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Can 1996 repeat itself in Afghanistan?
B Raman | 14 Apr , 2013 0 comments

As the US troops prepare to thin themselves out of Afghanistan starting from next year, India has to worry whether 1996 can repeat itself in Afghanistan, when the Taliban, with the help of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), captured power from the Afghan Mujahideen in Kabul and enforced its rule. In searching for an answer to this...

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Economic Downturn: Harvesting Time for the Services
Economic Downturn: Harvesting Time for the Services

The first half of the 21st century has taken the world by a storm. The corporate world is often hit and hit severely. Receiving pink slips or being put on the bench has become so common nowadays. The recession for instance symbolized an identical situation of the 1970s and early part of the 1980s in India when choice for employment was few and...

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The Transition of Power in China
The Transition of Power in China

In a remarkable bloodless leadership transition for a communist country, China’s new leader, 59 years old Xi Jinping is set to take over the reins of power in March next year along with Li Kegiong who is 57. Xi Jinping will then become the supreme leader – Head of State, Secretary General of Chinese Communist Party and most important –...

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Retrospect: Down the Memory Lane

Twenty three years is a long period in the life of a man. These twenty three years in the IAF have proved to be the golden period of my life which has helped me in re-discovering myself and has indeed made me the wiser. It would be a worthwhile experience to go down the memory lane and savor moments of human association which have been a source...

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Anti-Muslim rumours spread in Central Myanmar
B Raman | 28 Mar , 2013 0 comments
Anti-Muslim rumours spread in Central Myanmar

Anti-Muslim rumours projecting Muslims negatively have spread to Rangoon from Meikhtila which has been placed under a State of Emergency following three days of Buddhist-Muslim clashes last week. While no fresh fatalities have been reported from Meikhtila, there have been reports of fresh attacks on mosques and Muslim-owned properties in the...

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