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  1. MBI Munshi

    Bangladesh And The Formula For Dissent

    Until they become conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious. ― George Orwell, 1984 by Sabria Chowdhury Balland 31 January 2019 The events of January 23, 2019, in Venezuela are a startling reminder of the political situation in...
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    Mizoram, Assam protest against Citizenship Bill, hold posters saying ‘Hello China, Bye Bye India’

    Thousands of youngsters in Mizoram hit the streets in various towns of the state to protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. Many of them held banners that read, “Hello China, Bye Bye India”. “There is a strong feeling among us Mizos that the India does not listen to us, does not...
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    Chinese Troops Transgress Border With Bhutan, India Fears Another Doklam Style Face-Off

    One-and-a-half years after standoff between troops of India and China, over the latter’s perceived intrusion in Bhutanese territory of Doklam, Chinese forces are reported to have transgressed another section of their border with Bhutan near Doklam. According to sources, the People’s Liberation...
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    NATO does not want India at Afghanistan peace talks table

    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has denied that India plays a crucial role in the Afghanistan peace and reconciliation process, and instead believes that Pakistan has the “most important role”, along with the US, in establishing truce with the Taliban. Alejandro Alvargonzález...
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    Space diplomacy: India to set up ground stations for 5 neighbours

    The Times of India – January 3, 2019 As part of New Delhi’s space diplomacy, a tool the foreign ministry has been trying to wield as part of its neighbourhood-first policy to counter China’s influence in the region, India will set up five large ground stations and more than 500 small terminals...
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    Shake Hasina or stop Khaleda? India’s horribly difficult election in Bangladesh

    By abhijit majumder On December 16, 1971, defeated commanding officer of the Pakistani armed forces Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi signed the Instrument of Surrender at Dhaka’s Ramna Race Course. Sitting like a patient predator beside him, lieutenant general Jagjit Singh Aurora, joint commander of...
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    British MP hired by jihadist group Jamaat e Islami

    By Diyon Fonseka As the general election in Bangladesh is scheduled to take place on December 30, Britain’s Labour Party lawmaker Rupa Haq has openly started working for Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) and actively trying to help JI is coming to power in Bangladesh Rupa was hired by Jamaat-e-Islami’s...
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    RAW Behind Killing of NDS / CIA Operatives in Kandhar

    By Jamshed & Jamshed On October 18th, Kandahar’s Governor, Afghanistan’s powerful Police Chief Abdul Raziq and NDS Provincial Chief Abdul Mohmin along with two others died in an insider attack. This attack left the power vacuum in the Sothern Province of Afghanistan. According to reports an...
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    India’s first surgical strike

    After the 1991 election victory of Khaleda Zia’s Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), the radical groups in the neighbouring country were emboldened. One such organisation—the Jamaat-e-Islami—operating as an offshoot of Pakistan ISI, was preparing for a proxy war against India. The Research and...
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    Bangladesh General Elections and India: From Blatant Engineering to Colonial Control?

    by M Adil Khan — July 5, 2018 Until 2008, Bangladesh elections did not attract much attention in India and at the same, within Bangladesh India never figured as an important factor in any of its election discussions, neither.This changed since 2008. Although seeds of the change were sown more...
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    Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai’s first year at Oxford

    Beyonce, drinking games and Mr Brightside: Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai’s first year at Oxford Malala has enjoyed enjoyed days of polo, charity events and Oxford ‘bops’ Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has just completed her first year at Oxford University, and it has recently...
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    Caught on Camera: India’s Broken Media

    What a sting operation reveals about press freedom in the world’s largest democracy. By Pamposh Raina Foreign Policy - June 1, 2018 Media companies here sometimes use hidden cameras to expose dirty deals at the highest levels of power. Last week, it emerged, the lens had also been focused...
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    Politicizing Education: Israel and Myanmar set worrisome precedent

    James M. Dorsey Israel and Myanmar, two countries with troubled human rights records and disputed histories of dealing with ethnic and national rights, have set a worrisome precedent by giving each other a veto over what students are taught about the other. A recently signed education...
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    A MILLION IS TEN TIMES MORE THAN A LAC/ LAKH

    Fazlur Rahman Chowdhury Most Bangladeshis still remember late Sirajur Rahman of BBC. In those dark days of Bangladesh when it was still under illegal occupation of Pakistan Army, people in Bangladesh used to eagerly wait for BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) news to know about the...
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    Investment in Indonesia’s Sabang port will be test of India’s diplomatic wisdom

    As India and Indonesia are eyeing a strategic investment plan for the Indonesian island of Sabang, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's upcoming visit to the Southeast Asian country is worth noting. Earlier this month, Indonesia agreed to allow India to invest in the port of Sabang, which is...
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    India ready to conduct more nuke tests: DRDO chief

    On a day DRDO chief S Christopher said the country was ready for carrying out more nuclear tests, if required, the government denied service extension to him and has given the charge to defence secretary Sanjay Mitra for the time being to look after the country's defence research organisation...
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    On Iran and Trump, India has landed between a rock and a hard place

    Manoj Joshi For some years now, India has liked to think of itself as a “leading power” rather than simply a “balancing power”. But if the Modi government’s response to Donald Trump reneging on the Iran nuclear deal is anything to go by, India may find itself being classed among the craven...
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    Why Pakistan's Pashtuns Are Pushing Back

    Michael Kugelman The National Interest – April 29, 2018 Something big is brewing in Pakistan—a development that is wholly unprecedented, yet so contentious that many major media outlets in the country aren’t covering it. Pashtuns—an ethnic minority in Pakistan comprising about 15 percent of...
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    Bangladeshi minister forged British Home Office letter!

    April 27, 2018 Syed Ulfat Ahmed A junior minister in the autocratic government of Sheikh Hasina in Bangladesh, Shahriar Alam Joy, state minister in the Foreign Affairs Ministry has come under criticism for forging a letter from the UK Home Office and posting it in his Facebook account. On...
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    Bangladesh Set to Reach Economic Par With India

    Bangladesh is poised to graduate from “least developed country” to “developing country” status. By Sajeeb Wazed April 23, 2018 The United Nations Committee for Development Policy announced in March that Bangladesh had successfully met the criteria to graduate from a “least developed country”...

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