South Asia

September 30, 2017
September 30, 2017

Is South Asia the new Middle East?

The Middle East is often viewed as a region waylaid by feelings of collective humiliation and violent rivalries, both between and within countries.

September 21, 2017
September 21, 2017

People fork out most

Two out of every three Taka of health care costs in Bangladesh is borne by the people while the rest by the government, NGOs and others.

August 19, 2017
August 19, 2017

Floods affect 16m people in South Asia

Over 16 million people in Bangladesh, Nepal and India are affected by the monsoon floods ravaging parts of South Asia and unfolding

July 24, 2017
July 24, 2017

Southeast Asia's Grab to get $2.5b extra firepower in Uber battle

Southeast Asian ride-hailing service Grab expects to raise $2.5 billion in a record round of fundraising to cement its lead over Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] in the region and grow its payments platform.

April 1, 2017
April 1, 2017

Women in parliament: Bangladesh 4th in South Asia

Among the South Asian countries, Nepal tops the index of women in national parliaments with Bangladesh obtaining fourth position, according to data released by Inter-Parliamentary Union.

May 9, 2016
May 9, 2016

India's foreign secy to visit Dhaka Wednesday

India's Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar will arrive in Dhaka on Wednesday on a two-day official visit to meet the government high officials to discuss Bangladesh’s security and other bilateral issues.

April 10, 2016
April 10, 2016

Strong earthquake shakes Asian cities

A magnitude 6.6 earthquake is felt across a number of major cities across south-west Asia today.

March 24, 2016
March 24, 2016

Trade in a Time of Protectionism

Today, intra-regional trade accounts for just 5 percent of South Asia's total trade, compared to 25 percent for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. This vast untapped potential presents the region with an opportunity for growth that does not rely on the strength of the world economy.

February 18, 2016
February 18, 2016

'Attempt to crush independent media' in Bangladesh

Without free access to information, backed up by journalists who are willing to dig down and get to the truth, all the other liberties celebrated in democracies are endangered. That's why the world should be worried by the concerted attacks on one of the leading newspaper editors in South Asia, Mahfuz Anam of Bangladesh's Daily Star.

February 10, 2016
February 10, 2016

US intel warns of expansion of terror groups in Bangladesh

The US intelligence chief has said efforts by Bangladesh's prime minister to undermine the political opposition will probably provide openings for transnational terrorist groups to expand their presence in the South Asian country.