Threat to drive out missioners aimed at winning Hindu votes in key state elections, say critics Christian leader Prabhakar Tirkey speaking to a television channel in Ranchi Oct. 3. He was protesting the anti-Christian statements of hard-line Hindu parliamentarian Rakesh Sinha who has repeatedly called for a movement to drive Christian missioners out of India.
Pressure from unknown group resulted in civil war documentary being pulled from the program, says director Jude Ratnam, director of Demons in Paradise, at Locarno International Film Festival in Switzerland in August. His film depicts the struggles of victims of Sri Lanka’s 26-year-long civil war, especially those in former war-torn Jaffna. (Photo by Susitha Fernando/ucanews.com)
‘Delhi couldn’t hold parliament elections in south Kashmir for almost two years and today these parties are taking pride in announcing that they have won uncontested.’ Image for representative purpose only. Credit: PTI Mudasir Ahmad 8 October 2018 Srinagar: A day before the Valley goes to polls, a front-page ad by the J&K
Imam also said Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka, Harsh Vardhan Sringla, also “repeatedly told us not to worry about the exercise and indeed, it should not be our concern either”. Oct 06, 2018 Source: PTI Trending News Congress likely to make a comeback in MP, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh: Opinion poll Reliance Jio will
3 September 2018 Image caption(L-R) Suchandra Goswami, Chandradhar Das and Ajit Das have all spent time in a detention camp Some 1,000 people have been sent to detention centres in India’s north-eastern state of Assam after being declared illegal citizens. BBC Hindi’s Nitin Srivastava reports on what life has been like for some of them.
Shahid Islam in Toronto 7 October 2018 Like the 1970 general election that had decided the fate of Pakistan, the nation of Bangladesh faces a similar electoral test that could break or re-make this almost half-a-century old nation- state by a bang or a whimper. While one wonders what so much at stake is
By James M. Dorsey 21/3/2018 In his effort to improve Saudi Arabia’s badly tarnished image and project the kingdom as embracing an unidentified form of moderate Islam, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has hinted that he envisions a conservative rather than an ultra-conservative society, but not one in which citizens are
by Asia Maqsood 21/3/2018 Iran’s recent proposal for Pakistan to join Chabahar Port may reflect its lack of trust on its counterpart “India.” India may stop the development of this project under the US pressure. Besides, the Indo-US strategic robust strategic partnership can put pressure on Iran because US-Iran relations are not cordial. In
by Elsa Lycias Joel 21/3/2018 In conversation with Elsa Lycias Joel Like a Phoenix, he rose… Having read and heard a lot about Venugopal Chandrasekhar, I wasn’t able to handle my anticipation and excitement as I walked into his TT academy one late noon. He received me with a pleasant smile, friendly handshake
by Asanga Abeyagoonasekera 20/3/2018 “One’s life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation, and compassion.” Simone de Beauvoir Only when fear and hatred is spread by extremists does serious reflection haunt a community. The teardrop-shaped island of Sri Lanka,
by Gaurav Tyagi 21/3/2018 One out of every six examinees abandoned the Class 10 and Class 12 board examinations in the U.P. province of India. This was due to the fact that the government of U.P. after a long time took strong steps to curb the menace of cheating and copying in the exams.
March 18, 2018 B. Z. Khasru On February 8, the day a court sent Bangladesh’s former prime minister, Khaleda Zia, to prison for stealing money from a trust fund, current prime minister and Zia’s archrival, Sheikh Hasina, rhetorically asked a public rally: “Where is she?” Hasina’s question refreshed memories of many who heard a similar nasty
By Ana Pararajasingham June 20, 2019 Sri Lanka has become more fragile, fractured and polarized following the Easter Sunday bomb attacks as the country’s Muslims are harassed and subjected to violence by mobs of Sinhala Buddhists who form the majority of the island’s population. Although those targeted by jihadist violence on Easter Sunday were the
“Revenge, the sweetest morsel to mouth that ever was cooked in hell.” ~Sir Walter Scott from The Heart Of Mid-Lothian Revenge politics has long been the bedrock of Sheikh Hasina’s personal and political motto and raison d’etre. The people of Bangladesh are well aware of this unwelcome fact, which has, very regrettably, become mundane in