Manash Pratim Dutta GUWAHATI, Feb 17 – From Assam, women are trafficked to places like Delhi, Haryana and Gujarat. In Delhi, the victims of trafficking are mostly used as sex workers and household helpers. In Haryana, they have been forced to do marriages and in Gujarat, the victims are engaged as labourers in various entities. […]
What happened to the remains of Khashoggi’s predecessor?
Ghadanfar Rokon Abadi was Iran’s senior intelligence officer in Beirut in the late 1990s. I met him many times and he was always frank about Iran’s support for Hezbollah in Lebanon; he even spoke to students at a Christian university in east Beirut to explain why his country supported Syria. He was not very convincing: claiming that the Syrian revolution had nothing to do with poverty or oppression was a hard sell.
Roma the movie: The hidden drama of domestic workers
Jan Lundius Roma, a 2018 Mexican film written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón, is currently on a triumphal journey through the world. It won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, the best director and best foreign language film at the Golden Globe Awards, best director and best picture at the Critics´ Choice Awards, […]
Walton offers 100% cash back on TV marking ‘Month of Language’
UNB Walton is offering 100 percent cash back on all models of its LED and smart televisions in February to mark the ‘Month of Language.’ The offer will be continued till the end of this month. Under this offer, a large number of customers got 100 percent cash back through purchasing the local brand’s televisions […]
Effulgent legacy of Ekushey and tainted democracy
Irrefutably unique in the annals of mankind, the campaign for due recognition of our mother tongue Bangla—popularly known as the Ekushey Language Movement 1952—was the prelude to the struggle for the independence of Bangladesh inasmuch as the Ekushey was the spark that ignited the fervent zeal amongst the masses who took up arms against the […]
Imperialist conflicts dominate Munich Conference
Peter Schwarz THE Munich Security Conference, which ended on 18 February, laid bare a capitalist world order rapidly breaking apart and heading for disaster. As the motto of the conference, the organizers chose the image of a fragmented puzzle and posed the question: Who would pick up the pieces. The course of the meeting made […]