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  • India’s need for hydro-diplomacy with China, Pakistan and Bangladesh0

    It is critical for India to articulate its middle riparian position, first to change the perception in the neighbourhood that India is a ‘water hegemon’, as is often expressed by Pakistan and Bangladesh, in spite of the robustness of the water treaties with these two countries; and second, to draw China into the South Asian

  • Cardinal calls on Sri Lanka government to quit0

    Malcolm Ranjith takes Colombo to task over alleged failure to investigate ‘international conspiracy’ behind deadly Easter bombings By AFP Staff The head of Sri Lanka’s Roman Catholic Church Sunday called for the government to resign over its alleged failure to investigate an “international conspiracy” behind the deadly Easter bombings. Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith said the authorities

  • India heads to the Moon’s South Pole0

    The successful launch of the Chandrayaan 2 moon mission opens up exciting new possibilities for India’s space program By Saikat Datta India’s ambitious Chandrayaan 2 (Moon Vehicle) headed off into space – at 2.43pm local time this afternoon – aimed for the South Pole of the moon, an area that remains unexplored so far. This

  • Female suicide bomber kills eight in north-west Pakistan0

    21 Jul 2019 DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan: A female suicide bomber in north-western Pakistan killed at least eight people and wounded 26 more in an attack outside a local civilian hospital on Sunday (Jul 21), local officials said. The attack in Dera Ismail Khan early on Sunday was claimed by Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, often known as

  • Bangladesh govt condemns Priya Saha’s allegation to Trump0

    Jul 20, 2019 Prothom Alo State minister for foreign affairs M Shahriar Alam on Friday strongly condemned the allegation made by a Bangladeshi to US president Donald Trump saying that the government will look into it why Priyabala Saha did so. “I’d answered questions of various countries and NGOs both from home and abroad related

  • Iran Says It Has Seized a British-Flagged Oil Tanker0

    Iranian forces said Friday that it had seized the ship, as another vessel, bound for Saudi Arabia, lost contact with its owners and abruptly changed course toward Iran ByAresu Eqbali and Benoit Faucon July 19, 2019 TEHRAN—Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said it had seized a British-flagged oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, amid mounting concerns

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  • GREATEST FESTIVAL OF CRICKET0

    F R Chowdhury 17 July 2019 CWC19 (Cricket World Cup-2019) started with a match between the host nation England and South Africa in the Oval on 30th May. 2019. The opening ceremony took place in front of the Buckingham Palace the day before the first game. After the opening ceremony HM The Queen met the

  • How the Kulbhushan Jadhav ICJ verdict could change India-Pakistan relations forever0

    Even a soft verdict could inflame India-Pakistan tensions by aggrieving hardliners on both sides. 17-07-2019 MICHAEL KUGELMAN@michaelkugelman Just when India-Pakistan tensions appeared to be easing a bit after a successful round of talks on the Kartarpur Corridor and Islamabad’s decision to reopen its airspace for Indian aircraft — the relationship is poised to suffer another blow. The

  • Increased scandalization: Pakistan political scandals0

    by Fawad Kaiser 16 July 2019 With regard to types of scandals, offences related to economic affairs and personal behaviour scandals are the most prominent scandal types. Legislation, which influence what is defined as scandalous, may thus differ radically between South Asian countries that, in most areas, are regarded as relatively similar. The scandals in

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  • Bangladesh And The Political Chess Game

    “Chess is a war over the board. The object is to crush the opponent’s mind.” ~Bobby Fischer, World Chess Champion. Sheikh Hasina Wajed is known not to accept any objections or opposition, so much so that any form an opposition has disappeared out of sight from the Bangladeshi political stage. She and her party, the

  • Bangladesh: Sheikh Hasina’s Fear of Fall is The Issue

    “Fear cuts deeper than swords.” ― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones by R Chowdhury 13 July 2019 Dan Brown of The Da Vinci Code fame said, “Men go far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire.” That describes Sheikh Hasina Wazed, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh today.

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