World  /  Published 10.03.21

Myanmar: ‘An army with a heart of darkness’

The soldiers from Myanmar’s army knocked on U Thein Aung’s door one morning last April as he was having tea with friends, and demanded that all of them accompany the platoon to another vil...
By Richard C. Paddock in New York

Opinion  /  Published 03.02.21

Regulating social media content

On January 3, 2020, a YouTube video had gone viral showing an aggrieved, middle-aged, stocky Imran Chishti screaming on his smartphone, asking his friends to use social media platforms to mobilize a c...
By Luv Puri in

West Bengal  /  Published 13.01.21

5 ‘Rohingya infiltrators’ held

Acting on a tip-off, the Government Railway Police (GRP) of New Jalpaiguri police station arrested five suspected Rohingya infiltrators on Tuesday. The five were identified as Abdul Malik, Sophia Beg...
By Our Bureau in Raiganj, Siliguri

Opinion  /  Published 31.12.20

Regional tug of war: Great Game in Myanmar

After her landslide victory in November’s elections, Aung San Suu Kyi and her government are destined to become part of a regional ‘tug-of-war’ for influence centered around China&rs...
By Larry Jagan   in

World  /  Published 29.12.20

Second group of Rohingya to be shifted to island today

Officials in Bangladesh sent a second group of Rohingya refugees to an isolated island in the Bay of Bengal on Monday despite calls by human rights groups for a halt to the process. More than 30 buse...
By AP via PTI in Dhaka

World  /  Published 05.12.20

Bangladesh: 1,642 Rohingya relocated

The Sheikh Hasina government on Friday relocated 1,642 Rohingya to Bhasan Char, an island in the Bay of Bengal under the Hatiya upazila of Noakhali. According to an official source, the relocation wa...
By Devadeep Purohit in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 19.11.20

A muscular triumph in Myanmar

Beyond a point, nationalism does not have any use for any standard scale of universal moral rectitude. For those convinced that humanism informs all moral judgment of humans, the ways of nationalism c...
By Pradip Phanjoubam in

World  /  Published 15.11.20

From democracy to dictatorship?

When Daw Aung San Suu Kyi emerged from years of house arrest a decade ago, having never used a smartphone or Facebook, she held court in the office of her banned political party, the smell of damp ema...
By Hannah Beech in New York


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