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Dhaka – Bangladesh's exports may suffer major setback as the European Union (EU) is signing free trade agreements (FTAs) with different developing countries and the United States is offering them …
Thursday, 05 January 2012 12:50

Nepal's child malnutrition 'silent emergency'

Achham, Nepal — Padma Biswokarma covers her young son with a blanket as she breastfeeds, a broad smile spreading across her face.
Tuesday, 03 January 2012 13:34

Nepal in WTO

Kathmandu – A Ministerial Meeting in New Delhi decided to resume trade negotiations to pass the Doha Round, which came to a grinding halt in years over differences concerning special …
Dhaka – Bangladeshi banks' strength in terms of capital to losses is the lowest among the major South Asian countries, according to the first-ever Financial Stability Report (FSR) released.
Washington – An interesting piece of news has come to light regarding some covert dealings in the nuclear field between archrivals India and Pakistan.
Wednesday, 21 December 2011 11:35

Bangladesh wrestles with trials from '71 war

Dhaka – It should have been like any other morning. But March 26, 1971, was the first full day of a war that would tear apart the region then called …
Islamabad – Corruption cases, a scandal involving a memo, a ferocious opposition and rumors about an imminent resignation are lingering over the head of Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari.
Tuesday, 13 December 2011 12:46

Nepal's Maoists reveal wartime scars

SHAKTIKHOR CANTONMENT, Nepal — As Man Bahadur Chhetri contemplates life away from the squalid camp in which he has languished with hundreds of comrades for five years, his thoughts turn …
Friday, 02 December 2011 13:46

Victims of an uneasy relationship

Karachi – Fourteen-year-old Sugra has seen only a photograph of her father. A fisherman, he was arrested for trespassing into Indian waters and jailed nearly 15 years ago. “The last …
Sunday, 20 November 2011 13:13

Shaky start to Nepal's peace process

Kathmandu – With uniformed Maoist combatants walking into a cordoned-off part of their divisional cantonment to decide their future on Saturday afternoon, Nepal’s peace process kicked off in the original …
Wednesday, 09 November 2011 15:51

Maldives gears up for SAARC summit

MALE – The Maldives, a small yet well-known island nation, has geared up for a major political event - the 17th summit of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).
Washington – Even as the world welcomed the seven billionth member of the global population this week, medical researchers warned that rapid-growth economies such as India’s still had a high …
The enclaves in each other's territories of India and Bangladesh are a bitter legacy of the partition of India in 1947 when small strips of the Indian territories were created …
Sunday, 30 October 2011 16:38

The dropouts' story in India

Forget research and Ph.Ds. In Karnataka, only 12.2 per cent of those who have completed pre-university/12th Standard join college. These astounding facts have been made available in a study conducted …
Colombo – From a population of 20.2 million people, about 4 million Sri Lankans are undernourished. Children and pregnant women are most affected. At least one child in five is …
Dhaka – India and Bangladesh have launched their own brands of tablet and laptops, at unthinkably low prices. Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina launched Doel, a brand of netbooks and …
Wednesday, 12 October 2011 10:35

Bangladesh and Bhutan to build new economy

Bangladesh and Bhutan have entered a new business era. Though trade agreement was signed between two countries in 1980 but now both have started a new beginning. It is showing …
Washington – The ActionAid research report styled ‘On the Brink: Who’s Best Prepared for a Climate Change and Hunger Crisis?” reveals that Bangladesh is more vulnerable than its neighbours India, …
Islamabad – Since late 2007, Pakistan has been faced with a set of serious issues: An unstable political climate, increasing domestic security threats, diplomatic pressure from the US, and an …
Islamabad – Pakistani educationist on Saturday said that the speech of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to the UN General Assembly has shown a new path to the world and would …