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Love Jihad: Loving for religion
Jihad means any effort to promote Islam. Can love (marriage) be integral to promoting Islam? Neutral and Islamic sources say ‘yes, it can be and is’
मालाबार नौसैन्य अभ्यास में ऑस्ट्रेलिया का शामिल होना, चतुष्टय को और मजबूत करेगा
मालाबार में सालाना होने वाले नौ सैन्य अभ्यास में 13 साल के अंतराल के बाद ऑस्ट्रेलिया को शामिल होने का न्योता देने का भारत का निर्णय एक अर्थवान रणनीतिक उपक्रम है, जिसका इस क्षेत्र की रणनीतिक लैंडस्केप पर गहरा प्रभाव पड़ेगा। इसका यह मतलब है कि चतुष्टय (क्वाड) में शामिल जापान, अमेरिका, भारत और ऑस्ट्रेलिया इस क्षेत्र के सुरक्षा मामलों में एक पेज पर रहेंगे। इस समूह के सदस्य देशों के जो आलोचक चतुष्टय को कोरी गप्पबाजी का अड्डा मानते रहे थे, वह धारणा अब समाप्त हो जाएगी।
Elections in Myanmar: The Return of NLD
The National League for Democracy (NLD) led by State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi has received the largest mandate in the national parliamentary elections in Myanmar’s latest election held on 8 November 2020, winning 396 of the 498 contested seats in the bicameral parliament. This win was larger than the 2015 election with NLD garnering 258 (out of 330) in the Pyithu Hluttaw (lower house) from its previous 255 seats, and 138 seats (out of 168) in the Amyotha Hluttaw (upper house) from its previous 135.1
RCEP Puts New Life in APEC
The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), has rolled back to life with the 2020 virtual Summit chaired by Malaysia on 17 November. There was no Summit last year as the host, Chile, suffered from internal political problems making it impossible to host the Summit. In 2018 the Summit was held in Papua New Guinea but due to discord among the members no final communiqué was issued. This year, Covid-19 facilitated a virtual Summit and set an ambitious agenda for itself.1
Pakistan: the Dossier Charade
On 14 November 2020, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar in a joint press conference unveiled a dossier allegedly containing ‘irrefutable evidence’ of India's sponsorship of terrorism in the country.1 The underlying message was that India had become a rogue state and was indulging in state terrorism. India had four supposed objectives: putting obstacles in Pakistan's progress towards peace, economic instability, creating chaos and political instability in the country.
Myanmar: Post Elections Scenario and its Implications
Myanmar elections that concluded on 10th of November have resulted in a very convincing victory for Aung Sann Suu Kyi led National League for Democracy (NLD) party. The NLD increased its tally in the number of parliamentary seats in both the houses to 396 (258 in the Lower House and 138 in the Upper House) as compared to 390 won in the November 2015 elections while its main rival the military sponsored Union Solidarity Development Party (USDP) was not able to retain the number of seats held earlier.
पाकिस्तान का लोकतांत्रिक प्रारंभ?
पाकिस्तान के विरोधी दलों ने पाकिस्तान लोकतांत्रिक आंदोलन (पीडीएम) के बैनर तले इमरान खान सरकार और उसके सैन्य समर्थकों पर सीधा हमला बोल दिया है। गुजरांवाला और कराची में पीडीएम के तत्वावधान में हुई दो बड़ी रैलियों के बाद तो पाकिस्तान की हाइब्रिड सत्ता लोकतंत्र समर्थक प्रतिरोधों का ताप महसूस करने लगा है। अभी हाल ही में सिंध के आईजीपी
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