India adds over 10 million new employees to the workforce every year. This is equivalent to roughly the entire population of the Czech Republic or Portugal. The government of India promised 20 million jobs annually three years back, while the reality is that 1 to 2 percent of the government’s target has been achieved. The
By James M. Dorsey A leaked long-term plan for China’s massive $56 billion investment in Pakistan projects the goals of the Beijing’s One Belt, One Road initiative as a ploy for economic domination, the creation of surveillance states, and allowing China to shape media landscapes. It also suggests that China’s concept of economic-win-win diplomacy
For the opposition to remain hopeful of getting Yameen impeached and disqualified from elections 2018 is a tall order. N Sathiya Moorthy www.orfonline.org 18 May 2017 After losing the much delayed, nationwide local council elections to the opposition MDP-led combine, President Abdulla Yameen last out them for their ‘divided past’ and taunted them to return home to
N Sathiya Moorthy www.orfonline.org 17 May 2017 Barring stray and uninformed political demands to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take up the fishers’ row with his hosts during his Sri Lanka visit last week, southern Tamil Nadu coast was mostly silent on what was a sensitive, livelihood issue. This was because of the clear signs of a fast-tracked
Stung By Chikungunya Disease: Know the Signs A serious case of the tropical disease “chikungunya” has now been found in Bangladesh. Chikungunya is a debilitating, mosquito-borne virus typically found in hot, tropical areas. It is not deadly but can leave victims unable to function in a normal way for days or even weeks on end.
-Dr. Abdul Ruff The much anticipated underground line of Chennai Metro Rail opened to the public on the 14th May, making the city the fourth in the country to launch such a facility after Kolkata, Delhi and Bengaluru. The line will cover a distance of eight kilometers from Nehru Park to Koyambedu, through tunnels and
NOV 06 2018 PINAK RANJAN CHAKRAVARTY * 6 November 2018 In a double whammy, Bangladesh’s High Court has dealt another grievous blow to Begum Khaleda Zia, former prime minister and leader of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), the major opposition party. The court enhanced her sentence in a corruption case from 5 to 10
Updated 20 September, 2018 0600 Justice Sinha was born in Moulavibazar district in the northeast Bangladesh where he grew up in a family of six siblings, five brothers and one sister. His father was a dedicated teacher and a scholar of the Hindu religion. During Bangladesh liberation war in 1971, he experienced the same