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Indian Lower House Passes Historic Bill that Proposes Giving Citizenship to Refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh & Afghanistan

On Tuesday morning, the Indian lower house - Lok Sabha - passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019, that seeks to give Indian nationality to persecuted refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. The Bill seeks to amend the definition of illegal immigrant for Christian, Sikh, Zoroastrian, Buddhist and Hindu immigrants from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, who have lived in India without...

China’s economy hits 30-year low

Chinese economy hits its 30 year low
The great Asian slowdown is here. China's economy grew last year at the slowest pace in almost last three decades. Official figures show that the world's second largest economy expanded by 6.1% in 2019 from the year before - the worst figure in 29 years. It comes after almost two years of trade tensions with the US - although hopes of a...

Coronavirus deaths surpass SARS

Coronavirus Outbreak - China
China has officially raised the death toll from the Coronavirus epidemic to 811. Surpassing the number killed globally by the SARS epidemic in 2002/2003, as millions prepare to return to work after an extended Lunar New Year break. In 2003, 774 people were killed by Sars (severe acute respiratory syndrome) in more than two dozen countries. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus...

BBG welcomes Salman F Rahman’s plans for encouraging international trade

British Business Group (BBG) recently organized a breakfast meeting to discuss trade between the UK and Bangladesh— for encouraging growth and provide a better social environment for business networking. The meeting was co-hosted by Francois de Maricourt, the Chairperson of the BBG and CEO of HSBC Bangladesh and Robert Chatterton Dickson, the British High Commissioner. Salman F Rahman, Private Industry...

Why has it become so cool to hate India?

Saturday morning, last week was a bad one for me – the first thing I read, was an article from Dilip D'Souza. He pontificated, "Then what do we say about those who might plot against the obscenity that blights their land, as Stauffenberg did, who fight to free India of it? Are they patriots? If so, what if they welcomed...

India: Crowd Lynches Hindu Saints to Death Amidst Lockdown, Disturbing Video Goes Viral

In a disturbing incident, 3 people - two Hindu saints of 70 and 35 years of age, along with their car driver - were lynched to death in Palghar, Mumbai. A mob of over 100 villagers attacked the trio who were travelling to the city of Nashik to attend a funeral. The deceased have been identified as Sushil Giri Maharaj,...

Do Pakistani leaders lack intellectual maturity?

As India’s ISRO was ready to create history by landing its rover on moon’s south pole. Pakistan’s ‘Science & Technology Minister’ made a series of tweets when the Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram lost contact with ISRO’s control centre. In one of his tweets the minister said “Please sleep. The toy landed in Mumbai instead of landing on the moon”. “Aww...don’t attempt what...

China kills 20 Indian troops; India kills 43

After 45 years, the Indo-China face off got violent on June 16th as Chinese troops attacked the Indian side in the Indian union territory of Ladakh. In retaliation, Indian intercepts revealed that the Chinese side has suffered heavy casualties as well, with at least 43 troops dead. Both India and China had productive talks 10 days ago when China asserted...

Malala: Nobel laureate to a Twitter troll

Malala Yousafzai, the 22-year old Pakistani Nobel laureate who now lives in Birmingham, is being accused of "sharing fake news & peddling lies" on her Twitter profile with regards to Kashmir. The Nobel prize winner, on September 14th, sent out a series of tweets sympathizing with Kashmiris. Kashmir is a disputed region between India, Pakistan & China with all controlling...

India Captures Chinese Side of Pangong Lake – Region Controlled by China Since 1962: sources

In a fresh twist to ongoing India-China skirmishes, unconfirmed sources have asserted that India has now captured the Chinese side of Pangong Lake - a region that was taken under China's control post the 1962 Indo-China war. It is to be noted that the India-China stand-off recently took violent turns as the Chinese side killed 20 soldiers, in retaliation, India...