• India: Insecure Northeast Border 0

    June 26, 2018 SATP By Giriraj Bhattacharjee* On June 17, 2018, militants of the Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K) laid an ambush near the Tenyak River on the outskirts of Aboi Town in the Mon District of Nagaland, along the India-Myanmar border, killing two Security Force personnel. The deceased were identified as Hawaldar Fateh

  • Specter of militancy growing in Rohingya camps0

    Large-scale insurgency could be ‘just a few years away’ as more refugees in Bangladesh are willing to die for their cause Rohingya refugees stage a demonstration for their rights on the day of Eid-ul-Fitr in Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, on June 16. (Photo by AFP) Ate Hoekstra, Cox’s Bazar Bangladesh July 3,

  • Ceasefire Revocation, Shujaat Bukhari’s Murder, the BJP-PDP Split: What Kashmir Thinks0

    A report by the Concerned Citizens’ Group following their visit to Srinagar. A view of the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Complex. Credit: PTI Yashwant Sinha, Wajahat Habibullah, Kapil Kak, Bharat Bhushan and Sushobha Barve Kashmir: The Concerned Citizens’ Group (CCG) undertook its fifth visit to Jammu and Kashmir from June 19 to June 23. The

  • No Evidence Linking British Man to Café Attack, Bangladeshi Investigator Says0

      By Prapti Rahman and Kamran Reza Chowdhury on Jun 29, 2018  Bangladesh is still holding a British man in connection with a terror attack at a Dhaka café two years ago even though police have found no evidence against him, a counterterrorism official told BenarNews on Friday. Hasnat Karim’s name did not appear in

  • UN Chief Calls for World Pressure on Myanmar over Rohingya Crisis0

      Kamran Reza Chowdhury, Dhaka      2018-07-02 U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres (third from left, seated) and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim (fifth from left, seated) meet with Rohingya refugees at the Ukhia camp in Cox’s Bazar district, Bangladesh, July 2, 2018.  Abdur Rahman/BenarNews United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres urged the international community Monday to

  • BJP accused of fanning tensions in Jammu and Kashmir0

    Opponents claim pro-Hindu party is increasing divisions ahead of India’s national elections next year Congress members carry an effigy of Amit Shah, president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), during a protest in Kolkata on June 27. (Photo by Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP) Umar Manzoor Shah, Srinagar India July 2, 2018 India’s pro-Hindu Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), after


  • Sri Lanka And the World: Whither Political Prudence? 0

    June 2, 2018 By Asanga Abeyagoonasekera There is piercing hopelessness for the future when listening to certain political rhetoric in Sri Lanka. The International Workers Day, a day to remember workers’ rights, was initiated from the 1886 Haymarket affair in Chicago. It grew from a general strike for the eight-hour workday and has over time

  • Sri Lanka: TNA deserves a positive response0

      N Sathiya Moorthy  5 June 2018 In a recent interview to a Tamil newspaper, M A Sumanthiran, TNA parliamentarian and international spokesman, has made an offer that sections of the Sinhala polity truly desirous of a political solution to the ‘ethnic issue’ cannot resist. Unless the idea of a new Constitution is to use the

  • Sri Lanka – The sinner and the stone-pelter0

      N Sathiya Moorthy    Colombo     3 June 2018 As more skeletons keep tumbling out of the ‘bonds scam’ cupboard, it is becoming increasingly clear that very few political parties and fewer still of their leaders, especially elected representatives, may have dipped their fingers in the till than believed so far. If President Maithiripala Sirisena-led SLFP’s

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