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Pakistan elections: A split verdict despite accusations of mass rigging has made the military establishment more vulnerable

Pakistan’s delayed general elections that were held on 8 February have thrown up more questions than they have answered, and alarmingly for the country’s all-powerful military, most of the difficult questions are yet again directed pointedly towards it.

India’s brilliance: Pioneering the AI revolution

In a world rapidly reshaped by Artificial Intelligence (AI), a new narrative is taking shape, one that places Indian talent at the forefront of this transformative era. With a fusion of youthful dynamism, innovative spirit, and global leadership, India is not just participating in the AI revolution; it’s poised to lead it.

Celebrating Indonesia’s Festival of Democracy

With Indonesia heading to the polls to elect a new President and members of the legislatures, it gives me special delight as the Ambassador of India, the largest democracy in the world, to congratulate the people and government of Indonesia on this momentous occasion.

Sikhs in North America: Debunking the Khalistan myth and embracing reality

The specter of “Khalistan,” an independent Sikh homeland, occasionally rears its head, often painted as a widespread movement within the Sikh community.

Rise of extremism and gang violence making Canada unsafe

Canada, known for its peaceful and diverse society, has recently been grappling with a surge in violent incidents linked to extremist groups and gangsters. The latest incident, an overnight shooting in South Surrey, has once again raised concerns about the increase in gang-related violence. What is more troubling is the perception that some political leaders, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, are accused of appeasing these miscreants for vote bank politics.

The multi-sectoral development program of the Union Ministry of Minority Affairs is changing the destiny of Muslims

Conditions are changing in 90 districts of India because of the developmental plans in the minority-majority districts.

India's resolute and inclusive diplomacy: A recap of NAM, G-77 Summits in Kampala

External Affairs Minister (EAM) Dr. S. Jaishankar led the Indian delegation to the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit in Kampala, Uganda, which took place on January 19-20, 2024. This was preceded by important discussions at both Ministerial and Senior Officials levels.

The Khalistan referendum: A misguided pursuit of self-determination

On January 28th, hundreds of Sikhs lined up in California to cast their votes in the “Khalistan” Referendum, organized by the proscribed group Sikhs for Justice (SFJ). This self-declared vote seeks to carve out an independent Sikh homeland from Northern India. While the SFJ touts this as a noble pursuit of self-determination, a closer look reveals a fundamental misunderstanding of both the principle and the necessary procedures for its legitimate exercise.

Yunus Affairs: An Incessant Allegations of the West

On 1 January 2024, the Third Labour Court of Bangladesh sentenced Professor Dr. Muhammad Yunus and three others to six months imprisonment for labor law violation.

Muslims’ love for Imam-e-Hind – Lord Ram -- is etched in poetry

Lord Ram, whose grand temple adorns Ayodhya now, has been a muse for Urdu poets, or more accurately poets in general. He served as a metaphor for ideals that religion and poetry bestow on a person chosen to nurse and defend faith.

Revolutionizing agriculture: Agromet advisory bulletin boosts crop productivity and climate resilience

In a groundbreaking revelation, farmers in Punjab adopting the Agromet Advisory Bulletin (AAB) issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) have witnessed a substantial increase in the productivity of rice and wheat crops.

The deafening silence of West in face of Pannun’s violent threats

In a world that champions the ideals of free speech and condemns hate speech, the West’s silence in the wake of Gurpatwant Singh Pannun’s open and violent death threats is both perplexing and concerning. Pannun, a designated Khalistani terrorist, has brazenly issued threats against the Chief Ministers of Delhi and Punjab, yet the international community remains shamefully silent.

Lohri: Where sunbeams kiss sugarcane, and Sikh spirit dances with fire

Tonight, my fellow Punjabis, we gather not just around bonfires, but around a memory carved deep in the soul of our land. Lohri isn’t just about celebrating winter’s retreat. It’s a whispered echo of our Sikh spirit, a fiery testament to the resilience that runs through our veins like sugarcane juice.

From Sangat to syndicate: The dark underbelly of Sikh migration to Canada

The most recent case of Raj Kumar Mehmi, a Sikh man from India, on the run for his involvement in a large-scale drug trafficking operation in Canada, highlights the increasing involvement of Sikhs in the Canadian drug trade.

Canada’s four-decade dance with Khalistan extremism

In a recent interview, India’s External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar expressed concern over the growth of Khalistani extremism generated out of Canada, blaming the Canadian political landscape for providing space for separatists to propagate their radical ideology.