Daily Archives: May 25, 2017

Pakistan captures Taliban leader blamed for three bombings in restive south-west

Pakistan has arrested a Taliban militant leader authorities describe as the "mastermind" behind three major attacks in Baluchistan, a spokesman for the government of the restive southwestern province said...

Bangladesh economy: Projected growth not reflected in reality

When the new crop of rice enters the market in Bangladesh, price of food grain falls. At least that is how it has always been in the past. This...

Chevron threatens to fire Bangladesh staff protesting asset sale

U.S. oil company Chevron has threatened to fire staff protesting against the planned sale of its assets in Bangladesh to Chinese investors, according to a letter seen by Reuters,...

Those who disturb the peace will be prosecuted: President Sirisena

President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday said he has instructed the authorities responsible for the country’s security to strictly impose the law against those who try to disrupt peace in...

Afghan forces continue to suffer battlefield casualties

A Taliban attack on a military base in southern Afghanistan has killed at least 11 government soldiers and wounded as many others, while a major insurgent offensive on a...

Hydro revenue can’t assure self-reliance: World Bank

The outlook that fiscal self-reliance would be achieved with increased hydropower generation is an illusion, says a 2016 World Bank paper on public finance. While higher export revenue, manageable external...

Saharanpur violence: UP govt suspends SSP, DM

The Yogi Adityanath government on Wednesday sacked Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) of Saharanpur Subhash Chandra Dubey and District Magistrate (DM) NP Singh over their inability to control the...

Wirathu urges followers to persevere after govt moves to curb ultra-nationalism

Burma’s infamous firebrand Buddhist monk U Wirathu urged his followers to find a solution to the struggles of the nationalist movement in a video published on his Facebook Tuesday...

Nepal’s Maoist prime minister resigns

Nepal’s Maoist prime minister resigned Wednesday as part of a planned handover to a former political foe who will be the impoverished nation’s tenth leader since the end of...

Two Chinese nationals abducted from Quetta

Armed men pretending to be policemen kidnapped two Chinese language teachers from Jinnah town, an affluent residential area in Quetta on Wednesday. Anwarul Haq Kakar, a provincial government spokesperson, said...

Story of a Bangladeshi girl with Chinese Navy

The Chinese naval ocean-going visiting taskforce arrived at Chittagong, Bangladesh, the fifth stop of its voyage, on Tuesday morning. Amid the welcoming crowd on the wharf, a seven-year-old Bangladeshi girl...

‘A dark day’: lawyers and legal experts react to supreme court judgment

The supreme court’s judgment declaring itself the final authority on the validity of no-confidence and impeachment votes has drawn widespread criticism from lawyers, lawmakers and legal experts. The apex court...

Portrait of Myanmar’s ‘Buddhist Bin Laden’ chills Cannes

'The Venerable W', his chilling portrait of the monk who has been accused of preaching hate and inciting attacks on Myanmar's Muslim Rohingya minority, has been hailed by critics...

Pakistan Air Force makes all forward bases operational

Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa had recently written to IAF officers, asking them to be prepared for operations at a very short notice. The Pakistan Air...

Myanmar seeks to kick start stalled peace process

Hundreds of representatives from Myanmar’s ethnic insurgent groups gathered in the capital on Wednesday for talks aimed at reviving Aung San Suu Kyi’s stuttering peace process after months of...

India considering ‘punitive actions’ against Pakistan, claims US official

A senior intelligence official from the United States has warned that India is considering punitive actions against Pakistan. “India has sought and continues to move to isolate Pakistan diplomatically and...

Why Major Gogoi is wrong

  On April 9, the day of the election to the vacant Srinagar parliamentary seat, a cornered paramilitary unit in Budgam district called the army for assistance to secure a...

Indian RSS attempts to convert Nazrul!

Kazi Nazrul Islam, the national poet of Bangladesh, the pride of the Bengali nation, the revolutionary who stood up against the British colonialists, against religious hypocrisy, against class and...