Going grey

Will being put on the watch list force Pakistan to withdraw state support to terror groups? The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) that monitors countries on action taken against terror-financing and money-laundering has decided to place Pakistan back on its watch list, or “greylist”, from June. The decision is both appropriate and overdue, given Pakistan’s
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Journalism is an art of seduction as well as of building trust It was the year 1998. I was a rookie reporter on my first assignment in Rameswaram. After a few months of frequenting government offices for stories, I began looking for new material. That was when I met Paul (name changed). He was born
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India needs to build upon the rights-based approach that informed the country’s adoption of universal suffrage In the debates on India’s contemporary history, the meaning and significance of 1947 and of the framing of the Constitution have always been contested. Did the Constitution mark a moment of discontinuity with the colonial past, and a desire
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Does training Dalits to become priests break down caste hierarchy or create another layer of stratification? Under normal circumstances, the training of 500 Dalit and tribal youth by a conservative religious institution such as the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD), with the aim of helping them become priests in Hindu temples, would be hailed as a
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The four countries will have to show that their infrastructure development plans are a match to Chinese ambitions Last November on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit in Manila, the Quadrilateral arrangement involving Australia, India, Japan and the U.S. saw a revival as officials exchanged notes on regional and global security. It has been
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The age of the Internet has given rise to a kind of ideological polarisation that is set to get worse, says the historian History, as it is routinely studied and understood, is hierarchical, but change and revolutions come from social networks, argues historian Niall Ferguson in his latest book, ‘The Square and the Tower: Networks
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President Tran Dai Quang arriving on March 2 Vietnam will take up South China Sea-related issues during the March 2-4 visit by President Tran Dai Quang. Speaking to the media here on Tuesday, the Ambassador of Vietnam said that Hanoi wished to fully utilise the comprehensive strategic partnership with India and was likely to sign
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King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein, who arrived here on Tuesday, was accorded a grand welcome with Prime Minister Narendra Modi receiving him at the airport, in a special gesture. The Jordanian King’s three-day visit comes nearly three weeks after Mr. Modi travelled to Jordan as part of his trip to West Asia, including Palestine. “Welcomed
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Assault intending to outrage a woman’s modesty will get a minimum term of 2 years The Haryana government on Tuesday decided to make more stringent existing criminal laws related to sexual offences against women and children. The Cabinet meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday, decided to make amendments to Sections 376A,
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Not being able to participate in MILAN exercise this time is not extraordinary: envoy Maldives has declined an invitation to join the MILAN series of multilateral exercises to be hosted by the Indian Navy in March off the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The Maldives Ambassador clarified that it was due to the state of emergency
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