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
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
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
By Catherine Davison 8 November 2019 www.ozy.com 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
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
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
by Sathiya Moorthy 5 November 2019 Come 11 November, and President Ibrahim ‘Ibu’ Solih’s regime in Maldives would be entering the second of its five-year elected term. If anything came out from the moment he was elected the President in the nation-wide direct-vote, held on 23 September 2018, it was a sense of the people
by Sabzar Ahmad Bhat and Suhail Farooq 6 November 2019 Respected Antonio Guterres, the Secretary General of United Nation; You are at the helm of affairs of world body UN, which was established decades ago for the main purpose of world peace and to resolve conflicts among nations peacefully. In fact UN has played very
By Asanga Abeyagoonasekera* 6 November 2019 “The deep-sea contains earthly treasures that aren’t remotely understood or developed. But if we want to obtain these treasures, then we must master key technologies for entering the deep sea, surveying the deep sea, and developing the deep sea.” President Xi[i] Ruhuna, the southern kingdom of Sri Lanka was
— 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.
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
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.
By Taj Hashmi 3 November 2019 Gowher Rizvi, the author of the article, “The Killing of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman – Perspectives on Recent Bangladesh History” This is a review of an academic article by Ali Gowher (aka Gowher Rizvi), who is the current International Affairs Adviser to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh. The article
By R Chowdhury 3 November 2019 A dissident group of the Indian Manipur State has announced formation of a Government-in-Exile in London on October 29, 2019. Yamben Biren, who designated himself the Chief Minister and Minister of External Affairs of Manipur made the declaration. Mr. Narengbam Samarjit, the Defence Minister designate, was present. They claimed