The Kashmir issue may have been handled deftly at the global politico-diplomatic level, but the abiding challenge for India remains domestic, writes C Uday Bhaskar for South Asia Monitor By C Uday Bhaskar AUG 27, 2019 The G7 meeting of the world’s seven most industrialised nations in Biarritz, France, had a special relevance for India
August 26, 2019 U.S. President Donald Trump has said that India and Pakistan could handle their dispute over Kashmir on their own but that he was there should they need him to mediate. Trump discussed the matter with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 26 on the sidelines of a summit of Group of
By Sunil Barua and Kamran Reza Chowdhury Aug 25, 2019 Tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees rallied in southeastern Bangladesh on Sunday to mark the second anniversary of violence that caused three quarters of a million people to flee Myanmar, as officials in Dhaka blasted the neighboring country over the latest failed repatriation bid. Rohingya
By Poritosh Paul on Aug 26, 2019 A police special task force in Kolkata arrested a leader of the banned Islamic outfit Jamaat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), a police official told reporters on Monday. Suspect Md Ejaz Ahmad, 30, was arrested in India’s Bihar province Monday morning, task force joint commissioner Shuvankar Sinha Sarker told reporters.
August 26, 2019 Blacking Out Communication Channels is a Form of Collective Punishment that Cripples Daily Lives and Economic ActivitiesPublished in Scroll.In “The number you have called has been temporarily disconnected,” is the message I hear every time I dial my friend’s phone in Srinagar. My friend remains unreachable for the 21st day on Monday. On
The Financial Express editorial August 25, 2019 The latest bid to break the stalemate over repatriation of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar has failed. None of the families selected through interviews for repatriation turned up to board the vehicles that had been kept waiting. An environment of uncertainty loomed large over the repatriation bid since the
Syeda Saiqa Bukhari 26 February 2019 On February 14, 2019, a deadly bombing attack happened in Pulwama district, in Indian occupied Kashmir, where 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CPRF) personnel were killed, which grabbed the attention of national and international media. This attack took place when a car rammed a bus carrying CRPF soldiers. A
The MDP cadre did not seem to suffer from poll fatigue even months after the presidential elections as a high number of them voted in the party primaries, to select candidates, for the party ticket last month. N Sathiya Moorthy 26 February 2019 The arrest of former President Abdulla Yameen in the run-up to the
As New Delhi and Islamabad trade nuclear threats and deadly attacks, a brewing war over shared water resources threatens to turn up the violence. By Michael Kugelman | September 30, 2016 Early on the morning of Sept. 29, according to India’s Defense Ministry and military, Indian forces staged a “surgical strike” in Pakistan-administered Kashmir that
Dr. Mehmood Hussain 25 February 2019 On 14th February 2019, Pulwama district of Indian occupied Kashmir witnessed a deadly suicide attack killing 40 CRPF soldiers and numerous injured. The attack was most dreadful after the Mumbai attacks of 2008 which left 195 peoples dead. Right after the attack, India followed the traditional culture of blame
by Ali Riaz 24 February 2019 There seems to be an ongoing campaign to have the electoral exercise devoid of the spirit of politics. PHOTO: ANISUR RAHMAN Politics have gone missing from Bangladesh. This may sound naïve, considering that the country had a national election less than two months ago and several elections are upcoming.
by Manoj Kumar 24 February 2019 The nationalist and patriotic fervor in India after Pulwama attack is quiet understandable. The overreach of electronic media has made it possible to bring the images of that horrific incident to the drawing room of every citizen of country and across the globe. And even more live was social
by Prof M A Sofi 7 July 2020 The theme that I broach in this write-up revolves around my strong and long-held belief and shared across the board in Kashmir that ‘without recourse to the long regime of games played by various governments at the Centre through these past seventy years, Kashmir would have been
by Ugyen Gyalpo 6 July 2020 This 6th of July will mark the 85th birth anniversary of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet. At a young age back in 1959, when the Chinese armies crushed the Tibetan uprising, the young Dalai Lama along with fleeing his homeland also had to shoulder the mantle