• Ground Report: Pellet Blindings Back as Protestors Challenge Centre’s Kashmir Move0

    Nearly two dozen victims of pellet guns have been treated for injuries at the Sri Maharaja Hari Singh hospital in Srinagar over the past few days, belying officials claims of “calm”. Nadeem, a 15-year-old boy from Natipora in Srinagar has lost his sight in one eye after being hit by pellets on Wednesday. Next to

  • Unequal Sequel: China’s Belt and Road Initiative0

    Felix K. Chang 9 August 2019 During the spring of 2019, China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) notched up some notable successes. In March, Italy became the first major Western country to sign up as a participant. Then in April, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad announced that his country would proceed with the BRI-backed East Coast Rail


    By Yashraj Sharma WHY YOU SHOULD CARE Modi’s government says the abrogation of Kashmir’s special status will better integrate it with India, but Indians are leaving in droves. It’s 8 pm and the streets of Srinagar — the capital of Indian Kashmir — are desolate, with one of the strictest curfews the region has seen. But

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  • Indo-Pakistani conflict sharpens with New Delhi’s assault on Kashmir0

    By Keith Jones 9 August 2019 Pakistan has taken a raft of retaliatory measures and issued war threats in response to India’s aggressive and patently illegal moves to tighten its control over disputed Kashmir. These moves, which Islamabad has labeled an “annexation,” have been accompanied by an unprecedented state of siege in Indian-held Jammu and

  • Who’s Who Among The Afghan Presidential Candidates0

    August 09, 2019 By Frud Bezhan Seventeen men will contest Afghanistan’s presidential election in a race among old power brokers — ex-government officials, prominent technocrats, and a notorious former warlord. The twice-delayed September 28 election is slated to be only the second-ever democratic transition of power in the war-wracked country of 35 million people. The candidates

  • Is Bangladesh’s ex-chief justice evading prosecution or facing persecution?0

    Justice Sinha may soon face extradition from Canada Foreign Policy News   August 7, 2019 By B.Z. Khasru If the stars were aligned, former Chief Justice S.K. Sinha could have been Bangladesh’s first minority president. Instead, he might soon find himself mired in a tug of extradition fight between Bangladesh and Canada, where he has just sought


  • Impact of Invasive Alien Species in the Ecosystem of Sri Lanka0

    by Saanaaree Manoratne 1 January 2018 Invasive Alien Species are non-native organisms accidentally or deliberately introduced to the native ecosystem, which may adversely impact native flora and fauna. After the liberalization of Sri Lanka’s economy in 1977, foreign organisms have been introduced to the country through the horticulture, aquaculture and pet industries. Majority of these

  • Global policeman: How should India read Trump’s declaration for the Indo-Pacific0

    N Sathiya Moorthy  31 December 2018  The Indian engagement with the US, whether in the form of America’s Indo-Pacific strategy or the four-nation Quad also implies that the regional nations pay not only for their supposed strategic upkeep viz. China, but also take care of all-American strategic interests in these parts. There is no denying

  • A disputed election and a dangerous new era for Bangladesh’s politics0

    By Michael Kugelman January 1, 2019 Source: CNNViolence erupts during Bangladesh election 01:34 Michael Kugelman is deputy director and senior associate for South Asia with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC. You can follow him on Twitter @michaelkugelman. The views expressed are his own. (CNN)On December 30, Bangladesh’s government was reelected in

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  • Neighbours challenge political Hindutva’s Ram agenda

    N Sathiya Moorthy  24 July 2020 Indian claims to the Ram story and ownership could be challenged from more places than one, says N Sathiya  Moorthy.  Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli’s recent diatribe that the birthplace of Hindu god Ram is located in his country and not in Ayodhya, need not be a

  • The Top Brass is Shattered in Bangladesh: Aftermath of a Retired General’s Interview

    Lieutenant General (retired) Chowdhury Hasan Sarwardy (left) and General Aziz Ahmed, the Chief of Army Staff (right)   by Taj Hashmi     20 July 2020 Although neither the puppet and illegitimate government of Sheikh Hasina nor the pro-Indian Deep State, which has been running Bangladesh for the last twelve years, gathered enough courage to broadcast

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