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Life in South Asia

                                                                                                                                        Life in South Asia Two important indicators of quality of life in a region are Democracy Index and Happiness Index. South Asian indexes are given below. Democracy Index 2016*   Worldwide position             Score India                     32                             7.81 Sri Lanka             66                              6.48 Bangladesh         84                              5.73 Turkey                97                                5.04 Nepal                 102                               4.86 Nigeria               109   […]

An obsession with expropriationReturn confiscated property? Never, says India’s government Even if it has to rig a parliamentary vote to prevent it Mar 16th 2017 | DELHI IT WAS passed on a hasty voice vote, with only 31 of the Rajya Sabha’s 244 members present. All were from the ruling party and ten, oddly enough, […]

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Modi Taps Firebrand Hindu Priest-Politician to Lead India’s Most Populous State Yogi Adityanath will became the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, a state with 204 million people. By Ankit Panda March 20, 2017 On Saturday, India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) tapped Yogi Adityanath to take over as the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, India’s […]

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Bangladesh cabinet today approved March 25 as Genocide Day, clearing all formalities to recognise the brutal genocide committed on this day in 1971. The approval was given in the regular cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Cabinet Secretary M Shafiul Alam told reporters. Members of the cabinet reached a consensus and identified the […]

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The service will help people and businesses transfer funds, including transfer of remittances, electronically, without any hassle State owned Sonali Bank has received permission from the Bangladesh Bank to proceed with the necessary procedures with PayPal to start its operation in Bangladesh. The central bank’s Foreign Exchange Policy Department issued the order on Monday to […]

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The High Court today directed the government to submit a report before it on progress about formation of an inquiry commission to identify the “culprits who made up false stories” about a corruption conspiracy involving the Padma bridge project. Home secretary and cabinet secretary will have to submit the progress report before the HC by […]

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Members of Rapid Action Battalion arrested the main accused in the case over the murder of a pir (religious group leader) and his female disciple at Bhurungamari in Kurigram early Monday. The elite force conducted the drive at Joymonirhat Bazar and arrested Shafiqul Islam Babu, 28, son of Azimuddin Shah, hailing from village Doula of […]

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Saudi Arabia has launched “A Nation Without Violations” campaign to give residency and labour law violators 90 days to leave the country without penalties. Prince Mohammed bin Naif, crown prince, deputy prime minister and minister of interior, urged violators to take advantage of the 90-day grace period, reports Arab News. The grace period is effective […]

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“Be patient. Remain quiet.” This is what the investigator has been saying to Tonu’s family for months, instead of updating probe findings of the sensational murder inside Comilla Cantonment. The family waited patiently for a year but has not seen any ray of hope of getting justice for their college-going daughter’s murder. Not a single […]

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Robbers hacked three people and looted valuables from the passengers of 25 vehicles, including three night coaches near Ghoramara Bridge in Alamdanga upazila of Chuadanga on Sunday night, reports UNB. Witnesses said a gang of 7-8 robbers put barricades on Alamdanga road with logs and looted valuables, including gold ornaments, cash and mobile phone sets, […]

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