• More Than 70 Global South Countries Charge Ahead With Bold Climate Plans0

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    • December 13, 2019

    By Amy Goodman & Nermeen Shaikh, Democracy Now! Published   December 13, 2019 As this year’s United Nations climate summit wraps up in Madrid, Spain, many activists, scientists, indigenous and grassroots climate leaders say that rich countries most responsible for the climate emergency have spent the talks dialing back ambition and blocking progress. This comes as

  • Did Sri Lanka’s Presidential Election Bring Back A Polarizing Wartime Figure?0

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    • December 13, 2019

    December 13, 2019 IDN By IDN The Economist proclaimed recently that Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the man who, as secretary of defense, presided over this horrifying episode (the final phase of Sri Lanka’s terrorist inspired internal conflict), has just been elected president of Sri Lanka. To Sinhalese Buddhists, about 70% of the population, he is a hero. After

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  • Bangladesh backslides into hybrid democracy : Report0

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    • December 13, 2019

    Prothom Alo English Desk |  Dec 13, 2019 Bangladesh has backslid into a state of hybrid democracy following two democratic breakdowns since 2014, says The Global State of Democracy 2019 report published by Sweden-based International IDEA. “Bangladesh, a previously fragile democracy, regressed to a hybrid regime in 2014,” reads the report published recently. Explaining state

  • ‘Panipat’ screening suspended at Indian theaters following protests0

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    • December 13, 2019

    UNB/ Xinhua . New Delhi | Prothom Alo Dec 11, 2019 0 Like Following widespread protests in India’s western state of Rajasthan and other parts, cinema halls have suspended the screening of the Bollywood film ‘Panipat’, officials said Wednesday. “The battle has just started. We have to be non-violent but lawfully clever to get this

  • Bangladesh Foreign Minister Cancels Visit, India Brushes Away Speculation on CAB Link0

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    • December 13, 2019

    A.K. Abdul Momen had earlier said that Amit Shah’s comments in parliament about minorities in Bangladesh were false. The Wire Staff 12 December 2019 New Delhi: After India passed the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 on Wednesday, Bangladesh foreign minister A.K. Abdul Momen said that allegations made by the Indian home minister in parliament about

  • Indian couple sentenced for spying on Germany’s Sikhs, Kashmiris0

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    • December 12, 2019

    AFP December 12, 2019 Dawn A married Indian couple living in Moenchengladbach were sentenced by a German court on Thursday after admitting to spying on Sikh and Kashmiri communities for the Indian secret service. The couple, who are identified only by their first name and initials according to German law, admitted to having passed on


  • Modi’s India vs Hitler’s Reich1

    By B Z Khasru The partition of India in 1947 by Britain to create two independent countries wreaked havoc in human lives and caused miseries. It killed two million people, according to various estimates, and displaced 14 million. Its legacy, the two siblings of the midnight— nuclear-armed Pakistan and India, which have fought three major

  • NRC in Assam: What Happened? What’s Next?0

    by Ali Riaz September 08, 2019 The bizarre phenomenon called updating the National Registry of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, completed under the auspices of the Indian central government with direct supervision of the Indian Supreme Court, which made 1.9 million people stateless citizens, has engendered strange events to date and indicates the likelihood of stranger

  • Sri Lanka: Presidential poll getting trickier0

    N Sathiya Moorthy  9 September 2019 There seems to be some good news for Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghye’s ruling United National Party (UNP). From no-talk to long-gap talks and now to ‘final rounds’ of talks, he has been bringing down the gaps between two rounds of negotiations with party deputy leader and Housing Minister Sajith

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  • Neighbours challenge political Hindutva’s Ram agenda

    N Sathiya Moorthy  24 July 2020 Indian claims to the Ram story and ownership could be challenged from more places than one, says N Sathiya  Moorthy.  Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli’s recent diatribe that the birthplace of Hindu god Ram is located in his country and not in Ayodhya, need not be a

  • The Top Brass is Shattered in Bangladesh: Aftermath of a Retired General’s Interview

    Lieutenant General (retired) Chowdhury Hasan Sarwardy (left) and General Aziz Ahmed, the Chief of Army Staff (right)   by Taj Hashmi     20 July 2020 Although neither the puppet and illegitimate government of Sheikh Hasina nor the pro-Indian Deep State, which has been running Bangladesh for the last twelve years, gathered enough courage to broadcast

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