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  • India, Saudi Arabia Agree to Exert Pressure on ‘Terror-Supporting’ Countries0

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    • February 21, 2019

    By Rohit Wadhwaney on Feb 20, 2019 02:00 pm The leaders of India and Saudi Arabia vowed to increase pressure on countries that back terrorism as they met Wednesday amid rising tensions between New Delhi and Islamabad over last week’s deadly militant attack on security forces in Indian Kashmir. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

  • Consolidating India-Iran Cooperation0

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    • February 21, 2019

    IDSA COMMENT Nagapushpa Devendra   21 February 2019 More from the author India and Iran are trying to manage the impact on their bilateral relationship of US withdrawal from the JCPOA and re-imposition of sanctions on Iran. The visit of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif to India on 7-9 January 2019 was an attempt to provide impetus to

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  • Bangladesh: Dhaka fire in apartments used as chemical store kills 800

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    • February 21, 2019

    Police warn death toll may rise in ‘highly combustable’ blaze in old part of Bangladesh capital Michael Safi, South Asia correspondent, and agencies @safimichael Thu 21 Feb 2019 06.30 EST First published on Wed 20 Feb 2019 21.26 EST The Guardian At least 80 people have died after a massive fire engulfed apartment buildings that also housed

  • Kashmir, the burning paradise0

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    • February 19, 2019

    By Imad Zafar 19 February 2019 Kashmir is a paradise that has been burning for decades. Dal, a lake in Srinigar that once attracted tourists from all over the world because of its beauty and calm waters, does so no more. Inside its waters is the blood of hundreds of thousands of Kashmiri civilians and

  • Bangladesh: Zia and the BNP crushed by a legal avalanche0

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    • February 19, 2019

    Asia Times Bangladesh’s opposition leader Khaleda Zia, left, faces 17 years in jail, while many more cases are being investigated. Photo: AFP Many Bangladesh Nationalist Party members are in jail or on the run as the Sheikh Hasina govt continues its repression By Faisal Mahmud, Bangladesh The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) – one of the

  • Indian Ex-Naval Officer On Death Row Is A ‘Terrorist,’ Pakistan Tells UN court0

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    • February 19, 2019

    February 19, 2019 An Indian citizen on death row in Pakistan for alleged spying committed “terrorist” acts on New Delhi’s orders, lawyers representing Islamabad told the UN’s top court on the second day of a hearing over the fate of the man. Pakistani Attorney General Anwar Mansoor Khan told judges at the International Court of

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  • Bangladesh – Stifling opposition at all costs0

    by South Asia Journal    10/4/2018 Human rights groups in Bangladesh have been issuing reports after reports about the state-sponsored abductions and crossfire killings to muzzle dissent. Currently, university students nationwide have come out in droves to protest the government’s quota system into the civil servant jobs wherein 54% of these lucrative jobs are reserved

  • Karnataka Assembly Elections: its nationwide implications0

    Suhail Mohammed           10/4/2018 So, this summer as the sun blazes all over, there will be scorching political heat as well.The much-awaited poll bugle in Karnataka has been blown, and preparations for the showdown are on. We will be witnessing an intensely fought poll battle in the recent times. Political parties are

  • Maldives: Can Indian Dornier fall into ‘wrong hands’?0

    N Sathiya Moorthy  10 April 2018   With a leading Indian newspaper reporting that India had long back offered a Dornier maritime surveillance aircraft to Maldives, but the host-nation had not responded in months/years, there should be greater concern about Male’s intent on the bilateral front, especially in terms of strategic and security cooperation in the

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  • Blood and Soil in Narendra Modi’s India

    By Dexter Filkins A Reporter at Large December 9, 2019 Issue   The New Yorker  The Prime Minister’s Hindu-nationalist government has cast two hundred million Muslims as internal enemies. Prime Minister Narendra Modi presents himself as an ascetic economic visionary. He is also a hero of anti-Muslim bigots. On August 11th, two weeks after Prime

  • Arundhati Roy: It’s Hard to Communicate the Scale and the Shape of This Shadow Taking India Over

    November 28, 2019 www.democracynow.org Guests Arundhati Royaward-winning writer. She won the Booker Prize in 1997 for her first novel, The God of Small Things. Her second novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2017. Human rights groups are condemning the Indian government for carrying out widespread torture, extrajudicial

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