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MALDIVES: Ruling coalition Partners become Rivals in Parliamentary election

Paper No. 6410             Dated 16-March-2019

By R M Panda

Politics is the game of compulsions, limitations and contradictions. The Ruling Coalition- those who fought jointly in a Presidential election to defeat a tyrant,  are now fighting separately and competing with each other as well and with independent and opposition candidates in this upcoming Parliamentary Election.

Nepal: Oli Should Take stern Action Against Chand Group despite opposition from Within:

Paper No. 6409             Dated 15-Mar-2019

By S. Chandrasekharan

Kathmandu witnessed another major explosion again by the Chand Group on 12th March and the Oli Government which was dilly dallying in taking any decisive action was forced to act.  The same day, Prime Minister Oli in one of his meetings declared that the Government considers the Nepal Communist Party led by Netra Bikram Chand as a criminal group and that all its activities will  be banned.

Nepal: Violent Incidents By Chand Group Should Not be taken Lightly.

Paper No. 6502          Dated 1-Mar-2019

By S.Chandrasekharan

On 22 night February, a major explosion took place at Kathmandu and at many other districts the mobile cell towers of Ncell were torched simultaneously. The explosion near gate of N Cell Headquarters at Naakhu in Lalitpur, Kathmandu took the life of one person and injured two other women who were standing nearby. 

Several N Cell towers  in 12 other districts that included Achham, Kanchanpur, NawalParasi, Nuwakot, Gorkha, Karki and Myagdi were torched.

Myanmar: Constitutional Amendments: The Army Bares its Fangs!

Paper No. 6499 .       Dated 25-Feb-2019

By S. Chandrasekharan

When the NLD pushed for Constitutional Amendments, the Myanmar Army (Tatmadaw) responded that the Army is not against Constitutional Reforms but it was only objecting to the way the motion had been presented in the Parliament without following the procedures.

Post Pulwama and Gadkari’s Statement on Indus Water Treaty.

Paper No. 6498 .      Dated 22-Feb-2019

By S. Chandrasekharan

In the light  of Feb. 14 attack on a CRP Convoy, the ,Union Cabinet Minister Nitin Gadkari tweeted  that India would ‘choke’ the water supply to Pakistan.  He said that India will divert waters of Eastern Rivers allotted to India and divert them to the people of J&K and Punjab.

Myanmar: NLD’s Bid for Constitutional Changes- An Analysis.

Paper no: 6497            Dated 21-Feb-2019

By S.Chandrasekharan

On January 29, the Ruling Party NLD made a surprise move in the Parliament to form a Committee for proposing Constitutional Changes to the existing 2008 Constitution.  The proposal as expected was vigorously opposed by the Army Representatives led by Brig. Maung Maung who did  not speak on the idea of Constitutional amendments but on the procedure adopted by the Ruling Party to push through amendments.

Bangladesh: The JeI- Change of Heart or Change of Tactics?

Paper No. 6496 .   Dated 19-Feb-2019

By S. Chandrasekharan

Current media reports in Bangladesh indicate that the Jamaat-e-Islami is seriously considering changing its name and enter into politics afresh though it should be aware that mere changing the name will not bring in the desired legitimacy they are now desperately seeking.

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