Members of the youth wing of India’s ruling BJP party (Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha) celebrate in Patna on Jan. 11 after a bill was passed providing for a 10 percent quota for upper castes in government jobs and higher educational institutions. (Photo by IANS) Umar Manzoor Shah, New Delhi India January 22, 2019 The latest move by India’s federal government
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has outlawed the worshipping of images of the Dalai Lama and is now forcing Tibetans to hang portraits of Chinese President Xi Jinping and CCP founder Mao Zedong on their walls. (Photo supplied)Sang Jieja China January 22, 2019 The Chinese government is again restricting Tibetans from worshipping portraits of the Dalai Lama despite protests from
A Bangladeshi worker loads his rickshaw van near the Buriganga River in Dhaka in this file image. Two global studies say the gap between poor and rich continues to widen in the country. (Photo by Munir Uz Zaman/AFP) Stephan Uttom and Rock Ronald Rozario, Dhaka Bangladesh January 22, 2019 The gap between rich and poor people continues to
By VIVEK KATJU JANUARY 22, 2019 The India-Pakistan relationship occupies a large space in the Indian imagination. It is infused with emotion and carries the burden of history. For many Indians, including politicians, it intrudes into India’s communal relations, thereby taking it beyond the classic domain of foreign policy and into the realm of India’s domestic politics.
The Jatiya Party’s post-election about-turn to lead the parliamentary opposition against its ally the Awami League has stoked fresh controversy By FAISAL MAHMUD JANUARY 22, 2019 Supporters of the Jatiya Party, at the time an alliance partner of ruling Prime Minister and Awami League-led chief Sheikh Hasina, outside a polling station in Dhaka on December 30, 2018.
Farming in the delta depends on silt, which is being blocked by dams in other countries upstream Silt has built up the land in Bangladesh, but upstream dams now limit the silt that comes in, and the silt that is there, hampers river navigation and leads to flooding [image by: Masul Al Mamun] Rafiqul Islam,
Sathiya Moorthy 18 April 2018 For all those, both inside Sri Lanka and outside, who want an ‘instant closure’ to war-crimes probe and all, they only need to look at fellow South Asian nation Bangladesh. Full four decades and more after the ‘Bangladesh freedom war’, the nation has put those that indulged in
M Ashraf Haidari | APR 18, 2018 SYRIA, North Korea, and Yemen have largely dominated headlines. But Afghanistan also remains in the global conscience. If anything, the much-needed international focus on the campaign against the Taliban has outlined how difficult the fight has become, despite our steady military gains. Frustrated with what many are mistakenly
Sino-Indian relations have undergone significant changes in last five decades. India and China, however, are seen as important emerging powers in Asia. Their relations went through an active phase of rivalry in the years between 1960’s and 1970’s and then towards cooperation for peace, or some may call it Rapprochement policy after the end of
N.S. Venkataraman For over seven years, civil war has been going on in Syria between the Syrian government and the rebels. Thousands of people have been killed, many more have been injured, and a large number of people have left Syria and sought asylum in Europe. In the civil war in Syria, the Syrian
Abstract Bhutan and China represent two ends of the international system, one being a small power and the other a great power. The annexation of Tibet by China and Bhutan’s close historical and political affinity with India put Bhutan into a dilemma and force always them to pose a question – ‘how to deal with
N Sathiya Moorthy 17 April 2018 JVP’s Anura Kumara Dissanayake may be right in drawing the parallel: that just now, the ‘yahapalana government’ is like a “cart pulled by a bull and a water buffalo, yoked together – and pulling in two different directions”. But then, he too missed the point: where is the man
Dr. Manoj Kumar Mishra, 12 October 2019 While the second informal meeting between India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping takes place at Mamallapuram, in the Indian city of Chennai after the two leaders met last time in China’s Wuhan in April last year, some attempts need to be considered in order
By Abdus Sattar Ghazali * 10 October 2019 IDN FREMONT, California, USA (IDN) – Amid rising tension over Kashmir between the two nuclear neighbors, India and Pakistan, a new U.S. study examines how such an hypothetical future nuclear conflict would have consequences that could ripple across the globe. [Read also New Study Warns of Devastating