New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) As Pakistan prepares for its army chief's exit, the three-year tenure of General Raheel Sharif would be remembered for being relatively uneventful -- by Pakistan's standards -- and the professional and politically correct relations he appeared to have maintained with the civilian government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
Dressed in a white dhoti, with a bright pink tilak on his forehead, Chandu Kokre herded sheep along national highway 60, 30 km southeast of Mumbai, India's financial capital. "It doesn't matter to us," the thin 28-year-old said when asked about the Indian government's delegitimising of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes - 86 per cent of currency in circulation by value. "We don't have bills that exceed Rs 50 and Rs 100," he explained.
8 नवंबर को प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी के राष्ट्र के नाम सन्देश में 500 और 1000 के नोट वापस लेने की घोषणा के तुरन्त बाद देश में लोगों ने एक अच्छी प्रतिक्रिया दी। काले धन पर इसे बड़ी चोट बताया गया , जाली नोटों पर भी इसे बड़ी मार के रूप में देखा गया ,लोगों को महसूस हुआ की आज ईमानदारी की कीमत का पता उन्हें चल गया। एक लोकप्रिय टीवी एंकर भी इससे बड़े खुश दिखाई दिए ,उनके चैनल के आर्थिक मामलों के पत्रकार ने भी इसे बड़ा कदम बताया और ये भी स्वीकार कर लिया की इस सरकार के शासनकाल में काले धन के मामलें में सुधार हुआ है। जिस वक्त ये सारी प्रतिक्रियायें दी जा रही थी उस समय की घोषणा के अनुसार बैंकों को
Forget the "String of Pearls" theory about how China is supposedly surrounding India on the high seas. China is not just on the sea, but also on land, in air and deeply involved in the economies of all of South Asia and beyond.
Two events in India's neighbourhood taking place on a single day, November 14, show the extent to which the Chinese reach has extended and is expected to grow phenomenally. They need to be taken into account by India's strategic planners.
On November 9 the unthinkable happened after the most polarised election in US history. With the so-called swing states - Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania -choosing Donald Trump, the so-called Clinton Firewall was breached and, despite a lower share of the popular vote, Trump convincingly won the presidency.
The much touted $46 billion, 3,000-km-long China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) links Gwadar port in the troubled state of Balochistan to China's restive autonomous region of Xinjiang. The project, which is an extension of China's ambitious One-Belt-One-Road scheme, passes through Gilgit and Baltistan areas which are part of Jammu and Kashmir which is Indian territory but illegally occupied by Pakistan.
India had double the number of estimated deaths by tuberculosis (TB) in 2015 -- 480,000 deaths, up from 220,000 deaths in 2014 -- because previous estimates were too low, according to the World Health Organisations Global Tuberculosis Report 2016.
India has 27 per cent of the world's new TB cases -- one of the biggest infectious disease killers in India. The country had 2.8 million new TB cases in 2015, up from 2.2 million cases in 2014, according to the WHO report.