Daily Archives: September 4, 2018

WIVES OF REUTERS REPORTERS JAILED IN MYANMAR CALL FOR THEIR RELEASE

The wives of two Reuters journalists in Myanmar jailed for seven years on official secrets charges insisted on Tuesday the men were innocent and called for them to be...

NO HELMET, NO FUEL: DHAKA POLICE CHIEF

Motorcyclists without helmet will be denied fuel at refueling stations, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia said today. The Dhaka police chief announced the move, that was first introduced...

ZIA CHARITABLE TRUST GRAFT CASE: KHALEDA’S TRIAL TO BE HELD AT OLD DHAKA CENTRAL...

The government has set up a temporary court at the old Dhaka central jail to hold the trial of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and three others in the Zia...

3.7 MILLION CHILDREN DEPRIVED OF EDUCATION

Senior government officials including Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah and acting education minister Mirwais Balkhi on Tuesday marked International Literacy Day at an event in Kabul. The officials stressed the need...

PETITION AGAINST PM’S ELECTION ACCEPTED IN LAHORE HIGH COURT

The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday accepted a petition seeking the prime minister's election to be declared unconstitutional on the basis that at least 69 members of the...

ARIF ALVI ELECTED 13TH PRESIDENT OF PAKISTAN

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Dr Arif Alvi was elected as the 13th president of Pakistan as the country’s electoral college – comprising of the Senate, national and provincial assemblies – cast...

INDIA AGREES TO ALLOW PAKISTAN TO INSPECT KISHANGANGA PROJECT

India has agreed to allow Pakistan to inspect the projects in the Jhelum basin, including Kishanganga hydroelectric project, in the near future and Islamabad will allow New Delhi to...

AIR FORCE MIG 27 FIGHTER JET CRASHES IN JODHPUR, PILOT EJECTS SAFELY

An Indian Air Force MiG 27 fighter jet crashed today in a field near Jodhpur. The jet burst into flames and was completely destroyed in the crash. The MiG...

RUPEE ENDS AT ALL-TIME LOW OF 71.21 | PETROL, DIESEL HIT FRESH HIGH

The Indian rupee reversed all the gains made earlier in the day to close at an all-time low of 71.21 per dollar on Monday, tracking a weak trend in...

FOUNDER OF MILITANT AFGHAN HAQQANI NETWORK DIES: TALEBAN

Jalaluddin Haqqani, founder of the militant Haqqani network, one of the most powerful and feared groups in the Afghan insurgency, has died after a long illness, the Taleban announced...

RETIRED COP BEATEN TO DEATH IN ALLAHABAD, LOCALS WATCHED. ATTACK ON CCTV

A retired policeman was assaulted with sticks by three men on a street in Uttar Pradesh's Allahabad until he lay motionless, bleeding, one arm almost mutilated. For seemingly...

PM Imran, Army Chief discuss security matters

Pakistan’s army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has called on Prime Minister Imran Khan at the PM Office on Monday. Prime Minister Khan and Army Chief Bajwa discussed matters related...

US, India may not sign security pact at 2+2 meet

At the 2+2 dialogue between India and the US here on September 6, an announcement could be made about an in-principle agreement between the two sides on the Communications...

Ghani meets new US commander in Afghanistan

President Ashraf Ghani met with US General Austin Scott Miller just hours after he took command of US Forces-Afghanistan and of Operation Resolute Support on Sunday at a ceremony...

Nepal-China meet on TTA protocol to be held this week

Nepal and China are going to hold a meeting to discuss and finalise the protocol of the Transit Transport Agreement (TTA) with China, in Kathmandu, on September 5 and...

No evidence of radicalisation at Rohingya camps in BD, says UN official

A year since nearly a million Rohingya refugees poured into Bangladesh, the situation is yet to stabilise, and the impending cyclone season could spell disaster for the humanitarian effort,...

‘Pakistan differs with US on Indian role in Afghanistan’

Pakistan’s minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry has said that both Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa are on...

Reuters duo not expected to serve full seven years in jail

The verdict – seven years for violating a colonial-era Official Secrets Act – which a Yangon court meted out against two local journalists working for Reuters, must have been...

India allows state refiners to use Iran tankers, insurance for oil imports

India is allowing state refiners to import Iranian oil with Tehran arranging tankers and insurance after firms including the country’s top shipper Shipping Corp of India (SCI) (SCI.NS) halted...

Why Modi govt & Army picked this general to protect borders with China &...

Soldier-diplomat Lt Gen. Yogesh Kumar Joshi assumed charge of a crucial Army corps covering borders with both China and Pakistan over the weekend – a selection that indicates the...

Chinese media sees Gwadar’s outreach beyond Asia

Several countries in the Middle East and Africa have expressed their intentions of joining the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a flagship project of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI),...