Shantanu Mukharji

OPEN TO OPINION

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The author is a retired IPS officer who has held key positions in the Government of India handling sensitive security issues within and outside India.

POLITICS

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Bangladesh polls: Why Awami League cosying up to Islamic fundamentalist Hefazat-e-Islam is raising eyebrows

The election assumes greater significance this time due to PM Sheikh Hasina’s display of political astuteness in engaging with her political adversaries.

POLITICS

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Is Israel trying to woo Pakistan to gain credibility in the Islamic world?

In the process of establishing friendly ties with Pakistan to gain credibility in the Islamic world, is Israel adding to Pakistan's woes?

POLITICS

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Asia Bibi: Despite best intentions, will Imran Khan be able to quell protests over blasphemy acquittal?

At least in this case, Pakistan Army and PM seem earnest about protecting the rights of minorities and the underprivileged.

POLITICS

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Why Bangladesh is witnessing hectic politicking ahead of coming elections

Political developments in Bangladesh will gain more momentum in the next couple of months raising the political temperature to a fever pitch.

VARIETY

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Amritsar to Howrah: Why a rail tragedy is waiting at every corner

Just as the nation was coming to terms with the Amritsar tragedy, news came of the Santragachi foot overbridge stampede.

VOICES

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Allahabad Vs Prayagraj: Once an Illahabadi, always an Illahabadi

The ordinary Illahabadi is still struggling to come to terms with the fact that the city has undergone a name-change so undeservedly and unceremoniously.

POLITICS

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How the horrific killing of Jamal Khashoggi will damage Saudi Arabia, but benefit Turkey

Turkish authorities have revealed that Khashoggi’s body was cut into pieces by Saudi prince Mohammed bin Salman’s top aide.

POLITICS

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Asia Bibi verdict: Why blasphemy laws should have no place in naya Pakistan

It’s time Pakistan undergoes some radical judicial reforms, especially on the laws of blasphemy.

POLITICS

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POLITICS

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The mysterious ‘killing’ of top Saudi journalist and what it means for the Middle-East

Jamal Khashoggi, who was last seen entering the Consulate on Tuesday, is believed to have been murdered by Saudi agents.