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China’s Bridge Over the Pangong Tso in Ladakh
January 16, 2022

China’s Bridge Over the Pangong Tso in Ladakh

By Tarushi Aswani
In general, bridges bring people together and facilitate trade. But for India’s Ladakhis, the bridge across the Pangong Tso brings uncertainty and apprehension.
In Kotputli: Rich Lands, Impoverished People
January 14, 2022

In Kotputli: Rich Lands, Impoverished People

By Sneha Swaminathan
Illegal mining, crop failure, and disease devastate the people who live in an important epicenter for stone quarrying in India.

No Progress in China-India Military Talks
January 14, 2022

No Progress in China-India Military Talks

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
A 14th round of military talks ended with a joint statement but no real progress.

India State Assembly Elections: Where Is the Level Playing Field?
January 13, 2022

India State Assembly Elections: Where Is the Level Playing Field?

By Sudha Ramachandran
Multi-phase assembly elections will give parties with deeper pockets like the BJP an undue advantage.

Will the Ruling BJP Be Ousted in Uttar Pradesh?
January 13, 2022

Will the Ruling BJP Be Ousted in Uttar Pradesh?

By Kavita Chowdhury
Its principal rival, the Samajwadi Party, has stitched together alliances with parties representing the Backward Castes, Dalits, and Muslims.
UN Seeks $5 Billion to Aid Millions of Afghans as Country Struggles
January 13, 2022

UN Seeks $5 Billion to Aid Millions of Afghans as Country Struggles

By Edith M. Lederer
The U.N. said the appeal will be followed by a pledging conference in mid-March, but a number of nations already announced new funding.

India’s Supreme Court Intervenes in Hate Speeches Against Muslims
January 12, 2022

India’s Supreme Court Intervenes in Hate Speeches Against Muslims

By Ashok Sharma
The apex court intervention relates to calls for genocide of Indian Muslims made at a Hindu religious conclave last month.
Will al-Qaida in the Indian Subcontinent Find Support in India?
January 12, 2022

Will al-Qaida in the Indian Subcontinent Find Support in India?

By Shafi Md Mostofa
The local branch of al-Qaida failed to appeal to Indian Muslims in the past, but it hasn’t given up.

Betel Nut Smuggling From Myanmar to India Booming: Report
January 12, 2022

Betel Nut Smuggling From Myanmar to India Booming: Report

By Sebastian Strangio
The central government has ordered authorities in Mizoram and Manipur to clamp down on the surge of illicit trade.

The Problem With Modi’s Repeal of India’s Farm Laws
January 12, 2022

The Problem With Modi’s Repeal of India’s Farm Laws

By Roshni Kapur
Both the laws’ passage and repeal demonstrate the Modi government’s lack of parliamentary procedure and public consultation. That means similar issues are likely to recur in the future.

Taliban Signals Rapprochement With Its Opponents
January 11, 2022

Taliban Signals Rapprochement With Its Opponents

By Associated Press
Iran hosted a meeting between the Taliban and Ahmed Massoud, who led a short-lived anti-Taliban resistance in the Panjshir Valley soon after the Taliban captured power in August.
Taliban-Pakistan Ties Run Into Trouble
January 11, 2022

Taliban-Pakistan Ties Run Into Trouble

By Umair Jamal
Taliban’s recent confrontation of Pakistan over its fencing of the disputed Durand Line, which Afghanistan does not recognize, has taken many by surprise.

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