• Drones will soon decide who to kill0

    Algorithms will soon be able to decide who to target. US Air Force Peter Lee, University of Portsmouth The US Army recently announced that it is developing the first drones that can spot and target vehicles and people using artificial intelligence (AI). This is a big step forward. Whereas current military drones are still controlled

  • Chargesheet in Rape and Murder of Minor in Kathua Details Plot With Communal Aim0

    The chargesheet in the case was filed on Monday against eight people, including two special police officers. The Wire Staff April 12, 2018  New Delhi: The chargesheet in the gangrape and murder of an eight-year-old nomad girl in Jammu’s Kathua – filed on Monday amid protests by a group of lawyers who attempted to stop crime branch officials

  • Will Justice for Sahar be the Tipping Point for Pakistan’s Rule of Law?0

    April 11, 2018 By Farva Rashid Minhas and Abbas Hussain After four long and painful years, the parents of Sahar Batool finally got a taste of justice last month. In 2014, their seven-year-old daughter, who belonged to the Hazara minority ethnic group in Balochistan province, was raped, murdered, and left on a pile of garbage in her hometown, Quetta. The

  • Prejudice Flares After Rape, Murder of Muslim Child in India0

    Lawyers Try to Block Police from Filing Charges Against Hindu Suspects Meenakshi Ganguly South Asia Director mg2411 EXPAND Lawyers clash with police outside a courthouse in India’s Jammu and Kashmir state, April 9, 2018.  © 2018 unknown/social media A heated scene outside a courthouse in India’s Jammu and Kashmir state unfolded yesterday, as lawyers physically attempted

  • India’s online news media fear state clampdown0

    BJP-run government tasks committee with drawing up new regulations in run-up to crucial national election Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the media in New Delhi in January. Concerns are growing that his government intends to gag online media. (Photo by Prakash Singh/AFP) Umar Manzoor Shah, Srinagar   India April 10, 2018 India’s federal government is planning to regulate

  • Protest over Bangladesh civil service quota turns violent 0

    Police dispersal of Dhaka rally leaves 50 injured but students vow to step up opposition to ‘unfair and discriminatory’ system Policemen fire rubber bullets and blank shots to disperse students protesting against the civil service quota system in Dhaka on April 8. ( photo) Stephan Uttom, Dhaka Bangladesh April 10, 2018 At least 50 people,


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  • Neighbours challenge political Hindutva’s Ram agenda

    N Sathiya Moorthy  24 July 2020 Indian claims to the Ram story and ownership could be challenged from more places than one, says N Sathiya  Moorthy.  Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli’s recent diatribe that the birthplace of Hindu god Ram is located in his country and not in Ayodhya, need not be a

  • The Top Brass is Shattered in Bangladesh: Aftermath of a Retired General’s Interview

    Lieutenant General (retired) Chowdhury Hasan Sarwardy (left) and General Aziz Ahmed, the Chief of Army Staff (right)   by Taj Hashmi     20 July 2020 Although neither the puppet and illegitimate government of Sheikh Hasina nor the pro-Indian Deep State, which has been running Bangladesh for the last twelve years, gathered enough courage to broadcast

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