Bangladesh opposition chief asks top court to halt trial

Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia was set Sunday to launch a last-ditch legal bid to avoid standing trial for corruption, a case she says would destroy her already weakened centre-right party.

India: About 321 candidates in sixth phase have criminal cases against them

A total of 321 out of 2,071 candidates from 117 seats that will go to polls on April 24 in the sixth phase in India have criminal cases against them.

Indian deltas are sinking

Indian deltas are sinking, and no, it is not because of sea level rise. "Humans are sinking deltas four times faster than the sea level is rising," says American professor of oceanography and geology at the University of Colorado, James Syvitski.

Bangladesh can eradicate extreme poverty by 2021, analysts say

Bangladesh has the capacity to eradicate extreme poverty by 2021, well before other countries in the subcontinent, analysts said.