February 05, 2023 18:53 (IST)
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Assam: Sustained Peace

On January 13, 2023, Jiban Singha alias Jiban Koch Timir Das, ‘chief’ of the Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO), surrendered before the Assam Rifles in the Longwa area along the Indo-Myanmar border in Nagaland.

India-Myanmar borderlands

From collecting seeds of fruits thrown away by the shopkeepers & planting them on his farmland, to living his dream of becoming a farmer with a difference, today he has three thriving nurseries of different varieties of fruit trees and spices, honey, and ever-evolving fish ponds and nurseries which cater to markets across the border in Myanmar and also local buyers.

India-Bangladesh relations scaling new heights

Bangladesh has a special place in the Indian foreign policy matrix, and India-Bangladesh relations are rooted in tradition, culture, language, and mutual values such as secularism, democracy, and a plethora of other similarities.

Women flogged into silence

On December 8, 2022, the Taliban publicly flogged nine women and 18 men in a football stadium in Charikar city, the capital of Parwan Province, for the crimes, variously, of robbery, being in premarital relationships and running away from home. Each of them received between 29 and 35 lashes. Local Taliban officials and hundreds of spectators witnessed the scene.

Chinese growth story is facing a serious headwind

Beijing: China’s exports fell by 0.3% in October 2022 from a year ago in dollar terms, missing analysts’ expectations for a decent increase.

Odisha: Nuapada - Recurrent Menace

On November 4, 2022, State Director General of Police (DGP), Sunil Kumar Bansal, on the sidelines of the inauguration of the District Intelligence and Operation Centre in Nuapada District, disclosed that a joint task force to combat Left Wing Extremism (LWE) would be formed in view of the vulnerabilities of the district to Naxalites (Left Wing Extremist) activities in neighbouring Chhattisgarh.

Jammu and Kashmir: Terrorizing 'outsiders'

On November 3, 2022, two non-local labourers working in the Sabir Abdullah Public School, a private institution, were shot at and injured by terrorists on the school premises in the Wanihama area of Anantnag District. The injured were identified as Vikram from Bihar and Bahadur from Nepal.

Pakistan: Swat: Return of the TTP

On October 10, 2022, the son of a local peace committee member was shot dead by unidentified terrorists in the Waliabad area of Swat District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).

Suicidal course

On October 5, 2022, a suicide bomber detonated his device inside a mosque in the Ministry of Interior (MoI) in Kabul city, killing at least four worshippers and injuring 25. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the incident. Interestingly, this incident coincides with the reported deterioration of relations between Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and the Haqqani Network led by Interior Minister Sirajuddin Haqqani, which is mediating talks between TTP and the Pakistani government.

Jharkhand: JJMP - A Withering Force

Research Associate, Institute for Conflict Management

Amid the tension with China, it is time to unveil the beauty and strength of Taiwan for Indians

Taiwan-China geopolitical tension created a loop for Taiwan in the Indian news headlines. We can further leverage this pinnacle tension period to explore Taiwan. 

IS-KP - Taliban: Puritanical Killings

On August 17, 2022, a suicide attack killed at least 21 civilians, including a prominent Sufi cleric Mullah Amir Mohammad Kabuli, and injured at least 27, in the Siddiquiya Mosque located in the Kher Khanna neighborhood in Police District (PD) 17 of Kabul city. No group has claimed responsibility, but the role of the Islamic State-Khorasan Province (IS-KP) is strongly suspected.

Odisha: Red Irritant

Research Associate, Institute for Conflict Management

The Growth of Vietnamese Capital Market And Need For SSC Surveillance

The Vietnamese capital market has come a long way since the trade of its first stock at the Ho Chi Min (HCM) Stock Trading Centre on 28th July 2000. Although capital market trade in Vietnam started in 2000 and was low until 2008-09, it rose post the global financial crisis of 2008-09, when Vietnam decided to participate in the World Trade Organisation.

Somali army kills 12 al-Shabab militants

Mogadishu/UNI/Xinhua: Somali National Army (SNA) said its forces killed 12 al-Shabab terrorists during security operations conducted in several locations in the past 24 hours in the Hiraan region, central part of the country.