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India hits Turkey with $2.3 billion, Malaysia with $1.3 billion loss for siding with Pakistan on Kashmir

According to a Reuters report, India is considering restricting imports of products from Malaysia including palm oil, in reaction to the Malaysian PM criticizing New Delhi for its actions in Kashmir. As reported by multiple Indian and international news sources, the proposal is still under consideration. But is likely to be officially announced in coming weeks. The Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir...

Massive preparations underway in India ahead of President Xi’s visit

Chinese President Xi Jinping will be visiting India on a two-day informal summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. India’s external affairs ministry said that the summit will provide an opportunity for the leaders to continue their discussions on overarching issues of bilateral, regional and global importance. India-China ties have recently come under strain as India bifurcated its northern state of Jammu...

How China is saving millions of youth from radical Islamic indoctrination

As the People's Republic of China celebrates its 70th anniversary, we dwell into the controversial topic of Xinjiang re-education camps. An issue that has received its fair share of coverage and criticism in the international media, with an agenda being pushed to millions of users around the world. The issue of re-education camps has been widely misrepresented by the Western...

Malala: Nobel laureate to a Twitter troll

Malala Yousafzai, the 22-year old Pakistani Nobel laureate who now lives in Birmingham, is being accused of "sharing fake news & peddling lies" on her Twitter profile with regards to Kashmir. The Nobel prize winner, on September 14th, sent out a series of tweets sympathizing with Kashmiris. Kashmir is a disputed region between India, Pakistan & China with all controlling...

Do Pakistani leaders lack intellectual maturity?

As India’s ISRO was ready to create history by landing its rover on moon’s south pole. Pakistan’s ‘Science & Technology Minister’ made a series of tweets when the Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram lost contact with ISRO’s control centre. In one of his tweets the minister said “Please sleep. The toy landed in Mumbai instead of landing on the moon”. “Aww...don’t attempt what...

Why has it become so cool to hate India?

Saturday morning, last week was a bad one for me – the first thing I read, was an article from Dilip D'Souza. He pontificated, "Then what do we say about those who might plot against the obscenity that blights their land, as Stauffenberg did, who fight to free India of it? Are they patriots? If so, what if they welcomed...