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India’s Ruling BJP Wins Power in Northeast, Expands Influence

By Tommy Wilkes NEW DELHI, May 19 – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party declared victory on Thursday in the northeastern state of Assam, an election boost that will help his right-wing nationalist government rebuild some momentum after poll losses last year. Grabbing power in Assam, one of five states electing new assemblies, would

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Bangladesh: A Forgotten Chapter

Mukti Bahini’s imprint on Bangladesh should not be wiped away BY Farrukh Saleem In the decades of simmering tension between India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh one story has received undue prominence in recent years: a masterful account of heroes and villains of Partition. Only recently Nisid Hajari’s Midnight’s Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India’s Partition, came

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Modi’s Party Vows to Strip Muslim Immigrants of Vote in Eastern India

By Krishna N. Das JALESWAR, India, March 11 – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party has vowed to disenfranchise millions of Muslim immigrants in a volatile frontier state, waging a polarising election campaign in a bid to form its first government there. In campaign rallies in the remote state of Assam, officials of

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