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A commander of the Arakan Army, a Myanmar rebel group, was arrested in Bangladesh on Wednesday for his alleged role in an Aug. 26 skirmish with Bangladeshi forces along the border between the two countries. Renin Su, a Dutch citizen of Myanmar origin, was picked up in the Rangamati Hill district in southeastern Bangladesh, local […]

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Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has condemned the murder of a Muslim man over rumours he ate beef, in his first response to an incident that has sparked concern about growing religious intolerance. Many among India’s majority Hindu community regard cows as holy, but beef is widely eaten by Hindus in parts of the south, […]

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George Abraham in Washington Countercurrents.org When Narendra Modi was campaigning, voters were led to believe that he would fight against corruption and promote a developmental agenda, if he were to be given a chance to govern. While only 31% of the voters heeded his call, it was sufficient to capture an absolute majority of the […]

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Bangladesh has made a significant progress than its next door neighbours India and Pakistan in terms of personal security, says a recent study. According to the recently released 2015 Gallup law and order index, Bangladesh fares better than India and Pakistan when it comes to the “personal security.” Bangladesh has scored 78 points in the […]

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by Luke Duggleby / Redux After decades in limbo, the residents of 162 enclaves must choose a home At one minute past midnight on July 31, India and Bangladesh ended one of the world’s greatest geographical border oddities. As the clock struck, the two countries formally exchanged 162 tracts of land totalling 24,270 acres, 111 […]

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Demonstrators affiliated with Maoist Communist Center Nepal take part in a protest as they shout anti-India slogans near the Indian embassy in Kathmandu, Nepal September 30, 2015. Reuters Thousands of vehicles lined up at petrol pumps in Kathmandu on Wednesday to beat a looming ban on fuel sales announced by the government as protests against […]

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A 52-year-old Muslim man died this week after he was beaten with bricks and sticks by a mob in a village outside New Delhi in response to rumors that he had slaughtered a cow and eaten beef. Murder charges have been filed against at least 10 people in connection with the attack on the man, […]

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With the formal launch of the Pattiseema lift irrigation scheme in Andhra Pradesh, India on Wednesday took a step forward in its ambitious but long-pending goal to interlink major rivers to form a national water grid. The Pattiseema project lifts flood water from the river Godavari and pumps it into the Polavaram right canal that […]

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Over 80 people were killed and 80 injured in a gas cylinder explosion at a restaurant near Jhabua of Indian state of Madhya Pradesh today. The two-storey building housing the restaurant collapsed due to the explosion. Officials suspect many people could still be trapped under the debris, reports NDTV. The explosion at Sethiya Restaurant, situated […]

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The man Thai police believe masterminded last month’s deadly Bangkok bombing fled to Bangladesh the day before the attack and travelled on a Chinese passport, officials said on Wednesday. The man emerged as a key suspect in the Aug 17 bombing following interrogation this week of one of two foreigners being held, who police say […]

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Pakistani volunteers transport the body of a technician of private broadcaster Geo TV after an attack by gunmen in Karachi late on September 8, 2015. Gunmen in Pakistan have shot dead a former journalist near his home in Karachi, the third such attack on media personnel in less than 24 hours. Aftab Alam had worked […]

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One of the several hundred pillars along the international border with India. Picture taken at the borders with the northern distric of Panchagarh in Bangladesh. India has made it easier for minorities from Bangladesh and Pakistan to stay in the country. A release by the Press Information Bureau of the Union government circulated on Monday […]

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