• India: Ayodhya verdict: Indian top court gives holy site to Hindus0

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    • November 9, 2019

    BBC 9 November 2019 The disputed holy site of Ayodhya in northern India should be given to Hindus who want a temple built there, the country’s Supreme Court has ruled. The case, which has been bitterly contested for decades by Hindus and Muslims, centres on the ownership of the land in Uttar Pradesh state. Muslims

  • Indian film Panipat raises alarm in Afghanistan, Kabul writes to Delhi0

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    • November 8, 2019

    Amrita Nayak Dutta, November 8, 2019 Fearing misrepresentation of former Afghan emperor Ahmad Shah Abdali in Ashutosh Gowarikar’s upcoming Bollywood period drama Panipat, the Embassy of Afghanistan has expressed concerns to New Delhi and sought a meeting with Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar over the issue. Starring actors Sanjay Dutt and Arjun Kapoor, Panipat

  • India: Manipur, Assam, Arunachal apprehensive over Naga pact0

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    • November 8, 2019

    SUMIR KARMAKAR, November 8, 2019 Apprehension is rising in Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Assam over the Centre’s “delay” in disclosing the “breakthrough” it reached with Naga groups on October 31. Protest is underway in Manipur as the groups representing Meitei community fear that the Centre could meet Naga groups’ demand for “integration” of Naga dominated

  • India: Ganga Sagar Mela – This Popular Indian Festival Is Sinking Into the Sea0

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    • November 8, 2019

    By Catherine Davison      8 November 2019 Why you should care This beach celebration in India is running out of beach. Climate Surprises: This OZY series captures the global warming-induced changes you’ve never thought about.   Sitting in the gardens of the Kapil Muni Temple on Sagar Island, Sanjay Das seems unperturbed by the fact

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  • The Orwellian dystopia in Bangladesh0

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    • November 8, 2019

    By Quamr Ahmed   9 November 2019 In a living embodiment of Orwellian dystopia, the hapless Bangladeshi polity has switched back to complete surrender, after a blip of pointless outrage following the grisly murder of Abrar Fahad, a student of the elite Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). Before his murder, Abrar was tortured for

  • Indian couple stoned for marrying outside caste0

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    • November 8, 2019

    The incident is the latest in a string of so-called ‘honor killings’ which are rampant in rural parts of the country By Asia Times 9 November 2019 Relatives of an Indian woman who married outside her caste and fled her home to escape punishment stoned her and her husband to death after the couple returned


  • Rep. Ro Khanna confronts Hindu Nationalism in his backyard0

    — But the Congressman’s rejection of ‘Hindutva’ is entirely consistent with his repudiation of White Nationalism By Raju Rajagopal, Hindus for Human Rights (HfHR) 5 November 2019 “It’s the duty of every American politician of Hindu faith to stand for pluralism, reject Hindutva, and speak for equal rights for Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Buddhist & Christians.

  • Bangladesh; Students in politics0

    F R Chowdhury 5 November 2019 We have seen various stages of students’ politics. In primary school, the class teacher appointed a monitor to represent the class. The class monitor or captain, in fact, was a go between teacher and students to facilitate academic activities. In high school we have seen the teacher conducting a

  • Sri Lanka: Battling for the PM’s job0

    N Sathiya Moorthy 5 November 2019 Chennai, 31 October 2019What had started off as campaign for the presidential poll, scheduled for 16 November, is now increasingly getting the colour of one for Prime Minister, too, now unlike anytime in the past, it is the latter that seems to be deciding the results of the former.

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