Daily Archives: February 23, 2017

Terrorists could use nuclear power plant material for ‘dirty bomb’

Bangladesh’s entrance into the sector of nuclear energy started many, many years ago. In fact, the Rooppur nuclear power plant site was selected even before Bangladesh’s independence in 1971....

7 new Earth-like exoplanets discovered

On Wednesday (22 February 2017) NASA announced the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star named TRAPPIST-1. Three of these planets are firmly located in...

If two young leaders come together, people’s hopes will rise: Akhilesh Yadav

After seven public meetings on Monday, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, 43, has a bit of hoarse throat. That, however, doesn’t deter him from taking on Prime Minister...

$530 Million Shivaji Statue Divides Mumbai

A fitting tribute to a local legend or a grotesque misuse of money? The decision to build the world's tallest statue just off Mumbai's coast has divided the city. But...

Sri Lankan elite discusses “frightening economic situation”

The Colombo-based Sunday Times published a lengthy article last weekend about a secret meeting of government ministers and President Maithripala Sirisena. According to the newspaper, the high-level gathering discussed...

Indian leaders welcome Nepal election announcement

Indian political leaders and officials have said the Nepal government’s decision to announce the date of local elections is a positive move but there was a need to address...

China state firm to buy Chevron Bangladesh oil fields

Chevron Corp. has signed a preliminary deal with China's Zhenhua Oil, a state-run oil and gas explorer, to sell its major natural gas fields in Bangladesh for about $2...
Subir Bhaumik on Bangali solution

SOUTHERN EYE: If SAARC has not, will BBIN and BIMSTEC work !

(Exclusive): The boycott of the SAARC Summit at Islamabad last year and hosting of the BRICS-BIMSTEC summit in Goa drove home the failure of regional cooperation in South Asia....

Meeting Minutes Reveal Insights Into Chinese Approach to Burma’s Peace Process

China will not “sit as a judge” regarding armed conflicts between the Myanmar Army and ethnic armed groups, Sun Guoxiang, Chinese Special Envoy of Asian Affairs, has said. The Irrawaddy...

Pakistan launches nationwide ‘Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad’

Pakistan on Wednesday launched a nationwide military operation 'Radd-ul-Fasaad', which would include broad-spectrum security and counter-terrorism operations in Punjab, and continuation of ongoing operations across the country. According to the...

Burden of proof not on us: India on China’s demand for solid evidence against...

Hitting out at China for demanding “solid evidence” for getting JeM chief Masood Azhar banned by the UN, India said the extent of his actions were “well-documented” and the...
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