Growing political sanction for religious violence in South Asia

Growing political sanction for religious violence in South Asia

Colombo, June 27: Apart from poverty and corruption, violence rooted in religious intolerance has become a hallmark of South Asian countries. And, as in the case of poverty and corruption, the State and the polity are complicit in violent religious intolerance. writes P.K.Balachandran in Daily Mirror.   In Hindu-majority North India, cow protection vigilantes called […]

Lord Jagannath’s Ratha Yatra takes place in Muslim-majority Bangladesh during Ramzan

Lord Jagannath’s Ratha Yatra takes place in Muslim-majority Bangladesh during Ramzan

Dhaka, June 26 (BDnews24.com): Signifying the existence of religious tolerance in Muslim-majority Bangladesh, the  International Society for Krishna Consciousness or ISKON was able to take out a colorful procession depicting a journey by chariot of Sri Jagannath Dev during Ramzan in Dhaka on Sunday. The procession took place festival marks the return of Lord Krishna […]

Sri Lankan medical student raped in Bangladesh

Sri Lankan medical student raped in Bangladesh

Chittagong, June 20 (The Daily Star): Law enforcers have arrested a youth for reportedly raping a Sri Lankan girl, who is an MBBS student of University of Science and Technology Chittagong (USTC), in the port city on Sunday. Md Arif, 26, a sales executive of Khulshi Mart, a commercial establishment in Khulshi area of the […]

Bangladesh landslide toll rises to 145

Bangladesh landslide toll rises to 145

Dhaka, June 14:The death toll in the Bangladesh landslide rose to 145 on Wednesday, bdnews24 reported. As many as 133 people died in three other districts in the last two days: Chittagong, Rangamati and Bandarban, according to a tally by the disaster management and relief ministry. Until 10am on Wednesday, deaths from the landslides stood […]

Hasina congratulates her niece Tulip, Rushanara and Rupa for winning UK elections

Hasina congratulates her niece Tulip, Rushanara and Rupa for winning UK elections

Dhaka, June 9 (newsin.asia): Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has congratulated her niece Tulip Siddiq, Rushanara Ali and Rupa Huq for their victory in the UK general elections. President Md Abdul Hamid has also congratulated them. The three Bangladeshi-origin politicians secured major victories for the Labor Party in the election held on Thursday. BDNews24 reported that […]

Beyond parochialism and pettiness: Setting a regional agenda for actual cooperation

Beyond parochialism and pettiness: Setting a regional agenda for actual cooperation

By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Express Colombo, June 8: South Asia has a plethora of regional cooperation institutions, but their performance has been dismal. Parochialism, petty nationalism and mutual suspicions have been the bane of these institutions, though they have been around for decades and have been holding meetings frequently to ritualistically express sentiments of brotherhood and signing […]

How Bangladesh has managed to contain the impact of natural disasters

How Bangladesh has managed to contain the impact of natural disasters

By P.K.Balachandran/DailyFT Bangladesh has been one of the world’s most disaster-prone countries, ravaged year after year by cyclones and floods. Since 1980, natural disasters have claimed over 200,000 lives and caused economic damage to the tune of over $ 17 billion. It is estimated that 14% of Bangladesh’s GDP is exposed to natural disasters, and […]

Cyclone Mora hits Bangladesh with heavy wind and rain

Cyclone Mora hits Bangladesh with heavy wind and rain

Dhaka, May 30 – Cyclone Mora has hit Bangladesh, lashing the country’s south-eastern coast with heavy rain and winds. The powerful storm made landfall on Tuesday morning between the fishing port of Cox’s Bazar and the city of Chittagong, with winds of up to 117 km/h (73mph), Bangladesh’s Meteorological Department said. Authorities have been moving more […]

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