Daily Archives: October 1, 2017

Myanmar sends minister to Bangladesh to discuss Rohingya issue

Amid the growing pressure on Myanmar, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi is now sending her representative to discuss the Rohingya issue with the Bangladesh government. Minister of the Office...

‘The frictions in the Rakhine state are less about Islamophobia than Rohingya-phobia’

Photographs of terrified Muslim men, women and children fleeing the Rakhine state of Myanmar to neighbouring Bangladesh in the last few weeks have made the global community take note of...

Facebook fascism: Censorship by the social media giant on criticism of BJP

29-year-old Mohammad Anas, who works as a freelance journalist claims that his Facebook account has been banned for 30 days after he posted “Kamal ka phoolhamaribhool”(the flower has been our blunder)...

Why are Indians reluctant to use the Kolkata-Agartala route that runs through Bangladesh?

The transit and transhipment agreements between Bangladesh and India were hotly debated and widely discussed. Arguments were made on both sides for and against opening up a route between the...

Pakistan is world’s fastest growing retail market: Bloomberg

Pakistan’s burgeoning youth and their freewheeling attitude toward rising incomes have turned the nation into the world’s fastest growing retail market, reports Bloomberg. The market is predicted to expand 8.2...

New deal with Myanmar Red Cross to boost aid in Rakhine: Turkish Red Crescent

A renewed cooperation deal with Myanmar Red Cross will help the Turkish Red Crescent (TRC) access hard-to-reach places in Myanmar's state of Rakhine, where people have been suffering as...

Economics and Democracy: Myanmar’s Myriad Challenges

The furor in the international community over the actions of the Myanmar armed forces in Rakhine state in recent weeks has led to widespread criticism of the civilian National League for...

The Rohingya issue: The need for humanistic retrospection

That the Rohingya community is one of the most victimized of communities, hounded and subject to that of a stateless position, is clear to the world. Also clear is...