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  • How India Is Tearing Down a Bridge to Kashmir0

    By Umar Lateef Misgar Why you should care Banning civilian traffic on the only highway connecting Kashmir to the world could rupture India’s connection with the conflict-torn region.  No one asked them, but it was in the name of Kashmir’s people that the Indian government recently introduced a partial ban on civilian traffic along the

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  • WATER SHARING OF COMMON RIVERS; Talks with India stalled for 9 years0

    Shahidul Islam Chowdhury | May 20,2019 Bangladesh has requested India to hold a secretary-level meeting for resuming talks on sharing of water of common rivers stalled for about nine years, holding back the signing of Teesta deal and negotiations on six more rivers. Water resources secretary Kabir Bin Anwar in March formally invited his Indian

  • Bangladesh, India Share Intelligence on Potential Militant Attacks0

    By Kamran Reza Chowdhury on May 20, 2019 Bangladeshi authorities are taking action to stop potential militant attacks in the country and in neighboring India after receiving intelligence information from New Delhi, the home minister said Monday. The country’s border guard is on alert to be vigilant against any cross-border attack by the banned militant

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  • Sri Lankan bombings: Reincarnation of red revolution0

    By B.Z. Khasru May 16, 2019 With a string of suicide bombings in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, which killed more than 250 people in the island nation in the Indian Ocean, an old question has resurfaced: What motivated the attackers? Analysis of similar events in Europe, Africa, and Asia reaches contradictory conclusions. A paper

  • Bangladesh: Impunity And The Culture Of Rape0

    by Sabria Chowdhury Balland 16 May 2019 The greatest incitement to guilt is the hope of sinning with impunity. ~Marcus Tullius Cicero (Roman statesman, orator, and lawyer in the Roman Empire, 63 BC) There has been a very disturbing increase in child rape and sexual abuse cases in Bangladesh. Between May 1-8 alone, in a

  • India’s ‘Nirbhay’ Missile Test and Implications for Pakistan0

    by Syeda Saiqa Bukhari 16 May 2019 India, under its hegemonic tendencies, has always desired to dominate the South Asian region and to become one of the major powers in the region and beyond. Driven by its regional and global hegemonic designs, India is involved in several missiles’ development programs. Recently, on April 15, 2019,

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  • Indian Politics: — Modi Returns!

    by Nilofar Suhrawardy 25 May 2019 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s stunning victory in Indian parliamentary elections marking return of Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister have raised apprehensions of it spelling danger signals for Indian secularism as well as democracy. Undeniably, Modi’s term, from 2014 to present, has been marked by saffronization of certain institutions

  • 2019 Election and the Debate Around the Issue of India’s Identity: A ‘Hindutva’ India or ‘Sarvadharma Sambhava’ India?

    By: Rajit Das 22 May 2019 The world’s largest democracy is going through with elections to elect the new prime minister of India. After five years of rule under the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) under the leadership of Narendra Modi, the citizens of India are making their voices heard by practicing their democratic franchise of

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