Why you should care Because the world’s largest democracy has stood as a beacon of pluralism for seven decades. For 70-year-old Haji Mehboob, born and raised in the north Indian city of Ayodhya, the sight of Yogi Adityanath, the state chief minister, visiting his hometown brings back memories of a period 25 years ago, when
Delhi and most of north India have been enveloped by polluted air for the past few days, leaving people gasping for breath. The pollution problem is attributed largely to stubble burning in nearby Punjab and Haryana states. There are two main growing seasons in Punjab and Haryana; one from May to September and another from
By: Farhan Zahid November 10, 2017 A number of Pakistan’s Islamist organizations that agitate for the establishment of an Islamic caliphate but profess to be non-violent are finding renewed prominence, a concerning result of the surfacing of Islamic State’s (IS) local chapter, Wilayat-e-Khurasan. Islamist organizations such as Hizb ut Tahrir, Jamaat ul Momineena and Tanzeem-e-Islami
The global price of crude oil has risen sharply in recent weeks. The price of crude oil which was as high as 111.89 USD per barrel in 2011 fell to around 46.16 USD per dollar in 2015 and then further down to 47.06 USD per barrel in 2016 but has since then shown rising trend.
By Anbarasan Ethirajan BBC News, Yangon, 8 November 2017 Image copyright PICTURE COURTESY – THE BRITISH LIBRARY.Image captionOne of the only known photographs of Bahadur Shah Zafar II, taken after his trial in 1858 For more than a century the last Mughal emperor was almost forgotten – but a chance finding of his grave helped resurrect the
by Chandan Kumar Duarah MEKONG-LIKE COMMISSION URGED FOR TRANS-NATIONAL RIVERS IN ASSAM, TO DEAL WITH CHINESE RIVER DIVERSION PLANS Only the Government of India and international pressure can persuade China to abstain from diverting water of Yarlung Zangbo. There must be a bilateral treaty between New Delhi and Beijing on Brahmaputra,said Chandan Kumar Duarah, a environmentalist and Senior Journalist in Asomiya Pratidin.
in World — by Jordan Shilton — November 8, 2017 Hot on the heels of purging his main rivals for the Saudi throne, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has dramatically ratcheted up tensions in the Middle East, accusing Iran of an “act of war.” This makes clear that the consolidation of power in the hands
Posted on October 30, 2017 The Globe and Mail, 30 October 2017 By Nathan VanderKlippe — In a broad campaign to increase pressure on Uyghurs overseas, including those in Canada, Chinese authorities are using coercive measures on family members, recruiting people to spy and sending threats to get many from the ethnic minority group to return
by Adil Khan 20 October 2017 Rohingyas fleeing persecution in Myanmar in an unstable boat and bad weather (Image Jordi Bernabeu Farrús/Flickr CC 2.0) The Turnbull Government has refused to condemn the horrific humans rights abuses by the Burmese military against the Rohingyar people, writes former U.N. senior policy manager Professor M. Adil Khan. One of Myanmar’s
Making voting both simple and secure is a challenge for democracies The US compares relatively poorly with equivalent countries when it comes to voter registration. Reuters/Bria Hall Pippa Norris, Harvard University; Sarah Cameron, University of Sydney, and Thomas Wynter, University of Sydney Recent elections around the world have raised concerns about the procedures used for
-Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal ———- Apparently, Indian PM Modi has managed to pump into Indian mindset, badly crushed by the Congress era corruption cum arrogance, a lot of empty optimism as he fed the people with empty promises. He knows that mere promises but with conviction are enough to get their votes, in the absence
The Ninth BRICS Summit at Xiamen, China on 4 September 2017 has surprised the whole world with an unprecedented outcome. There were imaginations across the world of two major leaders of India and China not even seeing each other and exchanging pleasantries. The meet has surpassed and astounded even the expectation of the policymakers, thinkers,
OBITUARY Asma Jahangir (1952-2018): The human rights icon from Pakistan was a feisty street fighter The renowned senior lawyer suffered from a cardiac arrest and died in Lahore on Sunday. Saroop Ijaz 11/2/2018 This article was first published on The Herald in 2016. Asma Jahangir admonishes police personnel at a protest against the Election Commission of Pakistan