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  • Myanmar’s Hindu refugees anxiously await repatriation0

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    • February 5, 2018

    ucanews.com   5.2.2018 Rakhine massacre has created mistrust of Muslims but Rohingya leader says any fear is ‘unfounded and unacceptable’ Nilu Bala, 10, a Hindu refugee, at Kutupalong camp in Bangladesh in September 2017. Masked men killed Nilu’s parents in Rakhine State, Myanmar, and she fled to Bangladesh with her relatives. (Photo by Stephan Uttom/ucanews.com) Rock Ronald Rozario,

  • State of Emergency Declared in Maldives for 15 Days0

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    • February 5, 2018

    Protesters gathered in the country’s capital of Male on 2 February 2018, demanding the Supreme Court’s order be upheld.(Photo: AP) THE QUINT   5/2/2018 An emergency has been declared in Maldives for 15 days on Monday, 5 February, reported local Maldives news organisation Rajje TV. Earlier on Monday, sources within the Maldivian Supreme Court have sought

  • ‘I Write on that Void: Kashmir, Kaschmir, Cashmere, Qashmir’ – Remembering Agha Shahid Ali0

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    • February 4, 2018

    By Manan Kapoor on 04/02/2018 All of Shahid’s poetry resonates with nostalgia, longing, memory, and at times, the loss of memory of his home itself. Agha Shahid Ali. Credit: Stacey Chase “I hope mail is not much disrupted because of the problems in the country and that this letter reaches you. I hope this madness

  • Emerging Contours In India-Israel Relations: Progress, Pitfalls And Prospects0

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    • February 4, 2018

    February 4, 2018 Institute of South Asian Studies   India has grown closer to Israel during Narendra Modi’s period of office as India’s prime minister. However, he has also sought to maintain close ties with Israel’s foes – the Arab States and Iran – at the same time. This paper examines, as this policy unfolds,

  • Sri Lanka Celebrating Independence In Chains Of Its Own Making 0

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    • February 4, 2018

    February 4, 2018 IDN By IDN By Kalinga Seneviratne While Sri Lanka “celebrates” 70 years of independence from British colonial rule this month, its sovereignty is being threatened as never before since gaining independence in 1948 – tempting one to remark that Sri Lanka is celebrating ‘independence in chains’. The strategically placed Indian ocean island

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  • India: Police Link Neo-JMB To Bihar Blast During Dalai Lama’s Visit0

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    • February 4, 2018

    February 3, 2018 BenarNews By BenarNews By Paritosh Kanti Paul Bangladeshi militants were behind a bomb-blast last month at a Buddhist pilgrimage site in northeastern Bihar state while Tibet’s spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, was visiting the area, in a plot to avenge violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, Indian police said Friday. Two suspected

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