Home » Archives by category » World » South Asia (Page 68)

By: Praveen Swami Early on May 4, 2003, an unsigned, one-page fax arrived at the State Department in Washington, D.C. It contained an extraordinary secret offer from Iran’s rulers: in return for regime security, an end to sanctions and access to civilian nuclear technology, Iran promised full transparency in its nuclear programme and a termination […]

Continue reading …

By:  B.Raman Thousands of TV viewers in India—-and possibly in the US too—– watched enthralled on the morning of May 7,2012, what the Americans describe as a Town Hall meeting between Mrs.Hillary Clinton, the US Secretary of State who was on a visit to Kolkata, and some youth of the city in a historic local […]

Continue reading …

M. Serajul Islam By the end of this year, India will complete fencing the 4053km border with Bangladesh that it started 25 years ago. India started building the fence to stop Bangladeshis in large numbers from illegally migrating to India. At various times, India has stated that 10 to 20 million Bangladeshis were illegally living […]

Continue reading …

by M K Bhadrakumar Hillary Clinton visit to Dhaka intrigues Bangladeshi observers. But the most interesting thing here is the strategic coordination that takes place between Washington and New Delhi in relation to Bangladesh. The two-day weekend visit by Hillary Clinton to Bangladesh underscores an intensification of the United States’ regional policy in South Asia […]

Continue reading …

By: Rezaul Karim The USA is likely to push for a framework for defence cooperation between Dhaka and Washington during US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s May 5-6 visit to Bangladesh. It will press for signing the much-talked-about Trade and Investment Cooperation Forum Agreement (Ticfa) and strategic partnership deals with Bangladesh. Dhaka, however, wants to […]

Continue reading …

After around two and a half months of the murder of journalist couple Sagar Sarowar and Meherun Runi, the remains of their bodies were exhumed on Thursday for fresh autopsies to reveal the mystery surrounding the homicide. Following a court order, the bodies were exhumed at Azimpur Graveyard and taken those to Dhaka Medical College […]

Continue reading …

  Devotees prayed at the annual gathering. By EDWARD WONG DHARAMSALA, India — Hundreds of Tibetans who attended an important Buddhist ceremony in January in India have been detained without charge by Chinese security officers on their return to Tibet, according to family members and friends living in exile in India, international human rights groups […]

Continue reading …

By: Anisur Rahman Khan The management of the Brahmaputra river waters has reportedly been at a standstill for the past two years because of lack of implementation of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between Bangladesh and China. Highly placed sources on Tuesday blamed the government’s reluctance in this regard. They alleged that despite repeated […]

Continue reading …

By: Helemul Alam With the summer approaching, the water crisis in some neighbourhoods of the capital has taken a turn for the worse. Residents of Shekhertek, Kazipara, Islampur, Farmgate, Tejkunipara, Nodda, Badda, Karwan Bazar and even such affluent areas as Gulshan have been going through untold sufferings. Humayun Kabir, a resident of Gulshan, said, “The […]

Continue reading …

by Kanak Mani Dixit In December 2011, a new Southasian news portal became available on the web – Khabar South Asia. This could have been a welcome development, given the decades-long campaign to promote Subcontinental regionalism as a means for socio-economic advancement. What was intriguing was the ‘About Us’ button, however, which let on that […]

Continue reading …

        March 28, 2012   By JIM YARDLEY NEW DELHI — With President Hu Jintao of China arriving here for a diplomatic summit meeting, the Indian authorities sought on Wednesday to prevent Tibetans from staging anti-China protests, as paramilitary officers closed down the city’s Tibetan neighborhoods. Tibetan activists said more than 250 […]

Continue reading …