Pulack Ghatack Dhaka 2018-07-17 The Bangladesh Central Bank in Dhaka is seen in this 2007 file photo. A Bangladesh Central Bank official on Tuesday challenged a claim by customs officials that confiscated gold deposited in its vault had been tampered with to lower its value. The Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate of the National
BJP-led government has been called authoritarian, inviting comparison with Indira Gandhi’s rule 40 years earlier Congress party activists burn an effigy of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 7 during a protest in Jalandhar against a fuel price hike. (Photo by Shammi Mehra/AFP) Nirendra Dev, New Delhi , India July 13, 2018 Critics of politics often
Prapti Rahman Dhaka 2018-07-13 A Bangladeshi man protesting in favor of reforms to quotas for civil service jobs is attacked by counter-demonstrators near the Central Shaheed Minar, a national monument in Dhaka honoring people who died during pro-Bengali language demonstrations in 1952, July 2, 2018. BenarNews Bangladesh’s leadership seems to be backtracking on a promise to abolish
BenarNews staff, Washington, 2018-07-12 Bangladesh Nationalist Party leader Khaleda Zia leaves court in Dhaka, Dec. 21, 2017. BenarNews A British lawyer representing jailed Bangladeshi opposition leader Khaleda Zia said Thursday he was flying to India to hold a press conference about his client when he learned he was refused entry despite having a visa. Lord Alexander
Many locals in the Muslim-majority state welcome the Hindu influx and condemn past violent attacks Amarnath pilgrimage in violence-scarred Jammu and Kashmir state, where an Islamic secessionist movement continues unabated. (Photo by Umar Manzoor Shah/ucanews.com) Umar Manzoor Shah, Srinagar India July 12, 2018 Arindham Banergee decided six months ago to undertake an historic Hindu pilgrimage
US cybersecurity group says espionage network is targeting Phnom Penh ahead of polls Supporters hug Hun Sen, prime minister and leader of the Cambodian People’s Party, during a general election campaign in Phnom Penh on July 7. The strongman has hailed a successful crackdown on the opposition’s “color revolution” that wanted to unseat him. (Photo
By Mohammad Ismail Amin January 2, 2018 Afghanistan’s strategic location is not only of an immense importance but also the tremendous natural resources the country possesses. According to AISA research, there are various types of valuable minerals in Afghanistan that are yet to be unearthed. Afghanistan potential as a rich country in terms
By Habib Siddiqui January 1, 2017 One of the sinister methods employed to justify genocide has been to deny the history of the targeted victims. And that is what the criminal Buddhists within the apartheid state of Myanmar has been doing for nearly 70 years since earning independence from Britain on January 4, 1948.
By James M. Dorsey January 1, 2017 If Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s chequered foreign policy track record is anything to go by, Iran could tempt him to embark on yet another risky adventure inspired by widespread anti-government protests in Iran, the real focus of his multiple regional quagmires that include the
December 25, 2017 YaleGlobal Online By YaleGlobal Online India’s economy surges, but inequality threatens democracy, culture and security with 80 percent of wealth in the hands of 10 percent. By Riaz Hassan* Spectacular economic growth over the past three decades has made India a global economic powerhouse. Between 1990 and 2016, India’s economy grew
By: Ahyousha Khan 27, December 2017 For South Asian Nuclear Deterrence, the year 2017 was quite arduous owing to the unending arms race in the region between two bellicose nuclear neighbors. If we look at the arms race trajectory of South Asia, first it was only limited to terrestrial bases but in recent years
By Aftab Alexander Mughal (December 26, 2017) – Despite the security challenges, Pakistan Christians, a tiny minority, celebrated Christmas with religious fervor. Just a week before the Christmas day, another terrorist attack struck a church in Pakistan. By attacking the church in Quetta, which was full of worshipers, the Islamic State (also known as ISIS)
2 March 2019 M. Adil Khan Whole thing started with Pulwama in Kashmir in Indian Kashmir where a suicide bomber attacked an Indian army convoy and killed 40 soldiers. The incident has happened in the wake of upcoming general election in India which also coincides with Modi’s plummeting popularity that have made some people looking
Taj Hashmi 1 March 2019 Dear Gowher: In hindsight, I think I should have written this letter ten years back, days after you became the International Affairs Adviser to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh. I am sorry, I failed miserably to perform my duty as a friend towards a very good old friend on time.