Daily Archives: September 12, 2018

FAKHRUL LEAVES FOR NY ‘TO MEET UN SECRETARY GENERAL’

BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir left Dhaka early Wednesday for New York to 'meet UN secretary general Antonio Guterres', reports UNB. Fakhrul along with party executive committee member...

AIRLINE REMOVES NUTS AFTER SRI LANKA PRESIDENT SIRISENA’S RAGE

Sri Lanka's national airline said on Wednesday (Sept 12) that it has stopped serving cashews after the country's president flew into a rage over nuts served to him on...

SHARIFS’ RAIWIND RESIDENCE DECLARED SUB-JAIL AS NAWAZ, MARYAM PAROLE EXTENDED BY THREE DAYS

The government declared the Sharif family residence at Jati Umra as a sub-jail on Wednesday after the parole granted to former premier Nawaz Sharif, daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law...

DEATH TOLL IN AFGHANISTAN SUICIDE ATTACK RISES TO 68

A number of dead bodies were directly taken to their homes by relatives and, therefore, not counted in Tuesday’s figures, the official added. Afghan authorities on Wednesday raised the death...

KHALEDA DECLINES TO APPEAR AT COURT IN JAIL: PROSECUTION

BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Wednesday refused to appear at the makeshift court set up inside an abandoned jail house where she has been kept since February, according to...

SRI LANKA LAUNCHES MASSIVE TRAVEL CAMPAIGN TO BOOST TOURIST ARRIVALS

Sri Lanka’s Tourism Ministry has launched a new travel campaign to promote the island as a ‘year round’ tourist destination in order to boost arrivals during the lean months,...

QUOTA REFORMERS TAKE TO THE STREET AGAIN

Job aspirants demonstrated on the Dhaka University campus on Wednesday protesting the publication of the circulation for the 40th BCS exams before a gazette reforming the existing quota system. The...

Bangladesh’s grenade attack case: Politics of past or future?

The October 10 special tribunal verdict on the August 2004 grenade attack case that killed 24 and injured many including Bangladesh’s current Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina didn’t carry too...

IMMUNE TO AKHLAQ

  BJP president Amit Shah on Tuesday suggested that "misconceptions" associated with lynchings by cow vigilantes and protests by liberals would make no difference to the party's triumphant march at...

AL WORRIES ABOUT YOUTH VOTERS THIS TIME

Attacks by the ruling party men on the students demonstrating for safe road and their harrassment by the police have made them and their families feel insulted, some of...

IAF CHIEF RED FLAGS SHORTAGE OF FIGHTER JETS, SAYS RAFALE WILL HELP FILL GAP

Chief of the Air Staff BS Dhanoa backed the purchase of Rafale aircraft today, saying the French jets would help the Indian Air Force (IAF) bolster its "depleting" aircraft...

NAWAZ, MARYAM AND SAFDAR RELEASED ON PAROLE AHEAD OF KULSOOM NAWAZ’S BURIAL

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar were released on parole in the wee hours of Wednesday, after the death of...

EARTHQUAKE OF 5.5 MAGNITUDE HITS ASSAM, TREMORS FELT IN BENGAL AND BIHAR

A strong earthquake of 5.5 magnitude hit Assam and neighbouring states in the north-east today. Tremors were also felt in six northern districts of West Bengal, including Cooch Behar,...

NEPAL ARMY CHIEF DECLINES INDIAN ARMY’S INVITE TO ATTEND CONCLAVE OF BIMSTEC ARMY CHIEFS

After Nepal decided to skip the first ever BIMSTEC military exercise in India, its newly appointed Army Chief Purna Chandra Thapa has declined an invite by the Indian Army...

Pakistan’s FM Qureshi to travel to Afghanistan this week

Pakistan’s foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi will visit Afghanistan on Saturday (September 15) for one-day trip on the invitation of his Afghan counterpart Salahuddin Rabbani. It will be his first...

India, Iran and Afghanistan hold first tripartite meeting in Kabul

India, Iran and Afghanistan held their first tripartite meeting in Kabul on Tuesday during which implementation of the Chabahar port project and a host of other issues were discussed,...

UN says Myanmar waging ‘campaign against journalists’

Myanmar, facing international outrage over the jailing of Reuters journalists for their reporting on a massacre of Rohingya Muslims, is conducting a "political campaign" against independent journalism, the UN...

India playing wily game with US, Russia and China

The twice-postponed two plus two ministerial dialogue between the US and India took place on September 6 in New Delhi, during which US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and...

Is India next big aircraft carrier power or paper tiger?

As IHS Jane’s pointed out, INS Vikramaditya was supposed to be supplemented this year or next by India’s first indigenously built aircraft carrier. Not surprisingly, this has been pushed...

Insult to injury: Nepal to now join military drill with China

Nepal's decision to pull out of the joint Bimstec military drill+ in Pune couldn't have come at a worse time for India with the Nepal army set to participate...

Afghan counter-terror brigade to train in China

Jana Mosazai, Afghanistan's ambassador to China, Vietnam and Mongolia, said that as part of a joint "mountain brigade" established to combat terrorism in the Wakhan Corridor, "there will be...