Members of the youth wing of India’s ruling BJP party (Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha) celebrate in Patna on Jan. 11 after a bill was passed providing for a 10 percent quota for upper castes in government jobs and higher educational institutions. (Photo by IANS) Umar Manzoor Shah, New Delhi India January 22, 2019 The latest move by India’s federal government
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has outlawed the worshipping of images of the Dalai Lama and is now forcing Tibetans to hang portraits of Chinese President Xi Jinping and CCP founder Mao Zedong on their walls. (Photo supplied)Sang Jieja China January 22, 2019 The Chinese government is again restricting Tibetans from worshipping portraits of the Dalai Lama despite protests from
A Bangladeshi worker loads his rickshaw van near the Buriganga River in Dhaka in this file image. Two global studies say the gap between poor and rich continues to widen in the country. (Photo by Munir Uz Zaman/AFP) Stephan Uttom and Rock Ronald Rozario, Dhaka Bangladesh January 22, 2019 The gap between rich and poor people continues to
By VIVEK KATJU JANUARY 22, 2019 The India-Pakistan relationship occupies a large space in the Indian imagination. It is infused with emotion and carries the burden of history. For many Indians, including politicians, it intrudes into India’s communal relations, thereby taking it beyond the classic domain of foreign policy and into the realm of India’s domestic politics.
The Jatiya Party’s post-election about-turn to lead the parliamentary opposition against its ally the Awami League has stoked fresh controversy By FAISAL MAHMUD JANUARY 22, 2019 Supporters of the Jatiya Party, at the time an alliance partner of ruling Prime Minister and Awami League-led chief Sheikh Hasina, outside a polling station in Dhaka on December 30, 2018.
Farming in the delta depends on silt, which is being blocked by dams in other countries upstream Silt has built up the land in Bangladesh, but upstream dams now limit the silt that comes in, and the silt that is there, hampers river navigation and leads to flooding [image by: Masul Al Mamun] Rafiqul Islam,
Union ministers Sushma Swaraj and Nirmala Sitharaman, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and US Secretary of Defence James Mattis. PTI Michael Kugelman September 07 2018, 3:52 AM This week, after several false starts, the United States and India finally held their 2+2 Dialogue. The talks breathed some much-needed life into a
By James M. Dorsey 8 September 2018 An impending Russian-backed Syrian assault on Idlib, the war-wracked country’s last rebel stronghold, risks putting Uyghurs in the spotlight at a time that the Muslim world has remained silent amid mounting media and academic attention on China’s crackdown on the ethnic Turkic group in
By: Ahyousha Khan 8 September 2018 Both arms procurement and build-up are used in negative connotations and are discouraged in international systems. But even than states build arms and if they cannot build them, they procure them. But, the question arises why states have to build-arms if these weapons are portraying
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Indian Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj and Indian Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman wave to reporters, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Jawaharlal Nehru Bhawan, New Delhi, India, Sept. 6. The leaders are meeting for the first ever U.S.-India 2+2 ministerial dialogue in which
Image credit: Daily Pakistan by Asma Khalid 8 September 2018 Six September is known as Defense Day (Youm-e-Difa) of Pakistan. It is celebrated every year with full devotion to giving tribute to the martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the defence of Pakistan during second war between India and Pakistan in 1965. Though
Wikipedia By Natasha Fernando The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is a sub-regional organization comprised of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, and Thailand. [[i]]BIMSTEC has defined itself as a ‘sector-driven’ organization for cooperation in areas of mutual interest which includes, trade, technology, energy, transport, tourism, fisheries,
By: Rajit Das 22 May 2019 The world’s largest democracy is going through with elections to elect the new prime minister of India. After five years of rule under the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) under the leadership of Narendra Modi, the citizens of India are making their voices heard by practicing their democratic franchise of
By M Adil Khan 16 May 2019 In Bangladesh incidents of loot, plunder, enforced disappearances, breakdown of rule of law, extra-judicial killings, deaths and injuries in road accidents through reckless driving have become parts of daily news. Lately, news of audacious rapes, abductions of girls and women and sexual harassments in almost all parts of