The Supreme Court ruled in 2004 that Americans get due process when accused of terrorism, and yet… Scott Shackford|Dec. 12, 2017 Asmaa Waguih/Polaris/NewscomAn American citizen has been held in Iraq as an enemy combatant for several months, and the federal government has refused to reveal his name or to give him access to a
In governing a country, it is necessary that the government should pay due consideration to the long-term implications of its decisions. Sri Lanka government’s decision to handover the Hambantota port to China is a classic instance of a government taking a decision, without viewing the long-term implications, that can prove disastrous for the country in
by Ashwini Deshpande on 11/12/2017 Data on caste-based violence in metropolitan cities confirms the grim reality that sits at odds with the narrative of an aspiring global superpower. People shout slogans as they protest atrocities against Dalits in Mumbai. Credit: Reuters/Danish Siddiqui A mention of violence against Dalits on account of their caste readily bring forth
By Krishna Pratap Singh on 11/12/2017 The period of VHP’s belligerent build-up to the Babri Masjid destruction saw the rise of a mainstream ‘kar sevak’ media which destroyed the very fundamentals of journalism by becoming an active participant in furthering intolerance. File photo of Babri Masjid. Credit: PTI Twenty five years after the demolition of
By Secunder Kermani BBC News, Quetta 12 December 2017 Close to 1,000 victims of militant attacks are said to be buried in the cemetery of the Mari Abad district of Quetta. Some of the graves are clustered together, where family members have been buried side by side. The district in south-west Pakistan is almost entirely
But under Sheikh Hasina, the country is growing more authoritarian Dec 7th 2017 THE battling begums, Sheikh Hasina Wajed and Khaleda Zia, used to alternate in power with metronomic regularity. Both laid claim to aspects of Bangladesh’s founding myth. Sheikh Hasina is the daughter of the “father of Bangladesh”, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the first president.
Updated 20 September, 2018 0600 Justice Sinha was born in Moulavibazar district in the northeast Bangladesh where he grew up in a family of six siblings, five brothers and one sister. His father was a dedicated teacher and a scholar of the Hindu religion. During Bangladesh liberation war in 1971, he experienced the same
by Pinak Ranjan Chakravarty | Sep 07,2018 BANGLADESH will go into election mode in the next few months. Democratic transfer of power in Bangladesh became the norm ever since the overthrow of military dictator General HM Ershad in 1990. The army-backed caretaker government, during 2007–2008, was an exception in Bangladesh’s democratic governance. Bangladesh has never