Daily Archives: January 21, 2017

Way forward as Trump turns America inward

In a powerful appeal to American nationalism and a clarion call to put “America First,” the new President of the United States Donald J Trump has promised to upend...

Free thinking in Indian universities now under threat: Dr. Manmohan Singh

  The prestigious Presidency University, steeped in history and heritage, launched into its bicentennial celebrations on its foundation day, 20 January 2017. The Indian President Pranab Mukherjee and former Prime Minister...

Ex CM Gogoi says Assam Governor turning Raj Bhavan into RSS office

Accusing Assam (India) Governor Banwarilal Purohit of acting on behalf of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday said the Raj Bhavan here...

Sri Lankan Prez rescinds a two-thirds majority for re-imposition of Emergency

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has directed that proposed National Action Plan for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights (NHRAP) shouldn’t in any way be an obstacle to...

Afgan CE Abdullah Meets US Central Command Chief

Afgan Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in his meeting with US Central Command Chief, Gen. Joseph Votel, discussed some key issues including security and Afghan forces capability, a statement...

UN criticises Myanmar’s crackdown on Rohingya Muslim minority

A United Nations (UN) human rights investigator on Friday criticized Myanmar's crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority, and urged the military to respect the law and human rights. Authorities say...

After Chinese investment, Pakistan Stock Exchange bets on derivatives

Pakistan's soaring stock exchange will introduce derivatives trading from the middle of 2017, the bourse's managing director said, announcing the move weeks after a Chinese-led consortium took a strategic...
Subir Bhaumik on Bangali solution

SOUTHERN EYE: Delhi howls, states woo Chinese investments

(SouthAsianMonitor Exclusive): Indian states, in perpetual competition to woo investments, have not gone slow in trying to attract Chinese investment. This despite the often hostile exchanges across the Himalayas...

Can Bangladesh gain from China, India on the value added chain?

In September last year, a dialogue on ‘Bangladesh- India Relations: Progress and Challenges Ahead’, was organized in Dhaka by the Institute for Policy and Governance Advocate (IPAG) and the...