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    • February 18, 2020

    The Daily Star February 19, 2020 Shashi Tharoor After India launched far-reaching economic reforms in 1991, its stature in the world rose steadily. The country was already recognised as a thriving democracy and an example to the world of how to manage diversity in a free and open society. Its enhanced economic clout and the

  • India: Police stormed a university in India. Muslim students say the violence was an act of revenge.1

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    • February 18, 2020

    By Joanna Slater Feb. 16, 2020 Washington Post ALIGARH, India — Inside Room 46 of the Morison Court dormitory, the university students huddled in the dark, too afraid to speak. Police in riot gear pounded on the door. The next sound was glass shattering, then came the thunk and hiss of tear gas. Something exploded once,

  • Pish cosh – India’s police are overstretched, poorly trained and politicised0

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    • February 18, 2020

    Politicians seem to like it that wayFeb 6th 2020  DELHI    The Economist The pupils at Shaheen School in Bidar, a big country town in the state of Karnataka, are learning some unusual lessons. In recent days a group of police inspectors has taken over a classroom. They are not there for educational outreach. Rather, the

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  • Two contexts of influx from India0

    The Daily Star  December 01, 2019 Two contexts of influx from India People check their names after the publication of the final list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the Morigoan district, Assam, on August 31, 2019. PHOTO: AFP Ali Riaz The influx of people from India crossing the borders to Bangladesh in the

  • Bangladesh: An Enslaved Nation? (Part I)1

    “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery”– Thomas Jefferson By R. Chowdhury 30 November 2019 Bangladesh: An Enslaved Nation? (Part I) “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery”– Thomas Jefferson To win a war, to occupy a country, or to enslave a nation or a people, some sort of military action is needed. Not always.

  • Bangladesh development perspectives: Planning strategies0

    Shamsul Alam | November 29, 2019 Development activities of Bangladesh have gained tremendous momentum in the last decade. The indicators of an exceptionally strong development record have inspired the country to aim even higher. The country now aspires to reach the upper middle income status by 2031 and developed country status by 2041. At present

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  • Indian Navy benefits from Pentagon paranoia over China

    US government in a hurry to get new sub-hunting helicopters into the hands of the Indian Navy by Dave Makichuk May 20, 2020 To say the Pentagon is concerned about China’s military expansion would be an understatement — just ask the Indian Navy. According to a report by Paul McLeary for Breaking Defense, the US

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