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Pranab with RSS: He Came, He Spoke, the RSS Conquered

He Came, He Spoke, the RSS Conquered Pranab Mukherjee called RSS founder Hedgewar a ‘great son of India’, the same man who said Muslims are ‘Yavana snakes’, who should be seen with suspicion. Former President Pranab Mukherjee with RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and other leaders at the closing ceremony of ‘Tritiya Varsha Sangh Shiksha Varg’, […]

Malaysia’s first new government in six decades revels in a shocking victory Scott Edwards, University of Birmingham In an shocking upset, the coalition that has ruled Malaysia for all 61 years since independence, Barisan Nasional (BN), has lost power. It was ousted by a coalition of four parties, Pakatan Harapan (Alliance of Hope), whose combined […]

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Malaysian voters expel Najib government Fed-up voters reject scaremongering and race baiting, for Najib it’s a humiliating rout Outgoing Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak of the Barisan National party addresses the media after his party lost Malaysia’s 14th general election in Kuala Lumpur on May 10. (Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP) ucanews.com reporter, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia […]

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At 92, Ex-Malaysian PM Mahathir Eyes Comeback Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad. Photo by amrfum, Wikimedia Commons. 1 World News  At 92, Ex-Malaysian PM Mahathir Eyes Comeback By BenarNews   may 4, 2018 By Arief Rahmat At the twilight of his political career, former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is aiming to make a comeback at age 92 by trying […]

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Deal on Rohingya Repatriation Inches Forward, but Hurdles Remain By HANNAH BEECHNOV. 23, 2017   Rohingya refugees preparing an evening meal in the Kutupalong camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, on Thursday. Credit Adam Dean for The New York Times BANGKOK — Myanmar and Bangladesh said Thursday that they had moved one step closer to the […]

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Myanmar and Bangladesh strike a shameful deal on Rohingya refugees Rosa Freedman, University of Reading Many Rohingya people who have fled the ethnic cleansing in Myanmar are now living as refugees in Bangladesh. And now, the two countries have reportedly struck a deal to return them home. Returning Rohingya people to the hands of their […]

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Kofi Annan (second from left) and Aung San Suu Kyi (right of Annan) introducing the report of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State, Burma (Myanmar). Burma: Is The Peace Process In Crisis? November 23, 2017 SAAG 0 Comment By SAAG By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan With the international attention on the ongoing Rohingya crisis and Suu […]

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Darjeeling: Why a school syllabus has triggered violence By Subir Bhaumik Kolkata 20 June 2017 Image copyright AFP India’s tea producing region of Darjeeling has turned into a battleground with a local party demanding a separate state for the area’s majority Nepali-speaking Gorkha community. In recent days, the army has been called out to help […]

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‘নোংরা যুদ্ধে’র শর্ত মেনেই কাশ্মীরে লড়বে ভারত শুভজ্যোতি ঘোষ বিবিসি বাংলা, দিল্লি http://www.bbc.com/bengali/news-40083824?ocid=socialflow_facebook ছবির কপিরাইট গেটি ইমেজেস Image caption ভারতের সেনাপ্রধান জেনারেল বিপিন রাওয়াত কাশ্মীরে একটা ‘ডার্টি ওয়ার’ বা নোংরা যুদ্ধ চলছে এবং ভারতীয় সেনারা তাতে নীরব দর্শক হয়ে থাকবে না – সেনাপ্রধান জেনারেল বিপিন রাওয়াতের এই মন্তব্যকে ঘিরে তীব্র আলোচনা ও সমালোচনার ঝড় শুরু […]

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India -Bangladesh defense pact – Honey mixed with poison for a friend Minar Rashid A famous folk song in Chittagong goes like this; “my love, you fed me poison telling it’s honey.” In colloquial Chittagonian, it is; “Modhu koi Koi, arey bish khawaila”. Bangladesh is reverberating with news of India-Bangladesh defense pact expected to be […]

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Bangladesh and India are to sign a five-year memorandum of understanding (MoU) to formalise defence cooperation between the two countries, officials concerned confirmed. The draft of MoU includes cooperation in the defence industry and joint initiatives for its development, defence technology, research and maritime infrastructure development. Officials told Prothom Alo on Wednesday that the draft […]

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Determined to resolve the Teesta River water sharing issue, the Indian government is planning to bring together the chief ministers of states bordering Bangladesh to meet Prime MInister Sheikh Hasina to resolve bilateral issues. On top of the list is the Teesta water sharing issue and Delhi wants a direct discussion between Hasina and West […]

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