International: South Asia

Without Real Democracy, How Will People Hold Governments To Account?

Sunday, May 24, 2015 One of the major failures of current times is how democratic systems are being made ineffective so that people with a 39;power of one vote 39; are not able to hold elected representatives to account. How else can governments get away with making promises and not delivering? Rather often governmen ...

Through the people's lens: Modi's development model so far

Saturday, May 23, 2015 Story of Modi rsquo;s development model so far: Cutting health and education expenditure, forcing land acquisition, buying expensive jets and unsafe nuclear power, benefitting Big Business, diluting employment guarantee, fanning communal fires, exploiting Ganga, curbing dissent and shielding governa ...

Interact: An Exclusive Interview with a Biogas Plant Specialist Haidar Ali Talukdar

Friday, March 13, 2015 Mr. Haidar Ali Talukdar, a biogas plant specialist long times worked for Bangladesh agriculture extension department under agriculture ministry. He worked in many districts in Bangladesh, especially in Chittagong hilly districts. Before his agriculture career, once he assigned as Chairman of Tribal ...

Escalating violence brings increased suffering to war-weary Afghans

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 Following a volatile year in Afghanistan, 2015 has brought no reprieve to civilians suffering the effects of intensifying armed conflict. Countless hardships, including large-scale indiscriminate attacks and increasing difficulties reaching health care, are among the grim realities facing the war-we ...
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Long road to justice: Human rights of female migrant workers

Sunday, November 16, 2014 In her opening address at the Asia Pacific Civil Society Forum on Beijing 20, being held in Bangkok, Kate Lappin, Regional Coordinator, Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) mentioned that, Migration into exploitative work is continually on the rise, living wages and decent wo ...

Know your epidemic: First-ever national anti-TB drug resistance survey launched

Sunday, September 7, 2014 India took a historic step for control and management of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) when the Union Health and Family Welfare Minister of Government of India, Dr Harsh Vardhan formally launched the first-ever nationwide anti-TB drug resistance survey (2014-2015) on 6th September 2014 i ...

Debate: What do post-2015 strategic development goals mean to us?

Saturday, August 23, 2014 In the year 2000, countries of the world had agreed to meet the 8 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015. Numerous consultative processes have been taking place around the world on what should be the development goals post-2015. A draft list of 17 Strategic Development Goals (SDGs) and 168 targ ...

Bangladesh rulers continuing crime against humanity

Thursday, March 13, 2014 Enforced disappearance, extra judicial murder, secret killing, appeasing jihadist and repression on religious minorities - these are all seen as crime against humanity in the world, and current kakistocracy in Bangladesh, a Moslem majority nation in South Asia are committing all of these in full swi ...

Government's undue influence over judiciary in Bangladesh.

Thursday, March 13, 2014 Bangladeshi judicial system has turned totally rogue as it is regularly run under dictation of the government, which renewed it's tenure through a voter less election held on January 5th, 2014. It was a ridiculous prototype election as the one recently held by North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, wher ...

Secret conspiracy of coup in Bangladesh

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 Snake in the sleeve is a famous proverb. Bangladesh Prime Minister Ms. Hasina is currently having one, which is actively plotting a coup in the country any time after the forthcoming Lok Shabha election in India that takes place from April 7 this year. The man who is silently giving final touches to ...

Likelihood of Military rule in Pakistan

Monday, February 10, 2014 Pakistan has been a target of violence, particularly sectarian strife since last two decades. The violent incidents have intensified with time. While security forces are proving to be no match for the terrorists, the relatively prosperous, educated and intellectual class of Pakistan is fleeing the c ...
Attempts to alter the blasphemy laws the blasphemy laws in Pakistan have been strongly resisted

Amnesty plea over Mohammad Asghar blasphemy case

Saturday, January 25, 2014 Amnesty International has called for the immediate release of a man from the UK who is facing death under Pakistan's blasphemy laws. Mohammad Asghar, from Edinburgh, was convicted and sentenced after sending letters to officials claiming to be the Prophet Mohammed. Mr Asghar's lawyer has said ...
Strict: Scores of people have been arrested in Pakistan under the country's harsh blasphemy laws, which carry sentences of life in prison or the death penalty, though executions are rarely carried out

Briton sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan

Saturday, January 25, 2014 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) A mentally ill British man has been sentenced to death in Pakistan after being convicted of blasphemy charges, defence lawyers said yesterday. Mohammed Asghar was arrested in 2010 in Rawalpindi, near Pakistan's capital of Islamabad, for claiming to be the Prophet Muhamm ...
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