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  • Sri Lanka’s top military officer detained in deaths of 110

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    • November 28, 2018

    By Editor on November 28, 2018                   Colombo, – A Sri Lankan court has ordered the detention of the country’s top military officer for investigation in connection with the abduction and disappearance of 11 young people during the country’s civil war that ended nine years ago, the Associated Press reported.

  • India’s Dangerous New Curriculum0

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    • November 27, 2018

    Alex Traub  December 6, 2018 Issue Ian Berry/Magnum Photos Schoolgirls in Udaipur, Rajasthan, 1999                                   From the sixteenth to the eighteenth century, the Mughal Empire did much to create modern-day India. It consolidated the country into a sovereign political

  • Indian Officials, Rights Groups Express Alarm over Assam Residents’ Suicides0

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    • November 27, 2018

    By Jhumur Deb on Nov 27, 2018 Nirupama Das’ voice quivered as she spoke about seeking justice for her father. Nirod Baran Das, a respected lawyer, took his own life last month, about three months after relatives said he began talking about the humiliation of being treated as a foreigner in the land where he was

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  • The RMG Sector of Bangladesh: Problems and Survival Strategy

    The RMG Sector of Bangladesh: Problems and Survival Strategy1

    This paper will examine the impact on the apparel industry’s growth and the performance of major apparel exporting countries with special focus on Bangladesh after the phase out of the multifiber agreement (MFA) on 31 December 2004. Almost all anticipated that removal of the MFA might lead to a dramatic drop in export from Bangladesh

  • Indo-US Joint Strategic Vision: Implications for the Indo-Pacific

    Indo-US Joint Strategic Vision: Implications for the Indo-Pacific0

    The emergence of the Indo-Pacific as a region, which is distinct from the Asia-Pacific in terms of geostrategic significance, as opposed to it being a sub-region of the Asia-Pacific, is yet to happen. The cooperation between the US and India in this region has the potential to effect this much needed transformation. The due recognition

  • Modi’s Visit to Central Asia

    Modi’s Visit to Central Asia0

    Prime Minister Modi’s forthcoming visit to the Central Asian States could prove a smart strategic and diplomatic feat by paving the way to overcome several predicaments that have so far stymied India’s role in the region. Though much time has been lost, reconnecting with the land of Sakas (Kushans) would be a useful national strategic

  • Pakistan in search of political change

    Pakistan in search of political change0

    Across Pakistan concerned political news makers are crying wolf. Nobody can predict future – what is next after Sharif’s demise. The emerging political culture of ‘blame game’ is a no surprise to any rational observers of Pakistan’s modern history. It typifies what can go terribly wrong when the so called politicians turned egoistic authoritarian are

  • Is Myanmar South Asia’s Perennial Troublemaker?

    Is Myanmar South Asia’s Perennial Troublemaker?0

    At a time when regional heavyweights China and India are pushing forward with connectivity in South Asia, developments along the Myanmar border as well as inside the country run counter to the region’s common interest, including Myanmar itself. In response to a deadly ambush carried out by the Naga rebel group, the Indian army engaged

  • Cultural and economic determinism of affirmative action in India

    Cultural and economic determinism of affirmative action in India0

    “….What is equal is to be treated equally and what is different is to be treated differently, namely proportionately to the factual difference. […] the principle of equality before the law does not mean the absolute equality, […] but it means the relative equality, namely the principle to treat equally what are equal and unequally

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  • The Baghdad Air Strike: Pre-emptive self-defence or Assassination?

    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

  • Indian Muslims: Are they ‘invaders’, ‘scumbags’ or equal citizens?

    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.

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