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‘Padmaavat’ opens in India despite brutal protests by radical groups

AFP | Thousands of police in riot gear guarded cinemas across India on Thursday amid threats of violence by Hindu hardliners opposed to the release of a...

Hundreds go on rampage against ‘Padmaavat’

AFP | Hundreds of protesters went on a rampage vandalising malls and torching cars in the Indian city of Ahmedabad in a bid to stop...

Former Indian Occupied Kashmir Chief Minister denies Modi’s claims

News Analysis | National Conference (NC) leader Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday dismissed allegations that the Congress colluded with Pakistan to defeat the BJP in the...

Gujarat Elections 2017: BJP wins but loses in public eye

News Analysis | The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will retain power in Gujarat for a sixth straight term, after it just about edged past the...

Indian Democracy at Crossroads

Sanjay Kumar | Inaugurating a newly built dam in 1954, India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru christened it as the “temple of modern India”. Nehru,...

Modi’s new anti-Pakistan allegation in Gujarat campaign shows insecurity

News Analysis | The latest claims by Indian Prime Minister Narendar Modi have been that his main political rival, the Indian National Congress, was colluding...

Modi faces toughest election test in 2019

Reuters | Tens of thousands of Indians voted in the first stage of assembly elections in the western state of Gujarat on Saturday, where Prime...

India’s Identity Under Modi’s Shadow

Maham Gillani | Identity is the “understanding of self in relation to the other. ”Identity is a product of a number of factors that include...

Muslims joining BJP: A marriage of convenience?

News Analysis | The Muslim community of India’s Gujarat state appears to be joining the ruling BJP in droves for the upcoming state elections. The...

Are Hindu women being radicalized by RSS?

News Analysis | The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has dismissed reports that quoted its chief spokesperson (Akhil Bharatiya Prachar Pramukh) Manmohan Vaidya as saying that...

Who set fire to the Hindu pilgrim train in Godhra?

News Analysis | An Indian court has commuted the death sentences of 11 people convicted for their part in one of the many deadly riots...

Pakistan strikes back at saffron terror: Khwaja Asif terms Modi a...

News Analysis | Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif, in an interview on Monday, termed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi a "terrorist" and said the Indian government...

Is lynching the new normal in India?

Outraged by the rising number of targeted lynchings against Muslims in India, thousands of people took to the streets in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai,...

Gujarat Law Minister: ”anyone who doesn’t spare cow, the government will...

Gujarat, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state, has increased the punishment for slaughtering cow from seven years imprisonment to life sentences. Gujarat's state assembly...

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Alarming Kashmir’s situation

Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | The Indian Army’s endless brutality drove the Kashmiri youth into militancy. Instead of surrendering, the Kashmiris are fiercely struggling for the...

China’s step into the maelstrom of the Middle East

James M Dorsey | China’s abandonment of non-interference is manifested by its (largely ineffective) efforts to mediate conflicts in South Sudan, Syria and Afghanistan as...

Do We need to Worry about Pakistan’s Planned Troop Deployment in...

News Desk | On Friday, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi approved the decision to send Pakistani troops to Saudi Arabia under a longstanding defense cooperation between...

PadMan’s director upset that Pakistan not showing movie

PadMan director Balki says he is planning a special screening of a movie for Pakistani human rights activist Malala Yousafzai. He says that the...

Emma Watson welcomes new guidelines to tackle harassment

News Desk | On Wednesday, Feminist and Hollywood actress Emma Watson stood in support of the new guidelines developed to tackle harassment and bullying in...

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