Daily Archives: May 17, 2018

Khulna elections: AL won, BNP lost and the EC didn’t win

Municipality polls in the Khulna city polls drew as much interest as any national elections tussle. It was an intense politically combative one with BNP leader Khaleda Zia still...

BANGLADESH FAILS TO ADDRESS RIGHTS ISSUE AT UPR: HRW

The Bangladesh delegation to the United Nation’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) failed to respond to pressing human rights concerns in the country, Human Rights Watch said today. Law minister Anisul...

OLI AND DAHAL SHAKE ON NEPAL COMMUNIST PARTY

Eight months after the initial agreement between the CPN- UML and the CPN (Maoist Centre) on a party unity, the two ruling left parties have reached closer to sealing...

CLASHES START UP AGAIN IN FARAH CITY

The officials said Taliban insurgents are hiding in civilian houses. They confirmed three suicide bombers detonated explosives close to police headquarters and government buildings. Residents have meanwhile said Taliban insurgents started...

BD court grants bail to opposition leader Khaleda, but release uncertain

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia cannot walk out of prison right now even after winning a hard-fought legal battle for bail at the Supreme Court Wednesday (May 16), as she...

Court ruling helps BJP take-over Karnataka and pursue its Hindutva agenda in South India

The Indian Supreme Court’s refusal to stay the swearing-in of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Karnataka scheduled for May 17, will help the BJP consolidate itself in...

Pakistan tests its 1st metro train in Lahore under CPEC

Pakistan on Wednesday (May 16) made a test run of its first metro train service in Lahore, the capital of the country's eastern Punjab province, from Dera Gujran to...

Iran agrees to build new refinery for Sri Lanka

Iran has agreed to build a new oil refinery for Sri Lanka in addition to upgrading its ageing 50,000 barrel per day (bpd) state-owned refinery, Sri Lankan cabinet spokesman...

Nepal UML, MC seal the deal

CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist center) will have 55 and 45 per cent representation respectively in the unified party's central committee consisting of 441 members. According to an agreement between the...

Myanmar tells UN to investigate ARSA

Myanmar’s ambassador to the United Nations on Monday urged the UN Security Council to investigate the “atrocities” of the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) against civilians while Western nations...

India issues an RFP for acquiring 200 Kamov helicopters from Russia

India has moved a step further and reached a milestone in its project of procuring and co-producing 200 Kamov Ka-226T helicopters worth Rs 21,000 crore from Russia for the...

India issues an RFP for acquiring 200 Kamov helicopters from Russia

India has moved a step further and reached a milestone in its project of procuring and co-producing 200 Kamov Ka-226T helicopters worth Rs 21,000 crore from Russia for the...

Pakistan and India: Changing minds, winning peace

With the emergence of world as a global village, relations between two nations getting more popularity as compared to relations among respective governments. Governments always attempt to communicate with...

Pakistan and India: Changing minds, winning peace

With the emergence of world as a global village, relations between two nations getting more popularity as compared to relations among respective governments. Governments always attempt to communicate with...

US unhappy over KCC polls irregularities

The United States has expressed disappointment over reported irregularities and intimidation in Tuesday’s Khulna City Corporation elections but congratulated all the parties on making the elections inclusive. United States ambassador...

Large parts of Pakistan hit by power cut

A power cut hit large part of Pakistan on Wednesday (May 16), suspending work at factories and businesses in its industrial heartland and highlighting the challenges successive governments have...

India announces unilateral ceasefire in Kashmir in Ramadan

The Narendra Modi-led Indian government has announced a unilateral ceasefire against militants in Kashmir for the month of Ramzan, a holy month for Muslims. "The Centre asks Security Forces not...

Myanmar policeman denies planting documents on Reuters reporters

A Myanmar policeman told a court on Wednesday he met two Reuters reporters on the night of their arrest in December, but denied giving them secret documents to incriminate...

US soldier who fired into civilian truck in Afghanistan acquitted

The American soldier caught on video shooting at a civilian truck driver in Afghanistan did not act criminally, military investigators have determined. US Central Command has confirmed that the servicemember...

ARSA conspicuous in its silence

On Jan. 31, the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army posted a press statement on Twitter with the heading, “Notice to other armed groups, dacoit (bandit) groups, human trafficking groups, drug...

The double standard of India’s Israel policy

While India may have abstained from attending any official events marking the recent U.S. move of shifting its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem legitimizing Israel's occupation, it bought...