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Hasina, the ODI and human rights in Bangladesh Is the reputable, and supposedly independent, Overseas Development Institute helping the Bangladesh government to enforce here in London the draconian restrictions that journalists experience in Bangladesh? And is it, in light of how ODI dealt with a question from a Channel Four News journalist at the meeting […]

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বাংলাদেশের পরবর্তী নির্বাচন নিয়ে দুর্ভাবনায় ভারতীয় নীতিনির্ধারকরা ১৮ এপ্রিল ২০১৮     www.bbc.com/bengali/news ছবির কপিরাইট TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/Getty Images Image caption বাংলাদেশে বিশ্বাসযোগ্য নির্বাচনে ভারতের মোদি সরকার কী অবস্থান নেবে? বাংলাদেশে এ বছরের শেষে যে নির্বাচন হতে যাচ্ছে, সেটির ব্যাপারে ভারতীয় নীতিনির্ধারকদের চিন্তা-ভাবনা কী? অবজারভার রিসার্চ ফাউন্ডেশন নামে একটি ভারতীয় থিংক ট্যাংক এই নির্বাচন সম্পর্কে একটি বিশ্লেষণ […]

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Re-election or jail? Stakes high for Malaysian PM As Prime Minister Najib Razak prepares for ‘dirty’ war in lead-up to May poll, 1MDB cloud may dampen his dreams Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak waves his party’s flag before launching his coalition’s election manifesto ahead of the May 9 poll during a National Front coalition or Barisan Nasional […]

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 Indian media building a case against the Rohingyas by associating them with terrorism Benar News   18/4/2018   ‘Several’ Suspected Rohingya Insurgents in Custody: Bangladesh Official April 18, 2018 – Bangladesh authorities have arrested “several” suspected members of a Rohingya rebel group near the country’s southeastern border with Myanmar, a senior Bangladeshi government official told BenarNews. […]

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Indian demonstrators hold placards during a silent protest ‘Not In My Name’ in support of rape victims following high profile cases in Jammu and Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh states, in New Delhi on April 15, 2018AFP India registered about 40,000 rape cases in 2016, up from 25,000 in 2012, government data show. Rights activists say […]

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Resentments Fester as Bangladesh Bears the Brunt of Myanmar’s Rohingya Crisis Rohingya refugees watch a Malaysian delegation visiting their refugee camp near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, Jan. 27, 2018 (AP photo by Manish Swarup). Resentments Fester as Bangladesh Bears the Brunt of Myanmar’s Rohingya Crisis Laignee Barron Tuesday, April 10, 2018 When the world’s fastest-growing refugee […]

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Muslim rape-murder case in India disrupted by Hindu groups Arrest of temple custodian leads to confrontation between police and dozens of Hindu lawyers Michael Safi in Delhi Thu 12 Apr 2018  A protest on Wednesday against the rape and murder of eight-year-old Asifa Bano (signs use an alternative spelling of the girl’s first name) in […]

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Don’t overlook John Bolton and Mike Pompeo’s anti-Muslim ties Mike Pompeo in January 2017. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP) by Jonathan A. Greenblatt April 12 Jonathan A. Greenblatt is chief executive and national director of the Anti-Defamation League. Other than the president, the two most significant people determining the worldviews of the U.S. government are the secretary […]

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Out of their league After two years of civilian rule, Myanmar’s politicians are gloomy The National League for Democracy is struggling to make its mark  Print edition | Asia  Economist Apr 7th 2018| TAUNGOO  TIN TIN WIN never imagined she would become a politician. In Taungoo, a midsized city in the Burmese plains, she is mostly […]

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 The presidential curseCases against two ex-presidents of South Korea fit an alarming pattern The past seven heads of state have all been embroiled in corruption scandals Apr 7th 2018| SEOUL   Economist IT IS a busy time for anyone interested in the fight against corruption in South Korea. In mid-March a court in Seoul began hearing […]

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Autocracy under democratic mask:1 Najib steps forward in tightening autocracy in Malaysia. M A Hossain Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has set the next polls date on weekday, which former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is seeing as a foul bid of a corruption-plagued Razak of further renewing his autocratic rule. Mahathir (92) who was Malaysian […]

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Storm Brings Down Minaret, Domes at Taj Mahal Complex; 15 Killed in Braj According to reports, around 35 people have died till now in the state due to extreme weather conditions, while 80% of crops have been damaged. News18.com Updated:April 12, 2018 According to reports, around 35 people have died till now in the state […]

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