Daily Archives: May 25, 2018

CANADA UNVEILS ROHINGYA STRATEGY, DEDICATES $300 MILLION FOR THREE YEARS

Rohingyas return to a makeshift refugee camp at Balukhali in Ukhia, Cox's Bazar with whatever aid they could collect. Photo: muhammad mostafigur rahman The funding will be focused on the...

DEATH TOLL IN BANGLADESH ‘ANTI-DRUGS’ CRACKDOWN RISES ABOVE 50

Shootouts across Bangladesh left nine alleged drug dealers dead Thursday, police said, as authorities stepped up a crackdown that now has claimed at least 52 lives in 10 days...

PM HASINA ARRIVES IN KOLKATA TO MEET MODI

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina arrived in Kolkata on Friday morning on a two-day visit to West Bengal at the invitation of her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi. A VVIP flight of...

EC ALLOWS MPS TO CAMPAIGN IN CITY POLLS, ANALYSTS SAY MOVE WILL BACKFIRE

The Election Commission has cleared changes to electoral laws allowing MPs to join campaign for city corporation polls, but analysts think the move will only jeopardise its own goal...

Dangerous liaisons

The Soviet invasion in 1979 precipitated a large influx of Afghans into Pakistan, mainly from the Kabul elite, the affluent bought up residential homes and even small businesses, mainly...

What is home? Indian and Pakistani artists explore the question through stories of Partition

Rashmi Kaleka’s family was one of the countless many which came to India from Pakistan during Partition in 1947 but never really forgot what once was home. The sound...

From atop the golden boughs

Some years ago Sheldon Pollock, master-scholar, philologist and historian, issued a dire warning about the state of scholarship in Sanskrit and other classical Ind¬ian languages. They were in terminal...

Death toll in Bangladesh ‘anti-drugs’ crackdown rises above 50

Shootouts across Bangladesh left nine alleged drug dealers dead Thursday (May 24), police said, as authorities stepped up a crackdown that now has claimed at least 52 lives in...

US wasted billions in failed Afghan stabilization efforts: official

The United States wasted billions of dollars trying to stabilize fragile parts of Afghanistan from 2001-2017 and some efforts caused more harm than good, a US government watchdog said...

Tourist boom in Maldives; half a mln travelers from Jan to Apr

Tourism statistics have indicated the Indian Ocean archipelago has already attracted more than half a million foreign travelers gracing its resort islands. Tourism Ministry has confirmed the island nation has...

US Congress backs measure to clamp down on Myanmar over Rohingya rights

Members of the US House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday in favor of legislation to pressure Myanmar, also known as Burma, to improve its record on human rights. Lawmakers...

India, Nepal to conduct 2-week long military exercise from Wednesday

Armies of India and Nepal will carry out a two-week long military exercise beginning Wednesday in Uttarakhand's Pithoragarh region with an aim to deepen counter-terror cooperation. The Indian Army said...

Controversial Sri Lanka monk found guilty of intimidation

A Sri Lanka court on Thursday (May 24) found a radical Buddhist monk guilty of criminal intimidation, the first time the notorious extremist has faced the prospect of jail. Galagodaatte...

What Is Behind Amnesty’s Burmese Military-Friendly Report?

Amnesty International’s latest briefing report on the Rohingya crisis has managed to create a stir in an already riotous social media scene around Myanmar. The report has attracted widespread...

May 28 bypolls on 4 Lok Sabha seats will test BJP’s popularity

The coming Monday will witness bypolls to four Lok Sabha and several Assembly constituencies. The bypolls are crucial for the BJP which held three of these four Lok Sabha...

Indian Navy chief says no need to give military angle to ‘the Quad’

‘The quad’, a proposed alliance among the United States, India, Japan and Australia to counter a rising Chinese presence in the Indo-Pacific, does not have a military dimension, India’s...

Rohingyas and their sympathisers should leave, says Katiyar after Priyanka’s visit to Bangladesh camp

Rohingyas should not live in India and neither should those who sympathise with them, BJP leader Vinay Katiyar said on Thursday (May 24), days after Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra...

What Pakistan brings to the Shanghai table

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), established in China in 2001, is a political, economic and security organization that is Eurasian in nature. Its six original members, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan,...

India’s Tejas Light Combat Aircraft Faces Further Delays

The serial production of India’s first domestically designed and produced light fighter aircraft, the Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), is facing additional delays as the Indian Air Force (IAF)...

India’s Tejas Light Combat Aircraft Faces Further Delays

The serial production of India’s first domestically designed and produced light fighter aircraft, the Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), is facing additional delays as the Indian Air Force (IAF)...

Even as low bidder, Russia’s Rosoboronexport may still loose air defense program in India

Even though Rosoboronexporthas emerged as lowest bidder in the Indian army’s $1.5 billion very short range air defense or VSHORAD program, the Russian company may loose the contract following...