IDSA COMMENT Nagapushpa Devendra 21 February 2019 More from the author India and Iran are trying to manage the impact on their bilateral relationship of US withdrawal from the JCPOA and re-imposition of sanctions on Iran. The visit of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif to India on 7-9 January 2019 was an attempt to provide impetus to
Police warn death toll may rise in ‘highly combustable’ blaze in old part of Bangladesh capital Michael Safi, South Asia correspondent, and agencies @safimichael Thu 21 Feb 2019 06.30 EST First published on Wed 20 Feb 2019 21.26 EST The Guardian At least 80 people have died after a massive fire engulfed apartment buildings that also housed
By Imad Zafar 19 February 2019 Kashmir is a paradise that has been burning for decades. Dal, a lake in Srinigar that once attracted tourists from all over the world because of its beauty and calm waters, does so no more. Inside its waters is the blood of hundreds of thousands of Kashmiri civilians and
Asia Times Bangladesh’s opposition leader Khaleda Zia, left, faces 17 years in jail, while many more cases are being investigated. Photo: AFP Many Bangladesh Nationalist Party members are in jail or on the run as the Sheikh Hasina govt continues its repression By Faisal Mahmud, Bangladesh The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) – one of the
February 19, 2019 An Indian citizen on death row in Pakistan for alleged spying committed “terrorist” acts on New Delhi’s orders, lawyers representing Islamabad told the UN’s top court on the second day of a hearing over the fate of the man. Pakistani Attorney General Anwar Mansoor Khan told judges at the International Court of
By Rohit Wadhwaney on Feb 19, 2019 Nationwide outrage over a militant assault that killed nearly 50 security personnel in Indian Kashmir last week and escalated tensions with rival Pakistan could boost India’s Hindu nationalist government ahead of an imminent general election, analysts said Tuesday. Last Thursday’s suicide bombing “can come as a major boon”
On 18 May 1974, Indira Gandhi gave the go-ahead for India’s first nuclear test at Pokhran in the Rajasthan desert. This explosion was labeled by the Indian government as a ‘Peaceful Nuclear Explosion’ (PNE). Following this path of nuclear development, Indian nuclear explosion affected the region the most as, later, it again conducted nuclear tests
Le nouveau Régime et la Révolution by Prof.Asanga Abeyagoonasekera 13/2/2018 “The most perilous moment for a bad government is one when it seeks to mend its ways.” ― Alexis de Tocqueville, L’Ancien Régime et la Révolution (1856) At a meeting in Davos in 2017, Chinese President Xi Jinping made a speech supporting the agenda
By James M. Dorsey 12/2/2018 A Chinese demand for the extradition of 11 Uyghurs from Malaysia puts the spotlight on China’s roll-out of one of the world’s most intrusive surveillance systems, military moves to prevent Uyghur foreign fighters from returning to Xinjiang, and initial steps to export its security approach to countries like Pakistan. The
By James M. Dorsey 13/2/2018 Saudi Arabia, in an indication that it is serious about shaving off the sharp edges of its Sunni Muslim ultra-conservatism, has agreed to surrender control of the Great Mosque in Brussels. The decision follows mounting Belgian criticism of alleged intolerance and supremacism that was being propagated by the mosque’s
by Abu Sufian Shamrat and Md. Amjad Hossain 13/2/2018 Abstract The major focus of this study is to assess the expectations and the challenges of Union Digital Center in providing service to the rural people of Bangladesh. Majority percent (70%) of people live in rural areas of Bangladesh. Rural local government bodies of
By Michael Kugelman 13/2/2018 Winter 2018 On November 8, 2016, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered a sudden and shocking address about a new, high-risk policy—one that would dominate discussions in India for weeks. He told his nation that a radical new demonetization policy would be implemented to rein in the problem of black market money.
By Devansh Kaushik | January 9, 2020 Introduction In the early hours of January 3, missiles launched by a USAF MQ9 Reaper slammed into a convoy exiting the Baghdad International Airport, killing Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Mohandes, deputy commander of an Iraqi militia. General Soleimani was the leader of the elite
By Adil Khan Broadly speaking most Indian Hindus seem to entertain three perceptions vis-à-vis the Indian Muslims – that Muslims are: (i) ‘invaders’ and thus have no place in Hindu India; (ii) ‘scumbags’, liars, cheats and terrorists and thus be shunned; and finally, to some (iii) they are equal citizens and thus be treated accordingly.