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Bangladesh PM Hasina blames RAW and US for her 2001 defeat

Bangladesh PM Hasina blames RAW and US for her 2001 defeat

Dhaka, March 11 (www.bdnews24.com): Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said here on Saturday that her party Awami League’s defeat in the 2001 national elections was due to an international conspiracy to gain control over Bangladesh's natural gas. The conspirators were the Indian external espionage agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) and the US embassy, she charged, while speaking to the...

Washing machine which does away with the most stubborn curry stains

Washing machine which does away with the most stubborn curry stains

New Delhi March 11 (BBC): A washing machine has been launched for the Indian market, with a special mode to tackle curry and hair oil stains. Panasonic said the introduction of a 'curry' button followed complaints from customers struggling to fully get the food off their clothes. It says development took two years, testing combinations of water temperature and water flow....

US navy moves quickly to stem China’s monopoly over Hambantota port

US navy moves quickly to stem China’s monopoly over Hambantota port

By Special Correspondent/www.southasianmonitor.com Colombo, March 8: The US navy’s move to quickly establish its presence in the controversy-ridden Chinese-built Hambantota port in South Sri Lanka, in collaboration with allies Japan and Australia, stems from the West’s anxiety over China’s current and potential moves in South Asia and the Indian Ocean Region. The US Pacific Fleet on Monday started conducting a...

US Navy establishes presence in Hambantota port beating China to it

US Navy establishes presence in Hambantota port beating China to it

Colombo, March 6: The US Pacific Fleet symbolically moved into the strategically located Hambantota port in South Sri Lanka on Monday, beating China in the race to establish great power presence in the port and the region. The US embassy here announced on Monday, that the Pacific Fleet’s transport ship USNS Fall River will be on a Pacific Partnership goodwill...

Viceroy’s House is a servile pantomime, says Pakistani writer Fatima Bhutto

Viceroy’s House is a servile pantomime, says Pakistani writer Fatima Bhutto

By Fatima Bhutto/The Guardian Gurinder Chadha’s Raj film Viceroy’s House begins with an ominous warning: “History is written by the victors.” It sure is. The empire and its descendants have their fingerprints all over this story. Viceroy’s House, the story of the Mountbattens’ arrival in India and the subcontinent’s subsequent breakup, opens to the sight of bowing, preening and scraping Indians at...

Sri Lanka blames populist politics for delay in implementing UNHRC resolution

Sri Lanka blames populist politics for delay in implementing UNHRC resolution

By P.K.Balachandran Colombo, March 1 (NIA):: Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera on Tuesday blamed the opposition’s “populist” politics for the delays in implementing the September 2015 resolution of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) which Sri Lanka had co-sponsored with the US. Addressing the 35 th. session of the Geneva-based rights body, Samaraweera did not explicitly ask for more...

Pakistan’s problem with Oscar winner Mahershala Ali’s religious affiliation

Pakistan’s problem with Oscar winner Mahershala Ali’s religious affiliation

Islamabad, February 28 (Express Tribune):Controversy arose in Pakistan after Mahershala Ali — who won the best supporting actor Oscar on Sunday for his portrayal of a drug dealer in coming-of-age drama “Moonlight” — was given the title of the first ‘Muslim’ film star to pick up a golden statuette. Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi was forced to delete...

Sri Lanka could be let off the hook at UNHRC

Sri Lanka could be let off the hook at UNHRC

By P.K.Balachandran Colombo, February 28 (www.bdnews24.com): Despite heavy lobbying by human rights groups against giving any reprieve to Sri Lanka, the South Asian island nation is likely to be let off the hook at the current session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) due to exigencies of international politics, diplomats stationed in Colombo believe. The expectation here is that...

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