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India’s Road to Net-Zero
November 26, 2021

India’s Road to Net-Zero

By Jitendra Bisht and Soumya Singhal
India’s aspirational climate action policies fit into a general pattern of incremental progress at the global level that lacks the collective sense of urgency required.

Sri Lanka Bows to Chinese Pressure Again
November 26, 2021

Sri Lanka Bows to Chinese Pressure Again

By Sudha Ramachandran
Colombo has agreed to pay millions of dollars to a Chinese company that has reportedly supplied it with contaminated organic fertilizer.
Could the Taliban Get India and Pakistan to Cooperate?
November 25, 2021

Could the Taliban Get India and Pakistan to Cooperate?

By Umair Jamal
Pakistan’s opening of the overland trade route to Indian humanitarian aid to Afghanistan came on the Taliban’s nudging.

S-400s, CAATSA Complicate India-US Ties
November 25, 2021

S-400s, CAATSA Complicate India-US Ties

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
It is not yet clear how the U.S. will respond to India’s receipt of Russia-made S-400 air defense systems. 

Child Sexual Abuse is Still a ‘Less Serious’ Offense in India
November 24, 2021

Child Sexual Abuse is Still a ‘Less Serious’ Offense in India

By Kavita Chowdhury
There is a need for sensitization of judges to child rights and child abuse. Courts need to ensure that victims are not re-traumatized.

India Arrests Prominent Kashmiri Rights Activist Under Anti-Terror Law
November 23, 2021

India Arrests Prominent Kashmiri Rights Activist Under Anti-Terror Law

By Associated Press
Khurram Parvez has highlighted the culture of impunity and widespread rights abuses by Indian troops in the region.

Jobs Lost, Middle Class Afghans Slide Into Poverty, Hunger
November 23, 2021

Jobs Lost, Middle Class Afghans Slide Into Poverty, Hunger

By Lee Keath
In a matter of months, many stable, middle-class families have plummeted into desperation as Afghanistan's economy craters.
India’s Farmers Signal Lack of Trust in Modi Government
November 22, 2021

India’s Farmers Signal Lack of Trust in Modi Government

By Tarushi Aswani
Having reaped success in getting the government to roll back the farm laws, the protesting farmers are pushing for more.

IMF Deal With Pakistan Would Revive $6 Billion Bailout
November 22, 2021

IMF Deal With Pakistan Would Revive $6 Billion Bailout

By Munir Ahmed
Food prices have soared as a result of the Pakistani government implementing IMF conditions.

Modi’s Repeal of Farm Laws Isn’t Enough, Say Indian Farmers
November 22, 2021

Modi’s Repeal of Farm Laws Isn’t Enough, Say Indian Farmers

By Naila Khan and Uzair Usmani
At the protest site, farmers are celebrating the government’s decision to roll back the farm laws but they will not end their protest until parliament revokes the laws.

Pakistan’s Ruling Party Oblivious to People’s Economic Woes
November 19, 2021

Pakistan’s Ruling Party Oblivious to People’s Economic Woes

By Niha Dagia
The unprecedented misery of Pakistani citizens is aggravated by the lack of sympathy from the government as it refuses to accept its contribution to record inflation.
Modi Bows to Protesting Farmers to Repeal Farm Laws
November 19, 2021

Modi Bows to Protesting Farmers to Repeal Farm Laws

By Sheikh Saaliq
The announcement came ahead of key elections in states like Uttar Pradesh and Punjab.

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