Daily Archives: September 13, 2018

RMG WORKERS TO GET MINIMUM SALARY TK 8,000 FROM DEC

State Minister for Labour and Employment Mujibul Haque Chunnu today formally announced Tk 8,000 as the minimum salary for garment workers. “The new wage structure will come into effect from...

AFGHAN REFUGEE WINS PRIMARY FOR SEAT IN LEGISLATURE

The 27-year-old refugee said her supporters were excited to have someone new running for the State House. A 27-year-old Afghan refugee, Safiya Wazir, won the Democratic primary for a seat...

SUSPENDING MILITARY AID TO PAKISTAN NOT DONE LIGHTLY: US

US National Security Adviser John Bolton said that the decision to suspend military aid to Pakistan was not taken lightly as the Trump administration was fully aware of the...

HASINA MAIN OBSTACLE ON WAY OF HOLDING FAIR POLLS: BNP

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina herself is the main barrier on the way of holding the next general election in a free, fair and inclusive manner, the main political opposition...

Kulsoom Nawaz: The silent partner

It is unfortunate that Kulsoom Nawaz has not been spared even in grave illness. The three-time first lady was diagnosed with lymphoma, a form of cancer that affects the...

RAKHINE ISSUE COULD’VE BEEN HANDLED BETTER: SUU KYI

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday said in hindsight her government could have handled the situation in Rakhine state better. Some 700,000 Rohingya Muslims fled Rakhine after government...

MPS CALL FOR BSA TO BE REVIEWED

MPs said the Bilateral Security Agreement needs to be reassessed in light of the deteriorating security situation. Members of Afghanistan’s Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of Parliament) on Wednesday voted for...

“NO REQUEST FOR MAMATA BANERJEE’S CHICAGO VISIT”: FOREIGN MINISTRY

The External Affairs Ministry on Wednesday dismissed reports that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was denied permission to visit Chicago to attend the world Hindu conference. Spokesperson of the...

REUTERS PAIR IN MYANMAR NOT JAILED BECAUSE OF JOURNALISM: SUU KYI

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Thursday that two Reuters journalists jailed for investigating a massacre in Rakhine state were not convicted because they were journalists...

CHINESE ENVOY’S BIZ CALL: HELP THE SMALL FISH

Small businesses, and not just big investors, are crucial to the government's call for Make in India work, suggested the consul general of China in Calcutta. Ma Zhanwu said in...

BJP LEADERS TARGET MINORITIES, CONTRIBUTE TO VIGILANTISM: UN HUMAN RIGHTS EXPERT

  A report submitted before the United Nations has accused leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of making "inflammatory remarks" against minority groups and contributing in "vigilantism targeted against...

China plans bullet train to Kolkata via Bangladesh, Myanmar

Chinese Consul General in Kolkata Ma Zhanwu said Wednesday his country was mooting a bullet train service between Kunming and Kolkata, traversing through Myanmar and Bangladesh. With joint efforts of...

Uzbekistan stress to explore avenues in joint defence production

Furkat Sidikov, Uzbekistan’s envoy to Pakistan, called on Minister for Defence Production Zobaida Jalal in Rawalpindi Wednesday. During the meeting, the two sides stressed the need to explore avenues in...

Diplomats’ reshuffle on cards, envoy to Dhaka tipped for US

The government of India is planning a rash of changes in its envoys to a number of key world capitals, with high commissioner to Bangladesh Harsh Shringla tipped to...

Assam gets first border trade centre with Bhutan

As India and Bhutan celebrate 50 years of diplomatic relations, another milestone was added to the ties between the two nations as a Border Trade Centre was opened at...

Australia urged to end military ties with Myanmar over Rohingya crisis

International human rights bodies urged Australia on Wednesday to end its military ties with Myanmar and impose sanctions on those responsible for “atrocities” committed against the Rohingyas. Human Rights Watch...

China, Pakistan agree to open economic corridor to investment from other countries

China has moved to ease concerns about the strategic intent behind its vast infrastructure push by agreeing to invite third-country investors to be part of its US$60 billion economic...

India must review its Nepal policy

It has been a busy fortnight on the India-Nepal diplomatic front. Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Kathmandu for the Bimstec summit at the end of August and had what...

US will not cooperate with ICC probe into Afghanistan

The United States has said that it would refuse to cooperate “in any way” with the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague if it carries our a prospective...

US to support efforts for Pak-India talks

The United States will be “very supportive” if conditions are created for productive talks between India and Pakistan, says senior US diplomat Alice G. Wells. Ms Wells, who heads the...

India plans AI for military but network-centric warfare capacity is stymied

In 2017, China called for the nation to become “the world’s primary artificial-intelligence innovation center” by 2030, by which time, it forecast, the country’s AI industry could be worth...