Daily Archives: August 15, 2018

ANOTHER FEMALE STUDENT ARRESTED FOR QUOTA DEMO

The police on Wednesday detained yet another female student for her involvement with the recent anti-quota demonstration. Lutfur Nahar Luna Sarkar, 21, who is a student of Eden Mohila (Women's)...

POST-STUDENT PROTEST: 51 CASES FILED, 97 ARRESTED

Until now, 51 cases have been filed in capital Dhaka and 97 people arrested in a massive crackdown since the student protests in Dhaka demanding safe roads. Dhaka Metropolitan Police...

DOZENS OF CASUALTIES REPORTED AFTER TALEBAN ATTACK ON AFGHAN BASE

A Taleban attack on a military outpost in the northern province of Baghlan in the early hours of Wednesday (Aug 15) killed as many as 44 Afghan police and...

KSA INTERESTED IN HEAVY INVESTMENT IN PAKISTAN, CROWN PRINCE TELLS IMRAN

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has told prime minister-in-waiting Imran Khan that the kingdom was very much interested in investing heavily in a bid to strengthen its trade...

GHAZNI RESIDENTS ASSESS THE DAMAGE AS CRISIS ENDS

Residents of Ghazni were on Tuesday slowly venturing out onto the streets of their battle-weary city following four days of heavy clashes between security forces and the Taliban. The city,...

ANTI-TERROR FINANCING COMPLIANCE REVIEW OF PAKISTAN TO CONCLUDE TOMORROW

A visiting delegation of the Asia Pacific Group (APG) on Thursday will complete its review of Pakistan’s compliance with international obligations over fighting money laundering and terror financing in...

INDIA TO LAUNCH FIRST MANNED SPACE MISSION BY 2022

India will launch its first manned space mission by 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday (Aug 16), which could make it the fourth nation to do so...

Pakistan Army simultaneously plants two million trees

The Pakistan Army has simultaneously planted 2 million trees in a campaign aimed at increasing greenery across the country, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) announced on Tuesday. Director General (DG)...

Kabul and ‘Resolute Support’ sign to boost telecom services

The Afghan government and the NATO-led ‘Resolute Support’ mission signed on 11 August a memorandum of understanding (MOU) designed to enhance telecommunication services across Afghanistan. “The Afghan National Defense Security...

Rohingyas are Myanmar citizens, accept them: Mahathir

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has said Myanmar must accept Rohingyas because they are their citizens as they have lived in Myanmar for generations. Mahathir blasted Myanmar's treatment of Rohingya...

‘Smart’ border’ between Nepal and India proposed to limit crossings

The Eminent Persons’ Group on Nepal-India relations has recommended establishing a “smart border” allowing cross-border movements only through designated points to curb criminal activities and maintain records of people...

The gov’t of Bangladesh needs to stop silencing its citizens

A tragic traffic accident that killed two students in Bangladesh led to mass student protests across Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka. Students were demanding that the government take steps to improve...

The gov’t of Bangladesh needs to stop silencing its citizens

A tragic traffic accident that killed two students in Bangladesh led to mass student protests across Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka. Students were demanding that the government take steps to improve...

Assaults by Taliban raise questions about US plan for peace

A year after the Trump administration introduced its strategy for Afghanistan, the Taliban are asserting themselves on the battlefield even as U.S. officials talk up hopes for peace. That’s...

Assaults by Taliban raise questions about US plan for peace

A year after the Trump administration introduced its strategy for Afghanistan, the Taliban are asserting themselves on the battlefield even as U.S. officials talk up hopes for peace. That’s...

Why India feels the heat of US-Russia diplomatic tensions

America’s Cold War confrontation with Russia seriously affected our relations with Washington. Ironically, after the Soviet Union’s collapse and the grip the US acquired on Russia’s governance under the...

Why India feels the heat of US-Russia diplomatic tensions

America’s Cold War confrontation with Russia seriously affected our relations with Washington. Ironically, after the Soviet Union’s collapse and the grip the US acquired on Russia’s governance under the...

BANGLADESH OBSERVES NATIONAL MOURNING DAY TODAY

The nation observes the National Mourning Day today, Wednesday, with due reverence and solemnity, marking the 43rd anniversary of assassination of father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman,...

Maldives, India’s new worry

The latest Maldivian challenge to India is by far the most complex one. That India is not in the good books of Maldives of late is a reality. What...

China hands over PRSS-1 Satellite control to Pakistan

The control of Pakistan’s first Remote Sensing Satellite (PRSS-1), which was successfully launched last month from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre, China, was handed over to Pakistan. The spokesman of the...

China hands over PRSS-1 Satellite control to Pakistan

The control of Pakistan’s first Remote Sensing Satellite (PRSS-1), which was successfully launched last month from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre, China, was handed over to Pakistan. The spokesman of the...