Daily Archives: November 19, 2018

ZIA ORPHANAGE TRUST CORRUPTION CASE: KHALEDA SEEKS STAY ON 10YR JAIL

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has appealed against the verdict that increased her punishment in Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case. In the appeal, 73-year-old Khaleda also sought bail in the case...

BANGLADESHI MAN SHOT IN NEW YORK WHILE CHASING ROBBERS

A Bangladeshi man has been shot in the leg by robbers in the Astoria neighbourhood of Queens, New York City, US media reports. According to CBS New York, witnesses said...

INDIAN ENVOY SITS WITH BIKALPADHARA LEADERS OVER POLLS

A delegation led by the Indian high commissioner in Dhaka Harsh Vardhan Shringla sat in a meeting with Bikalpadhara Bangladesh (BDB) President Dr AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury at the latter’s...

YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT DOUBLES IN 7 YRS: ILO

The youth unemployment rate in Bangladesh has almost doubled over the past seven years according to the International Labour Organisation (ILO). In its 'Asia-Pacific Employment and Social Outlook 2018' report...

AL NOMINATION: SOME MPS, TOP LEADERS ‘LEFT OUT’

Some incumbent Awami League lawmakers and top leaders are unlikely to get party nomination this time, as the ruling party has decided to part with controversial and unpopular candidates,...

BCCI SKIPS ASIAN CRICKET COUNCIL MEETING IN LAHORE, BCB’S NAZMUL HASSAN IS NEW PRESIDENT

The BCCI didn't send its representative at the Annual General Meeting of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) held in Lahore on Saturday due to "security concerns" and existing political...

SRILANKA: PEACEFUL DEMO FOR DEMOCRACY TODAY BY YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

Youth and young professional across Sri Lanka will today launch a movement to rally support to hold elected official accountable to democratic values or suffer the consequences of being...

LESSON FOR PAKISTANI LEADERS WHO APPEASED US, SAYS MAZARI AFTER TRUMP’S TIRADE

Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari on Monday said US President Donald Trump’s recent tirade against Pakistan should be a lesson to those leaders who appeased the US after 9/11. She...

100 ROHINGYA FOUND OFF MYANMAR’S SOUTH COAST EN ROUTE TO MALAYSIA

A boatload of more than 100 Rohingya Muslims who fled a camp in Myanmar were found off the country's south coast after spending 15 days at sea in a...

TRUMP FIRES OFF A NEW TIRADE AT PAKISTAN

President Donald Trump on Sunday defended his administration’s decision to stop hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid to Pakistan, saying the country does not do “a damn...

SRILANKA: PARLIAMENTARY PARTY LEADERS TO DECIDE HOW TO CONDUCT PROCEEDINGS ON NO CONFIDENCE MOTION

At a meeting held here on Sunday chaired by Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, it was decided to let leaders of political parties represented in parliament to decide how...

BAJRANG DAL’S WOMEN WING ALLEGEDLY HOLD ‘AARTI’ IN TAJ MAHAL; SAYS, ‘NAMAZ HAS DAMAGED...

A video has went viral on the social media wherein three Rashtriya Bajrang Dal women workers have defied the Supreme Court’s order and conducted “aarti” inside the premises of...

BANGLADESH: NO OUTDOOR CELEBRATION OF NEW YEAR

The government has imposed a restriction on all kinds of outdoor celebrations on the 31st night on the eve of New Year 2019 due to the general election. “No one...

NEPAL POLICE RESCUE 7,029 WOMEN AND CHILDREN FROM TRAFFICKERS IN LAST 5 YEARS

Nepal Police has rescued 7,029 women and children from human traffickers at various border posts of the country over the last five years, a senior police official said here...

BOOK ON FORMER PRIME MINISTER KHALEDA ZIA’S LIFE, STORY RELEASED

A book on different events of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s political life has been released in Dhaka. The Universal Academy has published the book, ‘Begum Khaleda Zia: Her Life, Her...

India’s wooing of Maldives’ leader ‘risks China ties’

New Maldives president's adoption of an 'India first' policy, followed by India's promise to help the country "through its economic difficulties," may push the Maldives back to being a...

Facebook asked to protect users in simmering Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s largest political party Saturday asked Facebook to protect the identity of its supporters, fearing a crackdown by what it called the “illegal” government. The Indian Ocean nation has...

Imran Khan meets UAE prime minister amid reports of financial assistance package

Prime Minister Imran Khan, who is in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on an official visit, held a meeting with his counterpart Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, read...

New Maldives govt to apply to rejoin Commonwealth

The new Maldives government would apply to rejoin the Commonwealth within seven days, its first 100 day pledges said. Maldives left the Commonwealth in 2016 citing unfair and unjust treatment...

Nepal abstains from UN vote on Myanmar’s human rights violation

Nepal has abstained from voting on UN’s resolution on the human rights violation of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. Nepal was among 26 countries which abstained from voting during a committee...

Minister Claims Refugee Returnees Intimidated by ARSA

Minister of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement U Win Myat Aye has claimed the Rohingya who want to return to Myanmar are being discouraged by threats from affiliates of...