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he Hanging Of Nizami And The Grip On Political Power

  0 comments   |     by Dr. Chandra Muzaffar

The Hanging Of Nizami And The Grip On Political Power By Dr. Chandra Muzaffar The head of Bangladesh’s leading Islamic party, the Jamaat-e-Islami,(JI) Motiur Rahman Nizami was hanged at Dhaka Central jail at one minute past midnight on Wednesday 11 May 2016. In 2014, a death sentence was imposed on him by a special tribunal for allegedly committing genocide and rape and orchestrating the

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Himalayan snub for India as Nepal signs railway deal with China

  0 comments   |     by Rediff

Himalayan snub for India as Nepal signs railway deal with China China on Monday agreed to Nepal Prime Minister K P Oli’s request to build a strategic railway link between the two countries through Tibet to reduce land-locked Nepal’s total dependence on India, as the two sides cemented their ties by signing 10 agreements including a landmark transit trade deal. Oli, who arrived in Be

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Dalit Rights at the United Nations Human Rights Council

  4 comments   |     by Meena Varma

The International Dalit Solidarity Network working with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Minority... by Meena Varma The International Dalit Solidarity Network working with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues to combat caste-based discrimination.

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Democratic corruption

  0 comments   |     by Sakib Sherani

“Chaste to her husband, frank to all beside / A teeming mistress, but a barren bride” — Alexander Pope FROM Brazil to Malaysia, democracy around the world is under threat. Not from the march of army columns, but from the greed and corruption of a rapacious global political elite. While nation-destroying corruption of leaders such as Ferdinand Marcos, Mobutu Ses

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Pakistan takes up issue of RAW's activities with India

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Pakistan takes up issue of RAW's activities with India. FO By APP The Foreign Secretary who met his Indian counterpart S. Jaishankar in New Delhi on the sidelines of Heart of Asia meeting said such acts undermined efforts to normalize relations between the two countries. Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry also expressed concern over the environment being created in India for the release of the pr

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Pakistan: Targeting Illegal Money

  0 comments   |     by Ikram Sehgal

Pakistan: Targeting Illegal Money Those having the power in Pakistan to correct things must not sit on the Constitutional fence anymore, they either face up to their moral obligations or gracefully give way to others who can. By Ikram Sehgal | The Panama leaks brought out in graphic detail the lack of understanding in Pakistan of how multi-national companies (MNCs) and individuals evade taxes,

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Bhutan’s Restive Indian Neighborhood

  0 comments   |     by By Anonymous The Bhutanese

Bhutan’s Restive Indian Neighborhood Political turbulence and separatist violence in the Indian states of Assam and West Bengal are impacting the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, notes one Bhutanese analyst. | Via The Bhutanese Bhutan, for quite some time has been affected by the lawlessness, political turbulence and violence in its border regions with the Indian states of Assam and West Beng

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Protect human rights by tackling corruption

  0 comments   |     by Ana Gomes

Protect human rights by tackling corruption Ana Gomes I believe this is also going to be very useful for the EU and for the sanity of our own methods. It could improve the transparency of our procedures so that we do not cooperate with practices that actually increase the opacity, like money laundering. Many highly corrrupt countries are also fast-growing economies and hence important tradeand

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The curious case of the Indian spy

  0 comments   |     by Sehar Kamran

The curious case of the Indian spy Sehar Kamran “All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any State, or in any other manner inconsistent with the Purposes of the United Nations.” –Article 2(4), United Nations Charter. On 27th March 2016, a man was arrested from the

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Identity crisis

  0 comments   |     by A.G. Noorani

Identity crisis A.G. Noorani THE deep divide between the forces of Indian nationalism and Hindu nationalism did much to thwart the movement for India’s independence. That divide has now come to the fore and threatens to subvert India’s secular constitution. Well before Quaid-i-Azam propounded the two-nation theory in 1939 and the Muslim League adopted the Pakistan Resolution in 1940

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