Daily Archives: September 1, 2018

FORGE GREATER NATIONAL UNITY TO RESTORE DEMOCRACY: BNP

BNP today called upon all to form a greater national unity in a bid to unseat the ruling party from the power to save the country’s democracy and sovereignty. Terming...

AL-LED 14-PARTY ALLIANCE TO REMAIN ON STREETS TO FOIL CONSPIRACIES AHEAD OF POLLS: NASIM

Leaders and activists of the ruling Awami League-led 14-party alliance will remain on the streets from September 18 to foil conspiracies ahead of the upcoming general election to be...

INDIA’S GDP GROWTH SURGES OVER 8 PERCENT, BOOST FOR MODI BEFORE ELECTION

India’s annual economic growth surged to a more than two-year high of 8.2 percent in the three months through June, giving Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government a political boost...

PM KHAN FORMS 18-MEMBER ECONOMIC ADVISORY COUNCIL

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday constituted an 18-member Economic Advisory Council (EAC). Out of these 18 members 7 belong to government while 11 are from the private sector. The list...

4 AL-QAEDA OPERATIVES KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN

At least four al-Qaeda operatives were killed in Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province as an unmanned plane targeted the extremist outfit's hideout, said a statement from the Afghan national army...

BANGLADESHIS AMONG 500 HELD IN MALAYSIA CRACKDOWN ON ILLEGAL MIGRANTS

At least 500 undocumented migrants, including Bangladeshis, were detained in Malaysia on the first day of a major nationwide crackdown following the end of an amnesty programme that had...

Why Zalmay Khalilzad might be a bad choice for Taliban negotiations

The appointment of Zalmay Khalilzad as special adviser on Afghanistan has caused consternation in the region for obvious reasons: he is among several veterans who supported the then US...

3 J&K POLICEMEN AND 8 RELATIVES RELEASED UNHARMED BY MILITANTS

After a three-day-long hostage drama, militants have released the relatives of Jammu and Kashmir policemen whom they had abducted from various places in south Kashmir. The police confirmed on Friday...

EXPLAIN ‘LOVE’ FOR CHINA, BJP SLAMS RAHUL

As Congress president Rahul Gandhi left for the Kailash Mansarovar pilgrimage on Friday, opting for the China route, the BJP launched a scathing attack on him questioning his ‘love’...

GOOGLE PAYS HOMAGE TO FATIMA SURAYYA BAJIA WITH EVOCATIVE DOODLE ON 88TH BIRTHDAY

Google is honouring the late Pakistani Urdu novelist and playwright Fatima Surayya Bajia on her 88th birth anniversary with a colourful doodle depicting her with her lifelong companions: a...

‘ROAD CRASHES KILL 259 DURING EID HOLIDAYS’

Some 259 people were killed and 960 others injured in 237 road accidents across the country in 13 days during the Eid-ul-Azha vacation, Bangladesh Jatri Kalyan Samity, a passengers’...

BRITISH-BANGLADESHI JAILED FOR PLOT TO KILL THERESA MAY

A Bangladesh origin UK man, who plotted to kill British prime minister Theresa May, received a prison sentence of at least 30 years Friday from a judge who called...

PAKISTAN BACKS IRAN OVER US NUCLEAR DEAL ROW

As Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday vowed to further strengthen Pakistan-Iran ties, the government expressed unequivocal support for Iran’s position on its troubled nuclear deal with the West...

CPEC is expression of Pakistan’s geo-social relations with China: minister

Pakistan's Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said on Friday that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is an expression of Pakistan's geo-social relationship with China. Reaffirming the government's commitment to CPEC at...

India’s top court will no longer monitor 2002 Gujarat riot cases

The Supreme Court of India has disposed of a petition filed by the National Human Rights Commission 15 years ago which asked the court to transfer cases pertaining to...

Myanmar military releases 75 child soldiers from service

Myanmar’s armed forces released 75 children and young people from military service on Friday, the United Nations said, amid international outrage over alleged abuses committed by troops in the...

GCF to assist Bhutan build climate resilience

Bhutan is the world’s only carbon negative country but that doesn’t mean the country is free from the impacts of climate change. Recognizing the threat of climate change, the...

Indian Army needs new eyes in the sky

India's Ministry of Defence has issued a Request for Information (RFI) for Mini Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (High Altitude) for the Indian Army. A total of 75 units are...

Japan gifted new FPVs join Coast Guard fleet

Two brand new Fast Patrol Vessels (FPV), gifted by Japan joined the Sri Lanka Coast Guard fleet during a Commissioning Ceremony held at the Colombo Port on Wednesday (August...

Afghan great game moves centre stage

Through the past week, the US-led Afghan war against the Taliban transformed as a struggle over engaging with the Taliban in peace talks. The US successfully stalled the Russian format...

India’s leather exports decline, as cow-related violence increases

Exports of India’s leather industry declined more than 3% in financial year 2016-17 and 1.30% in the first quarter of 2017-18, according to the latest available figures, compared to...