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MUST-WIN FOR BJP IN DELHI POLLS

Having failed to perform satisfactorily in the Haryana, Maharashtra and Jharkhand elections, the BJP realizes that its rank and file will be hugely demoralized if it does not fare well in the forthcoming Delhi polls.

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NbN 03 February 2020

MILITARY MIGHT AT R-DAY PARADE

Anti-satellite weapon ‘Shakti’, lethal artillery gun ‘Dhanush’, and newly-inducted helicopters Apache and Chinook were among the key military assets showcased by India for the first time at the Republic Day parade on 26 January.

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NbN 03 February 2020

INDIA - PAKISTAN: DEALING WITH PAKISTAN'S AMBITIONS ON KASHMIR

Pakistan’s diplomatic offensive on Kashmir has gained some traction with the EU Parliament debating the issue along with the controversial Citizen’s (Amendment) Act (CAA).

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NbN 03 February 2020

EXPERT ANALYSES UNION BUDGET 2020-21: A MIXED BAG

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s second Budget presented three themes -- aspiring India, economic development, caring society. And it seeks to cater to the demand side of the economy by trying to put more money in the hands of individuals.

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NbN 03 February 2020

DELHI ELECTION: BJP HOPES TO GAIN FROM CAA INSTILLED POLARISATION

The anti-CAA protests took a violent turn as a 17-year-old teenager Thursday shot a Kashmiri protester near Jamia Millia Islamia University, Delhi.

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NbN 03 February 2020

TROUBLED TIME FOR MODI

The students’ unrest, however, which is spreading like wildfire across the nation, and the protests by large sections of people against the citizenship law, have belied the BJP’s hopes of having a free run in the foreseeable future in presiding over the country’s destiny from panchayats to parliament, as Union home minister Amit Shah once said.

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NbN 13 January 2020

CAA DEBATE IN EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: INDIA UNDER PRESSURE

Much to the relief of India, the European Parliament Wednesday decided to put off a vote on a resolution critical of India’s Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) to a session beginning on March 2. The move is being seen as linked to the upcoming India-EU Summit next month.

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NbN 03 February 2020

LAYING A ROAD MAP FOR THE FIRST CDS

Laying a road map for the first CDS, General Rawat, Gurmeet Kanwal (former director, Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS), New Delhi) suggests the first item on the agenda “should be the formulation of integrated operational plans.

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NbN 13 January 2020

JNU VIOLENCE: STUDENT POLITICS

The violence on 5 January night at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has become an issue of national debate.

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NbN 13 January 2020

EXPERT ANALYSES- AT 5%, GDP TO GROW AT THE SLOWEST IN MORE THAN A DECADE

Ahead of the Union Budget for 2020-21, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Thursday met economists and sector experts to discuss the state of the economy and steps which can be taken to revive growth which is projected to drop to 5 per cent this fiscal.

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NbN 13 January 2020

EXPERT ANALYSES- US-IRAN STAND DOWN: RISKS FOR INDIA IN CASE OF ESCALATION

Prospects of war in the Gulf have receded after both US and Iran stood down.

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NbN 13 January 2020

JAMMU AND KASHMIR: BJP IN A TIGHT CORNER

The government’s policies on Kashmir give the impression that it has bitten off more than it can chew. This is also probably true of the citizenship issue as well, but more of that later.

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NbN 20 January 2020

JAMMU AND KASHMIR: ‘FUNDAMENTAL DISAFFECTION' HAS NOT GONE AWAY

A convoy of three dozen Union ministers descended on the newlycreated Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir last week to promote development plans of the Centre.

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NbN 20 January 2020

COMMENT - ATTACK ON SIKH SHRINE EXPOSES PAKISTAN'S DISDAIN FOR MINORITIES

On January 3, a mob of more than 400 extremists attacked Nankana Sahib Gurdwara, a Sikh shrine barely 62 kms from Lahore, in Pakistan’s Punjab province.

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NbN 13 January 2020

CHINA UNSUCCESSFULLY RAISES KASHMIR AT UNSC

For the third time since the abrogation of J&K on August 5, China raised the Kashmir issue at Pakistan’s behest, for informal consultations at a closed-door meeting of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

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NbN 20 January 2020

RSS INFLUENCE IS HURTING THE BJP

Little appears to be going right for the BJP.

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NbN 27 January 2020

INDIA - US: TRUMP OFFERS TO ‘HELP' ON KASHMIR YET AGAIN

US President Donald Trump’s latest comments on Kashmir, made ahead of his meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on the margins of the World Economic Forum at Davos, analysts feel have come at an inopportune moment.

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NbN 27 January 2020

EXPERT ANALYSES: A SERIOUS ECONOMIC SLOWDOWN

Despite the apparent ‘green shoots’ implying the worst may be over, last week, two agencies, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and domestic rating and research agency India Ratings and Research, both reduced GDP growth prospects of 2020.

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NbN 27 January 2020

CITIZENSHIP (AMENDMENT) ACT: REPERCUSSIONS IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was restrained in her response in an interview to Dubai’s Gulf News daily to a question on the country’s Citizenship (Amendment) Act.

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NbN 27 January 2020

AIR FORCE SUKHOI JETS BASED IN S INDIA TO COUNTER CHINA

Economic Times understands that a squadron of six Sukhoi30 specially modified fighter jets, each carrying the 2.5 tonne air-launched supersonic BrahMos cruise missile, will be based in Tamil Nadu’s Thanjavur district. Last Monday, the IAF commissioned the 222 squadron, also known as ‘Tigersharks’.

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NbN 27 January 2020

CAA, NRC Have Polarised Politics And Society

Hearing over 140 petitions, mostly against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), a three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde of the Supreme Court Wednesday refused to grant any stay without hearing the Centre. The bench gave four weeks to the government to file a reply.

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NbN 27 January 2020

CAA AND NRC: DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL REPERCUSSIONS

Protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and the country wide implementation of the National Register of Citizens (NCR) continue across India and in many universities.

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December 23,2019

PAKISTAN'S INTERNAL TURMOIL: INDIAN PERSPECTIVE

Just when Pakistan seemed set on a linear course with Prime Minister Imran Khan giving a three-year extension to the chief of army staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa in August, the Supreme Court upset the course by striking down the order.

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December 23,2019

EXPERT ANALYSES - A CRITIQUE ON THE ECONOMY

Former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Raghuram Rajan said last week India is in the midst of a “growth recession” with signs of deep malaise in the economy that is being run through extreme centralisation of power in Prime Minister’s Office and powerless ministers.

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December 16,2019

EXPERT ANALYSES THE GREAT SLOWDOWN AMIDST SIGNS OF A TURNAROUND

Former Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian has said India is facing a “Great Slowdown” with its economy headed for intensive care unit primarily due to a “second wave” of the twin balance sheet crisis at banks.

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December 23,2019

INDIA ARMY RECEIVES NEW SIG SAUER ASSAULT RIFLES FOR INDUCTION AT BORDERS

India will soon begin induction of a new assault rifle from the American firm SiG Sauer‘s stable for its soldiers posted along the Pakistan and China border, almost 15 years after it first began a search for new infantry weapons to replace the indigenous INSAS rifles.

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December 16,2019

ARMY INDIA NAMES COUNTERINSURGENCY EXPERT LT GEN. NARAVANE AS NEXT ARMY

India on Dec. 16 named counterinsurgency operations expert Lt Gen. Manoj Mukund Naravane as the next Chief of Army Staff of the 1.4- million force beginning new year 2020.

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December 23,2019

INDIA, US MAY SIGN KEY MILITARY DEAL DURING DEFENCE, FOREIGN MINISTERS MEET

India and the US will hold their second 2+2 ministerial dialogue among their defence and foreign ministers on Dec. 18 in Washinton, D. C., when the two sides are expected to discuss and finalise the full extent of their bilateral relations.

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December 16,2019

FACTORS BEHIND THE VIOLENCE ON CITIZENSHIP (AMENDMENT) ACT (CAA) AND NATIONAL REGISTER OF CITIZENS (NRC)

Despite assurances by the BJP that the new citizenship law will not affect the Indian Muslims, there have been widespread agitations against the controversial legislation.

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December 23,2019

THE CONTENTIOUS CITIZENSHIP (AMENDMENT) BILL AND THE CONTROVERSIES AROUND IT

Both houses of Parliament last week passed the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill according to which members of Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian communities, who have come from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, till December 31, 2014, facing religious persecution there, will not be treated as illegal immigrants but given Indian citizenship.

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December 16,2019

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