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Hindu extremists lay siege to Taj Mahal

BY ALI KHAN IN a country where politics has turned toxic, leading virtually everything — from festival firecrackers to animal husbandry — to take on a “communal” religious colouring, perhaps it should not be surprising that even one of the world’s most famous monuments has become a target. But that …

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19th CPC National Congress and China-Nepal relations

By Ms Yu Hong China’s achievements in past five years: China is in an important juncture today due to stable and positive economic development. In 2012, the Chinese GDP was 54036.7 billion RMB, which, in 2016, was recorded at 74412.7 billion RMB. GDP of the first half year of 2017 …

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Indian Hybrid warfare’s strategy

BY JASPAL THE India and other adversaries have been successfully operating hybrid warfare techniques to bleed Pakistan. They failed to coerce or frighten Islamabad with their conventional and nuclear weapons mighty arsenals. The India under Modi government has been making alliances and devising new trade routes to Afghanistan and Iran …

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US, China success benefits whole world

By Terry Branstad President Donald Trump arrives in Beijing on a state visit Wednesday. I am excited to welcome him on his first visit to China as the US president. My wife Chris and I have greatly enjoyed the hospitality of the Chinese people, and I trust President Trump and …

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Coal Disillusion in Asia

By Asmita Pandey Coal is a combustible black or brown sedimentary rock composed mostly of carbon and hydrocarbons. It is a fossil fuel and is altered remains of prehistoric vegetation that originally accumulated in swamps and pet logs. It is a non renewable form of energy absorbed by plants from …

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Russiagate reveals Americans lack confidence in own system

By Wang Wenwen The US is edging toward another round of sanctions against Russia after the State Department turned over to Congress a list of Russian defense and intelligence entities. The new sanctions are meant to rebuke Russia for its actions in Eastern Europe and Syria as well as for …

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US, China success benefits whole world

By Terry Branstad President Donald Trump arrives in Beijing on a state visit Wednesday. I am excited to welcome him on his first visit to China as the US president. My wife Chris and I have greatly enjoyed the hospitality of the Chinese people, and I trust President Trump and …

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GST unravels, quick fixes not answer

By P Chidambaram The idea of a Goods and Services Tax (GST) was, and is, a good idea. It is a tax that is in force in about 160 countries with some variations in each country, but the basic principle is that it is a one-rate tax applicable to all …

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Europe and the stateless nations

By Cristina Font On September 18, 2014, Scotland held a referendum to decide whether it should be an independent country. Despite the Scots’ nationalism, the referendum returned a “no” with 55.3 percent of votes; those in favor of secession only polled 44.7 percent. Participation was unusually high (84.6 percent) for …

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