• Bangladesh Election Official Denies Opposition Claims of Vote-Rigging0

    January 02, 2019 Maaz Hussain While Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is preparing to form a government for a record third consecutive term, her party’s landslide win in Sunday’s general elections has been tainted by violence and allegations of vote-rigging. After reports began piling up of alleged manipulation of votes and voters, as well as

  • Bangladesh: Election Abuses Need Independent Probe0

    January 2, 2019 Human Rights Watch Free Journalists Held for Reporting Vote Rigging An independent and impartial commission should investigate the serious allegations of abuses in the Bangladesh elections, Human Rights Watch said today. The allegations include attacks on opposition party members, voter intimidation, vote rigging, and partisan behavior by election officials in the pre-election

  • Bangladesh: the people’s republic?0

    Sabria Chowdhury BallandJanuary 3, 2019 Mockery, death of democracy, dictatorship, authoritarianism – these are amongst a plenitude of other terms that have been used to describe the 11th. parliamentary election in Bangladesh which took place on December 30, 2018. This is not just the perspective of the opposition parties and their supporters. Unless one has been living


  • LGBTQ in India: The Sweet Smell Of Freedom, Pride, and Love0

    After every rain comes the rainbow- a multicolored circular arc is drawn. It’s caused by reflection, refraction, and dispersion of light in water droplets resulting in a spectrum of light appearing in the sky. There’s an element of surprise with its every appearance. And associating with the colors of the rainbow are the LGBTQ groups

  • Is India bracing for a Proactive Strategy in South Asia and Indo-Pacific Region?0

    Dr. Manoj Kumar Mishra     10 September 2018 Indian strategic practices were not only shaped by Kautilya’s pragmatic ideas contained in his magnum opus ‘Arthashastra’ and practices of ancient kings and medieval rulers, equally and importantly, the doctrines of non-violence inherent in the philosophy of Buddhism and Gandhian idea and practice of Satyagraha, exerted a

  • Sri Lanka: Post-war trauma still haunts TNA0

      N Sathiya Moorthy 8 September 2018 Sad but true, but then the nation’s Tamil polity has since made a fine-art of infighting that they do not any more have the fig-leaf of blaming the majority/majoritarian Sinhala-Buddhist counterpart, as also the Sri Lankan State, for all their eternal woes. Better or worse still, a substantial portion

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