Soon after news broke about the death of Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah's only daughterÂ Dina WadiaÂ on 2 November, messages of condolences started to pour in through social media.
People from all walks of life, including politicians... More
Pakistan and Iran on Wednesday (Nov 1) called for the resumption of a â€˜credible political processâ€™ owned and led by Afghanistan to seek lasting solution of the lingering conflict in the war-torn country.
The joint... More
Nepal's export to India has been adversely affected after the enforcement of Goods and Services Tax as Nepali goods have become less competitive in the Indian market due to high duty in post-GST period,... More
Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghaniâ€™s recent dash to New Delhi â€“Â timed with the arrivalÂ of US secretary of state Rex Tillerson from Islamabad â€“ was perhaps aimed to create the optics of a new emerging configuration... More
India has, at last, agreed to talk to the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) when they appointed a new special government representative to pursue talks in Indian Occupied Kashmir. This is clear u-turn in... More
The Hindustan Times appears to have taken down its hate tracker initiative, a microsite that aimed at being a â€œnational database on crimes in the name of religion, caste and raceâ€.
Readers and viewers who... More
Bangladesh's highest economic policy-making body has approved a China-funded elevated expressway project, Xinhua reported.
The project was approved at a meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) chaired by Prime Minister... More
A closer alliance with the US could bring India more harm than good, a professor of politics at the University of Westminster, Dibyesh Anand, told Radio Sputnik, commenting on US Secretary of State Rex... More
Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Ma Mingqiang said the relations between Bangladesh and China reached such a height which will help expedite development efforts benefiting people of the two countries.
He also said China follows the... More
Bangladesh will have to pay higher interest rates for taking loans from the International Development Association (IDA) of the World Bank as the country will be classified as an â€˜IDA gapâ€™ country by the... More
Donald Trump's new Afghan strategy is unlikely to bear any fruit, Pakistani security analyst Rahimullah Yusufzai told Radio Sputnik. It's hard to defeat terrorists while depending solely on airstrikes, he said. Last month Afghanistan... More
On September 23, Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj took a swipe at Pakistan at the 72nd UN General Assembly, saying that Islamabad had given the world "terrorists" while New Delhi was producing top-notch... More
The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday slashed Indiaâ€™s Gross Domestic Product growth forecast for the 2017-â€™18 financial year to 6.7% in itsÂ World Economic OutlookÂ report for October. In its April and July reports, the IMF... More
U.S. Secretary of State to visit both countries in one trip, resuming a practice that New Delhi particularly dislikes
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is expected to visit India â€œlater in Octoberâ€, officials... More
US Secretary of Defense, General James Mattis has said that Chinaâ€™s One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative is untenable because it passes through a disputed territory. He was alluding to the China Pakistan Economic... More
Indian Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Arun Jaitley on Wednesday (4 October) said connectivity is crucial to the success of Bangladesh-India bilateral development partnership, sub-regional economic cooperation and economic prosperity in the region.
Obsession with one nation, one religion and one language continues down till today in Myanmar, leading to its present predicament. The psyche of the country has been shaped by a fear of disintegration, xenophobia,... More
China is sending relief for the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh coming from Myanmar and willing to play its part to end the crisis, its ambassador in Dhaka says.
Ma Mingqiang at the celebration of the... More
The newly-elected Prime Minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is on his first visit to the US to attend the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The visit came at a critical time... More
Narendra Modi is India's most travelled Prime Minister. The opposition Congress recently wanted his name on the Guinness Book of World Records for the most travelled Prime Minister, mockingly writing," We are overwhelmed and”extremely happy to suggest the name of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi who has set the... More
For the Indian policy makers, one of the crucial questions today is of how to walk a balancing act between the US, their prime strategic ally, and Iran, their traditional regional ally and, of course, third biggest supplier of oil. The question has become even more significant ever since... More
Even a cursory analysis of the three Nawaz Sharif sackings as PM reveals one constant sordid fact, his incurring penchant to listen to a bunch of “unelectable advisors” who constantly feed his already inflated ego about his supposed omni-potency. The 1993 sacking did him wonders, turning an Establishment “puppet... More
There is something scared about the relationship between a University, its teachers and students. It is built on trust, obligation, mutual affection and much more.
Its as if the teacher is the parent, the campus is the home. A relationship is inherently therefore written into this unwritten contract. It was... More
Myanmar’s new finance minister, Soe Win is determined to revitalize the government’s economic policies and ensure their effective implementation, according to government insiders. Although he has only been in his post for less than two months, there are significant signs that with him at the helm, the government’s commitment... More
Social-media platforms are often criticized for their susceptibility to toxic dialogue and vicious attacks. It is a problem that India knows well. Just ask External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, whose recent vilification by members and supporters of her own ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is a case in point.
Since the start of the year, U.S. President Donald Trump has lashed out at allies and adversaries alike on trade. Often, as with India, the U.S. has pushed for enhanced security cooperation at the same time it declared trade relations a national security threat. The belligerence has left many... More
The much-awaited Gazipur city election is over, the “we-knew-it-from-before” polls results are upon us, the “impartiality” of the police and the “neutrality” of the civil administration have once again been demonstrated, the never-too-late-to-follow “certificate” of the Election Commission has been delivered and, of course, our democracy now stands “strengthened”.
The BJP pulled out of the coalition government and the other partner, the PDP, had no choice but to resign. The BJP pulled out of the coalition government and the other partner, the PDP, had no choice but to resign.
Only a few weeks ago I had poured out my... More
Just a few days ago I warned two young student leaders in Darjeeling of West Bengal, against the violent movement which has started there for a separate Gorkhaland. I told them in no way should they support this demand. This has multifarious geo-political risks. If a Gorkhaland state is... More