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  • India: BJP President Amit Shah says Bangladeshi migrants are “termites”0

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    • September 23, 2018

    By Editor on September 23, 2018 Jaipur, September 23 (NDTV): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah said on Sunday that Bangladeshi migrants are “termites” who would soon be struck off the country’s electoral rolls. Shah, who was addressing a public rally at Gangapur in Rajasthan’s Sawai Madhopur district ahead of the state assembly elections, went on to

  • Pakistan: Saudi Arabia to Join China-Funded Development Project0

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    • September 22, 2018

    September 20, 2018 Ayaz Gul In this photo released by the state-run Saudi Press Agency, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, left, meets Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Sept. 19, 2018, in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia. ISLAMABAD — Pakistan announced Thursday that Saudi Arabia has agreed to join and invest “heavily” in its ongoing China-funded bilateral infrastructure and

  • How Modi’s Rafale defence deal has left India lagging China, Pakistan0

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    • September 22, 2018

    Indian army soldiers. Photo: AP How Modi’s Rafale defence deal has left India lagging China, Pakistan India puts defence preparedness on the back burner as a result of the controversy over the purchase of Rafale fighter aircraft, even as regional rivals continue to arm rapidly By Ajai Shukla   22 Sep 2018 The Indian government, rattled

  • Jail time in Bangladesh0

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    • September 21, 2018

    By Khademul Islam     14 September 2018 Shahidul Alam and snapshots from Dhaka Central Jail. Dhaka Central Jail, Keraniganj. Photo: Prison.gov.bd 14 August 2018 Breakfast at the jail canteen is parathas, egg mamlet and veggie daal. It takes me back to my university cricketing days, grabbing lunches at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) canteen

  • Bangladesh’s proposed Digital Security Act may lend itself to gross misuse0

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    • September 21, 2018

    By Editor on February 1, 2018 Comments Off on Bangladesh’s proposed Digital Security Act may lend itself to gross misuse Bangladesh’s proposed Digital Security Act (DSA) has sections which could be used by both the State and private individuals to throttle the freedom of expression guaranteed in the constitution, writes P.K.Balachandran in South Asian Monitor. The vaguely worded and all-encompassing draft

  • Digital Security Bill passes amid free speech concerns0

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    • September 21, 2018

     Tribune Desk September 19th, 2018 File photo of the session room inside the Bangladesh Parliament Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune The new law brings tougher punishment for illegally accessing and destroying any important information related to the state affairs Parliament has passed the much-talked-about Digital Security Bill, 2018, which provides for stiff penalties for a wide variety

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  • Bangladesh And The Political Chess Game

    “Chess is a war over the board. The object is to crush the opponent’s mind.” ~Bobby Fischer, World Chess Champion. Sheikh Hasina Wajed is known not to accept any objections or opposition, so much so that any form an opposition has disappeared out of sight from the Bangladeshi political stage. She and her party, the

  • Bangladesh: Sheikh Hasina’s Fear of Fall is The Issue

    “Fear cuts deeper than swords.” ― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones by R Chowdhury 13 July 2019 Dan Brown of The Da Vinci Code fame said, “Men go far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire.” That describes Sheikh Hasina Wazed, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh today.

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