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CHRI asks Indian government to uphold constitutional obligations in Assam

Noting the emerging situation in Assam state arising out of the National Register of Citizens process, a leading human rights organization has urged the Government of India and the Assam Government to “uphold their constitutional obligations to assure the safety and security of all, without fear or favour”.

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In begum vs begum battle in Bangladesh, its advantage Hasina

Political equations in Bangladesh has taken an intriguing turn with the anti-corruption court in Dhaka convicting opposition leader and former prime minister Khaldea Zia of corruption and sentencing her to five years in jail. The two-time former premier along with her son, Tarique Rahman, who has been sentenced to ten years in prison in the same case were found guilty of siphoning off $252,000, or 21 million taka, in foreign donations meant for the Zia Orphanage Trust. The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), which Zia leads, has called the termed the verdict politically motivated and is expected to appeal against the verdict.

India, Saudi Arabia becoming strong global partners

Amazing things are happening between India and Saudi Arabia, whose hitherto energy-centred partnership is being upgraded and transformed into a multi-dimensional relationship. And all this is happening without too much fuss and publicity as both countries have been working quietly, and assiduously, to work towards elevating the relationship into a meaningful strategic partnership to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing geostrategic environment.

Today is Gandhi's 70th death anniversary

Today is Gandhi ji's 70th death anniversary. As Einstein had said "Scarcely the future generations will believe that such a man walked on this earth ...".

An India-loving Ambassador is no more

Larbi Reffouh, Morocco's  former ambassador to India who retired from service in October 2016,  died suddenly early January 16 in Rabat.  He was 69. A very popular figure in the diplomatic circuit, Reffouh had also served as Moroccan ambassador to Gabon, Brazil, Argentina before coming to India in 2011.  He was concurrently accredited to Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Maldives while being based in New Delhi.

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In northeast India, water-management practices to deal with climate change

In a small village on the north bank of the Brahmaputra in Assam in northeast India, farmer Horen Nath stood gazing at his partially submerged paddy field. The floods had kept their annual date but mercifully, the farmer said, the waters have started receding. "The weather has become very strange of late. We always had ample rain,


UAE, Saudi Arabia can help India meet any oil deficit, says UAE envoy

Even as the US-imposed sanctions on Iran has put India’s energy security in jeopardy, United Arab Emirates Ambassador to India Ahmed Albanna has allayed fears of an oil shortage, saying hi...