For some 60 years, military casualties in the civil war were a closely guarded secret, and wounded veterans were kept largely out of public view. Now, amid rapid economic and social reforms that began in 2011, the cost of years of fighting is slowly being revealed.
There is widespread hostility towards Rohingya Muslims in the Buddhist-majority country, including among some within Suu Kyi’s party and its supporters.
Judith D’Souza, a senior technical adviser with international NGO Aga Khan Foundation, was kidnapped by suspected militants in the heart of Kabul three days ago.
The university may have broken its convocation ‘jinx’ but issues regarding its functioning – visas for students and campus construction – continue to plague the institution.
Through talking to many of the participants of the 1988 operation, Sushant Singh paints a picture that is both informative and readable.
Militants have killed more than 30 people in Bangladesh since early last year, with atheist bloggers, liberal academics, gay rights campaigners, foreign aid workers, members of minority Muslim sects and other religious groups among the victims.
Militants have killed more than 30 people in Bangladesh, including members of religious minorities, liberal bloggers and academics, since February last year.
Men going to find jobs in India and the Middle East leaves the women to manage agricultural activities that were traditionally a man’s domain, a job made harder by extreme poverty, which is the result of floods, droughts or earthquakes.
The attack comes days after a Hindu priest was killed by suspected ISIS jihadists in the Muslim-majority nation, which has recently seen a string of brutal attacks by Islamists on religious minorities and secular activists.
People have been arrested simply because they belong to rival political parties, without evidence that they have committed any offences. This is the real link that ties the post-election violence in 2015 and the alleged ‘plot to kill’ the prime minister’s son.
A certificate of absence will be given to relatives allowing them to temporarily manage the assets of missing people, to obtain provisional guardianship of their children and apply for government welfare schemes.
There have been systematic assaults in Bangladesh in recent months that targeting minorities, secular bloggers, intellectuals and foreigners.
The Maldives United Opposition denounced the trial as flawed and “deeply unfair”, claiming that it was politically motivated.
Like many love affairs, the one between China and Pakistan is made of unrealistic expectations – mostly among Pakistanis – and a hard-nosed pursuit of strategic goals and political and economic objective — mostly by the Chinese.
As Modi heads to Herat, the worsening situation on the ground for the Afghan security forces provides an opportunity for India to retool its policy towards that country.
It will be best if Modi takes the many lessons that history holds out for those who think of venturing into Afghanistan for one reason or the other.
The electricity generating projects are likely to saddle the Pakistani government with a massive fiscal burden but the real cost of CPEC is likely to be felt in the changing civil-military balance.
This is the second instance of arrest of Tamil Nadu fishermen this week after the detention of seven others on Tuesday.
Islamic militant groups have re-organised themselves in the context of the new realities of social media, deep political divisions within the country and the demands of global jihadist organisations.
The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained and the army has instituted an inquiry into the incident.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industries called out the lack of any comprehensive policy to help the existing industries, and has threatened strikes if the government does not rollback the increase in VAT and toll taxes.
Fishermen will monitor dolphins in marine protected areas of Bangladesh with binoculars and GPS to help identify their habitats.
Former President Mohamed Nasheed will lead a “united opposition” partnership alongside former Vice President Mohamed Jameel Ahmed and political parties whose leaders have been jailed by President Abdulla Yameen.
Hackers broke into the computer systems of the Bangladesh central bank and transferred $951 million of its deposits, held at the New York Federal Reserve Bank, to accounts in the Philippines and Sri Lanka.
Contraceptive use in Pakistan is already low and fell by a further 7.2% last year, according to government statistics on the country’s Couple Years of Protection, an internationally used metric for contraceptive use.
Many people in Nepal seem to believe that it is important to outlaw ‘hate speech’. But this is a slippery slope. Who is to judge what constitutes hate speech? And how do you suppress it without inviting a terrible backlash?
Former Nepali minister and one of the key leaders of Nepal’s newest political party, Hisila Yami, in conversation with The Wire.
At a time when the countries of the world are increasingly facing the alarming effects of climate change, policies to combat it are trumped by utterly mercantile rules of the World Trade Organisation.
As Sri Lanka is hit with more disasters, from droughts to floods to landslides, making the most of social media tools will be key to curbing losses, experts say.
The Office of Missing Persons (OMP) will have investigative powers and will probe people who went missing in the conflict and political unrest, including “enforced” disappearances.
Unchecked Islamist violence is also harming Bangladesh’s liberal democratic credentials. The government must act without delay to curb such violent fanaticism. Bangladesh has been experiencing a spurt in Islamist violence with at least ten bloggers, rights activists, secular writers, liberal intellectuals and publishers brutally murdered over the past […]
The government has denied that Islamic State or al Qaeda groups have a presence in the country of 160 million and says home-grown Islamists are responsible for the wave of attacks.
Aid workers said Roanu’s torrential rains triggered flooding, landslides and tidal surges mostly in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh – ripping apart thousands of rickety homes, burying entire villages and inundating swathes of farmland.
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor has had a big impact on the region, but locals continue to face poverty and insecurity.
The drone strike may have killed Mullah Mansour but what it has really done is to deal a deathblow to Pakistan’s perennial game of plausible deniability after harbouring terrorists and unleashing them on its neighbours.
With the death of the Taliban chief within a year of taking over, focus is now on the Taliban’s future and strained US-Pakistan ties
Pakistan’s own mapping law had faced the same sort of objections from digital activists as are being lobbed at the draft of the Indian bill.
Sympathies flow in for the dead through political and cultural alignments. There is politics involved in these sympathies.
A pilot project led by the Punjab provincial government is providing farmers with biogas equipment at a subsidised rate.
India will continue to be affected by the spill-over of internal turbulence in Nepal. India’s challenge is also becoming more formidable with the emergence of China as an assertive competitor for greater economic and strategic space in the sensitive Himalayan region.