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  • Indigenous residents protest huge coal mine plan in India0

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    • October 21, 2020

    West Bengal government’s dream to develop the world’s second-largest coal mine becomes a nightmare as elections loom Residents from indigenous communities protesting the plan to start a coal mine in Birbhum district of West Bengal, India [Image by: Gurvinder Singh] Gurvinder Singh, October 9, 2020   Sunita Hansda almost broke down at the thought of

  • Bangladesh’s precipitous decline in online freedoms0

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    • October 21, 2020

    Netra News Oct 19 · 2020 Screenshot taken from Freedom House website The Freedom House has published its set of 2020 country reports on online freedom around the world — and for anyone interested to read about the increasingly precipitous decline of online freedom in Bangladesh, this well researched report (which references Netra News’s articles on a

  • Can China be a peacemaker in Afghanistan?0

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    • October 21, 2020

    Naweed Jafari China has so far stayed on the sidelines of the intra-Afghantalks, but it could play a big role in ending the conflict. The Wakhan Corridor in Afghanistan, near the border of China (Pe3check/Getty Images) Published 20 Oct 2020 “China would be welcomed as an arbitrator in negotiations [for peace in Afghanistan] and should

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  • Sheikh Matlub Ali: An Odia Icon of Hindu Muslim Unity

      by Bhabani Shankar Nayak     11 October 2020 Amidst the names of politicians crowded the columns of power corridors in history but in contemporary political and cultural firmaments of India, nobody can match Sheikh Matlub Ali of Odisha. He was born on the 16th of December 1942 in a village called Dharoshyam Sundarpur, Sukleswar

  • Bangladesh – Family succession: After Sheikh Hasina

    The Awami League is a family business — who in the family will succeed Sheikh Hasina? David Bergman October 8, 2020 Sheikh Hasina (L) with her sister Sheikh Rehana (R). Photo: Paul Davey/Alamy Live News At 73, Sheikh Hasina may have many years still to go as the leader of the Awami League, a position she

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