South Asia flood: Monsoon rain kills 1200 in India, Nepal and Bangladesh

South Asia flood: Monsoon rain kills 1200 in India, Nepal and Bangladesh

At least 41 million people affected in floods in India, Bangladesh and Nepal, UN says While the world’s attention has been on the devastation from Hurricane Harvey in Texas (US), devastatingng floods... Read more »
Bangladesh considering to abandon Islam as state religion

Bangladesh considering to abandon Islam as state religion

After a recent spate of killings of members of religious minorities by Islamic extremists, the supreme court of Bangladesh has begun hearing arguments challenging Islam’s privileged status as official state religion Bangladesh... Read more »
A woman sells farm products in Ruma, Bangladesh

Promoting High-value mountain products for sustainable livelihoods

Strengthening linkages between value chain actors, service providers and enablers is important in achieving sustainable growth in Hindu Kush Himalayan region By Dr Surendra Raj Joshi The bountiful mountain areas of the... Read more »

Sri Lankan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh talent on display at MoneyGram Thunder Nation Cup

The MoneyGram Thunder Nation Cup is heating up, with three more teams cementing their place at the MoneyGram Thunder Nation Cup Semi-Finals on November 15th, Auburn. Davis 8, Afghan Stars and the... Read more »
Rohingya migrants stand and sit on a boat drifting in Thai waters off the southern island of Koh Lipe in the Andaman sea on May 14, 2015. The boat crammed with scores of Rohingya migrants -- including many young children -- was found drifting in Thai waters on May 14, according to an AFP reporter at the scene, with passengers saying several people had died over the last few days. AFP PHOTO / Christophe ARCHAMBAULTCHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images

A Slap on the Face of Humanity

By Saeed Qureshi The international apathy and silence on the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar (Burma) and Bangladesh is like a slap on the face of humanity. Can there be a... Read more »
Special assistant to Prime Minister, Syed Tariq Fatemi, arrives to attend the 10th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) on October 16, 2014 in Milan. AFP / Giuseppe Cacace

Pakistan to host D-8 summit on June 4-5

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan, the current Chairman of the Developing-8 Organization for Economic Development, will host a meeting of the 36th session of the Developing-8 Commission this week. “This meeting is being organised... Read more »
The Burma government has refused to grant citizenship to the Rohingya minority, saying they are recent illegal migrants from Bangladesh.

Migrant crisis: Who are the Rohingya boat people of Asia?

The 1.1 million Rohingya community – a Muslim group which claims to be descended from Arab traders – has fled in droves from their homes in Burma across south-east Asia following increasing... Read more »

Second Bangladesh blogger murdered in a month

Attack on Bangladeshi Blogger is the second of the same nature within five weeks DHAKA, (Bangladesh) — The brutal killing of yet another blogger in broad daylight in the Bangladeshi capital of... Read more »

Outrage in Bangladesh over no-ball, BCB to lodge appeal

Hundreds of Bangladesh cricket supporters on Thursday burnt an effigy of Pakistani cricket umpire Aleem Dar and marched in the capital Dhaka after the country was knocked out of the World Cup.... Read more »
Railway track, Bangladesh, 1983

Why The Dream of “Golden Bangal” Shattered?

As a newborn country, Bangladesh had lots of hopes and aspirations. It was time for the “Bangla Bandhu (Father of the Nation)” to materialize the dream that he had presented to the... Read more »

Fall of Dhaka: A Political Fiasco

December 16, 1971 is embedded in the history of Pakistan as a ‘black day’. Despite winning liberty unitedly, the first twenty-four years of independence of Pakistan gave rise to surprisingly varied ‘political... Read more »