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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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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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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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বড়াল নদ হত্যার ইতিকথা ড. শামসুল আলম | ২০:১২:০০ মিনিট, এপ্রিল ০৯, ২০১৮ কৃষি, পরিবেশ, শিল্পায়ন ও জীবনধারণ বিবেচনায় নদী ব্যবস্থাপনার বিষয় চলমান বাংলাদেশের এক বড় চ্যালেঞ্জ। বড়ালের মতো অসংখ্য নদ-নদী ও শাখা নদী এখন বিপন্নপ্রায়। বড়াল পদ্মার একটি শাখা নদ, যার উত্পত্তি রাজশাহী জেলার চারঘাট উপজেলায়। এটি রাজশাহীর পর নাটোরের চলনবিল দিয়ে প্রবাহিত হয়ে […]

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The Nautical Dimension of India’s “Act East” Policy Abhijit Singh IDSS / Conflict and Stability / Country and Region Studies / International Politics and Security / Maritime Security / Policy Reports / South Asia 09 April 2018 Introduction Over the past two decades, India’s Look East Policy (LEP) has served as New Delhi’s principal foreign […]

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Rapid industrialisation poses pollution risk to the Sundarbans The increasing number of heavily polluting factories producing petrochemicals, cement, and leather on the edge of the Sundarbans, as well as new thermal power plants, threatens the mangrove ecosystem The rejuvenated Mongla port is expanding very rapidly [image by: Soumya Sarkar] Soumya Sarkar, March 16, 2018 Mongla […]

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The Genocide the U.S. Didn’t See Coming Szymon Barylski for Politico Magazine WASHINGTON AND THE WORLD Barack Obama was determined to open up to Myanmar. Now the country’s military is slaughtering its most vulnerable ethnic group. Could the United States have prevented it? By NAHAL TOOSI March/April 2018 Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh—The Moynarghona refugee camp, a claustrophobic, […]

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Myanmar Border Guard Police (BGP) fired blank shots near  Ghumdhum border in Naikhyangchhari  upazila of Bandarban this evening. The incident took place around 7:45pm as the Rohingyas protested the BGP troops who threatened Rohingya refugees to leave the area of no man’s land along the Naikhyangchhari border, reports our Cox’s Bazar correspondent. The Myanmar border […]

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NGO Shipbreaking Platform: 80% of Tonnage Sold for Scrap in 2017 Ended Up on South Asia’s Beaches February 22, 2018 by Mike Schuler A cargo ship is dismantled in the tidal zone of a beach in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Photo taken in 2016. By Katiekk / Shutterstock Of the 835 large ocean-going commercial ships that were sold for […]

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    IN SEARCH OF A WHITE WASH & SOME CHEER LEADERS F R Chowdhury   Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) has been ruled by military dictators for a long time. In today’s world it is difficult for such a military government to stand at par with the governments of other civilized democratic countries. As […]

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‘Imagine No Country Claims You, and Your Own Country Wants to Throw You Into the Sea’ By Rohini Mohan on 17/02/2018 Rohingya refugees in India are trying to make a better life for themselves while fighting the threat of deportation. Ten-month-old Shafiqa plays with her mother in their hut in a settlement in Narwal, Jammu. […]

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Bangladesh Gives Myanmar Rohingya List for Repatriation Kamran Reza Chowdhury     Dhaka     2018-02-16 Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal (right), welcomes Kyaw Tint Swe (left), minister of the Myanmar State Counselor’s Office, for talks in Dhaka on the repatriation of Rohingya refugees, Feb. 16, 2018.   AP Bangladesh’s home minister said he handed over a […]

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