• IMF bailout may put Pakistan-China relations under slight strain0

    • Blog
    • October 16, 2018

    By Editor on October 16, 2018                     By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Mirror US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s remark that an IMF bailout package to Pakistan should not be used by the latter to pay off its debt to China, is partly meant to put a strain on Islamabad’s relations with Beijing. The

  • Bangladesh’s BNP, Partner Parties Link Up with New Opposition Front0

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    • October 15, 2018

    Kamran Reza Chowdhury Dhaka 2018-10-15 Kamal Hossain (center, in front of microphones), head of the National Unity Front, answers questions about the alliance’s new partnership with the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party, during a news conference in Dhaka, Oct. 13, 2018.  BenarNews The opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and its coalition partners have joined forces with

  • In Bangladesh, a Secular Icon and the Centre-Right Opposition Join Hands0

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    • October 14, 2018

    14 October 2018 Defying all odds, Bangladesh’s centre-right opposition party, Bangladesh Nationalist Party, has just clinched a deal with Kamal Hossain, an 82-year-old secular icon, raising its hope to end the ruling Awami League’s decade-long rule. Kamal Hossain (Centre, sitting) at the launch of the Jatiya Oikya Front. Credit: Twitter/Noor Moahammad Nazmul Ahasan Dhaka: How


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  • As an Indian, I am not proud: Amartya Sen

    August 20, 2019 Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen on Monday criticised the Narendra Modi-led administration’s decision to revoke Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and split the region into two Union Territories, NDTV reported. “I don’t think ultimately you will have any resolution in Kashmir without democracy,” the 85-year-old economist said, adding that the Centre’s decision

  • Was India Behind 2009 Border Guards Massacre in Bangladesh?

    August 17, 2019 B.Z. Khasru Public speculation by many, including the prime minister herself, termed the tragedy as an external conspiracy. One explanation for the mutiny was that the rebel soldiers opened fire on their officers when they dismissed appeals for better pay. The viciousness of the mutiny convinced many Bangladeshis that something more than

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