Rights groups say Sheikh Hasina’s party used law enforcement agencies to destroy opposition parties through arbitrary arrests, attacks and extrajudicial killings prior to Sunday’s poll By Nazmul ISLAM Bangladesh, January 2, 2019 5:04 PM Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at a press conference in Dhaka on December 31, 2018. Photo: Indranil Mukherjee / AFP Ever
By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Express 1 January 2019 Colombo, December 31 (Daily Express): The results of Sunday’s parliamentary elections in Bangladesh and those of the recent State Assembly elections in India show very clearly, that economic issues play a decisive role in shaping peoples’ electoral choice. If the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) got defeated in the
Kamran Reza Chowdhury, Dhaka, 2018-12-31 Benar News Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina smiles while speaking at a press conference in Dhaka after the ruling coalition scored a landslide victory in the nation’s 11th general election, Dec. 31, 2018. AFP Bangladesh’s main opposition alliance declared Monday that its victorious candidates would not take the oath as
December 31, 2018 by the Foreign Policy Research Institute By Scott Moore* (FPRI) — Xinjiang, in northwest China, seems in many ways like the far edge of the modern world. Spanning a vast desert ringed by high mountains, the region was remote enough to have been chosen as the site of China’s nuclear testing in
By Zamir Awan December 31, 2018 In general, corruption is a form of dishonesty or criminal activity undertaken by a person or organization entrusted with a position of authority, often to acquire illicit benefits. Corruption may include many activities, including bribery and embezzlement, though it may also involve practices that are legal in many countries.
Report sheds light on US intelligence agency-backed forces operating with no rules of engagement By Asia Times staff January 1, 2019 As debate in the US regarding the never-ending mission in Afghanistan is revived with calls from US President Donald Trump to draw down troop numbers, a horrifying view into US-backed operations there was printed
By James M. Dorsey 5 September 2018 Signs of opposition to policies of Saudi King Salman and his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and potentially increased domestic polarization have in the past week spilled on to the streets of London while a just released report questioned the economic and political benefits
Dr. Manoj Kumar Mishra nnn4 September 2018 Following Islamabad’s diplomatic success at the UN when the 49-page report published in June 2018 by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) – which covered a short period between July 2016 and April 2018 – took a more critical view of the
N Sathiya Moorthy 4 September 2018 Independent of President Maithiripala Sirisena’s tall claims to the contrary, the electoral system in the State has not become corruption-free after the present Government has taken over. If anything, under the care of the incumbent Government even the conduct of promised and/or constitutionally-mandated themselves have become problematic
by M Adil Khan — September 1, 2018 Almost all leaders especially popular do good things to gain the status of a popular leader. But they also make mistakes. However, people often seem to get fiercely divided in portraying leaders in a balanced manner, especially posthumously. McCain, an immediate example of contradictions Senator John McCain for example,
By Adnan Qaiser 1 September 2018 It is the ethos of a people that not only defines them as a nation, but also designs their destiny. However, by artificially altering the mindset and culture of a modern nation-state, a society tends to lose its tolerance and homogeneity. India has remained a secular state since its
by Engineer Zahibudin Makhkash 1 September 2018 According to the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Task Force for Business and Stability Operations (TFBSO), the estimated value of Afghanistan’s minerals and hydrocarbons deposits collectively known as “extractives” is more than $1 trillion, with $908 billion in mineral resources and more than $200 billion in hydrocarbon deposits.
by F R Chowdhury 20 March 2019 I was very upset with news from Bangladesh. For last few months we often come across news that someone somewhere in Bangladesh is arrested or jailed for passing unacceptable remark against the prime minister or for making any sort of cartoon of the prime minister. I am grateful
2 March 2019 M. Adil Khan Whole thing started with Pulwama in Kashmir in Indian Kashmir where a suicide bomber attacked an Indian army convoy and killed 40 soldiers. The incident has happened in the wake of upcoming general election in India which also coincides with Modi’s plummeting popularity that have made some people looking