Myanmar military using NE rebels to attack refugees

Kolkata Myanmarr military commanders posted along the borders of northeast India are using separatist rebels from the region to attack refugees fleeing the Pagoda Nation after the February 1 coup. Senior Indian intelligence officials told IANS the local Tatmadaw (military) commanders have struck a deal with Manipuri rebel groups, UNLF and PLA, to carry out such attacks. “This may not be national policy but a tactical move by local commanders desperate to stop refugee flow into India. The deal is the UNLF and PLA factions with bases in Myanmar’s Sagaing…

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“Muslim Ummah- The way forward” provides an answer to what Islam asks of us as humans

By Nikhat Iqbal Today we stand in a moment,or many moments,where people talk about the world being broken.For many of us,globally and historically it has been broken and breaking and completely destroyed already, time and time again. How do we move forward then? How do we reconceptualise societies that are healing rather than suffering/negligent, celebratory rather than unjust, and fundamentally committed to equity, balance and more than just a status quo of something vague like “peace”, but something more radically joyful and just and inclusive? “Muslim Ummah- The way forward”…

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Lalu gets bail in third case, likely to walk out of prison soon

PATNA — Former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad Yadav is likely to walk out of prison soon. The Jharkhand High Court on Saturday granted him bail in connection with withdrawal of Rs 3.5 crore from the Dumka treasury, in connection with a case linked to the multi-crore fodder scam. Justice Aparesh Kumar Singh, granted bail to the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader during the hearing on Saturday. The former Bihar CM has been convicted in wrongful withdrawal of money to the tune of Rs 1,000 crore from Dumka, Chaibasa and Deoghar…

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Kumbh Mela exposes discriminatory Covid policing

By Special Correspondent New Delhi: Amid the raging of COVID-19 pandemic, the ongoing Kumbh Mela in Haridwar, Uttarakhand  has come under sharp scrutiny and a comparison  is being made  between  Kumbh Mela and  the last year’s Tablighi Jamaat congregation  held  at its headquarters , Markaz Nizamuddin  here.  That shows the stark discriminatory approach of the Union and state governments as far both the events are concerned. A section of  media taking note of this discriminatory attitude of the present regime. Writing in the Quint, Karan Tripathi said the Tablighis were…

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