Bangladesh
Religion causes more conflicts among believers than establishing national identity and stability

A state becomes stable when the people living in it acquire what is called “national identity”, says Francis Fukuyama. Somehow, religion doesn’t help in this process of acquiring collective identity.

Cyclone Amphan to hit west Bengal coastal area by Wednesday evening: Forecast

Extremely severe cyclone Amphan, packing winds of up to 190 kmph, made landfall between Digha in West Bengal and Hatiya island in Bangladesh, leaving a trail of destruction in coastal Odisha and parts of Bengal. 

All foreigners to be facilitated to return back to their country including Pak nationals

The MEA said it is facilitating the return of all foreign nationals presently in India to their countries and these include nationals of Pakistan. It has already extended the visas of all foreigners in India to April 30.

Nationwide CAA protests indicate BJP fail to smell ground realities

Soon after the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) was passed by the Rajya Sabha on December 11, a friend driving back from Parliament found groups of people on the roadside near Delhi’s Muslim-dominated Nizamuddin area

Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 clears Rajya Sabha test with 125 votes for, 105 against it

The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 with 125 members voting for it and 105 voting against it. The bill seeks to fast-track citizenship to persecuted minorities coming to India from three neighbouring countries - Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan excluding Muslims.

Citizenship Amendment Bill addresses illegal immigrants’ issue in one go: BJP

The proposed Bill is a continuation of that unfinished agenda. It has become necessary that the issue of the illegal immigrants be addressed in one go, as their numbers have swelled to millions in the last several decades.

Strong resistance by opposition thwarts Govt’s triple talaq push in Rajya Sabha

 A united Opposition on Monday thwarted the government’s attempt to push the instant Triple Talaq Bill in the Rajya Sabha as it insisted on referring it to the select committee of Parliament.

Peshawar High Court summons Imran Khan in Sita White case

The petitioner said that Imran Khan has a daughter, Tyrian White, from Sita White which he has not mentioned in his nomination papers.

Growth of ideology in Pakistan has been growing through increasing numbers of seminaries

Last month, Prime Minister Imran Khan got into trouble with the religion he so openly espouses as the country’s leader. He set up an Economic Advisory Council (EAC) to resolve Pakistan’s economic crisis and appointed Atif R Mian of Princeton University Department of Economics, and Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy as a member.

China’s Belt and Road projects face reversal as countries grumble over debt trap

China’s massive and expanding “Belt and Road” trade infrastructure project is running into speed bumps as some countries begin to grumble about being buried under Chinese debt.

B'desh tells Pak not to interfere in its internal affairs, Mir Quasem Ali’s execution

Bangladesh on Sunday summoned Pakistan's envoy here to protest its "interference" in the country's internal affairs after Islamabad said it was "deeply saddened" by Jamaat leader and 1971 war criminal Mir Quasem Ali's execution. Bangladesh additional foreign secretary for bilateral affairs Qamrul Ahsan summoned Pakistani High Commissioner Samina Mehtab and protested the reaction.

Unidentified killers hacked a Hindu tailor to death in Bangladesh

Unidentified attackers hacked a Hindu tailor to death near his workplace in Gopalpur upazila of Tangail district near Dhaka on Saturday. Police and eyewitness said three young men, who came on a motorcycle, hacked Nikhil Chandra Joarder (50) and left him dead on the spot.

Indian Railway officials to visit Bangladesh for India-Bangla rail project

To push India-Bangla rail extension project, railways ministry would be sending a high level team to expedite the process soon. The decision of sending the railway ministry team to have a first-hand knowledge about the proposed rail project was taken at a meeting of NITI Aayog held in Delhi on June 18, said transport secretary Samarjit Bhowmik. 

Bangladesh’s top Islamist Ali Ahsan death sentence up held for war crimes

A top Bangladesh Islamist leader could be executed within months after the Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld his death sentence for war crimes during the country's 1971 battle for independence against Pakistan according to AFP repot. Chief Justice SK Sinha dismissed Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid's appeal against hanging for one count of murder, while commuting his death sentence for torture and a charge of "extermination" of intellectuals in the war.