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Nawaz Sharif is not Gorbachev, but is 'arrest' of Azhar Masood a hint of perestroika in Pakistan?

Jan 14, 2016

Nawaz Sharif is not Gorbachev, but is 'arrest' of Azhar Masood a hint of perestroika in Pakistan?

There is little doubt that the manner in which the Pakistan government showed its inclination to act against those who, from its soil, planned and carried out the Pathankot attacks has generated optimism in India. The detention of Azhar and his associates may just be a small beginning in the right direction. #India #BJP #Pakistan #ISI #Narendra Modi #InMyOpinion #Nawaz Sharif #South Asia #Pathankot #Indo-Pak #PM Modi #JeM #PM Nawaz
Split in Madhesi group protesting Nepal Constitution raises question over future of agitation

Jan 04, 2016

Split in Madhesi group protesting Nepal Constitution raises question over future of agitation

The agitating Madhesi Morcha, an alliance of four regional parties of southern Nepal demanding amendment to the country's statute, has split. #NewsTracker #Nepal #Nepal Constitution #South Asia #Terai #Madhesis #Sadbhawana Party #Rajendra Mahto #Indo-Nepal relations
Violence mars Bangladesh's first local body polls on party lines

Dec 30, 2015

Violence mars Bangladesh's first local body polls on party lines

Thousands of Bangladeshis on Wednesday voted in the country's first-ever local body polls on party lines, also contested by opposition BNP which had boycotted the 2014 general elections. #Bangladesh #NewsTracker #Khaleda Zia #South Asia #Awami League #BNP #Local body polls
India-Pakistan are Ross-Rachel of diplomacy: What the international media made of Modi's Lahore visit

Dec 28, 2015

India-Pakistan are Ross-Rachel of diplomacy: What the international media made of Modi's Lahore visit

Pakistan media asserted that for relations to thaw between the two nations, "jingoism can take a back seat for a while and the policy of give-and-take through dialogue should guide us." #Congress #Pakistan #Indo-Pak relations #NewsTracker #Nawaz Sharif #South Asia #NDA Government #Pakistan media #Shareworthy #Modi Lahore visit
Can Modi use Lahore visit bonhomie to give a push to India-Afghanistan ties?

Dec 28, 2015

Can Modi use Lahore visit bonhomie to give a push to India-Afghanistan ties?

Modi arrived in Kabul when a shaky government headed by President Ghani has realised that its time might be running out after its overzealous outreach to Pakistan. #HowThisWorks #Pakistan #Narendra Modi #Afghanistan #South Asia #Ashraf Ghani #Hamid Karzari
SAFF Cup: Confident India take on tricky neighbours Nepal with eye on semis

Dec 27, 2015

SAFF Cup: Confident India take on tricky neighbours Nepal with eye on semis

High on confidence after their facile 2-0 win over Sri Lanka in their campaign opener, six-time champions India take on Nepal in a tricky group match of the South Asian Football Federation Cup here tomorrow. #India #Nepal #KickingAround #South Asia #Sunil Chhetri #SAFF Cup #Stephen Constantine
Amended Nepali constitution bodes well for inclusiveness and will yank India out of sticky situation

Dec 22, 2015

Amended Nepali constitution bodes well for inclusiveness and will yank India out of sticky situation

Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli’s cabinet has taken the first step towards resolving the crisis that had gripped Nepal since the new Republican Constitution was adopted. #HowThisWorks #sushma swaraj #Nepal #Nepal Constitution #South Asia #Madhesis #KP Sharma Oli #Tharu #kamal thapa #Nepal blockade
Why Mauritius must wake up to the Islamic State threat fast

Dec 22, 2015

Why Mauritius must wake up to the Islamic State threat fast

Mauritius, the serene island once notorious as the dumping ground of labourers of Indian origin, is now showing a disturbing trend. The Islamic State could be trying to establish a foothold. #Terrorism #Pakistan #ConnectTheDots #Mauritius #Extremism #South Asia #islamic-state #IS #Zakir Naik
Climate change in our backyard: warming of Indian Ocean threatens fish catch

Dec 21, 2015

Climate change in our backyard: warming of Indian Ocean threatens fish catch

Even as the world tries to make sense of decisions taken at the recent climate change conference in Paris, scientists have come up with fresh evidence of how global warming is beginning to nibble the food chain. #Environment #climate change #ConnectTheDots #fish #Indian Ocean #Fisheries #Global warming #South Asia #Pollution
India gives democracy a new home in Afghanistan; Modi to inaugurate parliament building

Dec 20, 2015

India gives democracy a new home in Afghanistan; Modi to inaugurate parliament building

India’s symbolic gift for democracy in Afghanistan - its new parliament building - is almost complete with plans in the works for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit Kabul in the near future. #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #Modi #South Asia #Afghan Parliament #Wolesi Jirga #Meshrano Jirga #Indo-Afghan relations