Category: South Asia

Pakistan journalists face charges for criticizing military

An archive photo of Pakistani journalists protesting against censorship. Criticizing Pakistan’s military has become riskier, and journalists are being singled out for flimsy offenses under a beefed-up “electronic crimes” law. DW speaks with one of the journalists targeted. It was a normal day in September 2020 for Pakistani journalist Asad […]

Rohingya: Why Bangladesh is in a diplomatic fix over Saudi repatriation

Riyadh has urged Bangladesh to take back some 54,000 Rohingya that are currently in Saudi Arabia. But agreeing to this would complicate Bangladesh’s Rohingya repatriation talks with Myanmar. In a recent interview with DW, Bangladeshi Foreign Minister A K Abdul Momen said that authorities in Dhaka could provide legal documents […]

Family of slain Sri Lankan journalist in search for justice

Photo-CJA Twelve years after Lasantha Wickrematunge was brutally killed in broad daylight in Colombo by unidentified gunmen allegedly associated with the island country’s most powerful politicians, a death he uncannily and presciently predicted, the journalist’s daughter has urged a committee of the United Nations to intervene. By Paranjoy Guha Thakurta […]

IIT Kanpur – La Trobe Director appointed

By SAT News Desk MELBOURNE, 5 January 2021: Esteemed expert in electrical engineering, Professor Suresh Chandra Srivastava, will take a leadership role in training the next generation of highly skilled research leaders and expanding the academy’s industry partnerships. The IIT Kanpur – La Trobe University Research Academy is based in […]

India declares entire Nagaland ‘disturbed area’ as peace talks remain deadlocked over separate flag & constitution issues

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has declared the entire state of Nagaland as a “disturbed area” for six more months under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA), 1958. According to an MHA release issued on Wednesday, “Whereas the Central government is of the opinion that the area comprising […]