Daily Archives: November 27, 2018

JP GETS 47 SEATS FROM GRAND ALLIANCE

The ruling Awami League has given 47 seats to HM Ershad-led Jatiya Party for contesting the 11th parliamentary election. The Daily Star has obtained a copy of the list of...

NO POLLS FOR CONVICTS SENTENCED TO OVER 2YRS: HC

The High Court today said a convict sentenced to more than two years in jail cannot contest the election, even if an appeal is pending. The court came up with...

BNP PICKS 120 CANDIDATES FOR 69 SEATS

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Monday nominated 120 candidates for 69 seats under Barishal, Rangpur, Khulna and Rajshahi divisions to contest the forthcoming national election billed for 30 December,...

MALDIVES SAYS CHINA IS BUILDING PROJECTS AT INFLATED PRICES

Maldives’ new finance minister said on Monday that China is executing infrastructure projects at vastly higher prices than originally proposed but the island nation cannot get out of its...

PAKISTAN: SENATE PANEL URGES INDIA TO HALT ANTI-PAKISTAN OPERATIONS

A Senate panel on Monday unanimously adopted a resolution criticising India for its continued interference in Balochistan. The Senate Standing Committee on Interior, headed by former interior minister Rehman Malik,...

PAK SENATE CHAIRMAN CONFIDENT BIZENJO WILL NOT RESIGN

Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani on Sunday said Balochistan Assembly Speaker Mir Quddus Bizenjo will not resign. Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan has assured the speaker of resolving his reservations. “We...

TURKISH AID AGENCY OPENS WATER WELLS IN RAKHINE CAMPS

A Turkish aid agency opened water wells for Rohingya Muslims living in Myanmar camps, Anadolu Agency reported. In a statement, the Cansuyu Charity and Solidarity Organization said that the agency...

INDIA PLANS TO DISCUSS DUTY CUTS WITH CHINA

India plans to have bilateral discussions with China on duty cuts in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement. This is the second set of challenges that India is...

Kolkata wields its midnight magic

It is midnight in the courtyard of Kolkata’s iconic Sir Stuart Hogg Market. A spot that brims with hawkers and haggling customers in the morning is being transformed into...

Pakistan will never again fight ‘imposed wars’ on its territory: PM Khan

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday told tribal elders in Waziristan that Pakistan has “fought an imposed war inside our country," and that "we shall not fight any...

Bhutan PM expected to visit India next month

Bhutan’s Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering is expected to visit New Delhi, India before the end of this year or the first Parliament session. The date government has proposed to...

Maldives’ top court cancels jail sentence of former president

The Maldives’ Supreme Court on Monday canceled a 13-year-old jail sentence imposed on former president Mohamed Nasheed for a terrorism conviction, saying prosecutors had provided no evidence to prove...

Suu Kyi to visit to Nepal, attend Asia-Pacific summit

Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi will pay an official visit to Nepal soon and attend the Asia-Pacific Summit-2018 to be held in Kathmandu, the Foreign Ministry said...

Pakistan set to open 10th International Defence Exhibition and Seminar in Karachi

Pakistan will kick off the 10th International Defence Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS) 2018 in the Sindh capital Tuesday (Nov. 27). The four-day event, at the Expo Centre in Karachi, is...

Will ‘IKnomics’ bring Pakistan out of economic crisis?

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan believes that in order to come out of the economic crisis, which Pakistan has perpetually faced in the last 70 years, the country needs...

India, Maldives set to hold defence dialogue in December, President Solih to visit India

Maldives president Ibrahim Solih is all set to visit New Delhi on December 17. Keeping in line with the island nation’s India First policy, this is likely to be...

How Pakistan outsmarted India using soft diplomacy?

Gurdwara Punja Sahib echoed with religious slogans of Wahe Guru Ji Ka Khalsa, Wahe Guru Ji Ki Fateh on Sunday morning as pilgrims from across the world poured into...

India’s inactive approach to border infrastructure continues

On November 19, India’s Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) announced a blueprint for construction of strategic roads and permanent integrated buildings along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) between...

China reaching deeper and deeper into Nepal

“The Night Train to Kathmandu”, a 1988 surrealistic American movie set against the backdrop of the Himalayas, mixed fantasy and reality as a young woman traveled from India to...

China and India agree to boost trade and lower the temperature on shared border

China and India have vowed to boost their border trade and keep their troops in restraint to minimise the risk of conflicts, in Beijing’s latest move to consolidate ties...

India, not Pakistan, is US strategic ally: Pakistan FM

India is United State’s real strategic partner- and not Pakistan. Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Pakistan’s foreign minister, admitted during discussions with prominent TV Anchor, Moeed Pirzada. Qureshi was giving an exclusive...