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Bangladesh: 1971 War Crimes coming full Circle

Paper No. 6041                                    Dated 27-Nov-2015

by Bhaskar Roy

The wheels of justice grind slowly, but they grind extremely small.  On November 22, Ali Ahsan Mohammed Mujahid and Saluddin Quader Choudhary, two of the worst perpetrators of atrocities against freedom loving Bengalees, were hanged to death.  After 44 long years the sufferers got some justice.  More importantly, the ghosts of 1971 haunting the nation, are beginning to be exorcised.

Indian Home Minister in China: What is the Takeaway?

Paper No. 6040                                   Dated 27-Nov-2015

By Bhaskar Roy

Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s visit to China (November 18 to 23) can be seen as a testing step to see China’s real commitment to earnestly combat terrorism in its entirety.  Till now, Beijing’s track record on this issue has been patchy, narrowly focussed and politically manoeuvred.

Nepal: Coalition Government Finally Moving Amendments to Constitution: Update No. 323

Note No. 754                                 Dated 26-Nov-2015
By Dr.  S.Chandrasekharan.
The Coalition Government led by K.P. Oli has finally decided to move amendments to constitution.  These relate to two of the three major issues that had led to the present agitation.  These amendments were suggested by the former Sushil Koirala led government but held in abeyance for over a month for reasons best known to them.  

South China Sea Dominates ASEAN Summit & East Asia Summit November 2015 Proceedings Analysed

Paper No. 6039                                Dated 25-Nov-2015

By Dr Subhash Kapila

South China Sea and China’s intractability on resolution of its South China Sea disputes with its ASEAN disputants found China strategically cornered with the dominating focus of global and regional leaders expressing deep concerns at these two important Summits held in Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur over the weekend with China still noticeably obdurate and clinging to its aggressive stand.

Bhutan and its Hydro Power: Update No. 113

Note No. 753                                    Dated 24-Nov-2015
By Dr.  S. Chandrasekharan
Bhutan’s fast flowing rivers, deep gradients, huge gorges and sparse population make the country ideal for harnessing hydro power potential at a very low cost with  minimum displacement of human settlements and related rehabilitation issues.  

MYANMAR: The General Elections and after

Paper No. 6038                                 Dated 23-Nov-2015

By C. S. Kuppuswamy                       

The Elections

The General Elections were held on Sunday the 8th November 2015.  Elections were held for the lower house, the upper house and the fourteen state/ regional assemblies. For security reasons, elections were not held in some townships in the Shan State and in some areas where the fighting continues in Northern Myanmar.

Relations with India: Where Bhutan gains, Nepal has lost: Update No. 112

Note No. 752                                    Dated 20-Nov-2015
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
If the Prime Minister of a neighbouring country makes an open accusation in his televised address to the nation, then it is something serious and needs to be examined.   In the instant case, Prime Minister K. P. Oli in his address to the nation accused India of imposing a blockade which he described as cruel, inhumane and beyond imagination. 


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