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Modi in Maldives: Time for relook at China BRI

India should judge Chinese projects in its maritime neighbourhood by smarter red lines, which cannot mean a zero Chinese presence.

17 Nov 2018 7:08 AM

Imran Khan is on shaky ground with the Chinese

Few of our ministers of information have been as forthcoming as the late Altaf Gauhar, once the mouthpiece of President Ayub Khan.

16 Nov 2018 12:05 AM

Amid changing politics, new dawn on horizon?

There are many reasons for Congress leaders being more daring in displaying religiosity in the course this round of polls.

16 Nov 2018 12:00 AM

The ‘Moscow format’ may pave way for Taliban talks

Surely, the “Moscow format” cannot be seen as a parallel peace move; it aims mainly at building greater regional understanding on the issue.

15 Nov 2018 12:00 AM

Must religion & health be on collision course?

In the city, the corresponding figure was 302. Health experts consider an AQI (air quality index) above 100 as unhealthy.

15 Nov 2018 12:00 AM

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Despite win in Pak Punjab, PTI is facing many pitfalls

According to news reports, recently the Prime Minister agreed that the MPA development fund in Punjab would be renewed.

14 Nov 2018 4:55 AM

Do we really gain by restamping history?

Names herald the times and change is necessary to resonate with the prevailing culture. But change driven by mere pique is far too expensive.

14 Nov 2018 4:35 AM

US political reversals can foster conflict in West Asia

Islamabad cannot afford to forget the lessons learnt from the events in Abbottabad or at Salala.

13 Nov 2018 1:27 AM

In Lanka crisis, India can’t sit on sidelines

Long-term Sri Lanka watchers say Mr Rajapaksa’s India visit was to prepare Delhi for just such an eventuality.

13 Nov 2018 1:23 AM

A comedy of ousters in politics of Pakistan

What’s the point to either grand or tawdry minus-Nawaz, -Shahbaz, -Zardari, -whoever schemes if they don’t actually end up getting misused?

12 Nov 2018 12:01 AM

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Delhi shouldn’t meddle in Kabul power games

The Taliban did not have anything to do with the hijacking itself, but tried to show that they were playing neutral hosts.

12 Nov 2018 12:00 AM

Intelligence agencies need a legal base

Unfortunately, no such law has ever been enacted by successive governments since the commencement of the Constitution.

11 Nov 2018 12:00 AM

Setback for freedom of academia

The University Grants Commission seems not to have the faintest conception of academic freedom.

11 Nov 2018 12:00 AM

Rafale not Bofors, little impact likely in 2019

The Rafale issue can’t put the Modi government in deep trouble, though it has the potential of giving some anxious moments for the government.

10 Nov 2018 6:46 AM

Divisiveness and polls: Takeaways in US, India

The BJP spokespersons are no longer sticking to their traditional line that the BJP would abide by the Supreme Court ruling.

09 Nov 2018 12:26 AM

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Gears shift in Sino-Pak ties over CPEC

The treaty of friendship signed in 2005 was a standard one that China was signing with all other countries in its region.

09 Nov 2018 12:09 AM

In Diwali sans sparkle, a few things to cheer

Nothing makes Diwali sparkle more than the comforting bulge of spare cash in one’s pocket.

07 Nov 2018 12:38 AM

How can the govt deal with the right in Pakistan?

It would be similar to what has happened in much of West Asia, where state-enforced secularism has fought and often lost against religious populism.

06 Nov 2018 2:02 AM

Dhaka’s begums at war, fight yesterday’s battles

The resemblance goes beyond Pakistan’s first law and labour minister and Bangladesh’s former chief justice both being Hindus.

06 Nov 2018 1:57 AM

Why a J&K ‘solution’ by Pak mantri won’t work

Mazari chose to blame previous governments in Pakistan on a variety of issues, starting with a lack of their commitment towards J&K.

05 Nov 2018 5:26 AM

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