Daily Archives: September 14, 2018

FAKHRUL IN NY AT UN INVITATION, NOT TO MAKE COMPLAINT: MOUDUD

BNP standing committee member Moudud Ahmed today said the party’s Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam and others went to the UN Headquarters following an invitation of its Secretary General...

AFGHANISTAN ASSESSING NEW OPTIONS FOR EXPORTS TO AUSTRALIA

Afghan, Australian and Indian officials and experts held discussions over expanding Afghanistan’s trade relations with the region and beyond on the sidelines of the 2nd annual India-Afghanistan International Trade...

PM VOWS TO DEPOLITICISE BUREAUCRACY, ENSURE MERIT-BASED APPOINTMENTS

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday vowed to depoliticise the bureaucracy in an address to civil servants at the Prime Minister House. He said the government wanted to uplift the...

‘FALSE’ CASES GALORE IN BOGURA

After implicating a dead man of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) in a ‘cocktail blast’ incident, police in several upazilas of Bogura district filed cases against the BNP...

INTERNATIONAL LAND BORDER CHECKPOINTS BETWEEN MYANMAR AND INDIA NOW OPEN

The two following first international Land Border Checkpoints between Myanmar and India were officially opened on 8 August 2018: Tamu Land Border Checkpoint (Moreh in Manipur) Rib Khaw Dar...

BNP WANTS UN’S EFFECTIVE ROLE IN POLLS

The BNP yesterday told the UN that it wants the global body to play an effective role to help hold the upcoming parliamentary elections in Bangladesh in a free...

UN DECRIES ‘SHAMEFUL’ REPRISALS ON RIGHTS ACTIVISTS IN 38 COUNTRIES

The United Nations listed 38 "shameful" countries including China and Russia which it said had carried out reprisals or intimidation against people cooperating with it on human rights through...

PM MODI FIRST INDIAN PM TO PRIORITISE HEALTH COVERAGE, SAYS UK JOURNAL

  Narendra Modi is the first prime minister of India, which is engulfed in a "swirling epidemic of non-communicable diseases", to have prioritised universal health coverage as part of his...

JUSTICE RANJAN GOGOI APPOINTED NEXT CHIEF JUSTICE OF INDIA

Justice Ranjan Gogoi was on Thursday appointed the next Chief Justice of India (CJI), the Ministry of Law said in a statement. He will assume office on October 3 after...

‘PAKISTAN’S PAID DEARLY IN WAR ON TERROR’: FRANCE’S MACRON TELLS IMRAN

French President Emmanuel Macron late Thursday night had a telephonic conversation with Prime Minister Imran Khan, in which he acknowledged the “high price” Pakistan has paid in the fight...

KAMAL HOSSAIN CALLS COURT IN JAIL ILLOGICAL

Dr Kamal HossainGano Forum president and eminent jurist Kamal Hossain on Thursday said setting up any court inside a prison is illogical, reports UNB. He came up with the remarks...

INDIA URGED TO BE MORE COOPERATIVE WITH BRI

'The regional development move launched by China is arguably one of the greatest trade connectivity and infrastructure projects in the world' India is not convinced by the future of the...

Pakistan Air chief honoured with ‘Legion of Merit’ award in Turkey

Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force (PAF) was awarded the Turkish Legion of Merit in recognition of his services for promoting...

India continues to use foreign launchers for heavy satellites

Against speculations that India was planning to completely ditch foreign agencies for satellite launches, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has engaged Arianespace for the launch of two crucial...

Afghan parliament to review security pact with US: Reports

A majority of lawmakers in Afghanistan’s parliament have voted to review their nation’s security agreement with the United States, including permission for permanent US military bases to remain in...

CPEC: Exposed to hybrid warfare

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a promising project. Therefore, the people of Pakistan appreciate it and are optimistic about its socio-economic benefits. Simultaneously, it is panicking for the adversaries...

Nepal bares China-tempered steel, India better get used to it

The timing of a surprise decision by Nepal to withdraw from the first-ever joint military exercise in India – which comes exactly a week before a scheduled joint military...

Want cheaper fuel? Visit this border outpost in Bhutan

A litre of diesel and petrol in Bhutan averages Rs. 54 and  Rs. 59 respectively, about  Rs. 20-25 cheaper than the nearest oil outlet in Assam. Decades of informal trade...

Afghanistan peace talks stick on bases: US wants 2, Taliban none

Negotiations between the United States and the Afghan Taliban for a political settlement to end the protracted war in Afghanistan are stuck over the issue of maintenance of US...

Rafale will power India to fight ‘grave threat’ from China, Pakistan: IAF chief

Rafale jets will power the Indian Air Force (IAF) to fight "grave threats" India faces from Pakistan and China, Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa said on Wednesday, strongly batting...

Egypt, Pakistan’s naval forces conduct drills in Mediterranean Sea

Egyptian and Pakistani naval forces conducted on Thursday drills in the Mediterranean Sea, official news agency MENA reported. "The drills meant to exchange expertise in order to promote maritime security...