India: Why is TN government scared of investigation into Jayalalithaa’s mysterious end at Apollo hospital? –Dr. Abdul Ruff _________ With the announcement made by the Election Commission of the date for the bypoll in RK constituency in Tamil Nadu political parties wake up to the call to plan for the poll. Tamil Nadu politics takes
Not ‘all is forgiven’ for asylum seekers returned to Sri Lanka Niro Kandasamy, University of Melbourne In his recent visit to Australia, the prime minister of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe, urged Sri Lankan asylum seekers to “come back, all is forgiven”. He went on to say: They can come back to Sri Lanka and we
Waiting for Husband, Waiting for democracy March 9, 2017 The photo of this woman was taken after midnight on Minto Road in Dhaka city. Ms. Shefa Srishti is anxiously standing at the gate of detective branch head office to watch her husband getting released from this detention facility. She knows her little negligence tonight may
Maldives: ‘Currency-swap’ with India ahead of big Saudi, China deals N Sathiya Moorthy www.orfonline.org 8 March 2017 Going on all cylinders on economic diplomacy, President Abdulla Yameen has combined an astronomically high $ 10-b agreement with Saudi Arabia even while laying the foundation work for constructing a second runway in the Male International Airport with Chinese help.
Bangladesh’s new child marriage law swings in the wrong direction M Niaz Asadullah, University of Malaya and Zaki Wahhaj, University of Kent Bangladesh is a global poster child when it comes to improving women’s status in the developing and the Muslim worlds. It also outranks all of its South Asian neighbours in terms of gender
AVOIDABLE FISHERMEN ISSUE BETWEEN INDIA AND SRI LANKA It is now reported that an Indian fisherman was shot by Sri Lankan navy as he went for fishing in the sea and the poor fisherman lost his life, leaving his poverty-stricken family members in deep sorrow. Sri Lankan government has denied that the fisherman was
by F R Chowdhury 20 March 2019 I was very upset with news from Bangladesh. For last few months we often come across news that someone somewhere in Bangladesh is arrested or jailed for passing unacceptable remark against the prime minister or for making any sort of cartoon of the prime minister. I am grateful
2 March 2019 M. Adil Khan Whole thing started with Pulwama in Kashmir in Indian Kashmir where a suicide bomber attacked an Indian army convoy and killed 40 soldiers. The incident has happened in the wake of upcoming general election in India which also coincides with Modi’s plummeting popularity that have made some people looking