'Now is the time for India, our biggest neighbour and oldest friend, to bring the full array of international policy instruments to bear.'Ahmed Naseem, the exiled former foreign minister of the Maldives, tells Rediff.com contributor Rajeev Sharma why it is important that India take the lead in addressing the unrest in his country. Why the Maldives feels it can defy India IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right, with Maldives President Abdulla Yameen at the SAARC Summit in 2014.Ahmed ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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The 40-year-old Indus Water Treaty between India and Pakistan has been an outstanding example of conflict resolution but scarcity of water in the basin states since the early 1990s has brought the agreement under strain and its "survival appears weak", according to a UN report. "The treaty fails to address two issues: the division of shortages in dry years between India and Pakistan, when flows are almost half as compared to wet years, and the cumulative impact of storages on the flows of the ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago Pak using 'clear ambiguity' in Indus Water Treaty to not settle water dispute with India: UNDP report Sify, 2 months ago Diplomatic Enclave: Indus Issue The Financial Chronicle, 1 month ago Pakistan neglect causing delay in water issues with India: UNDP Sify, 2 months ago
GAAR will not override the recently revised double taxation avoidance agreements with Mauritius and Singapore. The finance ministry sent positive signals to foreign portfolio investors on Friday by clarifying that the general anti-avoidance rules (GAAR, on taxes) will not override tax treaties with suitable limitation of benefit (LoB) clauses, but which had certain grey areas to interpret. Experts said it would have been better if these clarifications could have come earlier, as it takes ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Free Speech, Nationalism and Sedition – M.N. Roy Memorial Lecture, delivered by Hon’ble Justice AP Shah
Former chief justice of Delhi High Court A P Shah on 19 April questioned the "nationalism" that forced people to stand for the national anthem at a movie theatre and talked extensively about free speech, nationalism and sedition delivering the hour-long M N ...catchnews.com, 3 days ago
North Korea considers Assad's Syria an ally, so it views Donald Trump's decision to strike Syria as a message to Pyongyang as well.In the concluding part of his insight into the North Korea problem, Rajaram Panda lists the complexities that keep the North Korean issue alive, and why diplomacy is the only option that no stakeholder can afford to abandon. Part 1: If Trump continues to challenge Kim Jong-un... IMAGE: United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley holds a photograph ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Want to fly to the moon? Well, now you won’t have to bother with all those years of rigorous astronaut training – all you need is a huge wad of cash. Elon Musk, technopreneur , has built a small spaceship called Dragon and if you slap down enough ...catchnews.com, 1 month ago
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