Half of US$1bn Indian credit to BD in 2010 unused

Bangladesh has only been able to utilize 50 percent of the US$1.04 billion Indian credit provided in 2010. And... More

BD-India to sign defence MOUs, despite doubts in Dhaka 

Dhaka and New Delhi are set to sign a large-scale defence cooperation deal under the cover of Memorandum of... More

2 million in Bangladesh to benefit from China-built water treatment plant

Residents of Bangladesh's coastal Khulna city is largely dependent on groundwater but during the summer months the water level... More

We want India’s friendship, not domination: Manna

There are many unresolved issues with India that need to be addressed before reaching any defence agreement during the... More

Dangers and dilemmas of Bangladesh-India defence deal

With a possible defense deal between Bangladesh and India in the pipeline, stakeholders on both sides of the border... More

‘India cannot ignore our rights to Teesta water’

Prominent Bangladeshi hydrology expert Dr Ainun Nishat sits down with the Dhaka Tribune to discuss the much-talked-about issue of... More

BD opposition BNP’s Monirul wins Comilla city polls

Bangladesh opposition BNP candidate Monirul Haque Sakku won the Comilla City Corporation mayoral polls despite alleged ballot-stuffing in at... More

India-Bangladesh: What to Expect During Prime Minister Hasina’s Visit?

After a long delay of seven years and some postponements, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, will finally... More

Bangladesh Bank heist was ‘state-sponsored’: U.S. official

The heist of $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank's account at the New York Federal Reserve last year... More

Anti-terror steps should not restrict freedom: UN

The UN Human Rights Committee has urged Bangladesh to make sure that counterterrorism measures were not used to restrict... More

Default loans deplete Bangladesh banking sector

Apprehensions escalate concerning Bangladesh’s banking sector, as allegations of irregularities and fraud in government and private banks steadily gain... More

Total Lending of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Reaches $2 Bln

The total amount of loans issued by the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) amounted to $2 billion after the... More

Bangladesh hosts IPU conference on 1-5 April

Bangladesh parliament is hosting the 136th assembly of Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), a global organisation of parliaments, on 1-5April. Speakers,... More

Defence deal with India may increase mistrust in Bangladesh

Foreign affairs and defence experts and academics at a discussion raised questions about defence collaboration with India and said... More
Subir Bhaumik on Bangali solution

SOUTHERN EYE: Bangladesh’s Genocide Day

(Exclusive): For the first time, Bangladesh has observed the Genocide Day on March 25, a day before the usual... More

The new power play in South Asia

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s upcoming visit to India from April 7 to 10 is turning out to be perhaps... More

IS claims ‘suicide’ blast near Bangladesh airport

The militant Islamic State (IS) group claimed responsibility late Friday for a suspected suicide bomb attack outside the Bangladeshi... More

‘Hasina’s visit will add a new chapter to Indo-Bangla relationship’

Private power producers such as Adani Power and Reliance Power have robust investment plans for Bangladesh’s energy sector, India’s... More

Mamata agrees to discuss Teesta

West Bengal’s chief minister Mamata Banerjee has finally agreed to discuss the Teesta issue. In an exclusive interview on... More

Bangladesh India defense cooperation

Both Bangladesh and Indian media is carrying reports on defence cooperation framework, expected to be signed during the forthcoming... More

BD apex court rejects govt plea against opposition mayor

Bangladesh Supreme Court on Thursday (23 March) upheld a High Court order that stayed the suspension of a local... More


A golden opportunity

INFRASTRUCTURE projects all over the world have a tendency towards cost overruns and schedule delays. Pakistan’s implementation record has been relatively worse, irrespective of the form of government or party in power. It is characterised by sluggishness, frequent change of managers, passing on the buck and not... More

Why China’s new aircraft carrier should worry India

The launch of China’s second aircraft carrier, expected as soon as this week, will be an important and depressing moment for India. The “Type 001A” -- likely to be named the “Shandong” -- will give China an edge for the first time in the carrier race with... More

Myanmar’s Precariously Poised Peace Process

Myanmar’s peace process has been stalled for months, as the country’s ethnic rebel groups – fighting for autonomy – and Aung San Suu Kyi’s government try to find a solution to their impasse that has prevented it from making further headway. Now the next meeting of the Union... More

China’s Bengal foray

This was expected much before. West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has been to Singapore, UK and Germany, scouting for investments without much of  a success. Her government did not initially take much interest in the Kolkata-Kunming Forum (K2K) that brings together many potential Chinese investors in their... More

The other side of the panama ruling

On not so historic a day, the Supreme Court of Pakistan’s ruling on Panama leaks just fell short of what it was meant to be: a clear-cut verdict. The order for further investigation by a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) has, therefore, prolonged a controversy that has already consumed more than a... More


India’s moral claim to Kashmir has never seemed more fragile

India has spent the past decade lying to itself about Kashmir. The Pakistan-sponsored insurgency of the 1980s was contained. Elections were being held in the valley. People were defying militants to vote in them.... More

Three decades of mistrust

As Delhi and Colombo intensify their high-level political engagement, new opportunities for elevating the partnership are coloured by enduring suspicions in Sri Lanka. The country’s prime minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, is travelling to India this... More

India needs to learn that economic development comes before a naval...

"China is planning to build more aircraft carriers to bolster its maritime capabilities, which could pose a bigger threat to India," India's Economic Times reported recently. With concerns expressed by Indian media outlets about... More

Jinnah’s 2-nation theory triumphs in Kashmir

Kashmir: the jewel in the crown of India’s secularism. In 1947 when the Muslim-majority state acceded to India, it joined a brave homeland for all. India was not going to be a mirror image... More



Reaction to “Behind Hasina’s RAW tirade”

David Bergman, British investigative journalist based in Bangladesh, commented on a recently published column of South Asian Monitor titled "SOUTHERN EYE: Behind Hasina’s RAW tirade" in his facebook profile. "This is a fascinating and detailed article... More

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