Wednesday , 19 September 2018
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Commentary

Defusing the Kashmir Crisis

BY PRAFUL BIDWAI

THE protest wave that gripped the Kashmir Valley has abated with the calling in of the Army for the first time for crowd control since the azaadi movement erupted in 1989. But public anger against the killing of 15 young Kashmiris, including a 9-year-old boy, won’t vanish soon.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Erratic Power Supply

THE citizens of Desterro Vaddo, Vasco face great difficulty and inconvenience due to erratic power supply everyday, especially during the mornings. What is worse is that the voltage too is very low.

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US Role in India-China Rivalry

BY S N SACHADEVA
THE peaceful, side-by-side rise of China and India has been taken for granted in many quarters. But tensions between the two giants are mounting, and Washington would do well to take note. On June 8, New Delhi announced it would deploy two additional army divisions and two air force squadrons near its border with China.

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Hillary’s Silence

IT seems more than a coincidence that on the day the US Secretary of State, Ms Hillary Clinton undertook her mission with a 7.5-billion dollar US aid package for Pakistan to have a strategic dialogue for easing mistrust and suspicion in minds of Pakistani people towards the United States, Islamabad entered into an agreement with Kabul for putting a stop to allow transit facility for transportation of Indian goods via Pakistan land route to Afghanistan.

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