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  • What Can Tulip Siddiq Do to Lessen Human Rights Abuse in Bangladesh?1

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    • September 24, 2018

    23 September 2018 With her aunt Bangladesh PM Sheik Hasina in London, the question of Siddiq’s role in seeking to mitigate Bangladesh’s worst human rights abuses comes to the fore again. Tulip Siddiq. Credit: Wikimedia Commons David Bergman South Asia   23/Sep/2018 Dhaka: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived in London late Friday on her way to

  • Joint Opposition candidate Ibrahim Solih defeats President Yameen in Maldivian election0

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    • September 23, 2018

    By Editor on September 23, 2018                           Male, September 24 (newsin.asia): In the Maldivian Presidential election held on September 23, the Joint Opposition’s impassioned plea for the restoration of democracy secured an overwhelming response from the voters. The Joint Opposition’s candidate Ibrahim Solih, convincingly defeated the

  • Maldivian IMDb: Elections 20180

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    • September 23, 2018

    BY PETER DORSET 20 SEPTEMBER 2018 Can the Maldives’ opposition stage a dramatic comeback, or will this election be a continuation of democracy interrupted? Photo: Dying Regime / Flickr The plot On 23 September 2018, Maldivian citizens will go to the polls in only the third multiparty presidential election in the island nation’s history. In a

  • Bangladesh: Good press, bad decision0

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    • September 23, 2018

    BY CHHETRIA PATRAKAR 22 SEPTEMBER 2018 Inter Press Service, the award, and the Bangladesh PM. Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina. Photo: dfid / Flickr Many journalists – especially critical, independent journalists – have grown up reading and writing for Inter Press Service (IPS), which has shaped their journalism. Since its founding, IPS’s attention to the developing world –

  • Bangladesh environment: Sundarbans sanctuary extended, many lose livelihood0

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    • September 23, 2018

    UNB . Bagerhat | Sep 23, 2018        Biodiversity boundaries have been extended in the Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove forest. Experts expect the move will help boost all types of forest resources including wildlife, fisheries, and trees. The government imposes a ban on the collection of all types of wild resources from areas designated as

  • Banngladesh: COUNTDOWN TO ELECTION 2018-2; All roads lead to Washington0

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    • September 23, 2018

    Credit: Prothom Alo   Shahid Islam       23 September 2018 The national cherry blossom festival in the Washington DC usually takes place between March and April each year; depending on the full blossom of these throbbing, eye-catching flowers. But many politicians from around the world cherish a dream to be showered by Washington’s blessing

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  • The Phases of Growth: India-Japan Strategic Partnership in the 21st Century0

    by Dr. Thomas F. Lynch III The emerging strategic relationship between India and Japan is significant for the future security and stability of the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.   India and Japan share complementary, but not identical, strategic visions.  India and Japan both seek to manage – and minimize – the potential negative impacts from the rise of China

  • The Rohingya Genocide and Ambivalent Bangladesh0

      by Taj Hashmi “Ambivalence” is a state of having simultaneous conflicting beliefs and opinions towards people, objects, events, and concepts. It is the most appropriate expression to portray the state of Bangladeshi indecisiveness toward the ongoing genocide of Rohingyas in Arakan. Both the people and their government in Bangladesh seem to be unenthused to

  • FROM HEAVEN TO HELL – MYANMAR’S ROHINGYAS0

    by F R Chowdhury In my earlier article “Myanmar military’s addiction to political power” I tried to explain how the Myanmar’s military very reluctantly relinquished the active political power but still held on to the roots so that it can still dictate the future policy. It is keen to create some problem and keep alive

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  • As an Indian, I am not proud: Amartya Sen

    August 20, 2019 Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen on Monday criticised the Narendra Modi-led administration’s decision to revoke Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and split the region into two Union Territories, NDTV reported. “I don’t think ultimately you will have any resolution in Kashmir without democracy,” the 85-year-old economist said, adding that the Centre’s decision

  • Was India Behind 2009 Border Guards Massacre in Bangladesh?

    August 17, 2019 B.Z. Khasru Public speculation by many, including the prime minister herself, termed the tragedy as an external conspiracy. One explanation for the mutiny was that the rebel soldiers opened fire on their officers when they dismissed appeals for better pay. The viciousness of the mutiny convinced many Bangladeshis that something more than

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