• Anti-Terror Agency Keeps Pakistan on ‘Gray List’0

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    • February 21, 2020

    By Ayaz GulbvFebruary 21, 2020 ISLAMABAD – A global agency leading the fight against the financing of terrorism and money laundering has kept Pakistan on its “gray list” of nations with inadequate mechanisms to curb funding sources to terrorist groups.    The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) met Friday at its headquarters in Paris and reviewed Islamabad’s

  • These are the parameters on which Pakistan has failed to meet FATF targets0

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    • February 21, 2020

    Pakistan hasn’t been blacklisted by the FATF, but has remained on the ‘grey list’ for failing to meet targets on various action points. NAYANIMA BASU 21 February, 2020 New Delhi: Pakistan has once again managed to save itself from being blacklisted by the Paris-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF), but it will continue to remain in the

  • Arundhati Roy on writing fiction in the time of Hindutva0

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    • February 21, 2020

    Arundhati Roy 21 February 2020 This is the text of the 2020 Clark Lecture in English Literature, instituted by Trinity College, Cambridge. Arundhati Roy is the first Indian writer invited to deliver it.  Thank you for inviting me to deliver this, the Clark Lecture, now in its one hundred and thirty-second year. When I

  • Migration remarks: Indian media blasts BJP, praises Bangladesh0

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    • February 21, 2020

    Tribune Desk   February 19th, 2020  File photo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina Reuters Indian analysts also questioned BJP’s reported claim that 4 million illegal Bangladeshi immigrants were now in India The Indian media has come down heavily on the country’s ruling right wing Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)

  • Global Terrorism Finance Watchdog Blacklists Iran, Grants Reprieve To Pakistan0

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    • February 21, 2020

    February 21, 2020 A global financial watchdog has blacklisted Iran for failing to take measures against money laundering and the financing of terrorist groups. The Paris-based task force, an inter-governmental organization that underpins the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing, made the announcement on February 21. The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) also granted

  • Abdullah Slams EU For Recognizing Afghan Presidential Election Results0

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    • February 21, 2020

    February 20, 2020 Radio Free Afghanistan KABUL– Afghanistan’s outgoing Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah has complained to the European Union about its recognition of final official Afghan presidential election results showing President Ashraf Ghani has been reelected. In a Twitter post that included a copy of his letter of complaint, Abdullah declared on February 20


  • COVID-19 in China: Testing the Quality of Humanity0

    by Nilantha Ilangamuwa 20 February 2020 Many opinions have been penned and circulated the globe over a new outbreak of novel viral influenza. It has been killed over a thousand of innocent Chinese people according to official figures. As it came from China, no candlelight vigil had been holding at major cities in western countries,

  • A closer look at refugee integration in India0

    by Ujjwal Krishna 19 February 2020 Widespread protests against India’s Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, have brought refugees front and centre in the national discourse. However, the state of the evidence on refugees and their integration in India remains sketchy at best. Introduction At a geopolitical level, India has maintained a restrained stance with respect to

  • Off Ramps from Confrontation in Southern Asia – Book Review0

    by Zahoor Ahmad Dar 18 February 2020 Boundless and unfading are the reverberations of some contretemps that forces many to untimely embrace their deathbed, and if by a happy chance one escapes it, pulls it down into a perpetual state of fire and brimstone. A nuclear war is an apt embodiment of such a contretemps.

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  • Bangladesh: The manuscript of a forbidden history

    Bangladesh government’s Year of Mujib begins this Friday (January 10th). The authorities will do all they can to stop the publication of history critical of the country’s independence leader. Pinaki Bhattacharya January 9, 2020 In 2013, I read the book India after Gandhi by Ramchandra Guha. By then I had written a book, Sonali Banglar Rupali Kotha, on the

  • Telling good lies: Digital rhetoric and rumor in Bangladesh

    by Sayeed Al-Zaman 15 February 2020 How to convince people? Thousands of ways might be there but with a single instrument, that is language. Pursuing others using speech was thought be an art in the Classical Greece: they named it “rhetoric”. Yet, some thinkers like Plato, who was discontented with rhetoric and designated it as

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