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  • THE BAN ON TRIPLE TALAQ: THE LEGAL CONTEXT OF BANGLADESH AND PAKISTAN0

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    • January 27, 2019

    Taslima Yasmin* Emraan Azad** 27 January 2019 “The Holy Quran has attributed sanctity and permanence to matrimony. However, in extremely unavoidable situations, talaq is permissible. But an attempt for reconciliation and if it succeeds, then revocation – are the Quranic essential steps before talaq attains finality. In triple talaq, this door is closed, hence, triple

  • Bangladesh Is Booming. Don’t Believe the Negative Hype0

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    • January 27, 2019

    Sumit Ganguly’s recent FP article branded Bangladesh’s election a debacle. Dhaka’s ambassador to the United States begs to differ. BY MOHAMMAD ZIAUDDIN | JANUARY 24, 2019   Foreign Policy Magazine Foreign Policy’s Jan. 7 article titled “The World Should Be Watching Bangladesh’s Election Debacle” is an inaccurate and unfair portrayal of Bangladesh’s recent election. The article is wrong when it asserts

  • The World Should Be Watching Bangladesh’s Election Debacle0

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    • January 27, 2019

    The ruling party is making a mockery of the electoral process, pandering to Islamic extremists, and turning the country into an authoritarian state BY SUMIT GANGULY | JANUARY 7, 2019   Foreign Policy Magazine On Dec. 30, 2018, Bangladesh held its 11th national election since becoming independent in 1971. The questionable results ended in a sweeping victory for the ruling

  • Writer Gita Mehta declines Padma Shri, says ‘timing may be misconstrued’ due to upcoming elections0

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    • January 26, 2019

    She is the sister of Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik and wrote ‘The Karma Cola’. Author Gita Mehta, who is the sister of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, declined the Centre’s decision to honour her with a Padma Shri award, ANI reported on Saturday. The author of Karma Cola cited the impending General Elections and said the timing of her

  • Baloch resentment against Chinese ‘colonisation’ runs deep0

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    • January 26, 2019

    The security of Chinese citizens in Pakistan has become a concern for both nations. The Chinese are now targets of the religious extremists and the Baloch separatists, writes Aparna Rawal for South Asia Monitor By Aparna Rawal JAN 21, 2019 The continual subjugation and marginalization of the Baloch people by the Pakistani government has left

  • Indian Navy Commissions Expanded Base in Andaman Islands0

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    • January 26, 2019

    Jaishree Balasubramanian New Delhi  2019-01-25 A runway controlled by the Indian military is pictured at Port Blair, in India’s Andaman and Nicobar Islands, July 4, 2015.  Reuters A newly expanded military base commissioned by India in the strategically located Andaman and Nicobar Islands will bolster its defenses in the Indian Ocean, according to officials, while analysts

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