Wednesday, 10 August, 2022

Topic: Bangladesh

Ensure justice for Hindu migrants during NRC drive, Vishva Hindu Parishad tells govt

Assam’s VHP writes to parliamentary panel on citizenship bill, says Hindu immigrants without proper documents must not be harassed.

India’s GDP may see 2.8% dip by 2050 due to climate change: World Bank

Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh to be the worst affected, with a severe fall in living standards, says report.

Why Pakistan Army can’t crush Pashtun uprising as brutally as it did Baloch separatists

Army has arrested members of Pashtun Tahafuz Movement but it hasn’t gone after them with the brutality it has used on Baloch separatists.

BJP uneasy about 30 June NRC list, fears unrest in Assam: Former CM Tarun Gogoi

The three-time CM fears that both religious and linguistic minorities will suffer as a result of the NRC list despite being genuine Indian citizens. New...

Why a US restaurant has Trump fuming, and the Swedish football team has something to say

Iran is facing the biggest protest it has seen since 2012, and crucial city election  in Bangladesh today. 

Delhi supports ‘dictator’ Sheikh Hasina despite Khaleda Zia’s entreaties

Sheikh Hasina may win the election scheduled for January 2019, but ordinary Bangladeshis are fed up with her iron-fist rule.

Trump & Kim in Singapore for historic summit, and why Afghans are shopping online

In complete contrast to the chaotic G7 summit, China hosted a successful SCO summit, and the Bangladesh cricket team beat India to win the Women's Asia Cup T20. 

Afghan NSA meets Pak army chief, as Bangladesh’s drug war draws flak

The Countries Next Door is a daily roundup of the most interesting news and views from across South Asia.

Should India worry that Bangladesh has joined the new south Asian space race?

Bangladesh recently launched the Bangabandhu-1, its first privately built commercial satellite for telecommunications. Indian satellites have dominated this sector in south Asia, and Bangladesh’s foray into it spells competition. Experts weigh in.

CM Sonowal threatens to quit if Assam’s interest not protected

Sonowal expresses his displeasure following the visit of Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016

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Representational image | Anindito Mukherjee | Bloomberg

Who is vocational education training for? Data shows over 84% Indian didn’t get any

Periodic Labour Force Survey data shows the situation is worse for women. And those who got the training, almost half of them accounted for self-learning or ‘learning on the job’.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.


Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.