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Aung San Suu Kyi has denied there is ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar, despite widespread reports of abuses. In an exclusive interview with the BBC, the Nobel peace prize winner acknowledged problems in Rakhine state, where most Rohingya people live. But she said ethnic cleansing was ‘too strong’ a term to […]

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                                                                                                          Bangladesh on the brink Minar Rashid Is Bangladesh on the brink? Just traveling through Dhaka and everywhere now a days, it is hard to fathom it. Security forces are fully in control, like what you see in Moscow, Russia. You must watch out what you say or do in public. Dr. Rehman Sobhan, a […]

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  The Untold Story of India’s Decision to Release 93,000 Pakistani POWs After 1971 War By Sashanka S. Banerjee on 26/03/2017 Indira Gandhi’s biggest worry after the surrender of Pakistan in 1971 was the safety of Mujibur Rahman. The release of Pakistani POWs was the price Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto (and the ISI) extracted for the […]

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When Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina visits New Delhi soon, she will be looking for deliverables Subir Bhaumik As Prime Minister Narendra Modi prepares to welcome Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in April, her image managers in Dhaka are more worried than elated. What will she come back with is the question they all ask. Hasina […]

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                                                                                                                                        Life in South Asia Two important indicators of quality of life in a region are Democracy Index and Happiness Index. South Asian indexes are given below. Democracy Index 2016*   Worldwide position             Score India                     32                             7.81 Sri Lanka             66                              6.48 Bangladesh         84                              5.73 Turkey                97                                5.04 Nepal                 102                               4.86 Nigeria               109   […]

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An obsession with expropriationReturn confiscated property? Never, says India’s government Even if it has to rig a parliamentary vote to prevent it Mar 16th 2017 | DELHI IT WAS passed on a hasty voice vote, with only 31 of the Rajya Sabha’s 244 members present. All were from the ruling party and ten, oddly enough, […]

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Modi Taps Firebrand Hindu Priest-Politician to Lead India’s Most Populous State Yogi Adityanath will became the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, a state with 204 million people. By Ankit Panda March 20, 2017 On Saturday, India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) tapped Yogi Adityanath to take over as the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, India’s […]

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Hindu fundamentalism more threatening than Islamic terrorism:Ramachandra Guha 16 Mar 2016 04:03 PM, IST Ramachandra Guha (Photo – www.youtube.com) New Delhi, March 16: Describing BJP president Amit Shah and Samajwadi party leader Azam Khan as the most “dangerous politicians in the country,” historian and author Ramachandra Guha has cautioned that India needs to be vigilant […]

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  Major Christian Charity Is Closing India Operations Amid a Crackdown By ELLEN BARRY and SUHASINI RAJMARCH 7, 2017 Pramod Dass, the director of Bethesda Charitable Endeavors, one of the 500 Indian partners of Compassion International that will have to shut down operations. Credit Poras Chaudhary for The New York Times NEW DELHI — India’s […]

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  ‘গো-বিজ্ঞানে অবদানে’ আরএসএস নেতা মোহন ভগবতকে ডক্টরেট ডিগ্রি ছবির কপিরাইট DIBYANGSHU SARKAR Image caption আরএসএস নেতা মোহন ভগবত ভারতের হিন্দু পুণরুত্থানবাদী সংগঠন রাষ্ট্রীয় স্বয়ং-সেবক সংঘ বা আর এস এসের প্রধান মোহন ভগবতকে সাম্মানিক ডক্টরেট অফ সায়েন্স বা ডি. এস সি সম্মান দিতে চলেছে মহারাষ্ট্রের একটি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়। মি. ভগবতকে গো বিজ্ঞান চর্চায় তাঁর অবদানের জন্যই […]

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Survey: India Will Be New China In Global Low Cost Manufacturing Competitiveness Make in India logo. By Subrata Majumder March 1, 2017 The Delloit survey on manufacturing competitiveness in 2016 ushered India into the future global factory for low cost manufacturing. The survey revealed that India will be the “New China “ in terms of […]

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Women in South Asian politics have not empowered women Despite many prominent female politicians, a big sex divide endures  ON THE Indian subcontinent, as in no other part of the world, women have risen to the pinnacle of politics. Indira Gandhi of India, Benazir Bhutto of Pakistan and Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar are […]

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