• This Muslim priest at Hindu temple spreads message of love0

    • Blog
    • February 20, 2018

    Sadique Miyan, 85, has been serving as the priest at a Hindu temple for decades in central Bihar’s Arwal district, some 80 km from Patna February 20, 2018 Lata Rani, Correspondent Patna, India: Villagers at a distant hamlet in Bihar wake up every morning with the sounds of bells coming from a local temple. They

  • Into The Sea: Nepal In International Waters0

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    • February 20, 2018

    February 20, 2018 Modern Diplomacy By Sisir Devkota* A visit to the only dry port of Nepal will immediately captivate busy scenes with hundreds of trucks, some railway carriages and huge Maersk containers at play. Trains from the Port of Kolkata in India carry tons of Nepal’s exports every week. Every year, Nepal is fined

  • Rohingya refugees in India face deportation threat0

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    • February 20, 2018

    Pro-Hindu party claims persecuted minority is aiding the Islamic militants in conflict-torn Jammu and Kashmir A Rohingya refugee carries her son outside their shanty house in the Gandhi Nagar area of Jammu, India. Pro-Hindu groups often accuse Rohingya Muslims of supporting Islamic militants from Pakistan. (Photo by Umer Asif/ Umar Manzoor Shah, Srinagar India February 19, 2018 India’s pro-Hindu party

  • Hindu attacks on Christians double in India0

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    • February 20, 2018

    Victims of persecution are often accused of serious crimes such as sedition and insulting religions, according to new report Christians feel increasingly unsafe in India amid a rise in Hindu nationalism that often leads to physical attacks. (Photo by Igor Ovsyannkov/ Saji Thomas, Bhopal   India February 20, 2018 Hindu attacks on Christians in India have

  • With ‘One Nation, One Election’, the Bugle for a ‘Hindu Rashtra’ Has Been Publicly Sounded0

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    • February 20, 2018

    By Amitabha Pande on 19/02/2018 In a federal democracy, the administrative convenience of the Union or the Election Commission cannot dictate the political processes of a state. Women standing in queue to cast their vote during assembly elections in Coimbatore. Credit: PTI/File India must probably be the only democracy where elected representatives treat the holding

  • Nepal takes giant steps towards democracy0

    By Binodkumar Singh    19/2/2018 Local (panchayat) elections were held in Nepal in three phases in 2017 after an interregnum of 20 years. The first round was conducted on May 14, 2017, in 34 districts to elect representatives in 283 local level institutions, including four metropolitan cities, one sub-metropolitan city, 92 municipalities and 186 rural


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  • As an Indian, I am not proud: Amartya Sen

    August 20, 2019 Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen on Monday criticised the Narendra Modi-led administration’s decision to revoke Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and split the region into two Union Territories, NDTV reported. “I don’t think ultimately you will have any resolution in Kashmir without democracy,” the 85-year-old economist said, adding that the Centre’s decision

  • Was India Behind 2009 Border Guards Massacre in Bangladesh?

    August 17, 2019 B.Z. Khasru Public speculation by many, including the prime minister herself, termed the tragedy as an external conspiracy. One explanation for the mutiny was that the rebel soldiers opened fire on their officers when they dismissed appeals for better pay. The viciousness of the mutiny convinced many Bangladeshis that something more than

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