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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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