• Gilgit-Baltistan: China’s Golden Opportunity0

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    • October 19, 2020

    October 8, 2020 by Hamna Tariq South Asian Voices Since Gilgit-Baltistan acceded to Pakistan in 1948, it has demanded provincial status. However, due to its colonial association with the disputed region of Kashmir, an unfortunate remnant of British divide-and-rule strategy, its demands for provincial recognition and constitutional rights had fallen on deaf ears. Pakistan claimed

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  • Xi Ready to Turn Free Tibetans Into Hapless Uighurs0

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    • October 19, 2020

    Photo: The Dalai Lama, spiritual head of the Tibetan people, interacts with the media during his visit to the Mahabodhi temple in Bodhgaya, December 2019. Credit: PTI. By Nadir Ali Wani*     19 October 2020 SRINAGAR, India (IDN) – Taiwan, Hong Kong, Tibet. Which of them would be the first to completely lose its separate

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  • Fresh Wave of Chinese Diplomacy Bolsters Resistance to US in Southeast Asia0

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    • October 19, 2020

    2020/10/19,  The News Lens Photo Credit: Reuters / TPG Images Voice of America Voice of America (VOA) is the largest U.S. international broadcaster, providing news and information in more than 40 languages to an estimated weekly audience of more than 275 million people. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited five countries in Southeast Asia last

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  • Sri Lanka: Muralitharan on 800 row: Is it my mistake that I was born a Sri Lankan Tamil?0

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    • October 18, 2020

    Muralitharan stated that he was no stranger to controversies and that he would like to share his thoughts on the latest controversy sparked by the announcement of his biopic 800 by editor  Newsin Asia    October 18, 2020 © Provided by The Indian Express Share on WhatsappShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on Reddit October 18

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  • Reining in the rogue state Rohingyas: Bangladesh and the international community0

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    • October 17, 2020

    The Daily Star October 18, 2020 Rohingya refugees hold up placards during a visit by a UN Security Council team to Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh on 29 April, 2018. Photo: Sam Jahan/Afp C R Abrar It was a blatant charade of epic proportion. On September 29, the minister of the Office of the State

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  • China’s Man in Washington0

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    • October 17, 2020

    Move Over, Hunter Biden. Meet Eric Branstad, the China Ambassador’s Son Who Got Rich in Trump’s Swamp. Photo illustration: Soohee Cho/The Intercept, Iowa City Press-Citizen via Imagn Content Services, LLC Mara Hvistendahl, Lee FangOctober 15 2020 The Intercept In April 2018, the Trump administration banned Chinese telecom equipment giant ZTE from buying American-made parts, threatening

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  • Setting the standards for electing Indian Americans to the US Congress0

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    • October 17, 2020

    by Dr Mike Ghouse — October 17, 2020 Why should we support or pull down the Indian Americans running for US Congress or Senate? The answer is simple, almost all Indian Americans have families back in our motherland, and we must support and elect candidates who subscribe to American values. You and I came to

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  • Nepal: Dalit communities suffered financial hardship, job loss, discrimination during Covid-19 pandemic0

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    • October 17, 2020

    A nationwide study on the impact of Covid-19 pandemic on Dalits in the country shows they were hit hard because of the pandemic. Dalits are not only facing economic and social hardships, but they are also deprived of information on the risks of Covid-19 and how to prevent its transmission, the study showed. Post file

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  • India: Exclusive | ‘Nagas Will Never Join Indian Union Nor Accept India’s Constitution’: NSCN (I-M) Chief0

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    • October 17, 2020

    In an interview to The Wire, Thuingaleng Muivah added that there could be no compromise on the NSCN (I-M)’s insistence on a Naga flag and Naga constitution. NSCN (I-M) chief Thuingaleng Muivah and Karan Thapar. Photo: The Wire Karan Thapar 16 October 2020    Wire India New Delhi: In an interview that is likely to

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  • Suu Kyi’s tainted policies alienate foreign investors0

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    • October 17, 2020

    ASIA  INDIARIGHTNOWNEWS.COM   October 15, 2020     Suu Kyi’s tainted policies alienate foreign investors 2020-10-15   YANGON – Aung San Suu Kyi’s government is putting off foreign companies that emphasize human rights in their investment decisions, as Britain’s CDC Group, Norway’s Telenor and international mining groups struggle to navigate her administration’s controversial policies and their associated reputation

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  • Pakistan government aims to protect new parks but neglects the old0

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    • October 17, 2020

    The Third Pole The government has expressed a commitment to increase protected areas as part of its Green Stimulus package, but its failure to pay the salaries of wardens at key national parks exposes a flawed approach to conservation Over 4,000 of the screw-horned goat, the markhor, are found in the Chitral Gol National Park

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  • IMF reports on global economy: Political conclusions0

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    • October 17, 2020

    Nick Beams 17 October 2020 One of the most significant issues to emerge from the reports prepared by the International Monetary Fund for its semi-annual meeting conducted from Washington this week is the total dependence of the global capitalist economy and its financial system on the state. It was not the intention of their authors,

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  • India Takes Small Steps toward Economic Freedom with New Agrarian Reforms0

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    • October 17, 2020

    Mises Institute    17 October 2020 by Sathyajith MS Over the past thirty years, India has experienced some periods of economic liberalisation, but the country still retains many aspects of its former periods of widespread state control of the economy. In recent weeks, we’ve seen some new efforts at liberalisation once again. For example, three farm

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  • Why Sri Lanka jailed a Muslim lawyer without charge for 6 months0

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    • October 16, 2020

    Hejaaz Hizbullah was arrested under a terrorism law over allegations rights groups say lack ‘any credible evidence’. The Geneva-based International Commission of Jurists, the EU and UN Human Rights Core Group on Sri Lanka have expressed their concerns on the arbitrary arrest and detention of Hizbullah [Photo courtesy: Family] By Usaid Siddiqui 15 Oct 2020 Rights

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