Assam government has approved a proposal to insist that each family in the state should have not more than two children. The Assam government proposes to deny several privileges to those bearing more than two children including the denial of state government jobs. They cannot contest the local body elections. This is a much-needed step
By Tom Felix Joehnk on 19/09/2017 Nearly one month into the humanitarian catastrophe and emerging regional security crisis, the world is still waiting for a meaningful reaction. Rohingya refugees walk on the muddy path after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Teknaf, Bangladesh, September 3, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Mohammad Ponir Hossain/ An uncle of mine, a reporter
Antoni Slodkowski, David Brunnstrom NAYPYITAW, Myanmar/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday condemned rights abuses in Rakhine state and said violators would be punished, but she did not address U.N. accusations of ethnic cleansing, drawing cool international responses and calls for action to help minority Muslims. Suu Kyi made the
by Gaurav Tyagi Gaurav Tyagi, reflects on the recent row over an Australian advertisement for meat. India has lodged a diplomatic protest with Australia over the ad. The Catholic Secular Forum (CSF) in India also raised objections to it and sought a boycott of Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) and a ban on their products.
Luciane Noronha M. de Oliveira The 9th BRICS Summit was held in Xiamen, China, between 5-9 September, only a few days after the announcement of the disengagement of troops along the Doklam Plateau. The joint declaration stated that terrorism is a threat to be fought, naming Pakistan-based Jaish-e Mohammad (JeM) Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Haqqani Network
India is over-sensitive about China’s engagement in South Asia. China’s defense minister visiting Sri-Lanka and Nepal was hyped up a lot in Indian media during March. (1) Chinese Vice-Premier Wang Yang holding talks with his Nepali counterpart last month also made India quite anxious. (2) This is an assertion of India’s underlying tribal and collectivist
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