from roiling in a cauldron. For the BJP,...

Doing it right

Thursday, 21 Jun 2018 | Pioneer | in Edit

Yoga comes into its own as the world celebrates an ancient Indian tradition If preparations in India and around the world to commemorate International Yoga Day today were anything to go by, it can indubitably be said that Yoga is a runaway success. It is a trend the world over and...

No laments from a lateral entrant

Thursday, 21 Jun 2018 | JS Rajput | in Oped

Lateral entry into the civil services can help the bureaucracy escape routine by bringing in new ideas and talent in development initiatives Modern systems of governance that respect human dignity and strive to march ahead on the path of inclusive development and growth remain ever-vigilant to sustain democratic values. The onus...

Now, Rahul should engage with RSS

Thursday, 21 Jun 2018 | Arun Anand | in Oped

It would do him a lot of good if, for a change, instead of relying on his advisors, Rahul Gandhi tries to find out on his own the basic tenets of the RSS' ideology Is the Congress think tank being taken over by Leftist hardliners? The way Rahul Gandhi has...

Robust monsoon the only palliative

Thursday, 21 Jun 2018 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

Given the sky rocketing pollution levels, especially in North India's Gangetic plains during winter, a robust monsoon is the only respite for a beleaguered environment as it washes out pollutants. India must embark on a long-term plan and strategy to recover its lost monsoons This time of the year a decade...

Think now | Buddha : Spiritual leader

Thursday, 21 Jun 2018 | Pioneer | in Oped

You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.

Will Nepal choose India over China?

Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018 | Ashok K Mehta | in Edit

It seems China and India may cohabit in Nepal with the advantage slowly returning to New Delhi provided it acts to mitigate excesses of the blockade The mood of optimism in Nepal is palpable. The grand old party, Nepali Congress has been severely marginalised after its election debacle. The Leftists/Communists are...


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