• Pakistan to go on FATF terror financing list in June0

    • Blog
    • February 23, 2018

    The Express Tribune By Shahbaz Rana February 24, 2018 Senior officials claim FATF did not follow own procedure, try to downplay negative impact of listing. PHOTO COURTESY: FATF ISLAMABAD: The Financial Action Task Force on Friday decided to place Pakistan back on its terror financing watch-list on a list of countries that financially aid terrorism with

  • Why Justin Trudeau Is Being Snubbed in India0

    • Blog
    • February 23, 2018

    The Trudeaus pose outside the Golden Temple in Amritsar, IndiaAdnan Abidi / Reutersby KRISHNADEV CALAMUR FEB 22, 2018 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hasn’t hidden his fondness for foreign leaders. He has embraced them, tweeted at them, and sent them birthday wishes—all in an effort to make India a global player in international affairs. So when Canadian Prime Minister

  • Bangladesh bourse approves China bid, rejects India offer0

    • Blog
    • February 23, 2018

    By AFP    20 February 2018  The Bangladeshi capital Dhaka: China and India are competing for influence in the country Bangladesh has agreed to sell a large stake in its stock exchange to a Chinese consortium, an official said Tuesday, rebuffing a rival bid from India that raised political sensitivities. The Dhaka Stock Exchange on February 10

  • Balancing India, China will not be easy for new Nepal PM0

    • Blog
    • February 22, 2018

    By Pramod Jaiswal and Aruna Ghimire    20/2/2018 KP Sharma Oli has been elected Prime Minister of Nepal for the second time, riding on the support of the left alliance, which comprises two major communist parties; Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML) and Communist Party of Nepal – Maoists Center (CPN-MC). Oli has taken

  • India is paying the price for its obsession with billionaires0

    • Blog
    • February 21, 2018

    By Barkha Dutt February 20 at 10:00 PM Email the author A billboard featuring Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra promoted the store of luxury jeweler Nirav Modi earlier this month in Mumbai. (Punit Paranjpe/AFP/Getty Images) Indians are furious over a $1.8 billion bank fraud case involving Nirav Modi, a billionaire and the man whom Vanity Fair called (in an astonishingly poor sense of timing)

  • Chinese warships enter East Indian Ocean amid Maldives tensions0

    • Blog
    • February 21, 2018

    Chinese naval task force (file image) Reuters Staff SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Eleven Chinese warships sailed into the East Indian Ocean this month, a Chinese news portal said, amid a constitutional crisis in the tiny tropical island chain of the Maldives now under a state of emergency. A fleet of destroyers and at least one frigate,

  • Human Rights at Sea Condemns “Irresponsible Shipbreaking”0

    • Blog
    • February 21, 2018

    file photo By Human Rights at Sea 2018-02-20 The NGO Shipbreaking Platform has published its List of Ships dismantled worldwide in 2017 in tidal beaches of South East Asia revealing the shipping industry’s irresponsible shipbreaking practices and a series of human rights and labor abuses, including loss of life, at shipbreaking yards. 543 ocean-going commercial

  • This Muslim priest at Hindu temple spreads message of love0

    • Blog
    • February 20, 2018

    Sadique Miyan, 85, has been serving as the priest at a Hindu temple for decades in central Bihar’s Arwal district, some 80 km from Patna February 20, 2018 Lata Rani, Correspondent Patna, India: Villagers at a distant hamlet in Bihar wake up every morning with the sounds of bells coming from a local temple. They



    by N.S. Venkataraman     23/2/2018 After the conclusion of the much publicised week-long visit of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to India and as he settles down in the aircraft for his return trip to Canada, Prime minister Justin Trudeau should be wondering as to why his visit to India virtually became an anti-climax. The

  • “An entire generation lost”: Analysing the true casualties of war in Afghanistan0

    by Anant Mishra     23/2/2018 Introduction A vicious cycle of “violence, ignorance, seclusion, ethnic conflicts, and socio-economic instability”, resulted in the loss of an entire generation in Afghanistan; furthermore, failure of international communities, global aid organizations, think tanks and international political institutions such as the UN, to timely and adequately assist the Afghan masses could potentially

  • Modi should ban all elections in India0

    by Gaurav Tyagi   21/2/2018 Western-style democracy is effective when a country’s population is highly educated and possesses mature and rational thinking. Nehru after independence from the British rule in 1947 wrongly provided “universal adult suffrage” without facilitating the basic educational standard of India. This policy of giving voting rights to a largely illiterate, semi-literate population


    by F R Chowdhury     21/2/2018 Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) has been ruled by military dictators for a long time. In today’s world it is difficult for such a military government to stand at par with the governments of other civilized democratic countries. As the time went on, pressure started mounting on the military

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  • Asma Jahangir: The street fighter

    Asma Jahangir: The street fighter

    OBITUARY Asma Jahangir (1952-2018): The human rights icon from Pakistan was a feisty street fighter The renowned senior lawyer suffered from a cardiac arrest and died in Lahore on Sunday. Saroop Ijaz  11/2/2018 This article was first published on The Herald in 2016. Asma Jahangir admonishes police personnel at a protest against the Election Commission of Pakistan

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