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Former LTTE commander Karuna says his new party will...

Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan, alias Karuna Amman, the former LTTE  Commander for Batticaloa and Amparai, who this week formed a new party, Tamizhar Aikkiya Suthanthira Munnani (Tamil... More

Demonitisation shaved off Rs2.25 lakh crore from GDP: Chidambaram


Former Finance Minister in the UPA government of India, P. Chidambaram has come out with a new book, ‘Fearless in Opposition’, at a time when... More

A strong organization behind U Ko Ni murder


Strategic consultant and Burma expert Bertil Lintner has known U Ko Ni by name for a long time, ever since he became acquainted with the... More

Bangladesh must live up to its image as an emerging...


On the verge of celebrating its silver jubilee as an independent nation, Bangladesh has seen many changes, reached milestones in reducing poverty, improving healthcare and... More

Serious job losses are taking place in India:Amartya Sen


More than two months after the demonetization, Nobel Laureate and economist Amartya Sen says that any proper “economic reasoning could not have sensibly led to... More

The real danger is when both India and China...


The Director of Center for South Asian Studies, Nischalnath Pandey presented his views on China’s perceived assertiveness in Nepal, on Nepal-India ties and on Nepal’s foreign... More

‘Trump will likely take on China, continue good ties...


With 10 days to go for the swearing-in ceremony for the US’s new President Donald Trump, The Hindu asked foreign policy expert David Rothkopf, CEO... More

India’s policy shift reflects improvement in ties: Israel envoy


Israeli Ambassador to India Daniel Carmon says his government appreciates India’s stand, and a favourable “shift in position” at the UN in the past two... More

‘The NLD-Dominated Parliament Has Not Thought About Federalism in...


Myanmar media The Irrawaddy’s HtetNaing Zaw recently sat down with U OoHla Saw, an outspoken Lower House lawmaker representing Arakan State’s MraukU, to outline his... More

India-U.S. interests are aligned in Bangladesh: Marcia Bernicat


The U.S. is not concerned about China’s growing economic role in Bangladesh as infrastructure development is a “good thing”, the U.S. Ambassador in Dhaka, Marcia... More

India, China, Japan must work together for economic cooperation...


In a recent interview given to The Hindu at Temple Trees in Colombo, Ranil Wickremesinghe, the Prime Minster of Sri Lanka answered questions relating to... More

If demonetisation fails, Modi will be destroyed. H.D....


  The former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda spoke to the Hindu, a leading newspaper of India,  on the impact of demonetisation and the evolving political... More

SAARC – A Potential Giant or A Sidelined Midget


"Until such time that the leaders of SAARC decide to leave bilateral issues aside and address the common problems together in a workmanlike manner to realise the... More

NSG isn’t the linchpin of India-U.S. n-cooperation


In a visit to a seminar organised by the Nuclear Law Association of India in Delhi, Stephen Burns, Chairman, United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, spoke... More

Bangladesh is no longer an exporter of terrorism


Cutting ties to Pakistan is not in the interest of the PM /REUTERS Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on why Bangladesh pulled out of the SAARC summit, bilateral... More

COLUMN

Eid and the culture of the travelling classes

The local grocer asked me if I was going outside Dhaka for Eid. I replied that I was totally urban with no village home to visit and wish or means to pursue fun and shopping in Kolkata or Bangkok or elsewhere. He was disappointed as many of... More

Talent and sprit running wild

Precariously making the cut for the eighth and final spot on the ICC ODI rankings, Pakistan came into the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy tournament as rank underdogs. Routed by India in their very first match by a whopping 124 runs, almost everyone gave up on Pakistan. One... More

Better Late than Never

As they say, better late than never. One of the more positive moves of India's Modi government has also been one of its least publicised one. Perhaps because the move to ratify the UN TIR convention will not provide much domestic mileage. India has now ratified the... More

China looms larger than ever in Myanmar

Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s top civilian leader – the State Counselor -- remains torn between Asia and the West. And a spat with the UN is pushing Myanmar increasingly into China’s arms. In the past month, the Lady – as she is commonly known -- has... More

The violent route to states’ reorganization in India

Although India has been a democracy with a plethora of institutions to solve political, social and economic problems through debate and discussion, significant domestic changes have come about, not through constitutional means, but through violence. Indian ruling classes, whether ethnic, linguistic or religious, have shown a consistent tendency... More

EDITOR'S CHOICE

Belt and Road helps Nepal diversify relations and expand trade ties

Despite a high amount of political pressure exerted by India, Nepal signed a Belt and Road initiative deal with China on May 12, three years after a preliminary agreement. It is believed that Nepal would... More

Dynamics of Afghan conflict

The United States has finally understood that it is not winning in Afghanistan and that it needs to forge a fresh strategy to attain its objectives. Its long-running objective has been to defeat the... More

Attack on Fakhrul sends ominous signal for politics

Having faced insulting comments and criticism from the ruling party, secretary general of the opposition BNP Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir had wanted to go and stand by the side of the suffering people of... More

A brilliant future for China-SL cooperation under the ‘Belt and Road’...

On 14 and 15 of May, The Belt and Road Forum (BRF) for International Cooperation was successfully held in Beijing. This international gathering brought together 29 heads of state and government, and 1,500 representatives... More

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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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