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China’s Double Speak on Terror

April 8, 2016 admin 0

By MALLADI RAMA RAO* After much humming and hawing China has joined the war against terrorism though Beijing is the first God Father of terrorists. The calibrated attempt at image makeover deftly exploits the threat posed by the Islamic State or Daesh but doesn’t hide its true colours. The Chinese Read more ………

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Where is the fountainhead of jihad?

May 3, 2013 admin 0

REVIEWER: Dr Mohammad Taqi* The general elections in Pakistan scheduled in ten days from now are easily the bloodiest in the country’s history. The secular parties like the Muttahida Qaumi Movement and the Pakistan People’s Party have come under deadly attacks by the jihadists. But the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has Read more ………

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Fire: The Overlooked Threat

March 1, 2013 admin 0

By Scott Stewart* Vice President of Analysis, Stratfor People sometimes obsess over the potential threat posed by terrorist attacks that use things such as chemical weapons, electromagnetic pulses or dirty bombs. Yet they tend to discount the less exciting but very real threat posed by fire, even though fire kills Read more ………

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B’desh: Mir Quasem And His Failed Mission

June 22, 2012 admin 0

By Malladi Rama Rao Finally, as the long arm of law is catching up with the largest fundamentalist party of Bangladesh, it is tempting to say, Well, Hubris falls. For forty years, the Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) managed to survive with impunity, acted as the power centre behind the thrown and even Read more ………

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NEW THREATS FROM MONSTER CALLED LeT

November 23, 2011 admin 0

by SURENDER KUMAR SHARMA* American journalist Sebastian Rotella’s twin exposes in ProPublica – America’s botched chances to stop the American Lashkar operative David Coleman Headley behind India’s 9/11 and LeT operational head, Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi’s jail life with all the trappings of status guest status, have coincided with the release in Read more ………

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Hizb-ut-Tahrir’s Penetrates Pakistan Army

October 11, 2011 admin 0

By Surender Kumar Sharma* Pakistan intelligence agencies have instructed its units all over the country to constantly keep a watch on the activities of Hizb-ut-Tahrir and other religious outfits such as Sunni Tehreek, Tabligh Jamaat and Dawat-e-Islami to thwart their possible penetration in Pak Army ranks. Reports published in the Read more ………

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Karzai Visits Delhi, Signs Strategic Partnership Agreement

October 7, 2011 admin 0

By Shubha Singh* “Breakfast in Amritsar, lunch in Lahore, dinner in Kabul and then breakfast in Teheran,” -Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai unveiled, with these words, his vision for the region as an area of seamless travel. The Afghan leader was tweaking Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s dream of breakfasting in Read more ………

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Karzai unviels his vision of South Asia

October 6, 2011 admin 0

New Delhi: The Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday, Oct 5, unveiled his vision of the future of Afghanistan and South Asia. Delivering the third R.K. Mishra Memorial Lecture here, Karzai who signed an agreement on  strategic partnership with India at his summit with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, said Asia Read more ………

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Islamabad fiddles while Karachi burns

September 10, 2011 admin 0

By Surinder Kumar Sharma* Karachi is once again bleeding driven by a complex web of ethnic, political and social tensions. Essentially a turf war between rival political groups and the heavily armed groups linked to them, the current wave of violence is the worst the city has seen since 1995. Read more ………

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Singh’s visit to B’desh and the Mamata hurdle

September 9, 2011 admin 0

Dhaka: The participation of Chief Ministers of four Indian states and a large entourage of Union ministers and officials underscored the importance India’s ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government gave to the visit of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to Dhaka. But for the Mamata hurdlle, the visit could have ended Read more ………

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Singh for upswing in Indo-Bangladesh ties

September 2, 2011 admin 0

It should be fairly easy to travel to a neighbouring country, but not in South Asia where it is easier to travel to more distant parts of the world. Past hostilities, resentments, suspicions have long made the borders difficult to navigate for ordinary travellers. The situation may change in the Read more ………