• A Call to the Government of Bangladesh: Secure the Release of Mubashar Hasan Immediately0

    • Blog
    • November 12, 2017

    Professor Mubashar Hasan, a young professor of political science in Dhaka Bangladesh, has been missing for nearly a week. We appeal to the Government of Bangladesh to find him and secure his release immediately. Time is of the essence.  Please help ensure that Dr. Hasan doesn’t become another one of Bangladesh’s “disappeared.”  Act now. Please sign

  • Will India Soon Erupt Into Religious-Based Politics?0

    • Blog
    • November 12, 2017

    Why you should care Because the world’s largest democracy has stood as a beacon of pluralism for seven decades. For 70-year-old Haji Mehboob, born and raised in the north Indian city of Ayodhya, the sight of Yogi Adityanath, the state chief minister, visiting his hometown brings back memories of a period 25 years ago, when

    By OZY

    • Blog
    • November 12, 2017

    Delhi and most of north India have been enveloped by polluted air for the past few days, leaving people gasping for breath. The pollution problem is attributed largely to stubble burning in nearby Punjab and Haryana states. There are two main growing seasons in Punjab and Haryana; one from May to September and another from

  • Pakistan’s Tanzeem-e-Islami and Its Troublesome Extremist Links0

    By: Farhan Zahid November 10, 2017  A number of Pakistan’s Islamist organizations that agitate for the establishment of an Islamic caliphate but profess to be non-violent are finding renewed prominence, a concerning result of the surfacing of Islamic State’s (IS) local chapter, Wilayat-e-Khurasan. Islamist organizations such as Hizb ut Tahrir, Jamaat ul Momineena and Tanzeem-e-Islami


    • Blog
    • November 11, 2017

    The global price of crude oil has risen sharply in recent weeks. The price of crude oil which was as high as 111.89 USD per barrel in 2011 fell to around 46.16 USD per dollar in 2015 and then further down to 47.06 USD per barrel in 2016 but has since then shown rising trend.

  • Remembering the last Mughal emperor0

    • Blog
    • November 10, 2017

    By Anbarasan Ethirajan BBC News, Yangon, 8 November 2017 Image copyright PICTURE COURTESY – THE BRITISH LIBRARY.Image captionOne of the only known photographs of Bahadur Shah Zafar II, taken after his trial in 1858 For more than a century the last Mughal emperor was almost forgotten – but a chance finding of his grave helped resurrect the


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  • Bangladesh: Will this country become Pakistan or Kashmir?

      1. A political group is spreading the perception that the country will again become Pakistan if Awami League loses control of Bangladesh. They even suggested a label “Banglastan” for this supposed nation which transforms into an improvised Pakistan in the East. But symptomatically it appears to become another Kashmir, or in a classical sense

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