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The slow and the furious: People say they hate traffic jams, but are oddly tolerant of them In the most congested cities, talking about traffic jams becomes an obsession; ending them seems not to  Print edition | International Sep 6th 2018| LAGOS AND SÃO PAULO “WHERE would you rather be?” asks a bumper sticker on the back […]

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Annapurna Devi: The Tragedy And Triumph Of Ravi Shankar’s First Wife  Aalif Surti   In the Hindustani classical music fraternity, Annapurna Devi’s genius is part of a growing mythology. The daughter of the great Ustad Allauddin Khan, the sister of Ustad Ali Akbar Khan and the divorced wife of Pandit Ravi Shankar, she is considered to […]

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US President Donald Trump. Photo Credit: DoD, White House. Emerging Countries See Opportunities Under Trump Doctrine September 14, 2018 Geopolitical Monitor By Peter Schechter* The rollercoaster ride that has been President Donald Trump’s foreign policy to date has been a source of profound concern for the main players in the postwar liberal international order. From […]

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Suu Kyi once again blames Bangladesh for failing to start Rohingya repatriation September 13th, 2018 Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi speaks at the plenary session of the World Economic Forum on ASEAN at the Convention Center in Hanoi, Vietnam September 12, 2018Reuters She, however, admitted in hindsight that the Rohingya situation could have […]

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India Hosts BIMSTEC Counter-Terror Military Drills      September 11, 2018 BenarNews   By Jaishree Balasubramanian India, Bangladesh and three other Asian countries in the BIMSTEC regional group on Monday kicked off its first-ever joint military drills focusing on counter-terrorist operations in semi-urban areas, Indian defense officials said. Troops from Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Myanmar are […]

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September 10, 2018 Nepal not joining BIMSTEC military drill in India Xinhua India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) shakes hand with Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha (R) in the presence of Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena (C) during the opening session of the 4th Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) […]

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Amnesty International has said the International Criminal Court’s decision is a significant step in the right direction which opens up a clear avenue of justice for the Rohingya who were driven out of their homes, often as soldiers opened fire on them and burned down their villages. The comment came following the ICC ruling on […]

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U.S. and India: Steadfast partners By  Leigh Hartman     Sep 4, 2018 Ships from the Indian Navy, the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and the U.S. Navy sail in formation in the Bay of Bengal in 2017. (DOD/U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Leon Wong) The two largest democracies in the world look to strengthen an already […]

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জাকের পার্টির মত ইসলামি দলগুলোর নেতাদের কেন আমন্ত্রণ জানাচ্ছে ভারত? শুভজ্যোতি ঘোষবিবিসি বাংলা, দিল্লি ৫ সেপ্টেম্বর ২০১৮ ছবির কপিরাইটবিবিসিImage captionজাকের পার্টির চেয়ারম্যান মোস্তাফা আমির ফয়সল মুজাদ্দেদি ভারতের আমন্ত্রণে বাংলাদেশের অন্যতম ইসলামী দল জাকের পার্টির শীর্ষ নেতৃত্ব এখন দিল্লি সফর করছেন – তারা দেখা করছেন ক্ষমতাসীন বিজেপির নেতা-মন্ত্রীদের সঙ্গেও। গত মাসদুয়েকের মধ্যে ভারত সরকার বা সরকারেরই […]

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Security Cooperation through the BIMSTEC: A New Avenue for regional Security? Wikipedia   By Natasha Fernando       8 September 2018 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’ […]

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Protest over enforced disappearances in Pakistan Human rights group wants abductions by security agencies to be criminalized Protesters demand the recovery of missing persons at a rally at the Liberty roundabout in Lahore on Aug. 30. (Photo by Kamran Chaudhry/ucanews.com) Kamran Chaudhry, Lahore  Pakistan  September 3, 2018 University students joined an independent watchdog to protest against […]

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How India is using identity documents to marginalise the weak and poor Vasudha Chhotray, University of East Anglia Citizenship controversies have made repeated headlines in countries across the world in 2018. From the Windrush scandal affecting Commonwealth citizens in Britain, to the “Dreamers who were brought to the US by their parents as children, these […]

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