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Thousands of fearful Rohingya Muslim and Rakhine Buddhist civilians fled the worst fighting to grip Myanmar’s northwest in five years, with 104 people killed and the United Nations and international aid groups forced to pull out some staff. The mass escape from the northern part of Rakhine state was triggered by widespread coordinated offensives by […]

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Clashes between Rohingya rebels and Myanmar army escalate Pre-dawn attacks staged by Rohingya militants on border and police outposts led to 71 deaths. A border patrol stands guard at a police post in Kyee Kan Pyin, Buthidaung, Rakhine state Myanmar, July 14, 2017, photo. Muslim militants attacked Myanmar police and border outposts in a troubled […]

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Bangladesh government at the UN Human Rights Committee Anisul Huq, the Bangladesh Law Minister, responding to questions at the UN Human Rights Committee 17 years ago, in September 2000, Bangladesh’s Awami League government ratified the United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Under the treaty, within a year, the government was required to […]

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Mantras of hate: Militant Buddhist monks are stoking sectarian tensions in Myanmar They claim the Muslim minority poses a mortal threat to their religion INSIDE a Buddhist monastery in Mandalay five teenagers are looking at a poster, bemused. A graphic collage of photos depicts children’s corpses, monks covered in blood and enraged jihadists brandishing weapons. A […]

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File photo of Berhampore Central Correctional Home in Murshidabad district, India Collected Unlike Indian prisoners, as Bangladeshi inmates have no place to leave their children, they bring their children with them to the jails. Among the children who live in West Bengal’s jails with their parents, 63% are Bangladeshi citizens, an article in The Hindu states. According to […]

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India’s Battered Free Press By THE EDITORIAL BOARD JUNE 7, 2017   Press freedom in India suffered a fresh blow on Monday when the country’s main investigative agency raided homes and offices connected to the founders of NDTV, India’s oldest television news station. The raids mark an alarming new level of intimidation of India’s news […]

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  The eighth round of Bangladesh-India friendship dialogue held in Guwahati has proposed to prepare a research report on borders as prosperity zone. After three days of dialogue which started on July 2, in Guwahati, the eighth dialogue also assessed the possibilities and modalities for designing sustainable and forward looking mechanism in joint finance and […]

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Stones for Construction of Ram Mandir Start Arriving in Ayodhya By Arshad Afzaal Khan on 19/06/2017 In a similar move in 2015, two truck loads of stones were brought in, but the then Samajwadi Party government banned any further import. Stones arrive in Ayodhya. Ayodhya: Even as the dispute regarding the title in the Babri Masjid/Ramjanmabhoomi […]

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‘I cannot recall a time when Muslims were suspected en masse of being unpatriotic’: Naseeruddin Shah In the final part of the series, Actor Naseeruddin Shah writes a deeply personal piece: ‘Never before have pleas for peace been interpreted as cowardly or seditious.’ india Updated: Jun 02, 2017 07:55 IST Naseeruddin Shah Naseeruddin Shah with […]

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কেন্দ্রের গবাদি পশু নি‍র্দেশিকা মানবে না রাজ্য, ঘোষণা মুখ্যমন্ত্রীর May 29, 2017 Elina Datta,News18 Bangla #কলকাতা: চাষের কাজ ছাড়া পশুবাজারে কেনা যাবে না গরু, মোষ, বলদ, বাছুর এমনকি উটও। কেন্দ্রের তরফে ইতিমধ্যেই জারি হয়েছে নির্দেশিকা ৷ সেই নির্দেশকে একতরফা বলে অভিযোগ করলেন মুখ্যমন্ত্রী মমতা বন্দ্যোপাধ্যায় ৷ একইসঙ্গে কেন্দ্রের শাসকদলের বিরুদ্ধে যুক্তরাষ্ট্রীয় কাঠামো খর্ব করারও অভিযোগ […]

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DON’T LIGHT THE FUSE South India’s mini rebellion over Modi’s new cattle law kindles an old secessionist spark One step away from rebellion. (Reuters/Cathal McNaughton) Harish C Menon Southern India is up in arms. And, if recent trends are any indication, it may be a wee bit more than a mere difference of opinion over […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday rejected a decision by the UN’s rights council to investigate allegations of crimes by Myanmar’s security forces against minority Rohingya Muslims. The UN body agreed in March to dispatch a fact-finding mission to the Southeast Asian country over claims of murder, rape and torture in Rakhine state. “We do […]

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