• Bangladesh: Falsification of police FIR against Shahidul (part two)0

    Monday, August 13, 2018 Falsification of police FIR against Shahidul (part two) This blog has  already written how the police significantly distorted its First Information Report written against Shahidul Alam – which sets out the rationale for his detention – claiming that he had stated sentences which he had never said, in fact just inventing sentences

  • Bangladesh: Can the Election Commission regain public confidence?0

    Shakhawat Hossain     17 August 2018 Elections were considered to be festivals in Bangladesh, but now are perceived as source of fear. As many have expressed their apprehensions regarding fair national elections in December this year following the massive irregularities in the latest five city corporation polls, the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda

  • Independent but floundering: India after 71 years0

      As people celebrate across the country, questions remain about extreme poverty, inequality and religious discriminati A student in Chennai gets her palms painted with India’s national flag colors and map ahead of Indian Independence Day celebrations. The day is celebrated every year across India on Aug. 15 to commemorate independence from Britain in 1947. (Photo


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  • Neighbours challenge political Hindutva’s Ram agenda

    N Sathiya Moorthy  24 July 2020 Indian claims to the Ram story and ownership could be challenged from more places than one, says N Sathiya  Moorthy.  Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli’s recent diatribe that the birthplace of Hindu god Ram is located in his country and not in Ayodhya, need not be a

  • The Top Brass is Shattered in Bangladesh: Aftermath of a Retired General’s Interview

    Lieutenant General (retired) Chowdhury Hasan Sarwardy (left) and General Aziz Ahmed, the Chief of Army Staff (right)   by Taj Hashmi     20 July 2020 Although neither the puppet and illegitimate government of Sheikh Hasina nor the pro-Indian Deep State, which has been running Bangladesh for the last twelve years, gathered enough courage to broadcast

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