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by Saibal Dasgupta in The Times of India online, Jul 8, 2017 at 9.56 PM IST
BEIJING: China is trying to create political confusion in Bhutan ahead of the next general elections in the Himalayan kingdom, which is due next year, analysts said.
Beijing has strong reasons to force Bhutan to establish diplomatic relations with it even if it means trying to evoke fear by knocking at the kingdom’s border, and trying to influence the local political process as it has done in the case of Nepal, they said. Chinese troops had …

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Report in The daily star, July 8, 2017
by Shakhawat Liton, Partha Pratim Bhattacharjee and Mohammad Al-Masum Molla
Two years ago, BJP, the ruling party in India, claimed to be the world’s largest political party with 8.8 crore members, surpassing the Communist Party of China, which has 8.6 crore.
This goes to show that even the largest parties in the world were able to keep records of their members.
Things are, however, different in the Awami League and the BNP, even though they are quite small compared to the BJP. The leaders of the …

Bangladesh, Headline »

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by Arifur Rahman Rabbi in Dhaka Tribune, July 08, 2017
Police’s Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit has arrested Sohel Mahfuz, one of the planners of the deadly Gulshan terrorist attack, and his three accomplices from Chapainawabganj.
Sohel, who also goes by Hatkata Mahfuz, is the top explosives specialist of New Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (New JMB) and a key arms and explosives supplier for the banned outfit.
The other detainees are Jewel alias Ismail, Hafizur Rahman alias Hasan and Mostofa Kamal alias Jamal. They were arrested from an orchard in Kansat under Shibganj …

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by Jane Cai in South China Morning Post, July 8, 2017
Financial risk stemming from ambitious outbound investments will go under the microscope at a key financial policy meeting in Beijing in the middle of this month, sources close to the government told the South China Morning Post.
The closed-door meeting – known as the National Financial Work Conference and held every five years – will focus on containing financial risk, including from cross-border investments and loans for projects in other countries, said the two sources, who declined to be named …