Pakistani PM Imran Khan: No More Dialogue with Indian Officials

Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Imran Khan, has said that he has no plans to talk to India anymore because it is no longer useful. In an interview with The New York Times, Imran Khan said, “there is no point in talking to them. I mean, I have done all the talking. Unfortunately, now when I look back, all the overtures that I was making for peace and dialogue, I think they took it for appeasement,” Mr. Khan said.

Finding the Elusive Peace in Kashmir

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is driving the Kashmir train on the wrong track of ultranationalism that cost India 25 percent of its land and 20 percent of its people in 1947. But it’s not yet too late to change the course to find a lasting peace and prosperity for all of its people. The nirvana lies in a blueprint that was secretly drafted a decade ago by two former leaders of India and Pakistan but failed to execute because of their sudden departure from office.

Was India Behind 2009 Border Guards Massacre in Bangladesh?

Two months after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned to power for the second time, her government faced a rebellion by the country’s paramilitary border guards. The mutiny, which took place in the Bangladesh Rifles headquarters in Dhaka on 25 February 2009, left as many as 74 dead, including several ranking army officers, who had been assigned to command the force.

Public speculation by many, including the prime minister herself, termed it as an external conspiracy. Investigations found no evidence of outside interference. However, one thing became clear: the army was aware of the unrest days before it occurred.

Iran and Other Islamic Countries Weigh In on Kashmir Crisis

Iran and Turkey have criticized India’s policy of ending the autonomy of the two states, Jammu and Kashmir. Many Muslim countries, however, have been more cautious about recent developments in Kashmir. Mohammad Hussein Bagheri, Iranian Armed Forces chief of staff, expressed concern over the situation in Kashmir and said in a telephone conversation with his Pakistani counterpart that a military approach to the Kashmir crisis could increase complexity throughout the region. Bagheri has called on the Indian government to respect the rights of Muslim residents of the two states.

The Dignity Lens – All Labor Has Dignity

I had to catch my first international flight in April, 2005 all alone! Those who came to see me off were large in number. At last I was left alone. I took my luggage to weigh to the scales and see whether it fulfilled 50 pounds per suitcase. Never had I lifted anything more than 5 lbs in my life. Every time I boarded a train or a bus a porter would help me out. In India, we rely on porters, servants, and “others” such as electricians, plumbers, who assist with a minimum “fee.”

Kashmir Dispute – Could It Result in the Use of Nuclear Weapons?

India revoked Kashmir’s special status with a rush decree. A presidential decree issued on August 5, 2019 removed Article 370 of India’s constitution that provided special rights to Kashmir, which is also the Muslim-majority state. The state lost its unique constitution and the right to implement their own laws. India sent military troops to the region in anticipation of protests.

Indian Prime Minister’s Remarks on Recent Developments in Kashmir

In a televised address Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi defended the government’s controversial decision to cancel special concessions in Kashmir. The Indian prime minister said Kashmir’s “new era” has begun. There has been no working mobile, telephone, and internet network since the announcement of the decision on Sunday. Pakistan has described India’s recent decision as a violation of international law.

Kashmir: Amid Tensions in the Valley, What India Expects

Amid intense speculation about what is going to happen in  Kashmir, Home Minister Amit Shah today held a long meeting with India’s national security adviser and intelligence chief. In the last ten days, an additional 50,000 troops have been deployed in Kashmir and after the removal of the pilgrims and tourists, there is panic in Kashmir. The local people from Srinagar say they are feeling ‘mental torture.’

Unrest Around the World – A Country by Country Look

Today following the world news can be seen in a world at unrest.  In these countries especially is apparent World Unrest:

Khazakhstan – The world’s largest land locked country and the ninth largest in the world with an area of 2,724,900 square kilometers. It is a democratic secular republic with a diverse heritage. After the elections resulting in the overwhelming victory of interim president Toqaev began wave of protests against the lack of fairness in the elections.

Modi Likely Re-elected in Indian Landslide

The world’s biggest election in history is over. India’s six weeks of voting came to an end on May 19, and the unenviable task of counting the hundreds of millions of votes commenced on Thursday. The campaign for the 17th Lok Sabha was seen by most as a referendum on the policies and person of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and he seems to have won handsomely. While no seats have been declared at post time, Modi’s Hindu nationalist Indian People’s Party (BJP) is leading in 291 seats, well more than the 272 needed for a majority.

LGBT+ Victory in India: A Final Win or Still a Long Way to Go?

A historic verdict was given by the India Supreme Court on September 6, 2018 in favor of the LGBTQ+ community, giving them freedom of privacy and the right to live their lives with dignity. People across the nation celebrated with huge enthusiasm and relief. But is it the final win? It took 157 years to reach this point and is it going to take again a long period of time for the society to realize and accept the situation?

According to the figures submitted to the SC in 2012, there were about 2.5 million gays in India which proves that there were not just a handful of people fighting for freedom of self acceptance. In spite of it, they faced bullying, experienced physical violence, being ignored and much more.

Marital Rape: Rape Under Veil

The 21st century, a modern era of humanity, still fails in understanding women’s right position in society and for a country’s development. And in this patriarchal society, women are still being objectified and are expected to follow men’s wishes even if it’s against her consent.

Here, I am talking about marital rape cases in India, where women’s consent is being suppressed, which is proved by Section 375, the provision of rape in the Indian Penal Code (IPC), which states – “Sexual intercourse by a man with his own wife, the wife not being under 15 years of age, is not rape.” Here, it clearly shows the neglected importance of women in a marriage, and it wouldn’t be wrong to say that the government itself is encouraging marital rape under the veil of society, culture and tradition.

Internet Shutdowns

The Internet is sometimes called a friend and sometimes an enemy. In th  small African nation of Chad, the internet has been closed for one year.  Chadians feel anger and  are revolting as they struggle without internet.

An internet shutdown happens when someone, usually a government, intentionally disrupts internet access to control what people say and do. Blackouts are sometimes called blackouts or kill switches.  The internet enables all our human rights.  When there is peace, people enjoy life with The Internet.  In times of war it may be better to close The Internet.

Author Abhijith Krissh Publishes Indian-based Love Story

Abhijith Krissh is also known as Abhjith.D is an author of You’re the spitting image of my Angel. He is born and brought in Bengaluru, Karnataka. He is a public speaker and also helps people who fight mentally. He is the son of Dinesh and Jayanthi Dinesh who are both into medical fields. He finished his SSLC in New baldwin residential school and also Finished his PUC in Sheshadripuram.

Air Treatment Products Market in India Rebounding

The air treatment equipment includes those products which modify or change the technological characteristics and properties of air. This modification may include the treatment of harmful gases present in the air, increasing or decreasing the air temperature, compressing the air, removal of harmful microorganism from the air, increasing or decreasing the air pressure, removal of extreme odors and others. The air treatment equipment includes air compressor, air dryers, air washers, air filters, injectors and others. 

Ceramic Sanitary Ware Market Will Nearly Double in India Over the Next 8 Years

Demand for the ceramic sanitary ware had increased from 26,259 thousand units in 2015 to 28,010 thousand units in 2016 and accounted for $1.9 billion in India. Steady expansion in the real estate sector of the country along with increasing spate of government initiatives to fuel infrastructure development is likely to continue boosting the growth of the market in India.

The Future of Staffing in India

The Rapid growth of Multinational Corporations (MNCs) can be enhanced with the help of Staffing Services. India, for instance, hasn’t seen the current level of demand for staffing in decades. The whispers in the Indian market are that the staffing & recruitment in India is expected to grow more significantly in the upcoming years.

Recently, the Indian Staffing Federation (ISF), the top body for the flexible-staffing industry in India comprising of about 30 members from the staffing industry, organized a National Conclave on Staffing – ‘The future of Employment to energize the recognition of staffing as a choice of employment both by employers and society’. It was noted that during a time of economic recovery, staffing can be a strategic and cost-effective approach taken by the companies.

Why Not Nudge?

Why not nudge?

While listening to an eminent speaker, I found about the nudge concept. An intriguing one and yet so subtle if one thinks about it.

Nudging is a concept in which one who is making a decision about something is given an environment or circumstances where he is inclined to make decisions tilting towards a certain way. This when looked from the outside seems to be as easy as a daily life thing, like your mother giving incentives to drink milk or a kid is told to brush his teeth so that he will have his favorite breakfast in the morning. But what if we apply the same in a bigger and more important circumstances.