China builds coal power plant in Bangladesh despite protests

China builds coal power plant in Bangladesh despite protests

A Chinese-backed coal power plant is being built in Bangladesh allegedly by evicting locals from their land and grabbing a riverbed. There has been opposition, including a directive by the government’s own National River Conservation Commission (NRCC) to local authorities to evict the company from the plot where the plant is being built. However, construction […]

Amid Covid-19 chaos and protests, farmers in India eye record wheat crop

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Labourers wearing masks shift wheat crop from a trolley to remove dust from the crop at a wholesale grain market during an extended nationwide lockdown to slow the spreading of Covid-19 in Chandigarh, India on April 17, 2020 Reuters Farmers are on track to gather a record 109 million tons of wheat this year While […]

Dhaka, at least 4 dead in protests over Modi’s visit

Dhaka, at least 4 dead in protests over Modi's visit

Demonstrations against the Indian premier’s participation in celebrations for the 50th anniversary of independence and the centenary of the birth of Mujibur Rahman. Islamists accuse him of persecution of Muslims in India. Modi: “Collaboration between our two countries is fundamental for the development of South Asia.” Dhaka (AsiaNews) – At least four people died and […]

Violent Protests Against Indian PM's Visit Mar Bangladeshi Jubilee

Violent Protests Against Indian PM's Visit Mar Bangladeshi Jubilee

Violence marred the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh’s declaration of independence Friday with at least five people killed and dozens injured in clashes between police, pro-government activists and people protesting the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The anti-Modi protesters in Dhaka, Chittagong and other places included supporters of Islamic groups and leftist organizations, both […]

Indian farmers squat on railway tracks to mark four months of protests

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Farmers block a rail track to show their support to the nationwide strike called by farmers who are continuing to protest against the central government’s recent agricultural reforms in Amritsar on March 26, 2021 AFP Tens of thousands of farmers have been camped on the outskirts of the capital New Delhi since last year protesting […]

Questions of land and identity simmer with farmers’ protests

Questions of land and identity simmer with farmers’ protests

Khaps, which were considered outdated and regressive, now help in spreading the word As Haryanvi singer Ajay Huda croons “Zindabad kisani, zindabad jawani”, his latest song on farmers’ protests, sons of farmers break into a jig at the Bhojpur panchayat called by the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) against the contentious farm laws. Among them are […]

Thousands of women join Indian farmers’ protests against new laws

Thousands of women join Indian farmers' protests against new laws

Thousands of women joined protests by farmers on the outskirts of Delhi on Monday to mark International Women’s Day, demanding the scrapping of new laws that open up agriculture produce markets to private buyers. Since December, many farmers accompanied by their families have camped at three sites on the outskirts of the Indian capital to […]

While Centre-Farmer Talks Stall, UK Parliament to Hold Debate on Laws and Protests

While Centre-Farmer Talks Stall, UK Parliament to Hold Debate on Laws and Protests

Jalandhar: Even as the protest against the three contentious agriculture laws continues at Delhi’s borders, the British parliament is all set to hold a debate on the farmers’ protest on March 8. The UK parliament’s debate on the ongoing protest has come at a time when the Modi government has been casting aspersions on any […]

Indian farmers plan major road blockade outside Delhi to mark 100th day of protests

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File Photo: People attend a Maha Panchayat or grand village council meeting as part of a farmers’ protest against farm laws at Kandela village in the northern state of Haryana, India on February 3, 2021 Reuters Farmers demand repeal of laws that open up agriculture markets to private companies Indian farmers who have been protesting […]