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  • Bangladesh: End Crackdown on Opposition Supporters0

    Hundreds Detained Ahead of Court Verdict on BNP Leader     Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia waves to activists as she arrives for a rally in Dhaka in this file picture taken January 20, 2014. A Bangladesh court issued an arrest warrant on March 30, 2016 for former prime minister and opposition

  • Maldives in crisis: Time for India to act0

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    • February 8, 2018

    By Sumon K Chakrabarti  8/2/2018 Maldives today is a version of the reality series The Apprentice, where President Abdullah Yameen is already taking a leaf out of Donald Trump’s reality show playbook: “This is a dictatorship and I’m the dictator. There’s no voting and there’s no jury.” The irony though, has just begun, unflinching in it’s

  • Worrying rise in suicides in Bangladesh0

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    • February 8, 2018

    By Minhazur Rahman Rezvi    8/2/2018 Suicide rates in Bangladesh appear to be increasing alarmingly.  According to a World Health Organization (WHO) report 2015, Bangladesh was ranked 10th globally in its high rates of suicide. According to the WHO report 2016, eight incidents of suicides occur among every 100,000 people in the country. Statistics show

  • Confusion over Dispute Resolution at China’s New Belt and Road Courts0

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    • February 8, 2018

    Posted on February 2, 2018 by China Briefing By Dezan Shira & Associates China has announced that it will establish Belt and Road Courts to handle disputes arising from projects carried out under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), to which many countries have signed up. The courts, which are to be based in Beijing, Xi’an, and Shenzhen, have

  • BJP’s Vinay Katiyar Continues His Hate-Mongering, Says Muslims Should Leave India0

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    • February 8, 2018

    By The Wire Staff on 07/02/2018 The BJP MP also said that there should be a bill to punish those who do not respect Vande Matram and the national flag. Katiyar had also made some unsavoury comments about the violence that broke out in Kasganj on Republic Day where he blamed “pro-Pakistani” elements. Credit: File

  • Bangladesh faces spring of discontent ahead of election0

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    • February 8, 2018

    Corruption case against former prime minister Khaleda Zia could spark violence in the Muslim-majority nation Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia speaks at a press conference in Dhaka on Feb. 7. She proclaimed her innocence of corruption ahead of a court verdict that authorities fear could spark violence. (Photo by Munir Uz Zaman/AFP) Rock Ronald Rozario, Dhaka Bangladesh February 8,

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    From Survival to Sustainable Development: Overcoming Challenges for Achieving a Just World. Friday, May 11th 2018 at the Asian University for Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh To be held at the Radisson Hotel, Chittagong By all accounts, the earth’s people have never had it better—we live longer and healthier and more productive lives than any time

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