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Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016-Implications for Assam
The Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 (CAB) has created a division in Assam along historical fault lines. The differences hark back to the language riots of 1960-61, and then again in 1972, with violent conflicts between the entire Assamese and the Hindu Bengalis and with those killed in the clashes/police firing being raised to the status of ‘martyrs’.
CAB 2016: Home Minister Assures Assam on Sharing of Burden
Home Minister Rajnath Singh, while introducing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 (CAB) in Lok Sabha mentioned, and rightly so, that the entire country will share the burden of refugees and it will not be Assam’s responsibility alone to give shelter to the persecuted minorities from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh who came to India before 2014.
Gandhi and the Question of Racism: The Statue Controversy in Ghana
With the gaining of Independence from the Britishers in 1957, the Gold Coast of Africa came to be known as Ghana with Accra as its capital. The country lies in the western part of Africa, in the Gulf of Guinea; bordered by Togo, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso. India and Ghana have shared a warm and cordial relation, as the foundation of their association was laid by Jawaharlal Nehru and Kwame Nkrumah.
Bangladesh : Leveraging its Locational Advantage
India and Bangladesh recently made history. After years of discussion and negotiations the first land and air transshipment between them finally took place towards the end of 2018. The first bonded container 4.41 tonne cargo from Bangladesh moved through the Benapole land border into India through the Petrapole border to head towards Kolkata airport for air freight to Europe.
Status of India-China Relations: Report from a Field Visit to Chinese Think Tanks
A multi-think tank scholars’ delegation from India visited China in the end of November, 2018. During the seven day visit, the delegates extensively interacted with a number of premier Chinese think thanks in Beijing, Haikou, and Guangzhou, discussing and deliberating upon issues ranging from the international trade war, the Indo-Pacific, terrorism in South Asia, to developments in the South China Sea, and people to people relations.
आईएनएस अरिहंत की निवारक गश्त: भारत की परमाणु स्थिति में मील का अहम पत्थर
भारत के प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी ने 5 नवंबर को ऐलान किया कि भारत की पहली पूरी तह स्वदेश में डिजाइन की गई और बनाई गई परमाणु पनडिब्बी आईएनएस अरिहंत ने हमले और घुसपैठ की आशंका रोकने के लिए अपनी पहली निवारक (डिटरंस) गश्त सफलतापूर्वक पूरी कर ली है। भारत की परमाणु स्थिति में इसके साथ ही अहम बढ़त मिल गई क्योंकि इससे परमाणु तिकड़ी पूरी तरह सक्रिय हो गई और देश शत्रुओं को रोकने के लिए भरोसेमंद परमाणु क्षमता हासिल करने के करीब पहुंच गया है।
China calls for Taiwanese Reunification
January 1 marked the 40th anniversary of ‘message to compatriots in Taiwan’ which was issued by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress on January 1, 1979. This message conveyed some of the important policies and principles which China adheres to towards its peaceful reunification.1 By this, China had asserted that Taiwan was a part of China’s internal affair and also laid out a ‘fundamental policy of striving for peaceful reunification’.2
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