• Protesters march against India’s rape crisis0

    As outrage grows over sexual assaults and murders of minor girls, people question the country’s culture of impunity Thousands of people from different religions hold a candlelight march through Bhopal on April 16 demanding justice for victims of rape in India. (Photo by Saji Thomas/ Saji Thomas, Bhopal India April 18, 2018 Priests, nuns and lay

  • Rape and murder of 8-year-old challenges India’s secularism0

    Crime that has shocked the nation has been politicized by pro-Hindu groups People gathered in Amritsar town of Punjab to protest the rape and murder of a Muslim girl in the Jammu area of Jammu and Kashmir state. (Photo from IANS) Umar Manzoor Shah, Jammu India April 17, 2018 As national outrage over the rape

  • AUW 10th Anniversary Symposium Schedule

    AUW 10th Anniversary Symposium Schedule0

    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

  • India Accuses British Rohingya Man As Al-Qaeda Terror Group Operative0

      April 13, 2018 BenarNews  By Jhumur Deb A British Rohingya man has been charged with helping the al-Qaeda extremist group build its base in the Indian sub-continent, according to a charge sheet drawn up by India’s top counter terror agency. Suspect Samiun Rahman, 28, fought for al-Qaeda in Syria, then travelled to Bangladesh and

  • Hindu protests against Rohingya intensify in India’s Jammu0

    Protesters demand government deport some 5,000 refugees living in makeshift shanties Protesters march through the streets of Jammu city demanding the deportation of Rohingya from Jammu and Kashmir state on April 11. (Photo by Umar Manzoor Shah) Umar Manzoor Shah, Jammu India April 12, 2018 Hundreds of Hindus marched on the streets of Jammu city

  • Sri Lanka’s Muslims fear more reprisals after riots0

    Religious tensions still high as Muslims compete with Buddhists for business and army allegedly turns blind eye to attacks A man stands inside a mosque on April 6 that was set on fire in Pallekelle, Kandy during the clashes in March. (Photo by Quintus Colombage/ Quintus Colombage, Kandy Sri Lanka April 13, 2018 Hundreds of


  • What Malala and the survivors of Florida gun shooting share in common0

      Michael Kugelman  April 03, 2018 This past week, 20-year-old Malala Yousafzai made an emotional return to Pakistan. Her four-day visit included meetings with friends, family, and senior officials, including Pakistan’s prime minister. Many Pakistanis applauded Yousafzai’s return. Some, however, did not. While she may have received a hero’s welcome, Malala is no national hero in Pakistan. A small but

  • Drukpa Ethnocentrism and Cultural Hegemony in Bhutan0

      by Mr. Rajeesh CS and Ms. Ashwati CK     3/4/2018 The word culture is commonly used for a number of different things. Most commonly, of course, it is used to refer to the customs and habits of an identifiable group of people. It has played an enormous role in the development of peoples, nations, and societies

  • Nepal faces food-security difficulties0

    BY HARI PRASAD SHRESTHA      3/4/2018 According to the World Bank, the cereal production in Nepal was 9,562,680 metric tons (MT) as of 2014. Over the past 53 years, this indicator reached a maximum value of 9,562,680 in 2014 and a minimum value of 3,126,325 in 1966. Production of major cereals in year 2015/16

  • Pak-China-Russia Nexus Implications for South Asian Region0

      Munazza Khalid[i] and Hafsa Andleeb[ii] Introduction South Asia has become a hot cake for international players like Russia, China and US. China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and growing difference in the world order has changed the perception of the world community and has drawn its attention towards south Asia. Recent Indo-US economic and military

  • China’s Strategic Partnership with Bangladesh in 21st Century0

    Abu Sufian Shamrat and Md. Kashem Ali Abstract: Bangladesh, a developing country from South Asia, has become a ‘focus of attention’ to a steadily increasing global power named China which is an emerging catalyst of policy management in Asia. China has been able to flourish its economic, political, military and cultural posture in such a

  • Anticipated harder US policy towards Iran magnifies Iranian Arab protest0

    By James M. Dorsey     31/3/2018 Protests have erupted in Iran’s oil-rich province of Khuzestan barely three months after the Islamic republic was rocked by mass anti-government demonstrations. Sparked by anger at the depiction of the province’s community of Arab descent on an Iranian New Year show about the country’s diversity that was broadcast on

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  • Bangladesh: Will this country become Pakistan or Kashmir?

      1. A political group is spreading the perception that the country will again become Pakistan if Awami League loses control of Bangladesh. They even suggested a label “Banglastan” for this supposed nation which transforms into an improvised Pakistan in the East. But symptomatically it appears to become another Kashmir, or in a classical sense

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