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CPI-M’s dilemma: Who is No. 1 enemy – BJP or Congress?

SATISH MISRA CPM LEFT The Communist Party of India (Marxist) is currently facing an existential crisis caught in a serious dilemma over what political line to follow in the face of the challenge from pseudo nationalist and fascist forces. The...

Will China do the balancing act in US-North Korea standoff?

HARSH V. PANT Ninety per cent of North Korea’s trade is with China. ICBM NORTH KOREA After a week of sparring over North Korea’s missile and nuclear programmes that had many fearing the two countries were stumbling toward military conflict,...

इराक में बढ़ती ईरान की भूमिका

ANCHAL VOHRA आईेसआईएस के खात्मे के धमाके को नहीं, इसकी सिसकियों को सुनना ज्यादा हैरान करने वाला है। IRAN IRAQ ISIS महज छह साल का एक लड़का हाथ में एक बड़ा सा खंजर थामे है। इसी खंजर से वह एक...

GST will curb evasion of both, indirect and direct taxes

GAUTAM CHIKERMANE GSTN infrastructure has the ability to track every invoice and track indirect taxes and their possible evasion. Direct taxes databases, linked with Aadhaar, can follow or take leads from GSTN to multiply the system’s power to flag...

Public health worst spot in India’s economic path

JAYSHREE SENGUPTA Public health is the worst spot in India’s economic path despite a recent rise in GDP growth. Without a healthy population and labour force, India cannot hope to compete with countries in the West or the ASEAN. ...

How China is eyeing influence over the region with Bhutan

MANOJ JOSHI Chinese borders with Bhutan have arisen through their establishing control over Tibet. Source: RadioFree BHUTAN DOKLAM PLATEAU China likes to boast of the number of neighbours with whom it has peacefully settled its disputes. But it doesn’t quite talk about...

Quadrilateral initiative — ‘Strategic’ opportunity or ‘political’ façade?

PreviousNext Photolabs@ORF 2017 Dec 04 QUAD After spending a decade on the pages of security studies journals, the once dissolved Quadrilateral Initiative made a comeback last month. On the sidelines of the East Asia Summit in Manila, India, Japan, Australia and the US, engaged...

Coup by Court — The Pakistani Army’s new modus operandi

VINAYAK DALMIA In earlier coups, the Army used the Court as an afterthought to "justify" its actions. Now for the time the Court was used as the first port of call — this can prove to be a new modus operandi...

Peace between India and Pakistan may be a reality in the long run, says...

EVENT REPORTS PreviousNext Photolabs@ORF 2017 Jun 28 INDIAN AIR FORCE JAMMU AND KASHMIR As there is no military solution to the core ‘Kashmir issue’, it is possible and very much achievable to have peace between India and Pakistan and may even be a reality...

An inconsistent United States, an assertive China and Asia’s hobbesian order

HARSH V. PANT China is luring the region and the world with its ambitions and the US is offering incoherence. This mismatch is at the heart of the present turmoil in the region CHINA HEGEMONY TRUMP ERA Unites States President...

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Death toll from Sri Lanka’s floods rises to 166

A woman looks on inside her flooded house in Dodangoda village in Kalutara, Sri Lanka on May 28, 2017.   | Photo Credit: REUTERS The...

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