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  • Strongman Gotabaya Rajapaksa back in the Presidential race after court clearance0

    Colombo Correspondent, October 5, 2019 Sri Lanka’s Court of Appeal on Friday unanimously dismissed a petition challenging the citizenship of Gotabaya Rajapaksa, thereby clearing the way for him to contest as the candidate of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) in the November 16 Lankan Presidential election. A decision to the contrary would have entirely changed

  • BD: The risks of anti-corruption campaigns in a corrupt state0

    Afsan Chowdhury, October 5, 2019 In Bangladesh, nothing outside sports is grabbing public attention as much as the clamping down on corruption, particularly illegal gambling. The people arrested are corrupt and powerful. But what is electrifying everyone is that most are members of the ruling party, the Awami League (AL). Two weeks after the campaign began,

  • India dismisses comments by Turkey, Malaysia on Kashmir0

    India Friday dismissed remarks made by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Jammu and Kashmir after New Delhi changed the status of the north Indian state, stating that these are not based on facts OCT 4, 2019 South Asia Monitor New Delhi: India Friday dismissed remarks made by Turkish

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  • India’s national elections, Northeast shows the way0

    India’s national elections, Northeast shows the way by Nava Thakuria Once a land of separatist insurgents, their supporter-sympathizers and many journalists- intellectuals promoting anti-India propaganda, the northeastern region (commonly termed as Northeast) this time has marked a rare achievement of peaceful polling with over 80 turn-outs during the national elections of India. The region comprising

  • Is India’s influence still strong in Nepal?0

    by HARI PRASAD SHRESTHA 28 April 2019 Being a poor, landlocked country, Nepal has been under an obligation of external forces on major affairs of its national importance. There is no doubt that India is the primary external player meddling in Nepal’s internal affairs. After that western countries, China and the USA are important players,

  • Media Power & Indian Politicians’ Communal Drive vs. Secularism0

    by Nilofar Suhrawardy 28 April 2019 Conceptually, the new height achieved by communication, particularly because of the Internet, has added not one but many sub-disciplines to several disciplines. The study of political science can no longer be viewed as complete without including political communication. Similarly, study of diplomacy can no longer be viewed as complete

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  • Not Only in Ladakh, India Losing Ground in Bangladesh Too

    by Taj Hashmi 18 June 2020 We know things are not going well in regards to India’s relationship with China. On 5th/6th May, China captured around sixty square kilometre of Indian territory in the Galwan Valley in Ladakh, which is strategically important to all the three countries in the region, China, India, and Pakistan. On 14th/15th

  • Fear of the unknown: Hysteria in Bangladesh

    by Ajmal Sobhan 17 June 2020 When Minhaz Khan passed away three weeks back in Dhaka, he had been terminally ill for a few years. With advanced Parkinson’s disease, he had been living under the care of a live-in nurse in his own home. He was dependent on the nurse for feeding, bodily functions, and

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