• Rohingya Genocide Trial: ICJ on course to hold hearings0

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    • December 6, 2019

    The Daily Star  December 07, 2019 Porimol Palma   6 December 2019 The Gambia is set to launch a legal battle against Myanmar at the International Court of Justice as it starts hearing the case on Rohigya genocide on Tuesday. Gambia Attorney General and Justice Minister Abubacarr Marie Tambadou and Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu

  • Thailand detains wife, children of Arakan Army leader0

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    • December 6, 2019

    Reuters | Published: December 06, 2019 Financial Express Tun Myat Naing, commander-in-chief of the Arakan Army, in Myanmar’s Shan State  The Thai authorities have detained the wife and children of a top commander of Arakan Army, an insurgent group who are fighting for greater autonomy in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, Thai officials said on Friday. Hnin

  • Pakistan Is New Frontline In Chinese, U.S. Rivalry0

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    • December 6, 2019

    November 27, 2019 Abubakar Siddique Pakistan has emerged as the new front for the global rivalry between the United States and China as the two powers jostle to shape the 21st century. Chinese officials have angrily reacted to the criticism of their multibillion-dollar infrastructure and energy investments, collectively called the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), by


  • India – Maharashtra politics – Powerful Pawar0

    by Elsa Lycias Joel 3 December 2019 India is a happening place. Anything can happen anytime and everything about political theatre is so dramatic and entertaining. The Maharashtra spectacle reminded me of the monkey and the crocodile story. The Shiv Sena scampering up its way to safety was indeed a sight to behold. Nobody dare

  • India and Sri Lanka: Taking ‘mutual respect’ to a ‘very high level’0

    N Sathiya Moorthy 3 December 2019 Even in the best of times, the State visit of a Head of State to another nation, particularly an immediate neighbour, is of great significance. The expectations get doubled without anyone asking for it, when it is the maiden State visit overseas, and the neighbours are India and Sri

  • India’s Dehumanizing Path to Global Catastrophe0

    by M Waqas Jan 3 December 2019 For a country that has since its inception prided itself as the world’s largest democracy, India has seen its very identity being bastardized by the ruling Bhartiya Janata Party for well over a decade now. With its divisive and religious-inspired brand of politics, the BJP’s populism is based

  • Indian democracy is not more than a voting right0

    by Dr. Rajkumar Singh 3 December 2019 Even after more than 70 years and 17 national general elections, India’s Parliament is nowhere close to being truly representative. Since the adoption of the Constitution, India has moved decisively towards a multi–party system, with laws such as the one to prevent defection restricting inner–party dissent even while

  • From The Desk Of Disinformation Watchdog!0

    Koushik Das 3 december 2019 The Opposition parties in India had strongly criticised the Narendra Modi Government in New Delhi for allowing a European Union (EU) delegation to visit northern province of Kashmir in the month of October. Now, a Brussels-based Voluntary Oganisation – EU DisinfoLab – has claimed that the NGO, which arranged the visit, has

  • Indian economy in slowdown, needs structural reforms0

    Muhammad Mahmood | December 01, 2019 The latest gross domestic product (GDP) data published by the Indian government (compiled by the Central Statistics Office (CSO)) indicate the Indian economy is slowing down to a 5.0 per cent growth rate, not seven or seven and a half per cent as claimed by the government. The GDP

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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 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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