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  • Even with a Harvard pedigree, caste follows ‘like a shadow’0

    WGBH News March 05, 2019 By Phillip Martin This article is part one of the “Caste in America” series. This series was supported by funding from the Pulitzer Center and produced in partnership with WGBH. Like many migrants to America from India, Suraj Yengde is well-educated. At 30, he has a doctorate and a masters of

  • Chinese Envoy Offered Rohingya Money to Return to Myanmar: Sources0

    By Kamran Reza Chowdhury and Sunil Barua on Mar 05, 2019 04:01 pm A Chinese government delegation met Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh, promising each refugee up to U.S. $6,000 if they returned to Rakhine state in Myanmar, a Bangladeshi official and refugee leaders said Tuesday. Sun Gouxiang, China’s special envoy for Asian Affairs, met with

  • India, Russia To Sign $3 Billion Nuclear Sub Deal This Week0

    India and Russia are set to sign a $3 billion lease agreement for a nuclear-powered attack sub on March 7, according to local media reports. By Franz-Stefan GadyMarch 05, 2019        India and Russia are expected to conclude an intergovernmental agreement for a 10-year lease of a Russian nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN) this week. The deal, estimated to

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  • Indian Politics: — Modi Returns!

    by Nilofar Suhrawardy 25 May 2019 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s stunning victory in Indian parliamentary elections marking return of Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister have raised apprehensions of it spelling danger signals for Indian secularism as well as democracy. Undeniably, Modi’s term, from 2014 to present, has been marked by saffronization of certain institutions

  • Unforgettable Zia, As I Knew Him

    By R Chowdhury 23 May 2019 Following my escape from Pakistan Army in 1971, I was posted to Z Force of Colonel Ziaur Rahman in the eastern theater of the Bangladesh liberation war. The nearly 20-day journey took me from Lahore to Khem Karan to Rajoke to Ferozepur to Delhi to Kolkata to Agartala and

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