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HindustanTimes Wed,26 Nov 2014

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Six years after 26/11, Pakistan has not changed its ways

As India marks 26/11 Mumbai attacks' sixth anniversary, the ISIS appears to be gaining a foothold in Pakistan and sometime later some of its militants will be co-opted by the ISI, writes Tufail Ahmad.

Modi Sarkar's six months: Smooth start to a tough ride

Governance and governance outcomes are a continuing process. Artificial time slices like a hundred days or six months have at best some symbolic value, writes NK Singh.

Indo-US defence treaty: Killing many birds with one stone

An India-US defence treaty will maintain regional security and promote a status quo that will generate India’s rejuvenation.

Beyond rockstar events, we need results

As PM Modi attended the East Asia summit, his official Twitter handle, @PMOIndia, stated: ‘We changed Look East policy into Act East policy in the last six months.’ Such glib statements suggest that the PM is happy to mislead the people of India.

Forward castes must think forward as well

Recently, PM Modi expanded his Cabinet to include a few new ministers. Two among them — Manohar Parrikar and Suresh Prabhu — happen to come from the Goud Saraswat Brahmin community, a caste of fish-eating Brahmins from India’s west coast.

Denial is not a cure for historical abuse, truth is

Events like the famines caused by British policies have been carefully airbrushed from Indian history books. It’s time we accepted the truth, writes Amish Tripathi.

Indentured labour route project: Such a long journey from Mother India

The International Indentured Labour Route Project will give a voice to the descendants of the indentured labour, writes Bhaswati Mukherjee.

Men make a case for enactment of gender-neutral laws

On Wednesday, a group of men stood at a busy concourse at CST station requesting commuters to sign a petition against laws that they said discriminated against their gender

Do not stagger elections, hold them together

The state government there is unable to take care of the families displaced by the recent floods. Hence there is a need for restoring the pre-1971 electoral system, which allowed for simultaneous polls.

Why Jammu and Kashmir should not have a Hindu CM

No non-Muslim has ever become a J-K CM. In 1983, when Hindus won a majority of seats on the Congress ticket from Jammu, the party chose Moulvi Iftikhar Hussain Ansari, writes Binoo Joshi.

Modi must open Indian market and improve visa regimes to transform South Asia

Opening the Indian market without ifs and buts, extending national treatment and transit to cargo and visa on arrival and electronic visa clearance facilities. Writes Shyam Saran.

Fishermen release: Sri Lankan Prez Rajapaksa trumps Modi

One has to wait and see how strategic games in the Indian Ocean play out. But there is little in the passage of recent events to suggest that Sri Lanka will desist from continuing to draw China further into India’s geostrategic space, writes Sushil Aaron.

Delhi 'honour' killing: Punish Bhawna's murderers swiftly

Bhawna Yadav's parents strangled her to death for marrying outside her caste: a sign that so-called honour killings continue unabated in the country. Legislation against honour killing must be swiftly brought in.

A kiss is not just a kiss in this context

The ‘Kiss of Love’ protests have faced bitter criticism from both the Left and the Right. While the Left dubs it as a hollow response to repression that is alienating allies, the Right calls it a violation of India’s culture, writes Dhruba Jyoti Purkait.

The Jerusalem synagogue attack should not be the tipping point

This spike in attacks against Jews in Israel should be of concern. Tension has been brewing for some time now after news spread that Israel had plans of altering the present arrangement of prayers at the Temple Mount, revered by both the Muslims and Jews, writes Viju Cherian.
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