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  • Three years on, Pope Francis’ visit inspires Bangladeshi Catholics0

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    • December 2, 2020

    Pope taught a lesson of serving the poor irrespective of caste, creed or ethnicity Stephan Uttom, Dhaka December 02, 2020 A child greets Pope Francis as he lands in Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on Nov. 30, 2017, for a three-day visit to the country. (Photo: Joe Torres/UCA News) Share this article : Maria Purification shivers with

  • Discrimination Against Muslim Americans at Indian IT Companies in US Causes Outrage0

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    • December 2, 2020

      December 2, 2020  ClarionIndia Nityo Infotech’s direction to recruiter to exclude Muslim candidates only the latest in a pattern of bigotry in professional settings Clarion India WASHINGTON — The Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC), an advocacy group dedicated to safeguarding India’s pluralist and tolerant ethos, has condemned an increasing pattern of discrimination against Muslims

  • Can the West live up to its own democratic principles?0

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    • December 2, 2020

     DemDigest    December 2, 2020     A high-level look at NATO’s next 10 years recommends significant changes to confront the new challenges of an aggressive Russia and a rising China, urging overhauls to fortify the alliance’s cohesion and to better coordinate with democratic allies around the world, the Times reports: NATO did well boosting military deterrence after the

  • India plans dam on Brahmaputra to offset Chinese construction upstream0

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    • December 1, 2020

    In Bangladesh, Sheikh Rokon, secretary general of environment campaigners Riverine People, said multilateral discussion should be held before China builds any dams Prothom Alo Reuters New Delhi 1 December 2020 Map of the Yarlung Tsangpo river watershed which drains the north slope of the Himalayas. The Yarlung Tsangpo is sometimes considered the upper section of

  • RCEP Augurs Hope for 10 ASEAN States and Their 5 Partners0

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    • November 30, 2020

    Image source: JUST 1 December 2020 Viewpoint by Chandra Muzaffar This article is being reproduced from the Website of the International Movement for a Just World (JUST) presided over by Dr Chandra Muzaffar. KUALA LUMPUR (IDN) – Amidst the gloom generated by the twin health and economic crises, the birth of the Regional Comprehensive Economic

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  • China to Add Long-Range Bombers and Other Arsenal in the Next Five Years0

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    • November 30, 2020

    Photo: Aircraft carrier of the Peoples Liberation Army Navy. By Sahil Mishra *   1 December 2020 NEW DELHI | BEIJING (IDN) – The highly publicised fifth plenary session of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) concluded at the end of October 2020 with an important communiqué which outlines the main

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  • World Economic Forum Celebrated Pakistan Strategy Day0

    by Mian F. Hameed     1 December 2020 Pakistan has been consistently on the world forums and news for effective post-COVID-19 strategic responses. Pakistani local news outlets took to print, “the World Economic Forum (WEF) has announced November 25, 2020, as ‘Pakistan Strategy Day’ to commemorate Pakistan’s policies” against combating the novel coronavirus. At the

  • The Twin Essence of Our Times0

    by  Bhabani Shankar Nayak      1 December 2020 The pestilence of COVID-19 has not only revealed the failures of capitalism but also exuberated over all institutions of capitalism. The culture of crisis and conflicts are organic to capitalism. Capitalist systems are antithetical to the idea of peace, prosperity, and stability. The Coronavirus infused lockdown

  • The Muslim world’s changing dynamics: Pakistan struggles to retain its footing0

    by James M. Dorsey    1 December 2020   Increasing strains between Pakistan and its traditional Arab allies, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, is about more than Gulf states opportunistically targeting India’s far more lucrative market. At the heart of the tensions, that potentially complicate Pakistan’s economic recovery, is also India’s ability to

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  • ‘I Still Believe the Left Can be the Alternative’: Soumitra Chatterjee

    I am surprised that the man who was in power in Gujarat during the horrific riots of 2002 is now the man on the throne of India. Perhaps people can’t see a powerful alternative. Or they are unable to understand the toxic nature of this politics. Soumitra Chatterjee 19 Nov 2020 Soumitra Chatterjee. | Image

  • Banana Republicanism

    whitehouse.gov   by William Milam   November 13, 2020 Well, the election is over—or at least the vote is almost completely counted, and there is no mystery about who came out on top. Today’s count shows that Joe Biden got 5 million more votes than Donald Trump and now has 290 electoral college votes, which is 20

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