Yangon’s smart metres: A step towards creating a smart city

Yangon city is introducing state of the art smart metres to control the electricity supply, monitor its usage and bill costumers in parts of the city – in one automated system. “It’s a step towards making Yangon... More

India falls in line with others on Afghanistan

After swinging its Iran policy from ‘no dictate from the U.S.’ and compliance only with the U.N sanctions to completely ditching their purchase of oil from Iran and principally following the U.S. policy of isolating and crippling... More
Subir Bhaumik on Bangali solution

Is the BJP making a case for President’s Rule in West Bengal!

The poll time violence in West Bengal, relentlessly covered in television networks and debated over special programs that often degenerated into name calling and shouting matches, has served a purpose. It has helped Prime Minister Narendra Modi draw... More

Politicization hampers Lankans’ bid to stem communalism

Sri Lankans are now desperatelytrying to save the country from terrorists, irresponsible political leaders and political goons who spearheaded the anti- Muslim violencein the North Western Province on May 12 and 13. More

Lankan anti-Muslim riots cause widespread concern

Island-wide night curfew was re-imposed for the second consecutive day, and nine persons were arrested on Tuesday, in the wake of anti-Muslim violence that took place on Sunday and Monday More

Lanka imposes island-wide curfew as it struggles to contain anti-Muslim violence

An Island-wide curfew was imposed Monday night as the Sri Lankan government grappled with spreading anti-Muslim violence, allegedly sparked off by a social media post by a Muslim youth. More

BJP’s ‘incitement to genocide’ spree! Shocking!

Indian parliamentary election is essentially an internal affair. In that matter, Bangladesh or any other country of the world cannot and should not interfere in the internal affairs of India. This is and has been the norm... More

Lanka’s Defence Secretary resigns after Easter Sunday’s massacre as country struggles with...

Amidst calls by ex President and Opposition Leader, Mahinda Rajapaksa for the government to resign, four days after the deadly Easter Sunday terrorist suicide bomb attack on Sri Lankan churches and resorts, Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando Thursday... More

Sri Lankan Muslims stand firm to root out extremism from Lanka

Sri Lankan Muslims went into shock Monday after initial investigations on the deadly bomb attack that killed nearly 300 and wounded 500 across the country that targeted Easter Sunday celebrations, pointed to a local radical Muslim group.... More

Bhutan and Bangladesh to intensify relations

In his second official travel abroad after taking office in November 2018, Bhutan’s Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering is visiting Bangladesh Friday. The four-day visit, from 12 through 15 April, was made public by the two governments after... More

Bangladesh’s economic boom lacks the feel-good factor

The country’s top policymakers have been relentlessly coming up withskyrocketing economic growth projections, but economists appear to be not quite so convinced. Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal is optimistic about the GDP growth rate hitting the 8.0 per... More

US not against Chinese investments in Myanmar but advices caution

The US Ambassador to Myanmar, Scot Marciel, says that the US is not against Chinese investments in Myamnar but advocates caution in order to ensure financial transparency and protection of the country’s sovereignty. Speaking to the editorial team... More

Myanmar’s Myitsone dam remains contentious

Myanmar is coming under increased pressure from Beijing to resolve the thorny issue of the Myitsone dam. Work on the dam in northern Kachin state was suspended by the former government of President Thein Sein in 2011,... More

Key factors in April-May Indian parliamentary elections

Electioneering in India is in full swing with political parties feverishly sewing up alliances. The emerging political scenario in India is such that no party, including the ruling behemoth Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) riding on the crest... More

Is Bangladesh ready for the fourth industrial revolution?

One in every three young persons in Bangladesh is unemployed. That makes up for 34.3 per cent of the youth. It is the state-run Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) that has revealed this disturbing picture of unemployment... More

Pulwama blast: Unanswered questions emerge as anti-Pak and anti-Kashmiri sentiments intensify in...

A week after the devastating explosion at Lethpora in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, which caused the death of over 40 troopers of India’s Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), there has been no let up in anti-Kashmiri... More

After devastating Pulwama attack, heads must roll in India’s security establishment

The killing of over 40 Central Reserve Paramilitary Force (CRPF) troopers in Pulwama, of Kashmir’s militancy hotbeds, on February 14 was cause for outrage across India. But much of the public anger, if social media posts are... More

BJP puts controversial Citizenship Bill on backburner but will continue to needle...

Slightly over a month after the ruling BJP virtually rode home with the passage of the controversial 2016 Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Lok Sabha, it surprisingly backed down on the proposed legislation on February 13 and... More

Fate of China-Maldivian FTA uncertain as Male loosens ties with Beijing

The Maldives-China Free Trade Agreement (MCFTA) which was signed amidst great controversy on December 8, 2017, is today in limbo as the new Maldivian government headed by Ibrahim Mohamed Solih is looking into all deals, including the... More

As chief ministers, both Narendra Modi and Mamata Banerjee subverted their respective...

A cops-and-robbers drama, so to say, is being enacted in Kolkata. Even as a general build-up towards the campaign for the 2019 parliamentary elections is in the making, the Narendra Modi government has suddenly dropped the 2016... More

Sops galore as Modi govt unveils political interim budget with an eye...

A desperate Narendra Modi government, chastened by shock defeat in three Hindi heartland states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh in recent assembly elections, on Friday unveiled a political interim budget presented by a stop-gap finance minister Piyush... More


Court ticks off Bangladesh Central Bank for being blatantly pro-rich

Bangladeshi farmers are facing a massive problem with their rice harvest facing low demand and a steep fall in prices. The distressing situation has led some farmers to burn their crops in anger. People are aghast that the agriculture sector can be in such a situation in what is billed... More

Effects of Saffron surge in West Bengal

Bengal and its poll outcome were clearly the sub-text to the 2019 Indian elections, if the main text was whether BJP under Prime Minister Narendra Modi could come back to power. The BJP is back in power in India and the country is set to witness another term of Modi. In... More

“Tsunamo” hits India: Modi proves Cassandras wrong

The political wave which engulfed most of India on May 23 has been aptly named “Tsunamo” – a Tsunami like Narendra Modi wave which caused unexpected and unprecedented electoral destruction as it swept across the country. “Namo” in “Tsunamo” is short for Narendra Modi, the iconic leader of the Bharatiya... More

Complying with sanctions on Iran, India moves into US orbit

With India completely stopping purchase of Iranian oil, there is little doubt that India has jumped on to the US bandwagon of coercive politics. Washington has ratcheted up economic sanctions on Iran and is trying to push the latter’s oil exports to zero to force Tehran to give up its... More

Indian Opposition parties trying to unite to keep Modi out

Anticipating a fractured mandate, Indian Opposition parties, including the Congress, strong regional and caste-based parties and the much weakened Communists, are trying to cobble together a working post-poll coalition to keep the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) out of power. The most visible Opposition politician leading the 'stitch together'... More



Exclusive Interview with Bhutan’s Prime Minister

“I will request PM Sheikh Hasina to support us with some (medical) specialists that will be an immediate help for Bhutan” Dr.Lotay Tshering Prime Minister of Bhutan Bhutan’s Prime Minister, Dr. Lotay Tshering, is set to visit Bangladesh on 12th... More