Home » Archives by category » ASIA

Malaysians joining Rohingya ‘army’ against Burma

\ \

Malaysians joining Rohingya ‘army’ against Burma

A group of Malaysians is in Burma (Myanmar) to take up arms against the country’s army, whose offensive against insurgents has led more than 400,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee the crackdown in Rakhine state. So says Malaysia’s top cop. Malaysian police chief Mohamad Fuzi Harun, who disclosed this, added that intelligence showed there were other […]

China to complete hydel project in Pak Kashmir soon

\ \ \

China to complete hydel project in Pak Kashmir soon

China is racing to finish one of the biggest hydro-power projects in Pakistan ahead of schedule, yet its location in the long-contested region of Kashmir will draw ire from India. According to media reports, construction on the 720MW Karot power station, being built on Jhelum River, began in December last year and looks set to […]

Gavaskar not surprised Indian players aren’t in World XI vs. Pak

\

Gavaskar not surprised Indian players aren’t in World XI vs. Pak

As usual the pseudo-nationalists and jali-deshbhakts are flooding the social media with twisted views about why there’s no Indian player in the Pakistan -World XI series. Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar came down heavily on speculations about no Indian presence in the Pakistan-World XI T20I series. Gavaskar said he wasn’t surprised by the fact no […]

Over two lakh refugees flood Bangladesh

\ \ \

Over two lakh refugees flood Bangladesh

Bangladesh is reeling under a flood of refugees.  Some 2,70,000 Rohingya Muslims have sought shelter in Bangladesh since violence erupted in Burma (Myanmar) two weeks ago, the UN says. A spokeswoman said the jump – up from 1,64,000 on Thursday – was because new pockets of people had been found. She called the figure “so […]

Pak PM, good intentions, but that’s all?

\

Pak PM, good intentions, but that’s all?

Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has set himself a possibly insurmountable challenge: He intends to work with  India to achieve peace across South Asia. Those are good intentions on the face of it, but can Abbasi walk the talk? Some media analysts say it is likely to be a tall order for Mr […]

State Funeral for ‘Mother Teresa of Pakistan’

\

State Funeral for ‘Mother Teresa of Pakistan’

German-born Catholic missionary Sr. Ruth Pfau, who devoted her life to eradicating leprosy in Pakistan, died on Thursday in the southern city of Karachi, a hospital official said. In recognition of services rendered by the late Dr Ruth Pfau, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has announced a state funeral for the nun from Germany who […]

New Jihadi Magazine for Women in Pakistan

\ \

New Jihadi Magazine for Women in Pakistan

There’s a new magazine out in Pakistan. It’s objective: to recruit women into a career of lifelong militancy. A new push by one of Pakistan’s most notorious militant groups to attract female fighters looks like an effort to keep up with Islamic State (IS) and other extremists who have used such appeals to bolster their […]

Undersea cable cuts off Pakistan flights, internet

\ \ \

Undersea cable cuts off Pakistan flights, internet

Islamabad, Aug 6: It was a nerve-wracking weekend for Pakistan.  Internet services were disrupted across Pakistan for about 38 hours due to a fault in the India-Middle East-Western Europe submarine cable, affecting flight services and other activities. The Internet services were restored across the country on August 6  after the disruption caused by the fault […]

International Math Olympiad: Bangladesh Tops in South Asia

\ \

International Math Olympiad: Bangladesh Tops in South Asia

One of the students missed out on a gold medal by one point, but that didn’t stop Bangladesh from becoming the highest ranking Asian team on the Maths Olympiad. They beat India and Pakistan as well. Bangladeshi students have won four medals, including two silver and two bronze, in the 58th International Mathematical Olympiad held […]

Rice crises in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka …

\ \ \

Rice crises in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka …

South Asia appears to be heading for a food crisis. According to reports from Thailand, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are in desperate need of rice. They have approached Thailand for help. But Thailand’s government stocks are low. Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are in talks with Thailand for an urgent purchase of 400,000 tonnes of rice […]

Ever Heard of Caste-based diseases?

\ \

Ever Heard of Caste-based diseases?

Caste endogamous marriages have led to rare genetic diseases developing over the years. This is indicated by new research. Perhaps it is high time to acknowledge that the rigid caste system practiced in India and other parts of South Asia must go. HYDERABAD, JULY 20:  Not too long ago, when a person went in for […]

‘Protect Pakistani Hindus from Forced Conversions’

\ \ \

‘Protect Pakistani Hindus from Forced Conversions’

A leading Pakistani newspaper on Thursday (July 20)urged the government to provide protection to Hindus in the background of increasing cases of forcible conversion to Islam. The Dawn said in an editorial that the part of the Thar desert that lies within Pakistan had long been a bastion of communal harmony. “Given there is near […]

Page 1 of 13123Next ›Last »