Daily Archives: February 8, 2017

Tamil Nadu’s political landscape changing rapidly

The situation revolving around the post of Chief Minister of India’s Tamil Nadu state is changing hastily. After the death of the previous CM Jayalalithaa, O Panneerselvam assumed the...

China to build Lanka’s Ruwanpura Expressway

The Sri Lankan government sees no alternative but reaching to China for the implementation of country’s major infrastructure projects. Mainly Chinese companies are being awarded with these contracts. And,...

India has 3 times external debt than rest 8 south Asian countries combined 

India's foreign debt is the highest among the South Asian countries. Currently, rest of the south Asian countries combinedly have around 31 percent external debt of what India have....

BJP’s systematic use of trolling to incite hatred

Social media in India is awash with right-wing trolls who incite online communal tension and abuse and sexually harass journalists, opposition politicians and anyone who questions them. But who...

Sri Lanka and the pivot to Asia in the new global order

In October 2011, then US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton outlined a new foreign policy vision for the United States that rebalanced its focus to East Asia and Pacific...

The Myanmar link to Asia’s next big leap

A new chapter of Asia’s growth story is being written either side of the Ganges Delta. South Asia is rising. China is striving to reach a new level. Along...

New CEC triggers old controversy

Speculations about the political and election scenario in Bangladesh are drawing to a close with the restructure of the Election Commission. President Abdul Hamid on Monday night formed the...

Reflections on Freedom

Sixty nine years ago, Sri Lanka regained its independence after nearly 450 years of colonial rule. It was a tumultuous four centuries that would alter the course of history...

At least 19 killed in suicide blast at Afghan Supreme Court

A suicide bomber attacked Afghanistan's Supreme Court just as staff were leaving work Tuesday, killing at least 19 people and injuring 41 in the second attack on government institutions...

China blocks US move to designate Jaish chief Masood Azhar a terrorist at UN

China on Tuesday blocked a proposal by the United States (US) to designate Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar a global terrorist. The US, supported by the United Kingdom and France,...

Myanmar FO ‘Deeply Troubled’ by Findings of UN Report

The United States is “deeply troubled” by the findings of a United Nations report that said soldiers in Arakan State had committed atrocities against minority Muslims, the US State...
Subir Bhaumik on Bangali solution

SOUTHERN EYE: Wasted Years for Growth

(Exclusive) India’s 2017-18 budget has left behind a trail of controversies, even one as basic as its timing. Many have said the government should have pushed back the date of...
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