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  • Mysterious Slayings of Rape Suspects Grip Bangladesh0

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    • February 6, 2019

    By Prapti Rahman on Feb 05, 2019 The grisly discovery of three rape suspects in Bangladesh who were killed in apparent vigilante attacks since mid-January is spurring a debate and drawing attention to a dismal record by law enforcers to bring victims of sexual crimes to justice. In all three separate slayings, the killer or

  • Autocracies that look like democracies are a threat across the globe0

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    • February 6, 2019

    Richard Carney, China Europe International Business School Russia’s successful interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election may inspire other countries to do the same. These other countries don’t look threatening. They look like democracies. But they’re not. They’re a special kind of autocratic regime that masquerades as a democracy. And what looks like benevolent conduct

  • “Indians are there to assist us, to help us and be good neighbors.” says Maldivian Defense Minister0

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    • February 6, 2019

    by EditorFebruary 6, 2019  Male, February 6, (Strategic News International): In an interview given to ‘Strategic News’ of India, the chief of the Maldivian Defense Force, Maj.Gen Abdulla Shamaal, said ten radars are being installed in the Indian Ocean archipelago. When the radars are installed and connected via a network, the monitoring of the Maldivian economic zone

  • China’s surveillance state: Using technology to shape individual behavior-0

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    • February 6, 2019

    ucanews.com 6 February 2019 China’s surveillance state: Using technology to shape individual behavior As Chinese Communist Party wants to export its new social control technologies globally, that should worry us The Chinese national flag flies behind security cameras on Tiananmen Square in this file image taken on June 4, 2012, on the 23rd anniversary of

  • Rohingya Refugees Call For Justice As Angelina Jolie Visits Bangladesh Camp0

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    • February 6, 2019

    American actress and UNHCR special envoy Angelina Jolie walks toward a refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, at the start of a three-day visit to the country, Feb. 4, 2019. Photo Credit: Benar News 1EntertainmentSocial Issues February 5, 2019 By BenarNews By Abdur Rahman and Jesmin Papri Hollywood superstar and U.N. ambassador Angelina Jolie heard

  • India: Destabilizing Gambit In Tripura0

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    • February 6, 2019

    By SATP   6 February 2019 By M.A. Athul* On January 29, 2019, the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT), a Tripura based tribal political party, an ally of the ruling Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP), along with another 10 political parties of the Northeast, met in Guwahati, the capital of neighbouring Assam, to announce their opposition to the Citizenship

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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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