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03.03.2019

Kashmir: India and Pakistan’s escalating conflict will benefit Narendra Modi ahead of elections

Kashmir: India and Pakistan’s escalating conflict will benefit Narendra Modi ahead of elections

Sita Bali, Staffordshire University for The Conversation Tensions in the Kashmir region were already building after more than 40 Indian troops were recently killed by a suicide bomber. India’s “pre-emptive strike” over the disputed border on Tuesday – the first of its kind by India since… »

02.03.2019

India: People awareness and legal aid movement – PALAM

India: People awareness and legal aid movement – PALAM

In Tamilnadu State,Thiruvarur District,Thiruthuraipoondi Taluk area, due to the Cyclone Gaja, which slammed with a speed of 220 km into Tamil Nadu on friday, has claimed 45 lives, 1.7 lakh trees have been uprooted, 735 cattle died, 1.17 lakh houses damaged and 88.102 hectare agricultural land has been affected. »

02.03.2019

Kashmir: What Would Gandhi Say?

Kashmir: What Would Gandhi Say?

By John Scales Avery We are on the brink of a disaster What would Mahatma Gandhi say about the threat of war between India and Pakistan,  which has brought the two nations and the world to the brink of a nuclear catastrophe? Throughout the struggle for Indian independence, Gandhi was… »

01.03.2019

Why the Kim-Trump Summit was a – predictable – fiasco

Why the Kim-Trump Summit was a – predictable – fiasco

By Jan Oberg Peace can never be achieved this way a) The issue is about peace, not only nuclear weapons. The US has not been willing to sign a peace agreement after all these years. After some kind of peace process and treaty has been… »

26.02.2019

UK selling tens of millions of pounds worth of arms to India and Pakistan

UK selling tens of millions of pounds worth of arms to India and Pakistan

Last night India carried out air strikes in Pakistan. These followed years of tensions and the killing of 40 soldiers. UK has licensed £550 million worth of arms to India since May 2015. UK has licensed £42 million worth of arms to Pakistan since May 2015. Last night India carried… »

26.02.2019

Pune, India: Maher Marks 22 Years of Providing a Safe Haven for Abused Women, Men and Children

Pune, India: Maher Marks 22 Years of Providing a Safe Haven for Abused Women, Men and Children

In 1989, Lucy Kurien, a young Christian Catholic nun of the Holy Cross order decided to offer her service to Sister Noelline Pinto, founder of HOPE, which was established to create awareness on human rights and help abused women. Hope is located in the outskirts of Pune. (Human Organisation for… »

21.02.2019

Supreme Court of India Orders Forced Eviction of 1 Million Adivasis

Supreme Court of India Orders Forced Eviction of 1 Million Adivasis

The Supreme Court of India has ordered the forced eviction of more than one million Adivasi and other forest-dwelling households from forestlands across 16 states after the government failed to defend a law protecting their rights. The final country-wide numbers of forced evictions are likely to rise substantially as other… »

21.02.2019

Muslim Devotees Congregate to Pray for World Peace during the 54th Bishwa Ijtema

Muslim Devotees Congregate to Pray for World Peace during the 54th Bishwa Ijtema

Dhaka, Bangladesh. The Bishwa Ijtema (World Congregation), is the second largest gathering of Muslims after the holy Haj in Mecca. One of the largest peaceful gatherings in the world, the prayer meeting is held annually on the banks of Turag River and draws millions of Muslims from different parts of… »

19.02.2019

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman must walk geopolitical tightrope during Asian tour

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman must walk geopolitical tightrope during Asian tour

By Dr James M Dorsey Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s three-nation tour of Asia is as much about demonstrating he stands tall – despite Western criticism of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the war in Yemen – as it is about exploiting geopolitical and economic opportunity. Prince… »

16.02.2019

Pakistan: How to Change Political Culture of Corruption and Rebuild the Future?

Pakistan: How to Change Political Culture of Corruption and Rebuild the Future?

By Mahboob A. Khawaja, PhD. Towards Understanding the Current Affairs Prime Minister Imran Khan impressed the constituents to imagine the phenomenon of “change” as a driving force for future-making. Was the political power a motivating factor to influence the curious minds of the masses or was it an exercise in… »

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