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ARE KASHMIRI'S THE 'ENEMY'?

SEEMA MUSTAFA

NEW DELHI: The decision to award an officer of the Indian Army, a force with the reputation of professionalism across the world, for an act that violates the fundamental rights of a citizen under the Constitution of India, is the most brazen signal till date that the government in Delhi has decided to pursue a policy that does ... Read More

TRUMP'S FIRST FOREIGN VISIT TO SAUDI ARABIA AND ISRAEL

NIRAJ SRIVASTAVA

President Trump embarked on his first visit abroad on May 19, travelling first to Saudi Arabia (May 20-21), and after that to Israel and the West Bank (May 22-23).The visits were very important, both regarding what was said, and what was left unsaid.

In Riyadh, Trump held talks with King Salman and his advisors and signed agreemen ... Read More

ON GAZA AND (THE HORROR! THE HORROR!) OF THE SIEGE!

HAIDAR EID

GAZA: "We were just obeying orders!"

“There is no defence in obeying illegal orders. Remember Nuremberg?!”

(Fictional dialogue with an Israeli officer)

In mid-May, The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) war ... Read More

3 YEARS OF PM MODI: A SIMPLE ARITHMETIC

PRABHAT PATNAIK

NEW DELHI: The Modi government is completing three years in office amid much fanfare and propaganda about its achievements during this period.

Aiding this propaganda is the advance estimate of GDP which projects a growth-rate of 7.11 percent for 2016-17, a shade lower than last year’s 7.93 percent, but app ... Read More

WHY DALITS ARE LOOKING TO EMBRACE RELIGIONS OTHER THAN HINDUISM

RAM PUNIYANI

MUMBAI: It is reported that close to 180 Dalit families from three western Uttar Pradesh villages embraced Buddhism as a mark of protest against the rise in atrocities against them with chief priest of the Gorakhnath temple, Adityanath Yogi assuming power in Uttar Pradesh, (May 2017).  

Dalits, facing the bru ... Read More

WHEN ISRAELI FIGHTER JETS ALMOST KILLED JAWAHARLAL NEHRU

VIJAY PRASHAD

May 15th was Nakba Day, the Day of Catastrophe for the Palestinians. In 1948, that was the date when the Israeli State began to emerge and three quarters of a million Palestinians were ejected from their land. The term Nakba was coined by the Syrian historian Constantine Zurayk, who was the Acting President of the American University of Beirut ( ... Read More

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