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With Lok Sabha elections over, how can India and Pakistan now repair fractured ties?

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is considering appointing a national security adviser to revive backchannel diplomatic talks with India.
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Pakistani rupee sinks to new low of 150/dollar as IMF bailout conditions begin to bite

Pakistan’s economy is on the brink of collapse, and the IMF sanctioned a $6 billion loan last week on the condition that the rupee be left to perform freely.

Pakistan will decide on 15 May to reopen airspace for Indian flights

Pakistan's science and technology minister however sees no change in status-quo till elections are over in India.
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Modi – what India missed in Time magazine’s 2019 list of 100 influential people

PM Modi was not included for the 2nd year running and even through the course of the 3 times he did make it, the magazine had changed its assessment of him.
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A 2-star general ‘takes charge’ of Pakistan’s policies while PM Imran Khan goes to China

This week, Pakistan military spokesperson Asif Ghafoor laid out his army’s doctrine of illegal disappearances: All is fair in love and war — on its own people.
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Asif Ghafoor’s political meddling reinforces perception that Pakistan is being militarised

Curiously, Ghafoor’s warning to Pashtuns has come days after PM Imran Khan publicly endorsed the demands of the movement.
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Pakistan says India’s RAW creating unrest in FATA, funding human rights groups there

Pakistan's DG, ISPR, Asif Ghafoor, says Indian and Afghan intelligence agencies funding the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement, which is agitating in FATA.
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China’s BRI begins to faces resistance from Pakistan, Sri Lanka & Nepal

Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Nepal had initially signed on for China’s Belt and Road Initiative, but now, seem to be rethinking their commitment to the project.
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No meeting between Imran Khan & Putin in Beijing a major diplomatic failure: Pakistan newspaper

PM Imran Khan could only manage meeting the Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed Ali & the President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon, besides Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang.
At least 20 people were killed in a bomb blast in Hazarganji market in Balochistan’s Quetta

This is the Shia sect that has faced endless persecution in Pakistan & Afghanistan

Hazaras were target of a blast in Quetta on 12 April, but this only the latest such attack. ThePrint presents an overview of Hazaras, descendants of Mongol leader Genghis Khan.

On Camera

PM Modi in Lok Sabha

India matlab Narendra Modi: How the PM learnt branding from Coca-Cola

Modi has followed the marketing strategy of fast-moving consumer goods and sold himself as the biggest brand of ‘vikaspanthi’ politics.
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Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.

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Pakistan sends a ‘message’ to Modi, test-fires nuclear missile on day of his poll sweep

Pakistan tested ballistic missile Shaheen-II, which has a range of 1,500 km. Indian security experts say timing of the test clear signal to new govt.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.