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  • Bangladesh Bank Official Disputes Customs Report about Gold Tampering0

    Pulack Ghatack Dhaka     2018-07-17 The Bangladesh Central Bank in Dhaka is seen in this 2007 file photo. A Bangladesh Central Bank official on Tuesday challenged a claim by customs officials that confiscated gold deposited in its vault had been tampered with to lower its value. The Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate of the National

  • Echoes of India’s 1975 emergency under Modi regime0

      BJP-led government has been called authoritarian, inviting comparison with Indira Gandhi’s rule 40 years earlier Congress party activists burn an effigy of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 7 during a protest in Jalandhar against a fuel price hike. (Photo by Shammi Mehra/AFP) Nirendra Dev, New Delhi , India July 13, 2018 Critics of politics often

  • Protests Rage in Bangladesh as PM Appears to Backtrack on Job-Quota Policy0

    Prapti Rahman Dhaka  2018-07-13 A Bangladeshi man protesting in favor of reforms to quotas for civil service jobs is attacked by counter-demonstrators near the Central Shaheed Minar, a national monument in Dhaka honoring people who died during pro-Bengali language demonstrations in 1952, July 2, 2018. BenarNews Bangladesh’s leadership seems to be backtracking on a promise to abolish

  • Bangladesh: Khaleda Zia’s British Lawyer Refused Entry to India0

      BenarNews staff,  Washington,  2018-07-12 Bangladesh Nationalist Party leader Khaleda Zia leaves court in Dhaka, Dec. 21, 2017. BenarNews A British lawyer representing jailed Bangladeshi opposition leader Khaleda Zia said Thursday he was flying to India to hold a press conference about his client when he learned he was refused entry despite having a visa. Lord Alexander

  • Indian pilgrims undaunted by Kashmiri militants0

      Many locals in the Muslim-majority state welcome the Hindu influx and condemn past violent attacks Amarnath pilgrimage in violence-scarred Jammu and Kashmir state, where an Islamic secessionist movement continues unabated. (Photo by Umar Manzoor Shah/ucanews.com) Umar Manzoor Shah, Srinagar India July 12, 2018 Arindham Banergee decided six months ago to undertake an historic Hindu pilgrimage

  • Chinese spies ‘target Cambodian election committee’0

      US cybersecurity group says espionage network is targeting Phnom Penh ahead of polls Supporters hug Hun Sen, prime minister and leader of the Cambodian People’s Party, during a general election campaign in Phnom Penh on July 7. The strongman has hailed a successful crackdown on the opposition’s “color revolution” that wanted to unseat him. (Photo

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