Bangla Sunday, April 05, 2020

Highlights

Coronavirus set to hit South Asian economies hard

While the coronavirus pandemic is first and foremost a public health crisis, it is also, and increasingly, an economic threat. Accordin...

Food supply is the next virus headache

It’s not just manufacturing that’s struggling with disrupted logistics. As more countries bring down the shutters to limit...

‘Slow demographic change’: New J&K domicile rules draw cho...

For months after August 5, when the state of Jammu and Kashmir was stripped of special status and carved up into two Union Territories,...

Saudis flood crude markets, defying Trump's plea to end pr...

Saudi Arabia showed no sign of bowing to pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump to dial back its oil-price war with Russia. Instead,...

'Demographic flooding': India introduces new Kashmir domic...

The Indian government has announced a new set of laws for Indian-administered Kashmir, including domicile rights for Indian citizens, t...

Demand for anti-malaria drugs to fight Covid-19 set to rev...

As the world races to find treatments for the novel coronavirus, there is talk of using two anti-malaria drugs, chloroquine and hydroxy...

Add coronavirus to other crises, and the Middle East faces...

The “Arab Spring” is remembered as the most disruptive political event to shake the Middle East since the fall of the Ottom...

Coronavirus, geopolitics, and Nepal between great powers

Stuck between two emerging powers, China and India, Nepal finds itself in a tight spot geopolitically. The existing powers perceive the...

In the absence of interventions, 507,442 Bangladeshis migh...

A team of public health researchers from BRAC, North-South, and Johns Hopkins universities have predicted that if no steps are taken to...

Growing Russia-India-China tensions: Splits in the RIC str...

(L-R) Russian President Vladimir Putin, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and  Chinese President Xi Jinping India’s M...

One simple idea that explains why the economy is in great...

To understand why the world economy is in grave peril because of the spread of coronavirus, it helps to grasp one idea that is at once...

From Ayodhya 1992 to Delhi 2020, mosques have long been a...

A Hindu flag on the minaret of a mosque in New Delhi's Mustafabad area In the three days at the end of February, when New Delh...

Pakistan, China vow to strengthen strategic cooperation

China and Pakistan have reaffirmed to further strengthen their “All-Weather Strategic Cooperative Partnership” aimed at bui...

Modi’s Covid-19 diplomacy

The Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, sprang a surprise on Friday when he called for a video conference of the leadership of the So...

Nepal parliament functioning more like extension of govern...

In a parliamentary democracy, the role of the two houses of Parliament is paramount. As the legislative arm of the state, the House of...

To Track Coronavirus, Israel Moves to Tap Secret Trove of...

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel has authorized the country’s internal security agency to tap into a vast and previous...

Modi’s canceled Bangladesh visit is an opportunity

Bangladesh’s decision to cancel the public celebration event of ‘the Mujib centennial’ due to public health concerns...

A Nepali team consisting of Army has been quietly measurin...

Ever since the release of India’s new political map that placed Kalapani within its borders, the Nepal government has taken a lot...

South Asia must use COVID-19 disruption to revamp economie...

Nisthar Cassim Nisthar Cassim is the founding editor of Sri Lanka’s Daily Financial Times and former Chief Editor...

There is a perfect storm brewing in Saudi Arabia

Mohammed bin Salman As masked police entered the homes of three prominent Saudi princes in the early hours of Saturday morning, M...

US starts troop pullout, seeks end to Afghan leaders’ feud

The United States began withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, the US military said on Tuesday, taking a step forward on its peace deal w...