• China demands Malaysia send back Uyghur asylum seekers0

    • Blog
    • February 26, 2018

    Rights group warn it would contravene international law This picture taken on June 25, 2017 shows police patrolling in a market near the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar in China’s Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, a day before the Eid al-Fitr holiday. The increasingly strict curbs imposed on the mostly Muslim Uyghur population have stifled life

  • Buddhist body urged to discipline Myanmar’s unruly monks0

    State Sangha hears concerns about an increase in Buddhist nationalism and anti-Muslim rhetoric Ashin Ariya Wun Tha Bhiwun Sa, known as Myawaddy Sayadaw, is seen in Myawaddy Mingyi Monastery in Mandalay on Feb. 23. ( photo) John Zaw, Mandalay  Myanmar February 26, 2018 Buddhist monks and laypeople in Myanmar are demanding action against unruly monks who

  • Pakistan to go on FATF terror financing list in June0

    • Blog
    • February 23, 2018

    The Express Tribune By Shahbaz Rana February 24, 2018 Senior officials claim FATF did not follow own procedure, try to downplay negative impact of listing. PHOTO COURTESY: FATF ISLAMABAD: The Financial Action Task Force on Friday decided to place Pakistan back on its terror financing watch-list on a list of countries that financially aid terrorism with

  • Why Justin Trudeau Is Being Snubbed in India0

    • Blog
    • February 23, 2018

    The Trudeaus pose outside the Golden Temple in Amritsar, IndiaAdnan Abidi / Reutersby KRISHNADEV CALAMUR FEB 22, 2018 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hasn’t hidden his fondness for foreign leaders. He has embraced them, tweeted at them, and sent them birthday wishes—all in an effort to make India a global player in international affairs. So when Canadian Prime Minister

  • Bangladesh bourse approves China bid, rejects India offer0

    • Blog
    • February 23, 2018

    By AFP    20 February 2018  The Bangladeshi capital Dhaka: China and India are competing for influence in the country Bangladesh has agreed to sell a large stake in its stock exchange to a Chinese consortium, an official said Tuesday, rebuffing a rival bid from India that raised political sensitivities. The Dhaka Stock Exchange on February 10

  • Balancing India, China will not be easy for new Nepal PM0

    • Blog
    • February 22, 2018

    By Pramod Jaiswal and Aruna Ghimire    20/2/2018 KP Sharma Oli has been elected Prime Minister of Nepal for the second time, riding on the support of the left alliance, which comprises two major communist parties; Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML) and Communist Party of Nepal – Maoists Center (CPN-MC). Oli has taken


  • Modi should ban all elections in India0

    by Gaurav Tyagi   21/2/2018 Western-style democracy is effective when a country’s population is highly educated and possesses mature and rational thinking. Nehru after independence from the British rule in 1947 wrongly provided “universal adult suffrage” without facilitating the basic educational standard of India. This policy of giving voting rights to a largely illiterate, semi-literate population


    by F R Chowdhury     21/2/2018 Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) has been ruled by military dictators for a long time. In today’s world it is difficult for such a military government to stand at par with the governments of other civilized democratic countries. As the time went on, pressure started mounting on the military


    by N.S. Venkataraman    21/2/2018 Indians living in India and abroad as well as those familiar with the banking operations in the world were shocked when the huge scandal in the Government of India owned Punjab National Bank came out in the open. The entire country is now looking to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi

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  • The Rohingyas – Inside Myanmar’s Hidden Genocide, book review

    The scale and nature of the violence unleashed by the Myanmar authorities against the Rohingya have prompted a top United Nations official to describe the operation as a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” Human Rights Watch has concurred, and Amnesty International has called for an investigation into these criminal acts. The violence, underpinned by the

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