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BJP strategising for 2019 elections

BY M KHAAN INDIAN Elections for Lok Sabha are generally contested on the basis of enmity with Pakistan. In Indian elections, the political party which propagate maximum against Pakistan, Pakistani institutions, Pakistani Armed Forces and above all the Pakistan’s agency stand victorious. In 2014 Lok Sabha elections, BJP under Modi …

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A taste of Tibet’s pioneering spirit

LHASA, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) — SichoDorje couldn’t be more familiar with the taste of air-dried yak meat. For generations, Tibetan herders without refrigerators had yak meat air-dried in winter, sometimes stored it in sheds made of cow dung, and ate it with Tsampa, the roasted barley flour, and buttered tea …

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Tibet holds tourism, culture expo

LHASA, Sept. 11, 2018 (Xinhua) — Foreigners visit the Fourth China Tibet Tourism and Culture Expo in Lhasa, capital of southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, Sept. 10, 2018. (Xinhua/Chogo) (zwx)LHASA, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) — The fourth tourism and culture expo kicks off in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet Autonomous Region …

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BRI a landmark initiative: Mahara

Speaking at the 4th China-Tibet Tourism and Culture Expo held at Lhasa on the theme ‘Incorporating Nepal into Belt and Road International Cooperation’, Speaker of the House of Representatives Krishna Bahadur Mahara asserted that advancing the Trans-Himalayan Multi-Dimensional Connectivity Network under the BRI was a common vision reached between the …

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Nepali PM continues to disappoint

BY DR. S. CHANDRASEKHARAN Oli is being accused of – *Inability to manage Federalism * Curbing freedom of NGOs, of curtailing civil liberties and press freedom * Hesitancy in expediting a National Integrity Policy to regulate NGOs. * Of tolerating Non-Performing Ministers and Ministries * Weak governance in spite of …

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‘Look South’ policy: a spoke in the wheel of Nepal-China ties?

BY RITU RAJ SUBEDI Is Nepal caught in a dilemma of choosing either a “Look South” or a “Look North” policy? Has the country been under pressure to make a Hobson’s choice on the foreign policy front? Obviously not. After regaining relative stability and building a stronger government, Nepal is …

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Insult to injury: Nepal to now join military drill with China

BY SACHIN PARASHAR Nepal’s decision to pull out of the joint Bimstec military drill + in Pune couldn’t have come at a worse time for India with the Nepal army set to participate in a 12-day long military exercise with China later this month. Nepal Army spokesperson Brig Gen Gokul …

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Western officials ignored Myanmar’s warning signs of genocide

BY JUSTIN LYNCH ONE year ago, on August 30, 2017, Myanmar’s military began a bone-crushing massacre against its Muslim Rohingya minority in the village of Tula Toli. Survivors told me they saw dismembered bodies floating in the river. Rape was widespread. An 11-year-old boy described watching soldiers burn his grandmother …

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