Daily Archives: March 20, 2018

HEKMATYAR CALLS ON TALIBAN TO ACCEPT PEACE OFFER

Head of Hizb-e-Islami Gulbuddin Hekmatyar on Monday addressed his supporters in Jalalabad in Nangarhar province and called on the Taliban to accept government’s peace offer. Hekmatyar said wise people would...

KAREN CSO URGES MYANMAR MILITARY TO WITHDRAW TROOPS

A Karen civil society group has urged the Myanmar army on Monday to withdraw troops from the KNU’s 5th Brigade area in southeastern Karen state, where about 2,000 civilians...

DB INSPECTOR KILLED IN ‘GUNFIGHT’ WITH CRIMINALS

An inspector of Detective Branch (DB) of police was killed in a reported gunfight with criminals at Middle Pirerbagh in the capital’s Mirpur area on early Tuesday, reports news...

Moscow, Dhaka FM level talks on April 2

Russia and Bangladesh is likely to have foreign minister-level bilateral talks in Moscow on April 2 when the Bangladesh side is expected to put emphasis on seeking Russian support...

MYANMAR IS WORST-PERFORMING COUNTRY FOR AID ACCESS

Myanmar tops a list of countries where the ability of aid groups to reach people in need has worsened in the past six months, the Geneva-based research group ACAPS...

Indian army to buy air defence system

After several retrials and delays, the Army is set to begin contract negotiations in the multi-billion dollar deal for the very short-range air defence system or VSHORAD. “The activities relating...

Nepal Tragedy: A plane crash, a leaked tape and a few unanswered questions

A Bangladeshi aircraft – carrying 36 Bangladeshis and 33 Nepalese – crash landing at a Nepali airport, and killing over 20 people each of both the countries, is a tragedy of...

Pence, Abbasi meeting: Turning around of precarious US-Pak relations?

Pakistan’s Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi met U.S Vice President Mike Pence in Washington in what was called as a meeting held at Pakistan’s request. Apart from...

India’s SC refuses interim order on petition by Rohingya refugees

The government on Monday strongly opposed in the Supreme Court the petitions seeking to stop deportation of Rohingya refugees and urged the court to leave the issue to its...

China taps Its ‘Silver Fox’ foreign minister to negotiate border talks with India

China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi attends a news conference during the National People's Congress (NPC), China's parliamentary body, in Beijing on March 8, 2018. (REUTERS/Jason Lee) Beijing: Chinese Foreign Minister...

India risks default on Russian loan repayment

India's Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) is reportedly staring at a huge financial crisis that may force the organization to default the repayment of a loan availed from Russia...

Bangladesh’s abiding love for the Taj Mahal should be a lesson for the new...

Towards the end of 2008, news spread all over Bangladesh that a life-size replica of the Taj Mahal was being erected at the outskirts of Dhaka. While officials of...

Kabul, Washington trying to end militancy from Afghanistan: Pak envoy

Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhary said that Pakistan is stressing for Taliban’s participation in future set up of Afghanistan as Kabul and Washington are working...

Air India to begin service to Tel Aviv from Thursday

The disinvestment-bound national carrier Air India will deploy a 256-seater Boeing 787-800 on the New Delhi-Tel Aviv route that will be launched from Thursday (March 22). Air India had on...

Maldives urged to stop torture of detainees

The Maldives police and military have engaged in acts violating the Anti-Torture Act and the country’s human rights body has failed to make “significant and preventive interventions,” rights groups...

Nepal launches cleanup campaign to rid world’s highest mountain peak of garbage

As part of a massive campaign to clean the world's highest mountain peak, Nepal aims to airlift more than 100 metric tons of rubbish from Mount Everest in the...

Sri Lanka seeks to consolidate relationship with China

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, in a message to Chinese President Xi Jinping, said that Sri Lanka-China relations have made tremendous progress in the recent past encompassing various sectors providing...

Indian army to buy air defence system

After several retrials and delays, the Army is set to begin contract negotiations in the multi-billion dollar deal for the very short-range air defence system or VSHORAD. “The activities relating...

Maldives vital to Indo-Pacific strategy

President Donald J Trump has been the first President since the Atlantic era ended towards the close of the 1990s to acknowledge that it is no longer the Atlantic...

Nepal Tragedy: A plane crash, a leaked tape and a few unanswered questions

A Bangladeshi aircraft – carrying 36 Bangladeshis and 33 Nepalese – crash landing at a Nepali airport, and killing over 20 people each of both the countries, is a tragedy of...

India’s SC refuses interim order on petition by Rohingya refugees

The government on Monday strongly opposed in the Supreme Court the petitions seeking to stop deportation of Rohingya refugees and urged the court to leave the issue to its...