• The Revival of Nalanda

    DR MANAS DAS | SOME say it is an anachronism. To some others it is a mere fancy project. A considerable few are not sure about the future of this renovated legacy and they fume at the brouhaha over it. But not many, in their senses, can dispute the glamour and pride associated with the…

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  • India, Bangladesh Ink Pact to Boost Ties in Maritime Sphere, Blue Economy

    LOOKEAST REPORT | INDIA and Bangladesh moved to bolster their defense relationship and signed agreements for expanding cooperation in maritime security, ocean economy, space, and telecommunication sectors, as New Delhi tries to present itself as a regional power. The agreements were signed during Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s visit to India, the first foreign leader…

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  • Focus On Myanmar

    DR APARNA PANDE | INDIA’S diplomatic influence has grown significantly through 2023, attracting interest from countries worldwide looking to strengthen economic and strategic bonds with the South Asian nation. However, relations with its closest neighbors remain conflict–ridden and problematic. While its western neighbor Pakistan often captures international attention, its eastern neighbor, Myanmar (formerly Burma), is…

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  • A New Myanmar Is Emerging

    ASHLEY SOUTH | ANTI-REGIME forces in Myanmar have made remarkable gains over the past six months, taking control of at least 400 army bases and 50 towns across the country through coordinated attacks. The State Administrative Council (SAC), as the military regime calls itself, is no longer able to function effectively. Chairman Min Aung Hlaing,…

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  • Kaladan Project Can Be Completed In Myanmar | Arakan Army

    LOOKEAST REPORT | THE Arakan Army is fighting with the objective of uprooting the military dictatorship in Myanmar. After the end of the military dictatorship, the ethnic groups in each region will decide for themselves on how to build their own future, said a spokesperson of the United League of Arakan (ULA) or Arakan Army….

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  • Assam Want To Negotiate With PB

    LOOKEAST REPORT | THE Assam government is ready to hold talks with the hardliner ULFA (Independent) and doors for negotiations with its chief Paresh Baruah are open, an Assam minister said in the state Assembly during point of order. The Barua–led faction has remained outside the ambit of negotiations even as a peace pact has…

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  • Kaladan Project Will Improve Regional Peace

    LOOKEAST REPORT | WHEN cargo vessel MV-ITT Lion sailed into Sittwe port in Myanmar last May, having left Kolkata five days earlier, it marked an important milestone for India in its long–drawn quest for alternative routes connecting it to its northeast, even beyond to Southeast Asia. For, the docking of the cargo vessel heralded the…

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  • Hasina Launches Bid For Fifth Term

    DR ANCHITA BORTHAKUR | THE last date for the submission of nomination forms for the upcoming Bangladesh’s parliamentary election known as ‘Jatiyo Sangsad Nirbachan’ ended on 30 November confirming that Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), the leading Opposition Party is unlikely to participate in the country’s 12th general election, scheduled to take place on 7 January…

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  • Cash For Kidney

    Nandi Theint | Nicola Smith ONE of the world’s biggest private hospital groups is embroiled in a ‘cash for kidneys’ racket in which impoverished people from Myanmar are being enticed to sell their organs for profit. India’s Apollo Hospitals, a multi–billion dollar company with facilities across Asia, boasts that it conducts more than 1,200 transplants…

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