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Modi needs to calm down India's north east urgently
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Modi needs to calm down India's north east urgently

'If the nub of India's sensitivity over the Chinese presence in Doklam is the enhanced threat to the Siliguri Corridor, a vital link to the northeast, does it serve the national purpose to have the districts along it, and then much of the tribal northeast, in turmoil?' asks Shekhar Gupta. IMAGE: Soldiers on the streets of Darjeeling after the indefinite bandh called by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha demanding a separate Gorkhaland state.Photograph: PTI Photo The past few weeks have exposed us to ... Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
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Bengaluru FC eyeing Indian Super League spot?

Bengaluru FC submit bid as ITB submission deadline ends IMAGE: Bengaluru FC recently won the Federation Cup. Photograph: PTI Federation Cup winners Bengaluru FC submitted the bid papers as the 'Invitation To Bid' tender process for inclusion of new teams in the Indian Super League came to a close on Thursday. Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL) appointed external validator will go through the bids evaluation procedurals over the coming week. FSDL – a joint venture between IMG, ...
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Sledging not compulsory, Dhoni never did that: Saha

'I liked Adam Gilchrist from childhood -- both his batting and keeping style. I think of him as an ideal 'keeper.' IMAGE: Wriddhiman Saha celebrates scoring a century. Photograph: WICB Media/Randy Brooks of Brooks Latouche Photography Wriddhiman Saha wears his reticence like a badge of honour and, quite like his predecessor Mahendra Singh Dhoni, doesn't believe in sledging opposition batsmen."I haven't seen MS Dhoni sledge ever. So it is not compulsory that you have to sledge. Sometimes we can ...
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Inside the miserable world of India's domestic workers

'We eat first, they later; we sit on chairs and they on the floor; we call them by their names and they address us by titles.' 'There’s a real feeling that the employers are “big people,” and it’s going to be difficult to get police to take their complaints seriously.' Image: between 1991 and 2001 there was a 120 per cent increase in the numbers of domestic help.Sumana Barman, 11, a child labourer washes utensils at a house in the northeastern city of Siliguri, West ...
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India's military power at LAC rattles China

'India's military posture has become significantly stronger than China's on the 3,500-kilometre Line of Actual Control.''This is enhancing confrontation between the two sides,' points out Ajai Shukla. IMAGE: Indian and Chinese soldiers attend the celebrations to mark the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China at the India-China border, about 41 km from Tawang district in Arunachal Pradesh, October 1, 2009. Photograph: Utpal Baruah/Reuters What motives underlie the ...
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Gorkha agitation threatens Darjeeling's tea business

Darjeeling is on the boil over the demand for a separate Gorkhaland state. June and July are bad months to have a strike.Tea picking during its most valuable season has been affected.Those consequences will be felt all over the world and ultimately damage Darjeeling tea. IMAGE: Can the separate Gorkhaland agitation endanger the future of Darjeeling tea? Tea importer, Marcus Wulf is worried. Photograph: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters 'If your girlfriend is away, you will still love her. But if you ...
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Darjeeling Bandh: The Gorkha way of managing hardship

'Helpful neighbours, useful nuggets of information keep the people going as supplies run low.'Abel Rai reports from Darjeeling. After the clashes on June 17, in which three supporters of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha were killed in police firing and many others injured, an indefinite strike was announced in the hills of Darjeeling. The renewed demand for a separate state of Gorkhaland left the tourists scurrying home, while all commercial establishments and educational institutions shut down.
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Protest for Gorkhaland reaches Delhi

With a 110-metre long national flag, Gorkhaland supporters on Sunday marched in the national capital to reinforce their demand for a separate state and the immediate imposition of President's Rule in West Bengal. Protesters belonging to the Gorkha Sanyukt Sangharsh Samiti in New Delhi demanded the Centre's intervention in removing paramilitary forces with immediate effect. "The West Bengal government is treating common people like terrorists and killing them. The ...
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China, the world's bully

'When Modi was having his maiden meeting with Donald Trump, China is up to its old tricks again, by causing a distraction on the Doklam plateau,' says B S Raghavan, the distinguished civil servant. This commentary is not so much about the recent furore caused by China’s attempt to construct a road in the Doklam (or Donglong) Plateau as on the mindset that makes China go berserk from time to time over its purported claims over various parts of land and sea. It is to express puzzlement ...
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Why China wanted to grab Bhutan's land

'The Chinese forces in the narrow Chumbi Valley are currently in the line of sight and fire of Indian forces poised on the ridges along the Sikkim-Tibet border.''Aware of this vulnerability, the Chinese have been eyeing the Doklam plateau,' explains national security expert Nitin A Gokhale. As the military stand-off over Doka La (or the Doklam plateau) between India and China spills over into its second month, it is important to understand both the military and geo-strategic reasons behind ...
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