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Pakistan, Tajikistan and CPEC

BY AMEEN REPUBLIC of Tajikistan, formerly part of the erstwhile Soviet Union, has an area of 143,100 square kilometers and a population of 7.5 million. This beautiful country borders with Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan Afghanistan and China. It is separated from Pakistan by the Wakhan Corridor in north-eastern Afghanistan. This narrow strip …

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India imperiling regional security

BY ARSHAD FOR well over a year Indian security forces are persisting with the violation of cease fire agreement of 2003. During 2017 Indian security forces fired across the LOC 1,900 times killing 254 people including civilians and soldiers deployed along the line. Since January till date more than 150 …

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US needs to consider human rights proposal of China

BY LIU LULU   A Chinese resolution calling for “mutually beneficial cooperation in the field of human rights” was adopted by an overwhelming majority, 28:1, at the 37th Session of the UN Human Rights Council. The US cast the only “no” vote on the resolution, with Western countries including Australia, …

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Indo-UK collusion in ‘Operation Blue Star’?

BY NAYAR The British government has rejected a petition by the Sikh community in London to make public all papers concerning Operation Blue Star. Margaret Thatcher, then British Prime Minister, was close to the then Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and reportedly helped her to plan the Indian military action …

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US trade policy destabilizes global economy

BY ZHAO MINGHAO Stocks fell sharply after the US President Donald Trump administration threatened to launch a trade war against China, showing how trade conflict hurts the world economy. The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, the West’s leading economic think tank, warned that a trade war prompted by US …

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State Council strives for better governance with institutional reshuffle

Editor’s Note: A massive cabinet restructuring plan was passed Saturday at a plenary meeting of the ongoing first session of the 13th National People’s Congress. There will be 26 ministries and commissions in addition to the General Office of the State Council after the reshuffle. The institutional reform has shown …

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‘The US-Bangla crash was inevitable’

BY SHOHEL MAMUN The US-Bangla Airlines plane crash at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, which claimed at least 50 lives, was inevitable, according to a professional pilot. The claim may sound outrageous, but the pilot, whose identity will not be revealed considering his job safety, told his colleague, another …

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BRI in context of peace, sustainability

BY IQBAL THE Indian Ocean Region (IOR), an important trade zone of the world, includes a wide variety of races, cultures, and religions. Today, the true spirit of Silk Route is being considered a historic and cultural heritage of India Ocean Region (IOR) that symbolizes communication and cooperation between the …

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India’s hegemonic designs irk neighbours

By Ali LAST month, Maldives opposition led by former president Mohammed Nasheed’s Maldivian Democratic Party expressed concern that Abdulla Yameen government’s move to call for all-party talks was an attempt to ease international condemnation over its recent actions and a time-buying tactic. The alliance of Opposition parties in the Maldives …

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Indian Army says its equipment is obsolete and not ready for war

By Saikat Datta In its direst warning to India’s Parliament yet, the Indian Army’s top brass stated that deep budgetary cuts have severely eroded its capabilities to fight a war. “The budget of 2018-19 has dashed our hopes and most of what has been achieved has actually received a little …

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