• Protest against PM Modi on hold in Bangladesh, only until he pays a visit0

    March 17, 2020    |   By: SAM Staff The anti-Indian protests planned during Narendra Modi’s visit to Dhaka has now been put on hold in view of the former’s deferred trip to Bangladesh. But his Bangladeshi detractors claim they will be out in the streets in numbers whenever the Indian prime minister touches down in their country.

  • India: Women are easy targets in citizenship documentation campaign0

    Poor women are being held in Assam’s detention camps because the authorities have rejected the documents they showed to prove Indian citizenship – this also has an adverse impact on sustainable management of rivers and on regional cooperation Vidya Krishnan, March 5, 2020 In 2013 India began a formal process of updating its National Register

  • Bangladesh to declare water emergency in northwest0

    Authorities hope to force farmers to shift away from growing water guzzling rice in a race to save depleting water tables Farmer drying rice in Rajshahi division, Bangladesh (Keren Su/China Span/Alamy) Abu Siddique, March 10, 2020 The Bangladesh government is about to declare a “state of water emergency” in the drought prone Barind


  • India’s Continuing Arrogance in Kashmir0

    By: Haris Bilal Malik 17 November 2019 On October 31, 2019, India formally split up the Muslim-majority region of Jammu and Kashmir into two federal (union) territories. By doing so India violated the UNSC resolutions on the matter and officially issued a new political map indicating Ladakh and Jammu as Indian Union Territories. According to

  • Why is the world talking less about Sri Lankan presidential polls this time?0

    There is little or no excitement in global capitals over the Sri Lankan presidential polls this time, unlike during the last three elections of 2005, 2010 and 2015. by N Sathiya Moorthy 15 November 2019    Delayed excitement on the domestic front is just picking up even as campaign for the Sri Lanka’s presidential polls

  • Why can the world not protect climate without checking population growth?0

    by NS Venkatraman 16 November 2019 A well-researched study has been conducted about the linkages between global population growth and climate hazard. The research has been done by Nandini Consultancy Centre, a firm of chemical engineers based in Chennai and Singapore (www.nandinichemical/com). The study report urges the UNO to recognize the inadequacies of the decisions

  • Pakistan’s pink gold1

    by Sabena Siddiqui 15 November 2019 In recent years, pink Himalayan salt has been in great demand globally for its incredible health benefits but it is not widely known that it is from Pakistan. Mined from Khewra in Punjab, Pakistan, the pink salt is named after the famous Himalayan mountain ranges which are 1136 kilometers

  • Remapping Indian Occupied Kashmir: A Multipronged Travesty0

                            by Shamsa Nawaz 15 November 2019 The second Presidential Order on the Reorganization of Jammu & Kashmir by India in 2019 is yet another outlandish decision to challenge the objectives of a peaceful coexistence. It is a call for altering an International Order more conversant to breach the democratic political norms, history and fundamental

  • National Education Day: Remembering Maulana Abul Kalam Azad0

    Ishfaq Majid & Shazia Kouser 14 November 2019 National Education Day is being celebrated every year in India on 11th November. It is being celebrated in the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad who was the first education minister of independent India serving from 15th August 1947 till 2nd February 1958. On 11th September

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  • Remembering Ziaur Rahman, the Leader that “lifted the nation to its feet”

    By Adil Khan   3 June 2021 Four decades ago, on 30th May 1981, Ziaur Rahman, the then president of Bangladesh who was popularly known as “General Zia” was murdered, aged 45, in a military coup in the port city of Chittagong. Ziaur Rahman, a valiant freedom fighter took over the leadership of Bangladesh in 1976

  • Bangladesh: When journalism is criminalised

    Rozina Islam has been arrested for a standard journalistic practice in Bangladesh — she should be applauded, not prosecuted. David Bergman May 20, 2021 Rozina Islam, a senior journalist from the leading newspaper Prothom Alo is taken to jail on 18th May 2011 following a court hearing after being detained by the police for alleged

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