Rohingya crisis: Dhaka not to take any ‘suicidal step’

No war with Myanmar rather solution thru’ peaceful efforts, says Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali on Monday said Bangladesh will not take any ‘suicidal’ decision like getting involved in any... More

‘Days of depending on US are over for Pakistan’: Pakistan PM

The days of Pakistan depending on the US to meet its military and other requirements are over, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi told Arab News during an exclusive interview. The... More

BBIN MVA: Dhaka, Kathmandu to discuss modalities with Delhi 

Bangladesh and Nepal want to discuss with India the modalities for early implementation of the Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal Motor Vehicles Agreement (BBIN MVA) to boost connectivity in the... More

Pakistan Accountability court grants bail to Maryam Nawaz, Capt Safdar

Maryam Nawaz, the daughter of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, and Capt Safdar on Monday appeared before an accountability court in connection with corruption references. The accountability court was hearing... More

China reinforces mediation call as Rohingya crisis spirals

Without alienating Bangladesh, China is backing Myanmar, setting the stage of mediation between the two countries to resolve the Rohingya humanitarian and refugee crisis. On September 28, China flew 2,000... More

5-day BD, US Disaster Response Exercise begins

The Bangladesh Armed Forces Division and U.S. Army Pacific on Sunday announced their participation in the Pacific Resilience Disaster Response Exercise and Exchange (DREE), a civil-military disaster preparedness and... More

China urges India to abide by ‘historic treaty’ on border

China today referred to the 1890 UK-China treaty which it claims demarcated the Sikkim sector of the Sino-Indian border as it urged New Delhi to abide by its provisions,... More

Kabul asks Islamabad to hand over 5 top imprisoned militants for Afghan...

Afghanistan has asked Pakistan to hand over its five top militant commanders imprisoned in the country. According to the government in Kabul, the militants can play a key role in Afghan peace... More

Lankan opposition protests before Indian Consulate on airport deal with India

Twenty six people were arrested when about 2000 supporters of the opposition Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) tried to storm the Indian Consul General’s office in Hambantota in South... More

CII to begin Indo-Bangladesh joint initiative on Tetulia corridor issue 

Trade and commerce arena in northern West Bengal is keen to begin Indo-Bangla joint initiative to bring back near forgotten Tetulia corridor issue back to life. The demand to... More

Bangladesh Islamists call on government to arm Rohingyas

Thousands of Islamist hardliners marched in Bangladesh's port city of Chittagong Friday (Oct 6)calling for the government to arm Rohingya Muslim refugees fleeing a crackdown in Myanmar's troubled Rakhine... More

Russia to host ‘Afghan peace talks meeting’ this within a week

Representative from more than 50 countries and international organizations will attend the International Contact Group’s meeting in Moscow in October 11, where they will discuss the issues around the... More

All Rohingya to be shifted to mega refugee camp: Bangladesh

Bangladesh on Thursday (Oct 5) announced it would build one of the world's biggest refugee camps to house all the 800,000-plus Rohingya Muslims who have sought asylum from violence... More

India’s Nagaland town adopts resolution to keep illegal Bangladeshi immigrants away

Residents of a town in Nagaland have adopted a resolution to restrict entry of illegal Bangladeshi immigrants (IBIs). The resolution was adopted at Chumukedima, located 14km from Nagaland’s commercial hub... More

Bangladesh builds two more warships

It took 24 months to build the warships with China's technical assistance. Two more warships built at the Khulna shipyard are scheduled to be commissioned next month. President Md Abdul Hamid... More

Rohingya crisis: UN ‘suppressed’ report predicting its shortcomings in Myanmar

The UN commissioned and then “suppressed” a report that criticised its strategy in Myanmar and warned it was ill-prepared to deal with the impending Rohingya crisis, sources have told... More

With 500 soldiers on guard, China expands road in Doklam

Barely a month after the winding down of an aggressive stand-off with India at the Sikkim border, the Chinese army is back to building a road on the Doklam... More

Preventing cows from going to Bangladesh and Rohingyas from entering India

Indian border guards are struggling to prevent cows from being smuggled into Bagladesh and Rohingyas coming into India from Bangladesh through the 2216 km long India-Bangladesh border. The Border Security... More

10,000 Rohingya poised to enter Bangladesh as exodus swells again

More than 10,000 Muslim Rohingya have massed in Myanmar near a crossing point into Bangladesh, apparently poised to join an exodus across the border due to food shortages and fear... More

Indian Army Commanders to discuss Doklam, military reforms in 6-day conference

Top army commanders will discuss security challenges facing the country, including the recent Doklam standoff, at a six-day conference starting October 9. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will address the... More

Nepali Congress to form democratic alliance to counter leftist

The ruling Nepali Congress today decided to form a democratic alliance for the upcoming provincial and parliamentary elections to counter the Maoist party's alliance with the largest communist bloc. A... More


New Afghan strategy offers war not victory or peace

In its search for a strategy that might bring a victory -- or even a semblance of it -- in its longest war ever, the US is ending up offering more years of warfare than peace to... More

Will the Sinha to Miah transition solve the crisis?

Chief Justice Sinha is already history after his flight to Australia amidst much drama and corruption allegations made by the Government. His has been a dramatic regime anyway which began with calls to uphold the supremacy of... More

Bank failure not an option

Over the years many highly developed economies with sophisticated markets and long functioning banking systems have faced significant banking crises or banking failures. The role of Central Banks is critical in not only preventing and/or pre-empting failures... More

Aung San Suu Kyi reveals the strategic plans for Rakhine

At long last Aung San Suu Kyi has finally revealed the government’s new strategic plans for the trouble state of Rakhine. This is essentially the long-promised roadmap constructed around the recommendations of the Kofi Annan Advisory Commission... More

India’s Afghanistan venture has its limits

Clearly an important part of the United States’ “regional approach” to Afghanistan is the role that India is to play in re-building the war-torn country. Notwithstanding the crucial consequences this policy would produce in terms of triggering... More


Afghanistan’s tryst with China begins – in Washington

Afghanistan has been accepted as a permanent member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Jin Liqun, president of the Beijing-based institution, formally presented a certificate confirming... More

Slowdown haunts Indian government unwilling to admit its mis-steps

Seventy years after independence, India’s economy is at a critical juncture. Two years ago, thanks to a surge in growth since 2005 and China’s slowdown, India celebrated... More

Missing a Nobel chance

The Nobel Peace Prize, 2017, has just been awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). Had India joined 122 other member-states of the United... More

Fight the lie with the truth

The truth about Myanmar must be told, 10,000 times 10 years, the government of Myanmar has committed genocide against the Rohingya people. This is not a complicated issue,... More



Gorkhaland, Mamata and the Chinese factor

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... More