Daily Archives: November 18, 2018

TARIQUE INTERVIEWS NOMINATION-SEEKERS THRU’ VIDEO CONFERENCE

BNP's parliamentary board starts interview of the party’s nomination-seekers for the 11th parliamentary election at party Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s Gulshan office on Sunday, November 18, 2018. Party acting Chairman...

AT LEAST THREE KILLED IN GRENADE ATTACK AT RELIGIOUS GATHERING IN AMRITSAR VILLAGE

At least three killed in grenade attack at religious gathering in Amritsar village At least three people were killed and several others injured in a grenade blast at a religious...

LANKAN PRESIDENT TO MEET PARTY LEADERS TODAY

President Maithripala Sirisena met Heads of State institutions including Ministry Secretaries and District Secretaries at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday afternoon. In the wake of the tense situation in Parliament and...

GNH INDICATORS FOR COMMUNITY VITALITY AND PSYCHOLOGICAL WELLBEING DETERIORATING

GNH indicators for community vitality and psychological wellbeing deteriorating The causes of happiness may be subjective and diverse but the experience of happiness is objective. One indicator of this experience, said...

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVES OF INDIA, CHINA TO HOLD BOUNDARY TALKS

The Special Representatives (SRs) of India and China on the vexed boundary dispute are expected to meet later this month ahead of a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

OFFICIALS EMBARRASSED AS POLICE ASK FOR POLITICAL IDENTITY

The police in different districts are collecting personal information including political connection of the election officials such as presiding officers, assistant presiding officers and polling officers, according to polls...

Trial run of Bangladesh’s first undersea submarine power line begins

Sandwip received the electricity through two 33kV submarine cables from Chittagong’s Sitakunda upazila, some 16km away from the island, which the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) has begun operating...

Facebook says steep rise in data requests from Indian govt

Facebook says there was a steep rise in data requests from India's government in the first half of this year as compared to the previous two years. The company, in...

Pakistan can only store 10% of annual river flows

The per capita water availability in Pakistan has dropped from 5,650 cubic metres in 1951 to an alarmingly low level of 908 cubic metres at present, pushing the country...

Belgium to boost troops number in Afghanistan by over 2.5 times – reports

The Belgian government approved a proposal by the country's Defense Ministry to increase the number of troops in Afghanistan more than 2.5-fold in 2019, local media reported on Friday. According...

UN and media partner to realise SDGs

Representatives from the UN agencies in the country and the media gathered at a workshop in an attempt to connect better and bring more focus on development stories. Journalists and...

China begins reconstruction of Sino-Nepal bridge damaged in 2015 quake

Chinese authorities have commenced the reconstruction of the Sino-Nepal "friendship bridge" that links the Himalayan nation with Tibet and was damaged in the massive 2015 quake. The earthquake that struck...

The war for peace in Afghanistan

Afghanistan has been ravaged by war for three decades. An entire generation of Afghans have known nothing but conflict, violence, instability and poverty. The international community has always kept...

S-400 to protect India from countries with territorial ambition: Air Marshal Nambiar

The S-400 Triumf air defence missile system to be procured from Russia would provide requisite security to India from neighbouring countries with "territorial ambition", a senior Air Force official...

PM IMRAN TO LEAVE FOR UAE ON DAY-LONG VISIT TODAY

Prime Minister Imran Khan will once again visit the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to seek billions of dollars in aid as the International Monetary Fund becomes unusually tough on...

TWO INDIAN NATIONALS HELD IN SAUDI FOR TAKING PICTURES WITH TRI-COLOUR, RELEASED AFTER MEA...

Two Indian nationals from Vadodara were detained by the Saudi Arabia police Friday for posing and taking pictures with the Indian Flag inside the Haram in Mecca. While 12-year-old...

US spent $113m in Pakistan during 2018: report

The United States spent $113.3 million on key programmes and activities in Pakistan during 2018, says a US State Department report released on Friday. The financial report for the fiscal...

Ibrahim Mohamed Solih sworn in as new Maldives president

Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has taken the oath of office before thousands of people and hundreds of foreign dignitaries, vowing to end systematic corruption and investigate alleged human...

US MULLS REVISION OF DUTY-FREE ACCESS TO NEPALI GOODS

In a move enhancing trade relations with Nepal, the US Government said it would revise the list of Nepali products eligible for US duty free access under the Trade...

US rights activists concerned about violations in Bangladesh

Right activists in the US have raised concern over the 'extra-judicial killing' and alleged repression of political opposition in Bangladesh. Two members of the US House of Representatives also expressed...