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  • At Least 22 Rohingya Slain in Refugee Camps in 11 Months: Bangladeshi Police0

    By Kamran Reza Chowdhury on Jul 16, 2018 At least 22 Rohingya people were slain through “internal” disputes at refugee camps in Bangladesh during the past 11 months, according to police, but members of the uprooted community allege that ARSA insurgents were behind some of those killings. Bangladeshi authorities have officially denied the presence of

  • Bangladesh Bank Official Disputes Customs Report about Gold Tampering0

    Pulack Ghatack Dhaka     2018-07-17 The Bangladesh Central Bank in Dhaka is seen in this 2007 file photo. A Bangladesh Central Bank official on Tuesday challenged a claim by customs officials that confiscated gold deposited in its vault had been tampered with to lower its value. The Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate of the National

  • Echoes of India’s 1975 emergency under Modi regime0

      BJP-led government has been called authoritarian, inviting comparison with Indira Gandhi’s rule 40 years earlier Congress party activists burn an effigy of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 7 during a protest in Jalandhar against a fuel price hike. (Photo by Shammi Mehra/AFP) Nirendra Dev, New Delhi , India July 13, 2018 Critics of politics often

  • Protests Rage in Bangladesh as PM Appears to Backtrack on Job-Quota Policy0

    Prapti Rahman Dhaka  2018-07-13 A Bangladeshi man protesting in favor of reforms to quotas for civil service jobs is attacked by counter-demonstrators near the Central Shaheed Minar, a national monument in Dhaka honoring people who died during pro-Bengali language demonstrations in 1952, July 2, 2018. BenarNews Bangladesh’s leadership seems to be backtracking on a promise to abolish

  • Bangladesh: Khaleda Zia’s British Lawyer Refused Entry to India0

      BenarNews staff,  Washington,  2018-07-12 Bangladesh Nationalist Party leader Khaleda Zia leaves court in Dhaka, Dec. 21, 2017. BenarNews A British lawyer representing jailed Bangladeshi opposition leader Khaleda Zia said Thursday he was flying to India to hold a press conference about his client when he learned he was refused entry despite having a visa. Lord Alexander

  • Indian pilgrims undaunted by Kashmiri militants0

      Many locals in the Muslim-majority state welcome the Hindu influx and condemn past violent attacks Amarnath pilgrimage in violence-scarred Jammu and Kashmir state, where an Islamic secessionist movement continues unabated. (Photo by Umar Manzoor Shah/ucanews.com) Umar Manzoor Shah, Srinagar India July 12, 2018 Arindham Banergee decided six months ago to undertake an historic Hindu pilgrimage

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  • Agni-V Canister Launch: Facts and Implications0

    by Asma Khalid   16/7/2018 Three main nuclear players of Asia: China, India, and Pakistan have established a “triangular” dilemma due to their security concerns. This is manifested through the development of advanced conventional and nuclear weapon forces. China is pursuing a military modernization program to counter the US in the Asia-Pacific region, whereas India’s development

  • The dilemma of Strengthening Democracy in Pakistan1

    by Fateh Najeeb Bhatti       14/7/2018 No country can achieve political stability without the active coordination of different state institutions working within their specified parameters. For a nation to keep moving smoothly on the road to prosperity and maintaining national cohesion, the consensus among political forces and other stakeholders is mandatory. History of developed

  • Bangladesh’s Rohingya Conundrum0

    by Dr. Moazzem Hossain    14.7.2018   INTRODUCTION Compared to many developing nations, Bangladesh scored strongly in reducing poverty and other goals of the UN MDGs program over 2000 and 2015. Bangladesh has major initiatives now to implement several projects to make UN’s plan of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda a grand success. To make

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  • Bangladesh: Will this country become Pakistan or Kashmir?

      1. A political group is spreading the perception that the country will again become Pakistan if Awami League loses control of Bangladesh. They even suggested a label “Banglastan” for this supposed nation which transforms into an improvised Pakistan in the East. But symptomatically it appears to become another Kashmir, or in a classical sense

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