Growing political sanction for religious violence in South Asia

Growing political sanction for religious violence in South Asia

Colombo, June 27: Apart from poverty and corruption, violence rooted in religious intolerance has become a hallmark of South Asian countries. And, as in the case of poverty and corruption, the State and the polity are complicit in violent religious intolerance. writes P.K.Balachandran in Daily Mirror.   In Hindu-majority North India, cow protection vigilantes called […]

Trump woos Modi with ban on Pakistan-based terrorist Syed Salahuddin

Trump woos Modi with ban on Pakistan-based terrorist Syed Salahuddin

Colombo, June 27 (newsin.asia): Aiming to bag Indian arms contracts and secure New Delhi’s  cooperation in Afghanistan and the Indo-Pacific region against China and Russia, US President Donald Trump on Monday wooed visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi by listing the Pakistan-based Hizb-ul-Mujahidden chief, Syed Salahuddin,  as  a “Specially Designated Global Terrorist”. The State Department […]

Lord Jagannath’s Ratha Yatra takes place in Muslim-majority Bangladesh during Ramzan

Lord Jagannath’s Ratha Yatra takes place in Muslim-majority Bangladesh during Ramzan

Dhaka, June 26 (BDnews24.com): Signifying the existence of religious tolerance in Muslim-majority Bangladesh, the  International Society for Krishna Consciousness or ISKON was able to take out a colorful procession depicting a journey by chariot of Sri Jagannath Dev during Ramzan in Dhaka on Sunday. The procession took place festival marks the return of Lord Krishna […]

Caste brought to the fore in Indian Presidential election

Caste brought to the fore in Indian Presidential election

For the first time in the history of Indian Presidential elections, caste has been brought to the fore in the run up to the July 17 Presidential poll, reflecting the nature of politics in the country now, writes P.K.Balachandran in DailyFT. Both the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya […]

Choice of Kovind: BJP’s bid to hit many birds with one stone

Choice of Kovind: BJP’s bid to hit many birds with one stone

By choosing Ram Nath Kovind as its candidate for the Indian Presidency, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), spear headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has hit many birds with one stone, writes P.K.Balachandran in Daily Express The choice of a Dalit – a member of India’s “lowest” caste, previously considered “untouchable” but now considered […]

Indian Presidential poll no longer a one horse race

Indian Presidential poll no longer a one horse race

With the Congress-led Indian opposition putting up the experienced and distinguished Meira Kumar as its candidate for the July 17 Indian Presidential election, the race is open now, though as on date, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Ram Nath Kovind has an edge, writes P.K.Balachandran in Lanka Business Online. Till Thursday evening, the Indian Presidential election, […]

Convicted Indian spy Jadhav seeks pardon from Pakistan army chief

Convicted Indian spy Jadhav seeks pardon from Pakistan army chief

Islamabad, June 22: Convicted Indian spy Kulbushan Jadhav, who has been sentenced to death on charges of espionage, has made a mercy petition before army chief General Qamar Bajwa, seeking forgiveness for his actions, The Express Tribune reported on Tuesday. “He has requested the Chief of Army Staff to spare his life on compassionate grounds,” […]

It’s Dalit vs Dalit in Indian Presidential poll. Meira Kumar to challenge Kovind

It’s Dalit vs Dalit in Indian Presidential poll. Meira Kumar to challenge Kovind

New Delhi, June 22 (newsin.asia): It’s going to be one Dalit against another, a male against a female, in the Indian Presidential election slated for July 17, making it one of the most interesting Presidential elections since India adopted its constitution in 1950. With the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) putting […]

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