• India furiously denies U.S. President’s claim that Prime Minister Modi had urged him to mediate with Pakistan0

    By Aziz Haniffa Jul 22, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C.—President Donald Trump left India shell-shocked by turning the decades-long U.S. non-interference policy on its head when he offered to mediate between India and Pakistan to resolve the long-simmering Kashmir dispute. Even more shocking was his claim, during an Oval Office meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on July

  • India: What If This Is the Hindu Rashtra?0

    The Wire India 24 July 2019 The change from a constitutional republic to a majoritarian state need not entail a change either in the constitutional framework or in our national symbols. What do people mean when they say ‘Hindu rashtra’? And what would it feel like to live under such a state? People might imagine

  • Why India Is Mad at Trump0

    Understanding the president’s Kashmir bombshell—and why it matters. By FP Editors | July 23, 2019 On Monday, early in the afternoon in Washington, D.C., and around the time most people in New Delhi were going to bed, U.S. President Donald Trump livened up a press conference with a revelation that would shake relations between the


  • Bangladesh: Falsification In the Name Of Progress0

    Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable. —-George Orwell Sabria Chowdhury Balland   17 April 2019 If there is one thing Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Awami League party repeat incessantly, it is that they are the only party in the country that can bring about progress and development. This

  • A ‘Rajapaksa manifesto’ for presidential polls0

    by N. Sathiya Moorthy 16 April 2019 In a recent interview to Colombo-based Daily Mirror, Basil Rajapaksa has set out what can pass for a ‘Rajapaksa manifesto’ for the presidential polls due by December – followed by an immediate ‘political agenda for the nation. Without mincing words, he declared thus: “We wish to see Mahinda Rajapaksa

  • India readies to national polls0

    By Nava Thakuria 15 April 2019 India, known as the largest democracy in the world, goes to national elections in which over 900 million voters will participate in the biggest electoral exercise through electronic voting machines (EVM), an unique experienced for the human race. The seven-phase general elections starting from 11 April to 19 May

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  • India and China must deepen their relations to sustain the vision of the Asian Century

    Dr. Manoj Kumar Mishra, 12 October 2019 While the second informal meeting between India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping takes place at Mamallapuram, in the Indian city of Chennai after the two leaders met last time in China’s Wuhan in April last year, some attempts need to be considered in order

  • Abrar Fahad killing: Bangladesh student was beaten for four hours

    9 October 2019 BBC Bangladesh student protests A Bangladeshi undergraduate student killed in his dormitory on Sunday days after criticising the government online was beaten for several hours before he died, witnesses told the BBC. Fellow students say Abrar Fahad was taken from his room around 20:00 (14:00 GMT) and beaten at least four hours.

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