South Asia

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    China votes against Lee’s UN job extension

    Shahidul Islam Chowdhury | Updated at 12:48am on March 24, 2019

    China on Friday voted against renewal of appointment of Yanghee Lee as the UN special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar....

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    UN draws up plans

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 12:00am on March 24, 2019

    The United Nations is making plans to help Bangladesh relocate thousands of Rohingya refugees to a remote island off its coast, documents seen by Reuters...

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    Congress struggles to build alliance

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:53am on March 23, 2019

    India’s Congress party is struggling to forge an opposition alliance to fight a looming election having been rebuffed in the biggest state, Uttar Pradesh, regional...

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    Six killed in Myanmar’s Rakhine state as army battles rebels

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 06:33pm on March 22, 2019

    Six villagers were killed and five injured in Myanmar’s Rakhine state amid clashes between government troops and ethnic Rakhine rebels, a lawmaker...

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    Rakhine HR violations investigation remain absent: UN

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 11:02am on March 21, 2019

    United Nations high commissioner for human rights Michelle Bachelet has said that investigations into allegations of grave human rights violations in Myanmar’s Rakhine state remain...

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    Mayawati won’t contest election

    New Age Desk | Updated at 01:28am on March 21, 2019

    The Ministry of Public Administration on Wednesday issued a notice on the 37th Bangladesh Civil Service examinations, appointing a total of One of India’s best-known...

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    India, Pakistan maritime dialogue cancelled

    New Age Desk | Updated at 01:23am on March 21, 2019

    The annual India Pakistan maritime dialogue has been cancelled due to recent tensions between the two countries, reports The Hindu....

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    Priyanka lambasts Modi on home turf

    Agence France-Presse . Varanasi | Updated at 12:00am on March 21, 2019

    The newest star in India’s Nehru-Gandhi dynasty wrapped up a pre-election boat tour along the Ganges river on Wednesday, disembarking in Narendra Modi’s home constituency...

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    Custody death in Kashmir sparks protests

    Reuters . Srinagar | Updated at 12:00am on March 20, 2019

    Protests flared in parts of Indian Kashmir on Tuesday after police said a man being questioned in connection with a security investigation had died in...

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    Myanmar army to probe Rohingya atrocity allegations

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 12:37am on March 19, 2019

    Myanmar’s army said on Monday it had set up a military court to investigate its conduct during a crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority in...