Month: June 2014

“We cannot comment on Bangladesh’s elections” — Sushma Swaraj

Sushma Swaraj

Describing illegal immigration from Bangladesh as a “sensitive issue”, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has underlined the need for consultations with all stakeholders to carefully handle the problem along India’s nearly 4,000-km porous border with its eastern neighbour. The new…

Modern Day Slavery

dubai

There are three different Dubais, all swirling around each other. There are the expats, there are the Emiratis, headed by Sheikh Mohammed; and then there is the foreign underclass who built the city, and are trapped here. They are hidden…

The second-largest religion in each state

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Christianity is by far the largest religion in the United States; more than three-quarters of Americans identify as Christians. A little more than half of us identify as Protestants, about 23 percent as Catholic and about 2 percent as Mormon.…

Hindu girl a top ranker in madrasah

Mou Halder

The Class X results of Madrasah Board in West Bengal sprang a surprise here on Tuesday when a Hindu girl was ranked sixth in the State. Fifteen-year-old Mou Halder, who achieved the rare feat, is a student of Bogdhara Siddikiya…