AFP . Colombo | May 05, 2019 While Sri Lanka Easter suicide attacks mastermind Zahran Hashim used social media to publicly call for the death of non-Muslims, he worked for months in private chatrooms to persuade six young men to sacrifice themselves, Muslim community leaders say. Christians and foreign tourists were badly hit in the
BY VIJAY PANDEY • APR 29 2019 Why You Should Care The Kumbh festival in India is notorious for people going missing. Organizers finally have a fix. Uttar PradeshVIEW MAP 199,812,341Population Hindi, UrduSpoken Languages $2841GDP Per Capita LucknowCapital City It’s the largest religious gathering in the world. Every six years, millions of Hindus from across India and
Retaliatory strikes of this nature are commonplace in the tactics of the Left-wing extremists. But the Gadchiroli attack could have been avoided. 02-05-2019 AMARNATH K MENON @amarnathkmenon The Maoist attack felling 15 commandos of the elite C 60 force and the driver of the private vehicle in which they were travelling in the Gadchiroli backwoods of
Tara Kartha Apr 24, 2019 On an afternoon in October 2016, sleuths from the National Investigation Agency moved swiftly to arrest a group of young men in Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu, over links to the Islamic State. That investigation was in turn tied to the NIA’s earlier unearthing of a module in Kannur in the
Synagogue Shooter Cited Anti-Muslim New Zealand Killer as Inspiration Two weeks before a man walked into a Poway, California, synagogue and shot four people, killing one, an arsonist tried to burn down a nearby mosque. The same man likely committed both crimes. In a 4,000-word manifesto reportedly posted online by the synagogue shooter, a 19-year-old
BY HARSH V. PANT, KABIR TANEJA | MAY 2, 2019 Foreign Policy Magazine The Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka have brought the island nation to the forefront of the global terrorism discourse. The Islamic State militant group, via its quasi-official Amaq News outlet, took credit for the attacks, releasing pictures and videos of the alleged attackers. The video
Shamsul Alam | January 30, 2019 In 2009, the Awami League government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina came to power with an overwhelming majority. The new government recognised that this major mandate from the people has provided them with a unique opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the citizens of Bangladesh that
Until they become conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious. ― George Orwell, 1984 by Sabria Chowdhury Balland 31 January 2019 The events of January 23, 2019, in Venezuela are a startling reminder of the political situation in Bangladesh. The parallels are numerous economically, politically
Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. Photo: iStockASIA UNHEDGED REAL-TIME INTEL ON WHAT MOVES MARKETS As much as US$81.74 billion was siphoned off the country in 2006-2015, according to a study by research organization Global Financial Integrity By BERTIL LINTNER CHIANG MAI, JANUARY 30, 2019 Illicit capital outflows from Bangladesh go unabated and as much as US$81.74 billion was siphoned
By James M. Dorsey 30 January 2019 A podcast version of this story is available on Soundcloud, Itunes, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn and Tumblr China has dramatically reduced its trade with Iran in line with US sanctions, raising questions whether Iran will remain committed to an international agreement that puts severe limits on its nuclear endeavours.
By Narindra Nath Bhatia 29 January 2019 The Holy Cow in Not Too Holy Land All my life, I have loved cow milk, curd, lassi, chach, kheer and khoya sweets made out from the milk. I loved my morning breakfast paranthas liberally topped up with curd, malai and butter. I think everyone loves matter paneer and mushroom paneer is my
N. Sathiya Moorthy 29 January 2019 Muted media reports about the Police seizing a high quantity of explosives and explosions-linked equipment like detonators, should make the nation sit up and take notice. If investigations show that the explosives could be linked to possible acts of terrorism linked to the four Muslims arrested in this regard, discerning
“Chess is a war over the board. The object is to crush the opponent’s mind.” ~Bobby Fischer, World Chess Champion. Sheikh Hasina Wajed is known not to accept any objections or opposition, so much so that any form an opposition has disappeared out of sight from the Bangladeshi political stage. She and her party, the
“Fear cuts deeper than swords.” ― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones by R Chowdhury 13 July 2019 Dan Brown of The Da Vinci Code fame said, “Men go far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire.” That describes Sheikh Hasina Wazed, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh today.