Why is China hitting India where it hurts most?

Why is China hitting India where it hurts most?

By questioning India's status vis-a-vis Sikkim and Bhutan, China has hit India where it hurts most, and China has her own reasons for doing that, says P.K.Balachandran in www.southasianmonitor.com. The stand-off between India and China over the border between the two countries in the Bhutan-Sikkim-Tibet section, took a turn for the worse on Wednesday with an official Chinese organ Global...

Intimacy with Israel scares Indian Muslims

Intimacy with Israel scares Indian Muslims

India's growing ties with Israel, underscored by a rare intimacy between the top leaders of the two countries, is worrying Indian Muslims who could be targeted even more pointedly and aggressively from now on, writes P.K.Balachandran in www.southasianmonitor.com The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi got a rousing reception when he landed in Tel Aviv on Tuesday. Stepping down from the...

Alarming deterioration of Muslims’ condition in India

Alarming deterioration of Muslims’ condition in India

As a wave of spontaneous people’s protest was sweeping India’s metros over the lynching of Muslims in various parts of North India with the tacit backing of the government, London-based Minority Rights Group International (MRG) came out on Friday with a disturbing report on the deteriorating condition of India’s Muslims since Narendra Modi’s Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came to...

Trump triumphs over Modi in Washington talks

Trump triumphs over Modi in Washington talks

Colombo, June 29: Despite holding hands and giving bear hugs three times publicly to show exceptional closeness, India’s pushy Prime Minister Narendra Modi got precious little from US President Donald Trump in his talks with the latter in Washington on Monday, writes P.K.Balachandran in www.southasianmonitor.com On the contrary, Trump got what he wanted in terms of arms sales to India...

Modi disapproves killings by cow vigilantes

Modi disapproves killings by cow vigilantes

New Delhi. June 29 (Reuters): India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday condemned murder in the name of protecting cows, which are worshipped by the country’s majority Hindus, after a string of killings targeting Muslims and other minorities. “Killing people in the name of Gau Bhakti (cow worship) is not acceptable. This not something Mahatma Gandhi would approve,” Modi said....

Sri Lanka to punish religious extremists with new laws if needed, says PM

Indian political party urges Indian govt to provide protection to radical Buddhist monk

Colombo, June 28 (newsin.asia) - A Hindu political party in India, has written to the Indian government to provide protection to a controversial Buddhist monk in Sri Lanka who who is well known for making alleged hate speeches and attacks against minority communities. The Hindumahasabha - Loktantrik political group headed by Yogi Brahmarishi Dr Santosh Rai, has written to Indian's State...

World Bank study says a girl child is married off every two seconds

World Bank study says a girl child is married off every two seconds

Washington, June 28 (Reuters): An estimated one in three girls in the developing world is married before the age of 18, with one girl married off every two seconds, according to experts. The World Bank said on Tuesday ending child marriage would reduce population growth, boost girls' educational achievements and increase their earnings. It would also lead to women having...

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