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India is gasping for breath Devina Buckshee  It’s 4:30 a.m., and I get three frantic calls from M, my friend. I know what it is, and even before I text her back, I’m calling hospitals to see if they have beds available. I wake up friends, co-workers and other helpers …

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India is hiding its Covid crisis – and the whole world will suffer for it Ankita Rao A few years ago, as Narendra Modi came into power, I worked on an investigative report about India hiding its malaria deaths. In traveling from tribal Odisha to the Indian national health ministry …

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  Systematic killing of Sehrai by India Humayun Aziz Sandeela Senior Kashmiri Hurriyat leader, Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai, who challenged India’s hegemonic rule over Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir for decades, died on May 05, 2021 while in police custody. He was 77. Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai was born in Tekipora …

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Pakistan, India backchannel at a delicate point Fahd Hussain Almost two weeks since a senior Pakistani official confirmed the existence of backchannel talks between Pakistan and India, fresh information suggests this quiet process is today situated at a delicate point and could go either way depending on the response from …

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Modi’s COVID disaster and nefarious designs

Muhammad Raza Malik Pakistan and India on 25 February 2021 announced to observe ceasefire along the Line of Control and other sectors. The announcement was made in a joint statement by the militaries of the two countries a day after a ‘hotline contact’ between their directors general military operations (DGMOs). …

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Which nationalism? Rafia Zakaria “India has been successful in saving so many lives, we saved the entire humanity from a big tragedy. India launched the world’s biggest vaccination programme and has inoculated more than 2.3 million healthcare workers in the last 12 days.” So said Prime Minister Narendra Modi in …

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Pakistan, India and Covid diplomacy – a chance for peace? Frank F Islam The World Health Organisation has reported that India is home to approximately 50 percent of all new Covid-19 cases, globally. In real terms, this means 19 million positive cases and 210,000 deaths, by May 1. As the …

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Pakistan and India rapprochement Zuhaib Anwar News reports about backdoor contacts between Pakistan and India have recently emerged and the flexibility in statements by the government officials of the two states also suggest the same. According to media, United Arab Emirates (UAE) is playing a leading role to bring the …

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  India: Isolated in region it hoped to dominate Kalim Farooqui With the gradual growth over the years of its neighbour China, India hoped to garner support of the international community as an emerging economy in South Asia and be able to attain a balancing position to its neighbouring rival, …

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Whither Pakistan-India dialogue? Khalid Saleem What with the on-going hullabaloo about the feasibility of re-starting the Pakistan-India dialogue amidst the ongoing Pandemic, one is at a loss as to what to believe and what not to! Given the over-all state of confusion, a good discerning look over the shoulder may …

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