Why India cannot be a Hindu Pakistan

Why India cannot be a Hindu Pakistan

Ramachandra Guha/The Hindustan Times In the Europe of the 18th and 19th centuries, people of a particular territory were brought together (sometimes forcibly) to constitute a nation. Most often, the basis for unity was a common language and a common enemy. Thus, to be French meant you spoke French and hated the English. To be English meant that you spoke...

Indian President’s daughter names and shames man for sending obscene messages on Facebook

Indian President’s daughter names and shames man for sending obscene messages on Facebook

New Delhi, August 14 (The Hindustan Times): Sharmistha Mukherjee, daughter of India’s President Pranab Mukherjee, on Saturday named and shamed a man identifying himself as Partha Mandal for sending her obscene messages on Facebook. “This pervert Partha Mandal is sending me dirty sexual messages. My first reaction was to ignore & block him. But then I thought the silence would...

India at 69 is plagued by jingoistic nationalism

India at 69 is plagued by jingoistic nationalism

By, Nissim Mannathukkaren/The Hindu “Indian nationalism today means excessive love for Kashmir, but a callous disregard for the everyday incarceration and lived life of the Kashmiri; excessive love for the nation, but disdain for the actual members of the nation, the religious minorities and the oppressed castes; and excessive love for the cow, but nary a thought for the millions...

China hints at trade off between India’s entry into Nuclear Suppliers’ Group and stand on South China Sea

China hints at trade off between India’s entry into Nuclear Suppliers’ Group and stand on South China Sea

New Delhi/Beijing, August 13 (The Hindu): Visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Saturday. Wang is visiting India for holding talks with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on various issues of mutual interest. On Friday Wang met Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar to review the logistics and security arrangements for Chinese President...

India’s way of preventing honor killings

India’s way of preventing honor killings

New Delhi August 12, (Express News Service): Concerned over honour killings, the CIC has suggested to the Central and State governments to include a declaration by couples intending court marriage, if they apprehended a threat to their life and liberty. Information Commissioner Sridhar Acharyulu also said that couples should be allowed to seek police protection from the registrar if marriage...

If India doesn’t allow export of beef to Bangladesh, trade will be diverted to Myanmar

How India’s sacred cows are beaten, abused and poisoned to make leather for high street shops

By Peter Popham/www.independent.co.uk They are supposed to be sacred animals. Revered above all other beasts by Hindus - ranked as high as Brahmin priests, the "twice-born", for their sweetness and generosity - cows still tramp the streets of most Indian towns and cities, mingling with the traffic, nosing through the rubbish skips in the markets, roaming deserted highways at night....

If India doesn’t allow export of beef to Bangladesh, trade will be diverted to Myanmar

If India doesn’t allow export of beef to Bangladesh, trade will be diverted to Myanmar

By, Syed Rezaul Karim (Dhaka Tribune) Dhaka, August 11: An integrated and upgraded land port at Benapole border has been jointly inaugurated recently by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, and Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Bannerjee. This landmark land port with latest infrastructural facilities is expected to augment the bilateral trade further between the...

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