• Caste in America; The US isn’t safe from the trauma of caste bias0

    Global Nation WGBH News March 08, 2019 By Tinku Ray 7 March 2019 Kanishka Elupula is a doctoral student in anthropology at Harvard University. Credit: Meredith Nierman/WGBH News This article is part three of the “Caste in America” series. Read parts one and two. This series was supported with funding from the Pulitzer Center and

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  • Kathmandu Offers Front-Row Seat to History Being Rebuilt0

    Good Sh*tGood Sh*tIf you’d want to drink it, eat it, wear it, ride it, drive it; if it’d be cool to see, listen to or do, we’re writing about it.Read more 7 March 2019 The Basantapur Tower in Kathmandu Durbar Square was badly damaged in the April 2015 earthquake. Because Kathmandu’s historic sites are unveiling

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  • Chinese Embassy Official: No Money Offered to Rohingya in Bangladesh0

    By Kamran Reza Chowdhury and Sunil Barua on Mar 07, 2019 Benar News China has not offered Rohingya refugees money to repatriate to Myanmar, a Chinese Embassy attaché in Dhaka told BenarNews, after the news outlet reported that a delegation of officials from Beijing had promised refugee families up to U.S. $6,000 each if they

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  • At Least Three Killed, Presidential Candidate, Bodyguards Injured In Kabul Mortar Attack0

    March 07, 2019 By RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan KABUL — An Afghan presidential candidate and eight bodyguards of a rival candidate have been injured by a barrage of mortars that exploded in western Kabul, near a ceremony honoring a prominent Shi’ite leader who was killed by the Taliban more than 20 years ago. Amid conflicting

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  • Maharashtra: Cleared of terror charges after 25 years, 11 men look to rebuild a lifetime lost0

    This terse verdict on February 27 ended a legal battle that the 11 Muslim men, including a PhD holder, a six-time municipal councillor, three doctors and an engineer, from Bhusawal, fought to free themselves of terror charges for 25 years. Written by ZEESHAN SHAIKH March 7, 2019 “This court finds you innocent.” The five words by

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  • Our Captured, Wounded Hearts0

    By deploying the IAF, Narendra Modi has ensured that Kashmir is conclusively internationalised Arundhati Roy. Photo: Collected Arundhati Roy 7 March 2019 With his reckless “pre-emptive” airstrike on Balakot in Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inadvertently undone what previous Indian governments, almost miraculously, succeeded in doing for decades. Since 1947 the Indian government has

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  • China and Saudi Arabia Converge on Pakistan0

    Pakistan received substantial US military and financial aid since 2001, and the Trump administration canceled those payments in 2018, with the president suggesting that the country doesn’t “do anything for us.” Pakistan still has support from China, an ally since 1962, and Saudi Arabia also steps forward to invest. The benefactors have two goals in

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  • People beating up Kashmiris in Lucknow and elsewhere are insulting India and our Constitution0

    Nobody, dressed in saffron or green or any another colour, is above the law of the land. The PM has already spoken. Now, Yogi Adityanath must act. VOICES |     07-03-2019 VANDANA @vandana5 India’s anger against Pakistan has turned completely inwards — and reached a point where many are now being driven by this anger.

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  • Violence in Myanmar: look elsewhere than Security Council0

    Rohingya refugees attempt to escape Myanmar (Photo: Jordi Bernabeu Farrús via Flickr) By Rebecca Barber 6 March 2019 12:30 A call for practical action to end sexual violence in conflict Last week the UN Security Council was briefed yet again on the situation in Myanmar. This time the message was presented by the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy Christine Schraner

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  • The intrusion of domestic politics in Kashmir tensions0

    Thursday 07 Mar 2019 SYDNEY Indians celebrate the Indian air strike in Pakistan (Photo: Rahul Raut via Getty) By Priya Chacko On Tuesday, India launched air strikes targeting what it claimed was the biggest training camp of the militant group, Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) near the town of Balakot in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. The

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  • At Least 17 Killed In Afghanistan Attack As U.S. Sees ‘Progress’ In Peace Talks0

    Last Updated: March 06, 2019 At least 17 people have been killed in a militant attack on a construction company in eastern Afghanistan, officials say. The extremist group Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for the March 6 attack through its Amaq news website. Attaullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar Province, said a

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  • Bangladesh: ICC Officials will Visit Rohingya Camps0

    By Kamran Reza Chowdhury on Mar 06, 2019 International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutors will visit refugee camps in Bangladesh later this week as part of an examination into a mass exodus of Rohingya from Myanmar that began in August 2017, Bangladeshi officials said Wednesday. The ICC team was due to arrive on Friday in Cox’s

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  • India’s BJP fakes fight on ‘fake news’0

    India’s BJP fakes fight on ‘fake news’ By Shivam VijMarch 6, 2019 Facebook’s global vice president for public policy, Joel Kaplan, will on Wednesday appear before the Indian parliament’s committee on information technology to discuss “safeguarding citizens’ rights on social/online news media platforms”. On February 25, the same subject was under discussion when the Parliamentary

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  • Why, despite tensions between India and Pakistan, I have hope for a better world0

    There is a silver lining to all our recent troubles. Pakistan wishes to have a dialogue with India to resolve all issues, from Kashmir to terrorism. TARAR SQUARE    06-03-2019 MEHR TARAR @mehrtarar There is something in the air. Looking at the world around me this serene March morning, as I inhale the faint petrichor, that scent

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