Sovereignty a stumbling block for West’s efforts to solve Rohingya issue

Sovereignty a stumbling block for West’s efforts to solve Rohingya issue

Colombo, November 9: The notion of “national sovereignty” is acting as a stumbling block in efforts by the UN and the Western powers to find a solution to the Rohingya refugee issue facing Myanmar and Bangladesh, writes P.K.Balachandrab in Daily Express. The 15 member UN Security Council was expected to pass a resolution critical of […]

Famous Bangladeshi singer Runa Laila gets national award for honest taxpayers

Famous Bangladeshi singer Runa Laila gets national award for honest taxpayers

Dhaka, November 9 (newsin.asia): Famous singer Runa Laila was among 85 Bangladeshis who got the “Kor Bahadur” award for being honest tax payers from the Bangladesh Finance Minister AMA. Muhith on Wednesday. Vivacious and golden voiced Runa Laila dominated TV channels in Bangladesh and India with her multi-lingual songs in the 1970s and 80s. The […]

India-Bangladesh rail and coastal shipping being restored

India-Bangladesh rail and coastal shipping being restored

Agartala/Chennai, November 7 (newsin.asia):  Rail and coastal shipping links between India and Bangladesh are being restored. A coastal shipping service has already started with a vessel taking a cargo of 185 Ashok Leyland trucks from Chennai to Mongla port in Bangladesh last month. “Bangladesh will restore the railway lines with India at 12 places, which […]

Rohingya issue: Myanmar reneges on implementing Kofi Annan report

Rohingya issue: Myanmar reneges on implementing Kofi Annan report

Colombo, October 30 (newsin.asia): Efforts to settle the Rohingya issue bilaterally between Bangladesh and Myanmar, as desired by China, received a grievous set back when Myanamar backed out of its commitment to implement the Kofi Annan report last week. The Myanmar Home Minister Lt.Gen.Kyaw Swe had told his Bangladesh counterpart, Asaduzzaman Khan, at the bilateral […]

UN rights experts shocked and disturbed by what Rohingya refugees told them

UN rights experts shocked and disturbed by what Rohingya refugees told them

Dhaka, October 28 (newsin.asia): Three United Nations human rights experts concluded their first fact finding mission in Bangladesh today “deeply disturbed” by accounts of killings, torture, rape, arson and aerial attacks reportedly perpetrated against the Rohingya community in Myanmar. More than 600,000 Rohingya, a Muslim minority in Myanmar, have fled to Bangladesh since 25 August, […]

UN rights experts shocked by what they heard from Rohingya refugees

UN rights experts shocked by what they heard from Rohingya refugees

Dhaka, October 28 (newsin.asia): Three United Nations human rights experts who concluded their first fact finding mission on the Rohingya refugees from Myanmar on Friday, said that they were “deeply disturbed, shocked and angry” after talking to them. “We are deeply disturbed at the end of this visit,” said Marzuki Darusman, former Indonesian Attorney-General and […]

India tells Bangla opposition it can’t recommend “caretaker government” during elections

India tells Bangla opposition it can’t recommend “caretaker government” during elections

New Delhi, October 25 (BDNews24.com) : India has reportedly told the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leader Khaleda Zia that it cannot recommend having a “caretaker government” to conduct the next parliamentary elections which are due between December 2018 and January 2019. “We cannot recommend a system which is contrary to ours”  a diplomatic source […]

Delhi readies to face challenges in Dhaka, post 2019 elections

Delhi readies to face challenges in Dhaka, post 2019 elections

With the Bangladeshi parliamentary elections due in January 2019, neighboring India is preparing to face any change that the elections might bring about in Dhaka, writes P.K.Balachandran in Daily Express. While being closely tied to the ruling Awami League led by Sheikh Hasina for historical reasons, India is also trying to establish links with the […]