Daily Archives: December 26, 2016

Pak-China-Russia meeting on Afghanistan might turn the tide

Pakistan, China and Russia will hold the next round of three-way counter-terrorism talks in Moscow on Tuesday on regional issues, primarily focusing on turmoil-hit Afghanistan. This will be the third...

BD opposition insists on election-time non-party govt

The issue of a neutral government to hold parliamentary elections remains an apple of discord in the politics of Bangladesh as one of the largest parties of the country,...

Aung San Suu Kyi fails to calm Myanmar’s ethnic violence

Western media has been castigating Aung San Suu Kyi more and more with the Rakhaine situation in Myanmar. There was a time when media highly praised Suu Kyi for...

Bangladesh struggles to leave the LDC bracket

The latest United Nations report stated that Bangladesh will be able to make its transition from the Least Developed Country or LDC list by 2024.  The government projected Bangladesh...

Cashless economy: A distracting mirage

Every now and then a new word or phrase is introduced into the conversation. On November 8, 2016, it was demonetisation. It was portrayed as the white knight on...

Tension prevails in Dhulagarh, West Bengal

The situation in Dhualgarh of Howrah district, West Bengal, remains tense over the past fortnight. Clashes broke out between two communities following Muslim Milad-ul-Nabi celebrations in Dhulagarh, 28 kilometers...

Anger in Afghanistan at female pilot’s US asylum bid

There was an angry reaction in Afghanistan to news that the first female fixed-wing pilot in the country's air force was requesting asylum in the United States after completing...

Pakistan frees 220 Indian fishermen as “goodwill gesture”

Pakistan on Sunday released 220 Indian fishermen held for trespassing into its territorial waters as a "goodwill gesture" to its nuclear-armed rival India, officials said. "We released 220 Indian fishermen...

Nepali opposition parties preparing for mass demonstration

Nine Nepali opposition parties including main opposition CPN-UML are preparing to organise a mass demonstration against the constitution amendment bill registered at the Legislature-Parliament by government. The parties are organising...