3 September 2018 Image caption(L-R) Suchandra Goswami, Chandradhar Das and Ajit Das have all spent time in a detention camp Some 1,000 people have been sent to detention centres in India’s north-eastern state of Assam after being declared illegal citizens. BBC Hindi’s Nitin Srivastava reports on what life has been like for some of them.
Shahid Islam in Toronto 7 October 2018 Like the 1970 general election that had decided the fate of Pakistan, the nation of Bangladesh faces a similar electoral test that could break or re-make this almost half-a-century old nation- state by a bang or a whimper. While one wonders what so much at stake is
Photo: Mohammed Al-Shaikh/AFP/Getty Images Ryan Grim, Alex Emmons October 5 2018 The Saudi government’s apparent arrest of dissident and journalist Jamal Khashoggi is “absolutely unacceptable” and “outrageous,” according to two influential Democratic members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. On Tuesday, Khashoggi, a Saudi national and Washington Post columnist, entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul
By Jaishree Balasubramanian on Oct 05, 2018 02:18 pm India inked a military deal on Friday worth U.S. $5 billon to buy S-400 missiles from Russia, disregarding American warnings about arms purchases from Moscow. The missile deal and several other agreements were concluded after wide-ranging talks in New Delhi between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi
By Prapti Rahman on Oct 05, 2018 A High Court panel is scheduled on Sunday to hear a fifth bail request for noted photographer Shahidul Alam since his arrest and jailing two months ago for allegedly violating Bangladesh’s online defamation laws. Alam was arrested on Aug. 5 after he posted Facebook updates and gave an
BY THOMAS RUTTIG 4 OCTOBER 2018 Afghanistan is under-prepared for robust elections, but postponement could cause further instability. Photo: camafghanistancam / Flickr With just over a fortnight to go for Afghanistan’s next election, many Afghans are still wondering whether they will be able to vote, and if so, what exactly they will be voting for. Though parliamentary polls
by Asma Khalid 15/5/2018 “When two Asian giants shake hands, the world notices,” (Manmohan Singh) Peoples Republic of China (PRC) and India are known as the two most populated states of the globe. Both states have been closely interlinked through history and civilizational interactions; as both are the ancient civilizations of this world.
by Adrij Chakraborty May 15, 2018 In the United States of America, every Presidential election campaign rests on the pillar of an Economic ideology whereby the candidates would try to woo the electorate en-masse with articulate expressions of their vision to take the American Economy to a newer height than ever before. We
by N.S. Venkataraman 14/5/2018 The recent announcement by Walmart that it would enter into 16 billion USD deal by acquiring 79% state in Indian online retailer Flipkart appears to have caused considerable anxiety amongst the small and medium scale shop keepers and what is known as Kirana stores in India. This largest e-commerce deal
By James M. Dorsey 14/5/2018 President Donald J. Trump’s abrogation of the 2015 international nuclear agreement with Iran is likely to put his America First policy to the test. Mr. Trump’s decision to walk away from the agreement that curbed Iran’s nuclear program risks fuelling a nuclear race in the Middle East, particularly
It is necessary to ensure that the Indo-Pacific narrative remains relevant, in the context of two important events: The reset taking place between India and China and, second, the thaw between Japan and China, writes Tridivesh Singh Maini for South Asia Monitor By Tridivesh Singh Maini 11/5/2018 The term ‘Indo-Pacific’ is increasingly finding
By Habib Siddiqui 13/5/2018 (An article on the Cologne Declaration on The Rohingya Crisis and Solution appeared earlier in the South Asia Journal; – See more at: http://southasiajournal.net/cologne-declaration-on-the-rohingya-crisis-and-solution/) This composition is in addition to the above article. The Genocide Convention was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1948 and entered into
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
Taj Hashmi 1 March 2019 Dear Gowher: In hindsight, I think I should have written this letter ten years back, days after you became the International Affairs Adviser to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh. I am sorry, I failed miserably to perform my duty as a friend towards a very good old friend on time.