Bangla Sunday, April 05, 2020

News Analysis

Two million could die in Bangladesh from Coronavirus, warn...

People leave Dhaka with high coronavirus risk Bangladesh is facing up to two million deaths from the COVID-19 epidemic if imme...

Khaleda’s release: Magnanimity, diversion or COVID-19?

Chairman of the major opposition party BNP (Bangladesh Nationalist Party) and twice the prime minister of Bangladesh, Begum Zia was pla...

Virus control tests solidarity of South Asia bloc

With the coronavirus spreading around the world, the number of infected cases in South Asia continues to rise. This led Indian Prime Mi...

Kashmir shuts again, this time to combat the coronavirus

“This year August came in March only,” said Abrar Ahmad Shah, a businessman who lives in Khanyar, in downtown Srinagar. On...

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...

Is India losing friends globally?

It might be cited as an object lesson in how not to win friends and influence people. Old friends have suddenly turned into critics or...

Arvind Kejriwal risks becoming Rajiv Gandhi, neither here...

The communal violence in northeast Delhi was of such a large scale that the death toll keeps rising from the hospital beds or with the...

A Pakistan-led, Pakistan-owned process in Afghanistan

Viva, Pakistan. The country cannot win a war against eternal enemy India, but it has staked its survival to best two superpowers in A...

After 18 Years, Is This Afghan Peace, or Just a Way Out?

President Trump has left no doubt that his first priority in Afghanistan is a peace treaty that would enable him to claim that he is fu...

Setback for US! Lanka shuns Million Dollar agreement over...

Overturning the Ranil Wickremesinghe government's decision on American aid to Sri Lanka, the Gotabhaya Rajapaksa cabinet has decided no...

Trump has a clear message for India: As long as it opens i...

United States President Donald Trump kicked off his first official visit to India by addressing a rally of more than 100,000 people on...

BJP’s flawed blueprint for resurrecting Kashmir’s politics

After a gap of several months, political activity is beginning to sprout once again in the Kashmir Valley. Both old and fresh faces of...

Sino-Indian competition in Myanmar in the spotlight with I...

Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh visited Myanmar in a trip lasting from February 17 to 20. The trip, which came just weeks a...

Bangladesh is no longer a basket case, India can learn som...

Last week ended with the gloomy news that India’s merchandise exports fell for the sixth straight month. It reiterates the fact t...

Reality check for Modi’s toxic politics

Narendra Modi Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is all set to return to power for the third consecutive term after his Aam...

Two possible ‘keys’ to unlocking charter reform in Myanmar

A military lawmaker is seen at the Union Parliament Among the 114 proposed changes to the Constitution submitted by the ruling Nat...

Road to electric vehicles in Bhutan is paved with hurdles

Memoirs from the late 1900s about Bhutan often talk about its infamous form of transit: a series of minibuses ruefully called ‘Vo...

144,500 jobs affected as tourism takes a hit in Kashmir

This spring if tourists do not arrive in Kashmir in large numbers, Ghulam Jeelani, 52 could well lose his job. The manager of a hotel i...

Senior cop's arrest raises questions in India

When police officials flagged down a car at a checkpoint on the highway between Srinagar and Jammu on Jan 11, they did not anticipate t...

The rise of the new Indian Muslim woman

In recent years, we have seen the emergence of a new Muslim woman. She is bold and articulate. She is not willing to be confined to the...

India’s female lawmakers face online abuse, rape and death...

Women politicians in India receive on average 113 problematic or abusive tweets per day, including threats and badgering, according to...