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Dhaka – The International Monetary Fund's approval this month of a US$987 million three-year loan to strengthen Bangladesh's foreign currency reserve and support the four "reform pillars" of Prime Minister …
The bloodbath in Gilgit-Baltistan has started yet again, as a severe wave of sectarianism has revisited the landlocked, but strategically key part of Pakistan. It began on February 28 when …
Thursday, 12 April 2012 13:58

Who says India wants to be a superpower?

There has been much talk in some circles, especially in the US, which is trying to deceive India and the Indian people to think that the country is an emerging …
New Delhi – India and China will witness unprecedented increase in their urban populations in the next four decades, posing new challenges of providing jobs, energy housing and infrastructure to …
Colombo – Sri Lanka's exports fell 0.6 percent to 917.7 million US dollars in January 2012 from a year earlier with a sharp drop in tea, while industrial exports grew …
Wednesday, 21 March 2012 13:25

'Free Kazmi' campaign gets bigger and louder

New Delhi, India - The clamour for the release of journalist Mohammad Ahmad Kazmi, detained in connection with the reported attack on the Zionist regime's diplomat's car in New Delhi, …
Friday, 09 March 2012 12:09

Nepal third poorest in S Asia

Kathmandu – Demystifying the popular myth that Nepal is the poorest country in South Asia, a recent World Bank report revealed that it is third poorest country in the region.
Sunday, 04 March 2012 18:39

The Refugee from Iraq in Kashmir

Srinagar – He left his family and friends, his memories above all; but he is happy that he is safe here. He is the lone refugee of the Iraq war, …
Saturday, 03 March 2012 14:38

Bangladesh steps in power import era

The good news of signing a deal with India for importing 250 megawatts (MW) electricity from India (29 February 2012) at a price of Rs.2.80 (approximately Taka 4.66 at the …
Friday, 02 March 2012 13:06

India embraces Pakistan trade plan

New Delhi – India welcomes Pakistan’s decision to phase out major restrictions on Indian imports by the end of this year, a move to normalise trade ties between the nuclear-armed …
Wednesday, 29 February 2012 07:26

A decade of Gujarat Carnage 2002

India has witnessed many an acts of communal violence. Starting from the Jabalpur riot of 1961 to the last major one of Kandhmal (August 2008). Many an innocent lives have …
Dhaka – Bangladeshi exporters looking to gain from a direct shipping service to China have had their hopes dashed with the suspension this month of the first such link barely …
Sunday, 19 February 2012 16:56

New Delhi’s hypocritical Iran policy

Ancient Greek philosopher Thucydides wrote in his epic treatise History of the Peloponnesian War that while the strong do what they can, the weak suffer what they must.
Dhaka – One-third of Bangladesh's millions of children are feared to go half-fed as prices of food continue to rise despite higher production, aid workers said on Friday.
Islamabad – Over one-third of families in Pakistan are forced to slash their food budget because of increasing food prices and financial problems, and up to 35 per cent of …
Tuesday, 14 February 2012 10:56

Expansion in Pak-Sri Lanka ties

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa visit to Pakistan has, undoubtedly, given a new dimension to bilateral relations between the two countries, in view of the fact that they have agreed …
Kathmandu – Guinness World Records experts said Thursday they are to travel to a remote valley in southwestern Nepal to measure a 72-year-old claiming to be the world's shortest man.
Without the least doubt, the US along with the Zionists, is the archenemy of Islam and Muslims. Recently, Washington has recruited anarchist elements amongst the normally peace-loving Hindus of India …
Saturday, 21 January 2012 14:23

Food security in Bangladesh

Dhaka – Food security plays an important role in social and political stability of a country. But sustaining agricultural growth and food security is a challenge for the present day …
Wednesday, 18 January 2012 19:02

Bangladesh squeezes imports

DHAKA - The Bangladeshi government, seeking to rein in a growing trade deficit and depreciation of the local currency, is to squeeze financing for imports of non-essential and luxury goods, …