• UN Chief Calls for World Pressure on Myanmar over Rohingya Crisis0

      Kamran Reza Chowdhury, Dhaka      2018-07-02 U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres (third from left, seated) and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim (fifth from left, seated) meet with Rohingya refugees at the Ukhia camp in Cox’s Bazar district, Bangladesh, July 2, 2018.  Abdur Rahman/BenarNews United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres urged the international community Monday to

  • BJP accused of fanning tensions in Jammu and Kashmir0

    Opponents claim pro-Hindu party is increasing divisions ahead of India’s national elections next year Congress members carry an effigy of Amit Shah, president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), during a protest in Kolkata on June 27. (Photo by Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP) Umar Manzoor Shah, Srinagar India July 2, 2018 India’s pro-Hindu Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), after

  • Time to heal Sri Lanka’s wounds0

    Despite fine words and promises from political leaders, peace and reconciliation remain as elusive as ever Relatives of disappeared people in Sri Lanka have been staging a demonstration since February 2017 at a 24-hour roadside hut in Vavuniya where they display photographs of their loved ones. (Photo by Quintus Colombage/ Father Reid Shelton Fernando, Colombo


  • Corruption: A Legacy Not Easy To Give Up For Bangladesh0

    Kazi Mukitul Corruption, an infamous and recognised evil, remains a major challenge to socio-economic development in Bangladesh. From the title of champion in corruption in the early 2000s, the country’s progress in fighting the evil is still mediocre, compared to pompous claims by the policy makers. Bribe given to different government sectors is equivalent to

  • For Whom All Does The Bell Tolls, When, Why And For How Long?0

    N. Sathiya Moorthy The Holiday Season sets the mood for rejoicing and relaxing, but anyone in his senses and decision-making positions in this country cannot be doing that. But even during the long years and decades of ethnic war(s), Sri Lanka was not known to have taken a holiday from those holidays, just as the

  • Unresolved issues0

    Javeed Bin Nabi Ever since 1947 partition of British India, Kashmir has always dominated the regional and national psyche. The partition of British India which divided the subcontinent into two big ideologies, cultures and created two rival countries and vying for control over Kashmir has caused immense damage to the economy of Kashmir as well

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  • Indian Politics: — Modi Returns!

    by Nilofar Suhrawardy 25 May 2019 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s stunning victory in Indian parliamentary elections marking return of Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister have raised apprehensions of it spelling danger signals for Indian secularism as well as democracy. Undeniably, Modi’s term, from 2014 to present, has been marked by saffronization of certain institutions

  • Unforgettable Zia, As I Knew Him

    By R Chowdhury 23 May 2019 Following my escape from Pakistan Army in 1971, I was posted to Z Force of Colonel Ziaur Rahman in the eastern theater of the Bangladesh liberation war. The nearly 20-day journey took me from Lahore to Khem Karan to Rajoke to Ferozepur to Delhi to Kolkata to Agartala and

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