• Rahul Gandhi-Defense Minister spat over Rafale fighter and Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. continues0

    by EditorJanuary 7, 2019 New Delhi, January 7 (NDTV): The spat between Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Indian Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman continued on Monday with Sitharaman saying that the state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, has orders for Rs. one million million or Rs. One trillion, and Rahul saying that the actual orders were only for Rs.

  • UN: Bangladesh Mired in Election Violence and Repression0

    January 05, 2019 Lisa Schlein The U.N. human rights office is calling on Bangladeshi authorities to clamp down on party sympathizers allegedly behind violent, deadly attacks against political opponents protesting the results of the country’s recent parliamentary elections. The U.N. agency expresses deep concern about the violent crackdown against members of Bangladesh’s political opposition before,

  • Indians, Afghans react to Trump’s ‘Afghan library’ dig at PM Modi0

    Indians, Afghans react to Trump’s ‘Afghan library’ dig at PM Modi US leader’s bid to undermine India’s aid to Afghanistan annoys politicians and citizens in both South Asian Zeenat Saberin & Shereena Qazi 6 Jan 2019 more on India Take teen girls off night shift, Indian factories toldtoday Criticism after claims ancient Hindus invented


  • Afghanistan: Tug Of War Between Western Educated Technocrats And Strongmen0

    By Ahmad Shah Katawazai*   July 7, 2018 At a critical moment when the Afghan government and U.S. troops are fighting against emerging ISIS-K and after a successful temporary ceasefire when a new momentum is taking place for peace talks with Taliban insurgents, warlords and strongmen pose a brazen challenge to the central government. The national

  • Pakistan’s financial crisis puts Belt and Road on the spot0

      By James M. Dorsey    7/7/2018 Increased Pakistani dependence on China to help it avert resorting to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to avoid a financial and economic crisis spotlights fears that the terms of Chinese investment in massive Belt and Road-related projects would not pass international muster. Concerns that China’s US$ 50 billion

  • Threats to scribes are omnipresent now0

    by Nava Thakuria     6/7/2018 As we were preparing to complete the first half of 2018, shocking news broke from America, one of the professed liberal space for journalists in a democracy on Earth. A gunman stormed into the newsroom of a Maryland newspaper in the USA and killed five media employees including journalists. The

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  • Bangladesh And The Political Chess Game

    “Chess is a war over the board. The object is to crush the opponent’s mind.” ~Bobby Fischer, World Chess Champion. Sheikh Hasina Wajed is known not to accept any objections or opposition, so much so that any form an opposition has disappeared out of sight from the Bangladeshi political stage. She and her party, the

  • Bangladesh: Sheikh Hasina’s Fear of Fall is The Issue

    “Fear cuts deeper than swords.” ― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones by R Chowdhury 13 July 2019 Dan Brown of The Da Vinci Code fame said, “Men go far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire.” That describes Sheikh Hasina Wazed, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh today.

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