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  • ‘Tibet will set the litmus test for China’s rise’0

    Tibetans are preparing to mark the 60th anniversary of the Dalai Lama’s exile in India. Indian officials stoked controversy by spurning celebrations to avoid angering China. Sonia Phalnikar reports from Dharamsala. Tibetans in India mark 60-year exile of Dalai Lama The Dalai Lama, the revered spiritual leader of Tibetans and an international icon, fled Tibet

  • Assam NRC Officials Incompetent to Deal with Verification Issues0

    Mar 29, 2018 Guwahati Related news: Assam: NRC and Illegal Migrants Controversy Assam to kick off NRC verification from April 2 Though the Assam Government as well as the Supreme Court are attaching utmost importance to preparing an error-free and correct National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the state of Assam, the ground reality presents a shameful and

  • Rapid industrialisation poses pollution risk to the Sundarbans0

    The increasing number of heavily polluting factories producing petrochemicals, cement, and leather on the edge of the Sundarbans, as well as new thermal power plants, threatens the mangrove ecosystem The rejuvenated Mongla port is expanding very rapidly [image by: Soumya Sarkar] Soumya Sarkar, March 16, 2018 Mongla port is a hive of activity. Several oceangoing

  • Shrinking space for freedom of expression in Bangladesh0

    Religious fanatics and a dictatorial government have created a repressive environment for journalists and free thinkers Bangladeshi secular activists protest the Digital Security Act in Dhaka on Feb. 2. The law would mean a journalist could be convicted of espionage for entering a government office and gathering information secretly using an electronic device. (Photo by

  • Pakistan’s activist Supreme Court endangers a fragile democracy0

    Adnan Rasool, Georgia State University Pakistanis head to the polls to elect their next prime minister in July. Until then, though, the Supreme Court seems to be in charge of the country. In July 2017, revelations from the Panama Papers leak spurred Pakistan’s high court to rule that then-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had lied to

  • GB residents threaten to shut Pak-China border0

    Families detention | Locals say their Chinese wives, children being held in Xinjiang Atif Khan March 27, 2018 ISLAMABAD  – Residents of Gilgit-Baltistan have threatened to shut down the Pak-China border if Beijing does not release over 50 women of Chinese origin married to G-B men, who have been detained in the neighbouring Xinjiang province.

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  • Bangladesh: Will this country become Pakistan or Kashmir?

      1. A political group is spreading the perception that the country will again become Pakistan if Awami League loses control of Bangladesh. They even suggested a label “Banglastan” for this supposed nation which transforms into an improvised Pakistan in the East. But symptomatically it appears to become another Kashmir, or in a classical sense

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