South Asia

South Asia or Southern Asia, is the southern region of the Asian continent. The current territories of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka form South Asia

Digital quality of life index

Bangladesh ranks 103rd out of 110 nations

Bangladesh has ranked 103rd out of 110 nations in digital quality of life index in 2021 by securing 0.34 score, the lowest among the South Asian nations

Bangladesh ranks 103rd out of 110 nations

Virtual dialogue

'Taliban issue calls for cautious decision'

Bangladesh must ensure its own interests while taking the geopolitical situation into consideration, observed experts regarding recognition of the Taliban government and furthering relations

Taliban forces patrol in front of Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, 2 September 2021.

The Old Taliban is Back

The long term challenge is a more substantive one with the announcement of the new government by the Taliban

The Old Taliban is Back

Afghans fear for jobs and money after Taliban takeover

As a nurse at one of Kabul’s main hospitals, Latifa Alizada was the breadwinner for her family, providing for her three young boys and unemployed husband

Afghans, hoping to leave Afghanistan, walk to the main entrance gate of Kabul airport in Kabul on 28 August 2021, following the Taliban stunning military takeover of Afghanistan.

Taliban announce hardline government as protests grow

The Taliban announced on Tuesday an interim government drawn exclusively from their own loyalist ranks, with established hardliners in all key posts and no women—despite previous promises to form an ...

This handout photo released by the Arabic Twitter account of the "Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan" on 18 August, 2021 shows a Taliban delegation led by the head of the negotiating team Anas Haqqani (R) meeting with former Afghan government officials including the former senate (Meshrano Jirga) chairman Fazal Hadi Muslimyar (L) at an unspecified location in Afghanistan.

Bangladesh, three other S Asian nations back FIFA’s biennial World Cup push

FIFA’s congress voted to carry out a feasibility study on holding the World Cup and the women’s World Cup every two years

FIFA president Gianni Infantino waits for the start of a signing ceremony at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime headquarters in Vienna, Austria on 14 September 2020

2nd ODI

Ton-up Malan propel South Africa to set steep target for Sri Lanka

Opening batsman Janneman Malan hit 121 to power South Africa to 283 for six in the rain-hit second one-day international against Sri Lanka on Saturday

Ton-up Malan propel South Africa to set steep target for Sri Lanka

Interview: Selim Raihan

'Covid is not going away anytime soon and we must plan accordingly'

Covid is not going away anytime soon, says SANEM's executive director Selim Raihan, adding that it will remain for a long time to come. We must keep this in mind when take up socioeconomic plans, he ...

'Covid is not going away anytime soon and we must plan accordingly'

China to help Bangladesh develop its infrastructure: Li Jiming

The Chinese ambassador said the project is the key step that will promote Cox’s Bazar to become an international metropolis

Chinese ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming

Demystifying food security in South Asia amid Covid-19

Statistics show nearly 25 per cent people in Bangladesh are victims of food insecurity while 36 per cent of children below five years of age suffer from stunting or symptoms of chronic malnutrition

Demystifying food security in South Asia amid Covid-19
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