Daily Archives: August 18, 2018

PM IMRAN KHAN FINALISES NAMES OF 21-MEMBER CABINET

The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf on Saturday announced that Prime Minister Imran Khan has finalised the names of his 21-member cabinet, Radio Pakistan reported. The announcement comes hours after Imran Khan took...

7 KILLED IN KHAGRACHHARI TURF WAR

United People’s Democratic Front (UPDF) Organizer Michael Chakma has blamed rival group MN Larma Jana Samhati Samiti (JSS), and UPDF Democratic for the killings At least seven men, including a...

DIGITAL SECURITY BILL TO SQUEEZE PEOPLE’S FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION IF PASSED

Journalists, authors and rights activists today expressed their deep concern over the proposed Digital Security Bill 2018, saying that the freedom of press and expression would shrink if the...

SIDHU UNDER FIRE IN INDIA FOR HUGGING PAKISTAN’S ARMY CHIEF

At times it appears that Indian media doesn’t want normalisation between Pakistan and India. It feeds on anti-Pakistan controversies. It is always on the lookout for opportunities to spark controversies...

KOFI ANNAN, DIPLOMAT WHO REDEFINED THE U.N., DIES AT 80

Kofi Annan, a soft-spoken and patrician diplomat from Ghana, who became the seventh secretary general of the United Nations, projecting himself and his organization as the world’s conscience and...

Bhutan’s LDC graduation likely to be deferred to 2023

Bhutan has sought a deferral of its LDC (Least Developed Country) graduation year to 2023 from 2021. The United Nation’s Committee for Development Policy and the Economic and Social...

INDIAN NAVY TO DROP IN TO YANGON PORT

To further strengthen close and strong bilateral relations between India and Myanmar, Indian Naval Ship Khanjar will call into Yangon, Myanmar from 18-20 August. INS Khanjar (P-47) is a Khukri-class Missile Corvette and was commissioned...

IMRAN SWORN IN AS 22ND PRIME MINISTER

Imran Khan has been sworn in as the 22nd prime minister of Pakistan at the Presidential house. The oath was administered by President Mamnoon Hussain. The oath took place...

KAMAL HOSSAIN URGES PM TO FREE ARRESTED STUDENTS

Eminent jurist Kamal Hossain on Friday urged prime minister Sheikh Hasina to unconditionally release before Eid-ul-Azha the students arrested during demonstrations for quota reforms and safe roads, reports UNB. “The...

Bangladesh to ramp power import to 10,000 MW from India

Bangladesh, which is currently importing around 700 MW of power from India, is looking to ramp up its electricity import from the country to 10,000MW in the long term,...

Pakistan-born Mehreen Faruqi becomes first Muslim woman senator in Australia

At a time when Australia is embroiled in a bitter row over racism, Pakistan-born Mehreen Faruqi became the first Muslim woman to be appointed to the Australian Senate. The Green...

Taliban, Indonesian officials hold talks on Afghan peace

A delegation of Taliban visited Indonesia on August 12-15 and held talks with Indonesian sneior officials over the Afghan peace process and withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan, Taliban’s...

Japanese defense minister to visit Sri Lanka amid China links

Japan's defence minister Itsunori Onodera will visit Sri Lanka for the first time in history from August 20 to 22. The embassy of Japan said he will meet Sri Lanka's...

New US training unit in Afghanistan faces old problems

Captain Joe Fontana, a team leader with the US army’s 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade, is part of a new unit but he is working on problems that have...

Pakistan defence expo kicks off

Defence Export Promotion Organisation (DEPO) in collaboration with the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI), is organising the first of its kind ‘Suppliers and Vendors Defence Exhibition’ (SAVDEX...

Pakistan defence expo kicks off

Defence Export Promotion Organisation (DEPO) in collaboration with the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI), is organising the first of its kind ‘Suppliers and Vendors Defence Exhibition’ (SAVDEX...

New US training unit in Afghanistan faces old problems

Captain Joe Fontana, a team leader with the US army’s 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade, is part of a new unit but he is working on problems that have...

Storm of accountability gathers over Myanmar

The one-year anniversary of the state-sponsored mass killings, rape and arson that brutally expelled over 700,000 Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar’s Rakhine state into neighboring Bangladesh is fast approaching, without...

MYANMAR, THAILAND REACH COOPERATION AGREEMENTS

Myanmar and Thailand have reached an air service agreement and a memorandum of understanding on development of shrimp culture in Rakhine state, the official Global New Light of Myanmar...

RANDOM ARREST ON THE STREETS

Woman entrepreneur Barnali Chowdhury Rupa was heading towards Dhanmondi after buying clothes from New Market on 5 August. She was intercepted by 'some people' who handed her over to...

US SANCTIONS MYANMAR MILITARY COMMANDERS OVER ROHINGYA ‘ETHNIC CLEANSING’

The US government on Friday hit four Myanmar military commanders and two military units with punitive sanctions, accusing them of "serious human rights abuses" and "ethnic cleansing" in violently...