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    At home of al-Qaeda’s India head, distraught father’s 20-year wait

    The Indian Express reported Thursday that security agencies had confirmed that Irfan’s son Sanaul Haq was the chief of AQIS Written by Mahender Singh Manral | Sambhal | Published:December 18, 2015 Sanaul Haq’s father, Irfan, at his home in Sambhal. (Express Photo by: Gajendra Yadav)...
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    Pak-India talks hinge on terrorism caveat

    Pak-India talks hinge on terrorism caveat Baqir Sajjad Syed ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan-India agreement on resumption of dialogue on bilateral disputes may have provided an opening for a thaw in an otherwise frosty relationship, but an inbuilt caveat and the unspoken subtext could make progress...
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    India-Pakistan Series Unlikely, Atmosphere 'Not Conducive': Sources

    New Delhi: An India-Pakistan cricket series is unlikely for now, even in a neutral venue like Sri Lanka, with the government signaling to the cricket board that the "atmosphere is not conducive," say sources. The Centre, say sources, believes that public sentiment is against Pakistan after a...
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    India’s Biased Debate on Intolerance

    India’s Biased Debate on Intolerance By ignoring Islamist extremism, Indian intellectuals do their country no favors. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photo: Ray Chua/Reuters By Sadanand Dhume Dec. 2, 2015 In most countries the idea that a cartoon piggy bank could incite a mob to...
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    Farewell, Sandy Berger, the Clinton Man Who Stopped Armageddon (Kargil)

    Farewell, Sandy Berger, the Clinton Man Who Stopped Armageddon Bruce Reidel In his finest hour, he averted a nuclear war between Pakistan and India. Sandy Berger, who died this morning, was a gentleman who knew how to handle a head of government. It was early in the morning of July 4, 1999...
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    Sushma Swaraj To Visit Pakistan After Modi-Sharif Handshake: Sources

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is likely to visit Pakistan next week, top government sources told NDTV. She is likely to attend a 27-nation meeting on Afghanistan, which will be held in Islamabad, days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz...
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    A few days in India

    Saleem Safi - Wednesday, December 02, 2015 When you have no desire to develop relations even on Track I, it is indeed a daydream to have any hope of success for any Track II dialogues. I was quite clear about that. And yet I accepted the invitation to participate in a dialogue in Delhi that...
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    Living and dying in the Special Forces

    Living and dying in the Special Forces Inside the world of the secretive 9 Para SF, involved in ceaseless battle in the rugged, forested mountains along the LoC Rudraneil Sengupta A member of the 9 Para during a training exercise. Photo: Rudraneil Sengupta On the morning of 26 August, a...
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    Modi, Sharif had hour-long ‘secret’ meeting during Saarc 2014

    Modi, Sharif had hour-long ‘secret’ meeting during Saarc 2014 Prashant Jha, Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Updated: Dec 01, 2015 01:31 IST Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif at the 18th SAARC Summit in Kathmandu, Nepal. (AFP) A year ago...
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    Narendra Modi Could Make or Break Obama’s Climate Legacy

    Narendra Modi Could Make or Break Obama’s Climate Legacy By CORAL DAVENPORT and ELLEN BARRYNOV. 30, 2015 LE BOURGET, France — Since Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power, President Obama has not missed many opportunities to convey what a warm rapport he has forged with the Indian leader...
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    Fifth Column: Intolerance of the real kind

    Fifth Column: Intolerance of the real kind When a huge star like Aamir Khan chooses instead to talk about his fears of Hindu intolerance, he does his faith a disservice. Written by Tavleen Singh Updated: Nov 29, 2015, 7:06 Tavleen Singh, a leading Columnist associated with The Indian...
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    Can Paris climate talks overcome the India challenge?

    Can Paris climate talks overcome the India challenge? Justin Rowlatt South Asia correspondent 26 November 2015 If any single country embodies the challenge of reaching an agreement at the huge United Nations climate conference that begins in Paris on Monday, it is India. India is already...
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    Pak shows apathy in taking back Ramzan: Sushma

    Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday alleged that despite all out efforts, the Pakistan authorities are not showing any interest in taking back 15-year-old boy Ramzan. Ramzan is living in a shelter home, Ummeed, for past two years and is waiting to reach Pakistan to meet his mother...
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    A trip to forget

    A trip to forget Cyril Almeida DID the extension just become a little less likely? All week, you could sense something wasn’t quite right. Last year, DC was in love with Raheel. They grabbed his hand, they had their photo taken with him, they pinned a medal to his chest. Part of that was...
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    We can play against Pakistan only in India: BCCI chief

    We can play against Pakistan only in India: BCCI chief November 20, 2015 BIPIN DANI MUMBAI - Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Shashank Manohar has said that they have reasons playing against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and they can play the series...
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    What Mr Mani Shankar Aiyar won’t say

    What Mr Mani Shankar Aiyar won’t say Why couldn’t Dr Singh visit Pakistan? Why did UPA policy not deliver when he, Khurshid were in charge? Written by M J Akbar | Published:November 20, 2015 Mani Shankar Aiyar Science might have jogged along a bit since the doctors of medicine in ancient...
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    JUD and FIF not banned, foreign secretary tells Senate committee

    Mateen Haider ISLAMABAD: Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry informed the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee that Lashkar-e-Taiba (LET) has been declared a proscribed organisation in Pakistan and will not be allowed to operate. However, he said that the Filah-i-Insaniat Foundation (FIF) has not...
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    MEMRI Scholar On Indian Journalists Undermining India's Elected Government

    In an essay titled "Decoding the Habits of the One-Eyed Intellectual," published November 5, 2015 by the India Facts website, MEMRI South Asia Studies Project director Tufail Ahmad castigates Indian journalists-intellectuals for raising the bogeyman of intolerance in order to undermine India's...
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    Jr. Owaisi, e-books had impact on Indian ISIS recruit Areeb Majeed, files show

    Jr. Owaisi, e-books had impact on Indian ISIS recruit Areeb Majeed, files show 4 Indians have been arrested for joining IS so far. Here’s what they have told officials. Sagnik Chowdhury Updated: November 17, 2015 8:31 am Areeb Majeed is currently in judicial custody in Mumbai’s Arthur Road...
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    Modeled on Mumbai? Why the 2008 India attack is the best way to understand Paris

    Bruce Riedel | November 14, 2015 Modeled on Mumbai? Why the 2008 India attack is the best way to understand Paris The horrific terrorist attack in Paris was likely modeled on an earlier terrorist horror, the November 26-29, 2008 attack in Mumbai, India, in which ten terrorists killed 164...

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