South Asia

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    Relevance of SAARC in global perspectives

    Rajkumar Singh | Updated at 12:00am on January 13, 2020

    IN THE changed situation and pressing needs of the public at large, countries of the region felt the urgency to initiate and institutionalise cooperation in...

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    Identity, violence in postcolonial South Asia

    T Zami | Updated at 10:51pm on December 15, 2019

    WHEN Kumudini Chatterjee revolted against the oppression of her husband Madhusudan Ghoshal, she got all possible support from her brother Bipradas. It was precisely at...

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    Transnational policies for water governance in South Asia stressed

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:28am on November 17, 2019

    Speakers at an international conference here on Saturday laid emphasis on transnational policies for water governance in the South Asia. The two-day conference on key...

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    Action must in South Asia to clean the air for children: Unicef

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:53am on November 08, 2019

    UNICEF executive director Henrietta Fore on Thursday said that immediate action was needed in South Asia to clean the air for children. She said about...

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    Authoritarianism rises as pluralism declines: DU professor

    DU Correspondent | Updated at 12:18am on November 06, 2019

    Dhaka University economics professor Rashed Al Mahmud Titumir on Tuesday at a discussion said that authoritarianism was on rise in South Asia as pluralistic visions...

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    Bangladesh advances eight notches, still last but one in South Asia

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:59am on October 25, 2019

    Bangladesh has advanced eight steps to the 168th rank among 190 countries in the global index of doing business. Last year, Bangladesh had ranked 176th,...

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    Of chocolate-cream soldiers

    Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on October 23, 2019

    CELEBRATIONS last week of two political thinkers and activists from the previous century who are dear to the Hindu right opened up room for a...

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    Sri Lanka court dismisses challenge to Rajapaksa’s citizenship

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 12:31am on October 05, 2019

    A Sri Lankan court on Friday dismissed a legal challenge to presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s Sri Lankan citizenship, removing a major barrier he faced in...

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    Bangladesh offers most liberal investment environment: PM

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on October 04, 2019

    Describing the investment environment in Bangladesh as the most liberal in South Asia, prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday urged the world investors, particularly those...

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    Bangladesh moves up to 45th rank in military power

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 01:09am on October 01, 2019

    Bangladesh has been ranked 45th powerful military in the world in 2019 with a significant upward improvement compared to the position last year, according to...