• Bangladesh’s new child marriage law swings in the wrong direction0

    Bangladesh’s new child marriage law swings in the wrong direction M Niaz Asadullah, University of Malaya and Zaki Wahhaj, University of Kent Bangladesh is a global poster child when it comes to improving women’s status in the developing and the Muslim worlds. It also outranks all of its South Asian neighbours in terms of gender

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  • AVOIDABLE FISHERMEN ISSUE BETWEEN INDIA AND SRI LANKA0

    AVOIDABLE FISHERMEN ISSUE BETWEEN INDIA AND SRI LANKA   It is now reported that an Indian fisherman was shot by Sri Lankan navy as he went for fishing in the sea and the poor fisherman lost his life, leaving his poverty-stricken family members in deep sorrow.   Sri Lankan government has denied that the fisherman was

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  • Rise In India-Sri Lanka Tensions After Indian Fisherman Killed

    Rise In India-Sri Lanka Tensions After Indian Fisherman Killed0

    Rise In India-Sri Lanka Tensions After Indian Fisherman Killed Fishermen in Tamil Nadu, India. By Dr. Abdul Ruff March 8, 2017 Even as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced an investment of Rs 12,000 crore to upgrade eight state highways to National Highways in his home state Gujarat as part of efforts to boost infrastructure

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  • Major Christian Charity Is Closing India Operations Amid a Crackdown0

    Major Christian Charity Is Closing India Operations Amid a Crackdown By ELLEN BARRY and SUHASINI RAJMARCH 7, 2017 Pramod Dass, the director of Bethesda Charitable Endeavors, one of the 500 Indian partners of Compassion International that will have to shut down operations. Credit Poras Chaudhary for The New York Times NEW DELHI — India’s crackdown

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  • Sunni ultra-conservatism and Western populism: Two sides of the same coin0

    Sunni ultra-conservatism and Western populism: Two sides of the same coin   Source: PakistanTribe By James M. Dorsey Two recent high profile events, Pakistan’s Super Cricket League (PSL) final and the Lahore Literary Festival, reflect the country’s struggle with the rise of militant Sunni Muslim ultra-conservatism. They also illustrate how militancy often serves illiberal Pakistani

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  • Hindus for Trump0

    Hindus for Trump The candidate spoke and Indian movie stars performed at an event to raise money for victims of terrorism. By Rozina Ali Donald Trump’s best Indian-American friend is a sixty-seven-year-old billionaire from Chicago named Shalabh Kumar. One recent Saturday, the candidate accepted Kumar’s invitation to speak at a fund-raiser in New Jersey, organized by

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  • DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF DEMOCRACY – III

    DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF DEMOCRACY – III0

    DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF DEMOCRACY – III F R Chowdhury   I have already written two articles under this heading. I got considerable feedback from the readers. In general they liked it. Part – I dealt with relations between head of the state and head of the government. Part – II dealt with relations between the

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  • Why is India allowing Hasina to swim in Chinese water?

    Why is India allowing Hasina to swim in Chinese water?0

    Why is India allowing Hasina to swim in Chinese water? Imagine a cartoon of Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh attempting to swim in Chinese waters and Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India offering a life Jacket to keep her afloat. Intriguingly this appears to be the political scenario in the Indian Sub-Continent. That

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  • NEED TO RESIST CHINA’S UNCIVILISED EXPANSIONIST POLICIES

    NEED TO RESIST CHINA’S UNCIVILISED EXPANSIONIST POLICIES0

    NEED TO RESIST CHINA’S UNCIVILISED EXPANSIONIST POLICIES   N.S. Venkataraman After marching into the peaceful Tibet more than six decades back and occupying the country and suppressing freedom in Tibet and the world opinion against China’s aggressive move mostly remaining impotent, China now seems to have become over confident that it can view the world

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  • Dimensions of Updated Terror Perception

    Dimensions of Updated Terror Perception0

    Dimensions of Updated Terror Perception Dr. Rajkumar Singh The term ‘Terrorism’ has recently been defined by Paul J. Smith, a security expert at the Asia- Pacific Center for Security Studies, as a form of psychological warfare that is used to create great fear through the use of extensive force against non-combatant civilian military targets. It

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  • Bangladesh Development Model: Challenges of Sustainability

    Bangladesh Development Model: Challenges of Sustainability0

    Bangladesh Development Model: Challenges of Sustainability Abu Sufian Shamrat Introduction Since the beginning of this decade, the ‘Bangladesh Development Model’ (BDM) has been drawing an enormous attention for achieving remarkable success in reducing poverty and accelerating economic growth, pulling the country from lower income to lower middle-income country. Also, the recent visits of the Chinese

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  • WHY  NEDUVASAL (TAMIL NADU, INDIA ) RESIDENTS  PROTEST AGAINST GAS EXPLORATION PROJECT AND WHAT WAY OUT?

    WHY NEDUVASAL (TAMIL NADU, INDIA ) RESIDENTS PROTEST AGAINST GAS EXPLORATION PROJECT AND WHAT WAY OUT?1

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    • February 26, 2017

     WHY  NEDUVASAL (TAMIL NADU, INDIA ) RESIDENTS  PROTEST AGAINST GAS EXPLORATION PROJECT AND WHAT WAY OUT?  The writer had the opportunity to interact with the local people living in and around Neduvasal in Pudukottai district in Tamil Nadu, who are protesting against the proposal to take up natural gas exploration projects in the region. The interaction took place

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  • Beginning of Modern Global Terrorism

    Beginning of Modern Global Terrorism0

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    • February 26, 2017

    The cover page : The assassination of Alexander II of Russia, 1881 (Wikipedia) Beginning of Modern Global Terrorism Dr. Rajkumar Singh The concept of ‘Terrorism’ is as old as the civilization of mankind itself and has existed in all ages in some form or other which might be known anarchists, revolutionaries, fundamentalist or dissents against the

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  • Ambassador Nikki Haley Is Completely Clueless0

    Ambassador Nikki Haley Is Completely Clueless United States’ Nikki Haley. Photo Credit: Office of the President-elect, Wikipedia Commons. By Daniel McAdams February 26, 2017 Just when we thought the great national embarrassment of a UN Ambassador Samantha Power was over, we are suddenly faced with a new US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley,

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