Daily Archives: November 29, 2018

BANGLADESH FACTORY SAFETY GROUP SEEKS TO DELAY CLOSURE, FLAGS LINGERING RISKS

A group set up by European fashion brands to improve factory safety in Bangladesh has sought a stay on a court order that calls for its local operations to...

NEPAL SHOULD RAISE ROHINGYA ISSUE WITH SUU KYI: RIGHTS GROUPS

As Myanmar State Counsellor and Minister for Foreign Affairs Aung San Suu Kyi commences her two-day Nepal visit today, the Nepalese government should draw her attention to ensure safe...

PAKISTAN: FILING TAX RETURNS A REQUISITE FOR ARMY PROMOTIONS

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Bajwa has made filing of income tax returns as one of the criteria for promotions as the military endorses campaign for broadening...

3,056 CANDIDATES FILE NOMINATIONS

A total of 3056 candidates, including 265 in 20 seats of capital Dhaka, have submitted their nomination papers across the country to contest the upcoming general election scheduled for...

MP POLLS | 74.6% POLLING RECORDED AMID REPORTS OF VIOLENCE, FAULTY EVMS, VVPATS

Stakes are high for the BJP as the Congress is going all out to wrest power from the saffron party, which has been ruling the state for 15 years. Altogether...

“INDIA SHOULD HAVE BEEN A $5-6 TRILLION ECONOMY BY NOW”: PRANAB MUKHERJEE

Former President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday expressed dissatisfaction over the current economic growth of the country and stated that India should have been a five to six trillion US...

PAKISTAN ARMY LAMENTS INDIAN MEDIA’S ATTEMPT TO TAKE THE SPOTLIGHT OFF KARTARPUR EVENT

While Premier Imran Khan created history by inaugurating the Kartarpur corridor on Wednesday, India’s myopic media frantically searched for something to take the spotlight off the event and instead...

OPERA ON BENAZIR BHUTTO’S LIFE TO OPEN IN US NEXT YEAR

The life and legacy of Benazir Bhutto Shaheed, the former prime minister of Pakistan who was assassinated in 2007, is all set to be staged in the US next...

CRUCIAL MOTION ON PUBLIC FINANCE BEFORE HOUSE TODAY

The Motion challenging the use of public funds by the Secretary to the Prime Minister will be taken up for debate in Parliament this morning when the House meets...

Iran considers buying Pakistani-made JF-17 Thunder fighter jets

The Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force is considering the purchase of Pakistani-made JF-17 Thunder fighter jets to progressively replace its ageing F-14 and MiG-29 fighter jets. According to Muzammil...

Assam NRC: Govt to form a panel to plan the fate of excluded in...

The government has decided to constitute a high-level committee to chalk out plans on undocumented people after the final list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) is published...

India must give diplomacy a last chance before it’s too late

Senate standing committee for the interior has unanimously passed a resolution condemning the recent attack on Chinese consulate in Karachi, carried out by Baluchistan Liberation Army (BLA) a known...

$187 mln road planned on Myanmar’s West coast for ‘security and development’

A coastal road stretching 274 kilometers (170 miles) from Rakhine State’s Thandwe to Gaw Yin Gyi Island in Irrawaddy Region’s Ngapudaw Township will be built at a cost of...

Indian FM ruins the happy air: Kartarpur doesn’t mean dialogue

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday (November 28) performed the groundbreaking of the long-awaited corridor connecting Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur area of Narowal district to Dera Baba...

Four-layer security for dignitaries during Asia Pacific Summit

The government is preparing to deploy around 3,500 police personnel in the Capital for the security of dignitaries attending the Asia Pacific Summit to be held in Kathmandu from...

Women in Bhutan politics still negligible

The Bhutanese women are closing the gender gap in other areas but when it comes to politics it still persists. At present, there are 11 women Member of Parliament...

India struggles to compete with China’s digital silk road

The concept of digital connectivity in the Belt and Road Initiative in the last few years has been moving forward, but is less noticed by international observers than high-profile...

Afghan president announces team to hold peace talks with Taliban

The Afghan government has formed a 12-member team to hold peace talks with the Taliban, President Ashraf Ghani announced in the Swiss city of Geneva on Wednesday. "I'm pleased to...

Rahul Gandhi looks to dent PM Narendra Modi’s winning image as Indian states head...

Millions of Indians voted on Wednesday in a state election that has been seen as a key duel between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his main rival, before the...

Ageing ‘uncle’ seeks to bring down Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina

An octogenarian former comrade of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's father in the country's independence struggle is now the face of an embattled opposition seeking to end her decade-long...

‘Shahpar’: Pakistan shows multi-role drone at IDEAS 2018

Pakistan introduced a new multi-role drone on the second day of 10th International Defence Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS 2018) in Karachi on Wednesday. Built by Global Industrial and Defence Solution...