Just two days after giving a keynote speech at the Boao Forum, dubbed the Asian Davos, in China’s southern island province of Hainan on April 10, in which he denounced the Cold War confrontational mentality, Chinese President Xi Jinping boarded a destroyer to preside over a huge military parade...
A bomb went off near a consulate of the Indian Embassy in Nepal on Monday. The explosion, which reportedly damaged the walls of the office, took place in Biratnagar — the industrial capital of Nepal, the Kathmandu Post reported. However, no one was injured in the blast. Police in Nepal are...
The brutal rape and murder of a young girl from a nomadic community in India’s far north has sent shockwaves across the world. But for the family at the center of the tragedy, a numbness and overwhelming sense of loss is what they struggle with every day. Three months have passed...
As South Africa’s Cape Town begins its countdown to the fast approaching “day zero” water crisis when taps will completely run dry, a new satellite study warns four countries – India, Morocco, Iraq and Spain – of the same fate. According to the US-based World Resources Institute, the developers of...
Five countries in the Middle East have begun to discuss setting up a common policy on the employment of foreign maids. The move aims to prevent recruiters from charging exorbitant fees and minimize other problems linked to the employment of millions of foreign domestic workers from Southeast Asia and the...
In the modern nation-state system, the concept of governance primarily focuses on two basics: civilian and military agencies. The civilian agency refers to people, free and fair elections, the political system, policymaking, and establishing ties with regional and global powers,. The second agency follows the orders of the first...
Parts of the world are experiencing eruptions of hyper-masculinity. The president of the United States presents himself as a kind of caveman, beating his chest, grabbing women and roaring like a great ape. A Canadian psychology professor, Jordan Peterson, has attracted countless young male followers by telling them to stand...
India’s new Draft National Forest Policy proposes to open up forest land to private players with an unprecedented focus on “productivity,” a policy that is going to impact both natural forests and forest dwellers. The Ministry of Forest, Environment and Climate Change has issued a new draft of National Forest Policy...
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, on Thursday amid major protests over the failure of his government to set up the Cauvery Management Board to mediate a water dispute with neighboring state Karnataka. A large number of protesters including those from opposition parties and Tamil groups...
The gruesome rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in India’s conflict-ridden Jammu and Kashmir may have been buried but for a police officer who dug in his heels despite enormous opposition. The brutal attack on the child has sent shockwaves throughout the country after details of the police charge...