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Hussain Muhammad Ershad, was former military dictator of Bangladesh passes away

Hussain Muhammad Ershad (89), the former military dictator of Bangladesh, has passed away in Dhaka on July 14, 2019. He was the Jatiya Party chief and also the leader of the opposition in Parliament. He was born in 1930 in Coochbehar district of West Bengal state in the then British India. His parents migrated to ..

32nd Congress of International Seed Testing Association (ISTA) started in Hyderabad

On June 26, the 32nd Congress of the International Seed Testing Association (ISTA) has kick-started in Hyderabad, Telangana. The Seed Congress is being held for the first time in South Asia. Over 600 delegates including seed experts, officials, policy makers and representatives of national and international companies from nearly 70 countries like the UK, South ..

National People’s Party becomes first Political Outfit from Northeast to get Status of National Party

The ruling National People’s Party (NPP), which is in an alliance with the BJP in Meghalaya, has been granted recognition as a national party by the Election Commission of India (ECI). As per the party’s request, the symbol ‘book’ has been allotted to it. With this, the NPP has become the first party from the ..

Pramila Jayapal becomes first South Asian American woman to chair US House

Indian-American Congresswoman, Pramila Jayapal has become the first South Asian American woman to preside over the US House of Representatives. She is a Democrat from Washington DC. The 116th Congress broke records with women and lawmakers crossing racial and religious barriers, including an all time high for Asian American lawmakers. A record number of 17 ..

Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu headed to Fifth Term as Prime Minister

Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to head a historic 5th term as Israel’s prime minister with close-to-complete unofficial election results giving his right-wing Likud and other nationalist and religious parties a solid majority in parliament. The results have dimmed hopes of a negotiated solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. With 97.4% of the vote counted, Likud and its ..

New Far-Right Coalition comes up ahead of EU polls

The European Parliament will soon go to polls on May 23-26 and will see new and powerful contest as the four European far-right nationalist parties have stated that they have formed a new coalition and have also asked other like-minded parties to contribute to the same by joining the alliance. Matteo Salvini, who is the ..

National Congress Party releases Manifesto for LS election

Nationalist Congress Party has released the party election manifesto in Mumbai and New Delhi. Dilip Valse Patil who is the Senior party leader and former minister has issued the tag line of manifesto to be ‘Aao milke desh banaye’ which means Come let’s build the nation together. Thus manifesto will mostly focus on issues pertaining to ..

Democrats eyeing 150 seats in Thailand Elections

Abhisit Vejjajiva, the leader of the Democrats in Thailand’s oldest political party has stated that he wants his party to be at the centre of government after the elections which happened on Sunday after 5 years of military rule when they had seized control of the nation in 2014 after a lengthy period of street ..