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INDIA POLITICS: End of Border Standoff With China Satisfies India, But It Will Not Lower its Guard

INDIA POLITICS: End of Border Standoff With China Satisfies India, But It Will Not Lower its Guard

For India, the lesson is that even though the standoff has been resolved, future flare-ups cannot be ruled out.

“The problem is essentially the aggressive stance that China has adopted on all territorial matters with all countries and here the manner in which it has tried to alter the status quo on the ground by building this road, which we have stopped,” said Jayadeva Ranade, a former China specialist at the Indian government’s National Security Advisory Board. He warned that they might repeat Doklam next year or try something else.

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INDIA POLITICS: Indian Military Withdrawal From Himalayas Border Region Pleases China

INDIA POLITICS: Indian Military Withdrawal From Himalayas Border Region Pleases China

“I am pleased to confirm that trespassing Indian personnel have all pulled back to the Indian side … [and] Chinese troops continue to patrol on the Chinese side of the border,” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said.

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INDIA POLITICS: 40,000 Rohingya Muslims Now Face Deportation

INDIA POLITICS: 40,000 Rohingya Muslims Now Face Deportation

“These things are being discussed at [the] diplomatic level with both Bangladesh and Myanmar,” Interior Ministry spokesman K.S. Dhatwalia said. “More clarity will emerge at an appropriate time.” No better conditions would be awaiting the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar and Bangladesh.

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CHINA POLITICS: Beijing, India Unyielding Over a Piece of Himalayan Territory

CHINA POLITICS: Beijing, India Unyielding Over a Piece of Himalayan Territory

“The Indian side not only has not taken any actual steps to correct its mistake, it has concocted all sorts of reasons that don’t have a leg to stand on, to make up excuses for the Indian military’s illegal crossing of the border,” In a statement on Wednesday, China’s Foreign Ministry reiterated its call to India, saying it must remove its forces from what Beijing considers part of its territory.

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CHINA POLITICS: China to India: Get Your Troops Out of Himalayan Territory

CHINA POLITICS: China to India: Get Your Troops Out of Himalayan Territory

China and India-backed Bhutan have been locked in a standoff over a tri-junction at their common border for decades.

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INDIA POLITICS: Ram Nath Kovind With Hindu Nationalist Roots to Become Next President

INDIA POLITICS: Ram Nath Kovind With Hindu Nationalist Roots to Become Next President

“Ever since I took over as governor, I have no political affiliation. The president of India is above politics,” Ram Nath Kovind said.

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INDIA POLITICS: US Lawmakers to Trump: Press Modi on Trade, Investment

INDIA POLITICS: US Lawmakers to Trump: Press Modi on Trade, Investment

Modi is due to meet with Trump on Monday at the White House, when he will seek to revitalize ties that have appeared to drift, in spite of the priority they were afforded under former President Barack Obama.

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INDIA POLITICS: India Seeks Access to Sheikh Nabi Ahmed Arrested in Pakistan

INDIA POLITICS: India Seeks Access to Sheikh Nabi Ahmed Arrested in Pakistan

According to Pakistan police, Sheikh was walking along Nazimuddin Road in Sector F-8 area of Islamabad when he was stopped at a check post.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Ahmed Kathrada Biography

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Ahmed Kathrada Biography

Ahmed Mohamed Kathy Kathrada born 21 August 1929 to Indian immigrant parents. In 1940s, Kathrada first met Nelson Mandela. Read Ahmed Kathrada Biography.

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INDIA POLITICS: Hardline Hindu Priest a Handful for Modi in Heartland Indian State

INDIA POLITICS: Hardline Hindu Priest a Handful for Modi in Heartland Indian State

Adityanath was a key campaigner for Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh elections, and the thumping victory he helped deliver underlined how a divisive candidate could eclipse rivals who tried to reach out across communities.

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KASHMIR POLITICS: 2 Civilians Killed in Protests Against Indian Rule

KASHMIR POLITICS: 2 Civilians Killed in Protests Against Indian Rule

Rivals India and Pakistan each administer part of Kashmir, but both claim the Himalayan territory in its entirety. Most people in the Indian-controlled portion favor independence or a merger with Pakistan.

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: Hafiz Saeed Supporters Condemn United States

PAKISTAN POLITICS: Hafiz Saeed Supporters Condemn United States

“Release Hafiz Saeed! Anyone who is a friend of U.S. is a traitor!” chanted 150 members of Saeed’s Islamic charity Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) in Karachi.

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INDIA POLITICS: Modi In Spin As He Replaces Gandhi As Face Of India’s Homespun Cotton

INDIA POLITICS: Modi In Spin As He Replaces Gandhi As Face Of India’s Homespun Cotton

“Becoming Gandhi requires years of self-sacrifice,” Arvind Kejriwal, the chief minister of Delhi and a political opponent of Modi, tweeted in Hindi.

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INDIA POLITICS: Modi Defends Clampdown On Cash Economy

INDIA POLITICS: Modi Defends Clampdown On Cash Economy

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi defended his crackdown on cash economy that has left businesses, farmers, families suffering. He says it was necessary.

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INDIA POLITICS: Government Officials Propose Break Up Of Coal India

INDIA POLITICS: Government Officials Propose Break Up Of Coal India

Coal India is the second-biggest employer, but critics say it is inefficient. Its output-per-man shift is estimated at one-eighth of Peabody Energy.

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: Pakistanis Worry President Trump May Favour India

PAKISTAN POLITICS: Pakistanis Worry President Trump May Favour India

“America will not abandon Pakistan, but definitely, Trump will be a tougher president than Hillary Clinton for Pakistan,” said Hasan Askari Rizvi.

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USA POLITICS: Mumbai Temple Performs ‘Yagna’ For Trump’s Win

USA POLITICS: Mumbai Temple Performs ‘Yagna’ For Trump’s Win

“We performed 2 yagnas for victory of Trump. The rituals were performed at the behest of NRIs in the US,” Vishnudham temple trustee Ramesh Joshi told PTI.

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PAKISTAN: Indian TV, Radio Content To Be Banned In Pakistan

PAKISTAN: Indian TV, Radio Content To Be Banned In Pakistan

The complete ban will start on Friday at 3 p.m. (1000 GMT), Muhammad Tahir, the spokesman of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA).

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INDIA: BRICS Summit: India To Isolate Pakistan

INDIA: BRICS Summit: India To Isolate Pakistan

BRICS leaders will support plans agreed by their national security advisers to create 3 working groups to cooperate on cyber security, counter-terrorism.

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GHANA: Because Of Gandhi’s ‘Alleged Racism’ Ghana To Remove His Statue

GHANA: Because Of Gandhi’s ‘Alleged Racism’ Ghana To Remove His Statue

Historians say Gandhi himself was no believer in equality between races, at least not earlier in his career.

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