Daily Archives: April 26, 2018

Pakistan doesn’t have hostile designs towards any country: Gen Qamar

Pakistan Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that Pakistan doesn’t have hostile designs towards any country. “ will keep on working towards a cooperative regional framework based on...

AFGHANISTAN RISES 2 POINTS ON PRESS FREEDOM INDEX

Reporters Without Borders, also known as RSF, released its latest index on Press Freedom on Wednesday, noting an increase in hatred against journalists around the world. It also placed Afghanistan...

TK 40M CREDITED TO ‘IMPORTANT’ PERSON’S BANK ACCOUNT: ACC SUMMONS TWO

The Anti-Corruption Commission or ACC has summoned two persons to investigate transactions of Tk 40 million borrowed by two business men from scam-hit Farmers Bank. They allegedly transferred the...

GUTERRES TO APPOINT SWISS AMBASSADOR TO GERMANY AS MYANMAR ENVOY

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will appoint the Swiss ambassador to Germany, Christine Schraner Burgener, to be his new special envoy to Myanmar, UN sources said Wednesday. The General Assembly in...

NEPAL NOT TO SEEK TPS EXTENSION

The government of Nepal has hinted that it would not seek a Temporary Protected Status (TPS) extension to 9,000 Nepali nationals living in the United States. Although the formal decision...

Capsize of coal barges in Sundarbans rings alarm on Rampal plant

The capsize of a cargo vessel in Bangladesh on Sunday carrying 775 metric tons of coal near the Sundarbans has rekindled concerns about the huge Bangladesh-India coal-power plant in...

Indian Air Force lacks squadron strength to tackle a two-front emergency war

With a skewed squadron strength and a limited number of fighter jets, the Indian Air force would be taking close to two days in shifting focus from Pakistan to...

Indian Air Force lacks squadron strength to tackle a two-front emergency war

With a skewed squadron strength and a limited number of fighter jets, the Indian Air force would be taking close to two days in shifting focus from Pakistan to...

Is Pakistan seeking S-400 missile defence system from Russia?

Will Russia sell advanced S400 Missile Defence System to India’s arch rival Pakistan? Pakistan defence minister has confirmed that Russia and Pakistan are in talks about Islamabad buying the...

Is Pakistan seeking S-400 missile defence system from Russia?

Will Russia sell advanced S400 Missile Defence System to India’s arch rival Pakistan? Pakistan defence minister has confirmed that Russia and Pakistan are in talks about Islamabad buying the...

India, China may resume annual military exercise later this year

Suspended after the Doklam face-off, the bilateral military exercise of India and China is likely to resume this year, in sync with renewed efforts by both the countries to...

Taliban threatens to attack US forces in Afghanistan

Taliban has announced its plans to launch the so-called "spring offensive," partly amid Donald Trump's decision to increase the US presence in the war-torn Central Asian country. Taliban representatives made...

Maldives top court backs law to remove arrested judges

Maldives Supreme Court on Wednesday (Apr 25) again cited doctrine of necessity to back a controversial amendment to the judges' Act passed by the government controlled parliament largely scripted...

India tepid to Chinese plan for economic corridor

India has given a tepid response to China’s proposal for constructing a trans-Himalayan economic corridor connecting the two countries and Nepal as the government is more keen on working...

Sri Lanka calls for equal access to nuclear energy for peaceful use

Sri Lanka has called for equal access to the technology advancing peaceful uses of nuclear energy. “Building a better and secure future for all is a shared call that we...

Pakistan NSA, Army chief in Russia, vow to boost security, military ties

The national security advisers of Pakistan and Russia have met in Moscow and discussed the situation in South Asia and the main challenges and threats to global security, media...

Pakistan, China expected to sign revised FTA this year

Pakistan and China are expected to sign the revised bilateral free trade agreement anytime during this year as the two sided are currently deliberating on the subject, commerce minister...

US team in refugee camps investigating atrocities against Rohingya

The US government is conducting an intensive examination of alleged atrocities against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims, documenting accusations of murder, rape, beatings and other possible offenses in an investigation that...

India falls further in press freedom rankings

India, the world’s largest democracy, slipped two spots in the 2018 World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), reflecting the growing challenges faced by journalists in...

Bangladesh’s largest private bank in crisis 15 months into changeover

Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited (IBBL), Bangladesh’s largest private sector bank, has fallen into deep crisis in just one and half years of the change in ownership, mainly due to...

Bangladesh’s largest private bank in crisis 15 months into changeover

Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited (IBBL), Bangladesh’s largest private sector bank, has fallen into deep crisis in just one and half years of the change in ownership, mainly due to...