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  • Captured Indian Air Force pilot returns home to a cheerful welcome.Video shows he gave nothing away0

    by Editor March 1, 2019 Wagah, March 1 (Reuters/Dawn/Hindustan Times):  A little over 58 hours after his capture by the Pakistan army, the 38-year-old IAF pilot Wing Com. Abhinandan Varthaman, walked to his freedom at the heavily-guarded Attari border post manned by the Border Security Force. BSF officials, prepping for the return of the IAF pilot, had canceled

  • Is Bangladesh a one-party state?0

    Gowher Rizvi, international affairs adviser to the PM of Bangladesh, discusses the state of the country’s democracy. 01 Mar 2019 Al Jazeera Editor’s note: This interview was recorded before the February 28, 2019 announcement by Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque that Bangladesh “would no longer be in a position to accommodate more people from Myanmar”. In this episode

  • Misinformation Flies After Kashmir Air Battles0

    Pakistan Misinformation Flies After Kashmir Air Battles Pictures and words tell very different stories of the recent conflict above Kashmir. March 01, 2019 By Amos Chapple Photo: Asif Shahzad (Reuters) Pictures and words tell very different stories of the recent conflict above Kashmir. On February 26, Indian jets launched a bombing raid on what it

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  • Illegal Mining: a Headache For Afghanistan Government, International And Local Investors 0

    February 12, 2018, Mohammad Ismail Amin Afghanistan’s mining industry is extraordinarily important for the country’s economy, setting up thousands of employment and contributing a broadly economic growth but mining can be immensely harmful if it is not regulated properly-as ran a vital range of abuses and disasters around the country. Also with a range of

  • Kashmir Conflict and Dynamics of Regional Security0

    by Asma Khalid 12/2/2018 Ever since the creation of Pakistan and the ensuing problem of the accession of the Princely state of Jammu and Kashmir, the Kashmiri people have been suffering under the unjust Indian occupation. Despite India’s military and political maneuvers in the occupied Kashmir, the majority of the local population has been seeking

  • The Dangers of Nuclear Proliferation: Perspectives on South Asia0

    Background* With the May 1998 explosions of multiple atomic devices first by India and then by Pakistan, both countries became overtly nuclear after long years of ambiguity. This action on the part of both countries shocked the international community, but it was not altogether unexpected given their not-so-secret efforts at nuclearization over the past few

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  • Bangladesh: The manuscript of a forbidden history

    Bangladesh government’s Year of Mujib begins this Friday (January 10th). The authorities will do all they can to stop the publication of history critical of the country’s independence leader. Pinaki Bhattacharya January 9, 2020 In 2013, I read the book India after Gandhi by Ramchandra Guha. By then I had written a book, Sonali Banglar Rupali Kotha, on the

  • Telling good lies: Digital rhetoric and rumor in Bangladesh

    by Sayeed Al-Zaman 15 February 2020 How to convince people? Thousands of ways might be there but with a single instrument, that is language. Pursuing others using speech was thought be an art in the Classical Greece: they named it “rhetoric”. Yet, some thinkers like Plato, who was discontented with rhetoric and designated it as

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