Daily Archives: November 11, 2018

BNP-LED 20-PARTY ALLIANCE, OIKYA FRONT TO JOIN POLLS

Jatiya Oikya Front. File PhotoThe BNP-led 20-party alliance and the Jatiya Oikya Front will participate in the 11th parliamentary elections. Oikya Front leaders including Gano Forum president Kamal Hossain and...

NO COMPROMISE ON SC VERDICT IN AASIA BIBI CASE: PM IMRAN

There will be no compromise on the decision of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, declared Prime Minister Imran Khan in a reference to the acquittal of Aasia Bibi in...

ENCOUNTER BREAKS OUT AFTER MAOISTS TRIGGER 7 EXPLOSIONS IN CHHATTISGARH

The Maoists triggered at least seven explosions, a day before voting begins for the assembly election. A fierce gunfight broke out between the security forces and Maoists in Chhattisgarh's Antagarh...

BANGLADESH LESS AFFECTED BY ORGANISED CRIME IN SOUTH ASIA

Bangladesh has been ranked among the countries in South Asia which are less affected by organised crimes. The four South Asian countries- Nepal (107), Bangladesh (97), India (90) and Sri...

AFGHANISTAN RANKS 167 IN WB’S DOING BUSINESS INDEX

Afghanistan was ranked 167 in the World Bank’s Doing Business Report 2019: Training for Reform and received a score of 47.7 in ease of doing business. According to the report,...

UP MAN WHO BUILT ‘MINI TAJ MAHAL’ FOR WIFE KILLED IN ROAD ACCIDENT

Faizul Hasan Qadri, who hit headlines for building a 'mini-Taj Mahal' in memory of his late wife in Bulandshahr district of Uttar Pradesh, has been killed in a road...

ASEAN SUMMIT WILL SEE REGION’S LEADERS DISCUSS WAYS TO TAKE GROUPING FORWARD

Singapore will be in the spotlight as leaders of all 10 Asean members gather for the 33rd Asean Summit and several related meetings at the Suntec Singapore Convention Centre...
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16 DAY IN PAKISTAN

Top US official tours Myanmar’s Kachin, Rakhine states

U.S. Ambassador Scot Marciel and Deputy Chief of Mission George Sibley accompanied Richard Albright, the U.S. State Department Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration...

Bangladesh cancels LNG cargoes after temporary closure of regas unit

Bangladesh has cancelled two liquefied natural gas(LNG) cargoes for delivery in November due to a temporary closure of its sole floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU), a senior official...

OIKYAFRONT’S DECISION ON POLLS PARTICIPATION SUNDAY

Dr Kamal Hossain led-Jatiya Oikyafront will unveil its decision on joining or boycotting the 11th parliamentary elections on Sunday. Dr Kamal Hossain will announce the decision at a press conference...

BOOST FOR INDIAN DEFENCE FORCES: VICE-CHIEFS TO GET FIVE TIMES MORE FINANCIAL POWER, COURTESY...

The Union Ministry of Defence has approved greater delegation of financial powers to the Vice-Chiefs of three services - army, navy and the air force. Now, the armed forces...

SINDH CABINET APPROVES PROVISION OF BULLETPROOF VEHICLES TO TOP OFFICIALS

Waking up to the environmental degradation, the Sindh Cabinet on Saturday decided to ban polythene and plastic bags in the province in phases. During the first phase, the ban...

Sri Lanka president takes over police with fresh Gazette

President Maithripala Sirisena has issued a new Gazette bringing the Police, which was earlier under a separate Ministry, under his purview and coalescing a slew of new departments, institutions...

Indo-Bangladesh border security: two years after centre’s request, Mamata gives land for barbed-wire fence

Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee, Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Photo by Debajyoti Chakraborty/NurPhoto via Getty Images) After dilly-dallying for two...

Trump’s trade war could dent China’s domestic consumption, dragging down the rest of Asia

Much attention in recent months has focused on the U.S.-China trade war's impact to global supply chains, and how that could hurt many Asian economies. That's one way the region...

Lankan Legal experts to go to SC over parliament dissolution, asks EC to ignore...

The dissolution of the country’s parliament, which was announced late on Friday by President Maithripala Sirisena is to be challenged in the Supreme Court on Monday with Opposition lawmakers...

Afghanistan’s anti-corruption center is corrupt: SIGAR

Afghanistan's Anti-Corruption Justice Center is supposed to be helping the war-torn country's police, prosecutors and courts better combat corruption and creating a culture of accountability. Instead, Afghan Attorney General...

Nepal is having its #MeToo moment as women break the silence around sexual harassment

Inspired by the #MeToo storm in India, women in Nepal have in the past month taken to Twitter and Facebook to tell their stories of sexual harassment at the...

VHP to step up pressure on Modi govt over Ram temple construction, to hold...

The Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) Saturday announced that it will mount pressure on the BJP-led central government to ensure the passage of a private member’s bill over the Ram...

China aims to ‘enslave’ Maldives, Nasheed warns

Former president of Maldives Mohamed Nasheed on Friday insisted that despite Maldives amassing USD3 billion in debt to China, the new government would only pay back "the exact amount...