by EditorJanuary 7, 2019 New Delhi, January 7 (NDTV): The spat between Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Indian Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman continued on Monday with Sitharaman saying that the state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, has orders for Rs. one million million or Rs. One trillion, and Rahul saying that the actual orders were only for Rs.
January 05, 2019 Lisa Schlein The U.N. human rights office is calling on Bangladeshi authorities to clamp down on party sympathizers allegedly behind violent, deadly attacks against political opponents protesting the results of the country’s recent parliamentary elections. The U.N. agency expresses deep concern about the violent crackdown against members of Bangladesh’s political opposition before,
Indians, Afghans react to Trump’s ‘Afghan library’ dig at PM Modi US leader’s bid to undermine India’s aid to Afghanistan annoys politicians and citizens in both South Asian nations.by Zeenat Saberin & Shereena Qazi 6 Jan 2019 more on India Take teen girls off night shift, Indian factories toldtoday Criticism after claims ancient Hindus invented
The Awami League probably would have won a fairer contest too Economist Print edition | AsiaJan 3rd 2019| DHAKA The awami league is an impressive outfit. Founded in 1949, the party spearheaded the movement that won Bangladesh independence from Pakistan in 1971. It has ruled the country for 19 of the 47 years since then, including the past
Unb, Dhaka 5 January 2019 UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has sought clarification from India over the return of Rohingya and regretted the India’s decision. “UNHCR regrets India’s decision to repatriate a group of Rohingya to Myanmar, the second such return in three months,” said the UN refugee agency on Friday. UNHCR said it continues to
by Editor January 5, 2019 By P.K.Balachandran/DailyFT Kerala has been in unprecedented political and social turmoil since September 28, 2018. It was on that day that the Indian Supreme Court had allowed women of all age groups to worship at the 800-year old shrine for Lord Ayyappa at Sabarimala. Conservatives Hindus were up in arms against the
By Ahmad Shah Katawazai* July 7, 2018 At a critical moment when the Afghan government and U.S. troops are fighting against emerging ISIS-K and after a successful temporary ceasefire when a new momentum is taking place for peace talks with Taliban insurgents, warlords and strongmen pose a brazen challenge to the central government. The national
By James M. Dorsey 7/7/2018 Increased Pakistani dependence on China to help it avert resorting to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to avoid a financial and economic crisis spotlights fears that the terms of Chinese investment in massive Belt and Road-related projects would not pass international muster. Concerns that China’s US$ 50 billion
by Nava Thakuria 6/7/2018 As we were preparing to complete the first half of 2018, shocking news broke from America, one of the professed liberal space for journalists in a democracy on Earth. A gunman stormed into the newsroom of a Maryland newspaper in the USA and killed five media employees including journalists. The
By James M. Dorsey Pakistan’s determination to crack down on United Nations-designated global terrorists is being put to the test barely two weeks after the South Asian nation evaded blacklisting by an international anti-money laundering and terrorism finance watchdog. A statement by a group widely viewed as a front for UN-designated Jamat-ud-Dawa and its leader,
by M Adil Khan — July 5, 2018 Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh Until 2008, Bangladesh elections did not attract much attention in India and at the same, within Bangladesh, India never figured as an important factor in any of its election discussions, neither. This changed since
Michael Kugelman June 19, 2018 PAKISTAN could be water scarce by 2025. In recent days, this prediction has generated headlines and galvanised social media users across the country. It’s not the first time we’ve heard this estimate. The UN, Pakistan’s Met department and the Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources have all delivered it in
“Chess is a war over the board. The object is to crush the opponent’s mind.” ~Bobby Fischer, World Chess Champion. Sheikh Hasina Wajed is known not to accept any objections or opposition, so much so that any form an opposition has disappeared out of sight from the Bangladeshi political stage. She and her party, the
“Fear cuts deeper than swords.” ― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones by R Chowdhury 13 July 2019 Dan Brown of The Da Vinci Code fame said, “Men go far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire.” That describes Sheikh Hasina Wazed, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh today.