south asia

Travesty of Justice

The forthcoming execution of Bangladesh’s Nizami must be stopped BY Ehsan Siddiq On January 6, 2016, Maulana Motiur Rahman Nizami, the leader of the Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami became the fifth opposition politician to be sentenced to death by the Supreme Court for alleged war crimes committed during the 1971 liberation war. However, with three executions last

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Earthquake in South Asia Kills Nine, Injures 200

By Biswajyoti Das GUWAHATI, India, Jan 4 – A powerful earthquake struck South Asia before dawn on Monday, killing at least nine people and injuring nearly 200, with efforts to rescue those trapped in rubble hampered by severed power supplies and telecommunication links. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake of magnitude 6.8 was 57

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India’s Modi Struggles to Find Replacements for Cabinet Overhaul

By Rupam Jain Nair and Rajesh Kumar Singh NEW DELHI, Dec 30 – After a drubbing in a state poll in November, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to overhaul his cabinet to weed out underperformers and improve his government’s image. Problem is, several sources said, he can’t find the right replacements. As New Delhi

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Rescue Workers Pull Out 100 Bodies From Myanmar Landslide

By Aung Hla Tun YANGON, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Nearly 100 bodies have been pulled from a landslide near a jade mine in Myanmar’s northern Kachin State, local officials said on Sunday, and hopes are dwindling that any of an estimated 100 people missing will be found alive. The landslide happened when a mountain of

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