Daily Archives: December 2, 2018

India’s dead-end Afghan policy

While India has been investing in Afghanistan for several years, the changing dynamics of the Afghan war indicate that this economic, political and diplomatic investment may not yield the...

CONVICTED PERSONS CAN’T CONTEST POLLS: SC

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Sunday stayed a High Court order that had allowed a convicted person to contest in the upcoming national election, reports UNB. The...

KHALEDA’S NOMINATION PAPER CANCELLED

The nomination paper of Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia for Feni-1 constituency has been cancelled as she is convicted in two cases. Returning officer and Feni deputy commissioner Md...

‘Beyond that Last Blue Mountain’ – Memoirs of Afghan Refugees in Pakistan

In 1988, while wandering in the bazaars of Peshawar buying carpets and textiles for her store in London, Harriet Sandys heard about the death of Abdul Ghaffar Khan –...

How Chenab, the river of love, flows seamlessly from one legend to another

The ghara or earthen pot acquires particular significance in the love story of Sohni and Mahiwal. In the climax of this Punjabi folk story, as Sohni crosses the Chenab...

What next for the Rohingya?

Days after an attempt to begin the repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya in Bangladesh stalled, the future of the world’s most persecuted minority looks more uncertain than...

YOUNG VOTERS TO MATTER IN NEXT POLLS

Young people, who constitute 22 per cent of the country’s total voters, are expected to play a critical role in upcoming general elections. And this is a matter of concern...

HASINA’S ANNUAL INCOME TK 7.7M

The annual income of Awami League president Sheikh Hasina is over Tk 7.7 million, according to her affidavit submitted with the nomination paper to the election commission to contest...

KHALEDA’S ANNUAL EARNINGS TK 15.2M

The annual income of BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia is some Tk 15.2 million, as per her affidavit submitted with the nomination paper to contest the 11th parliamentary elections...

ELECTION BODY ADMITS CAMERAS FAILED FOR OVER AN HOUR AT EVM STRONGROOM

The Election Commission has admitted that CCTV cameras installed at a Bhopal strongroom where electronic voting machines (EVMs) were stored after the Madhya Pradesh polls did not function for...

PAKISTANI CLERIC WHO LED PROTESTS AGAINST ASIA BIBI CHARGED WITH TERRORISM

A hardline cleric has been charged with terrorism and sedition offences by the Pakistani government, after he led violent protests to oppose the acquittal of a Christian woman from...

MPS LABEL CIVILIAN CASUALTIES “SHOCKING”

MPs asked the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces to protect civilians during their operations against insurgents. Some members of the Wolesi Jirga, the Lower House of Parliament, on Saturday...

Pakistan, Russian navies hold joint drills in Arabian Sea

Pakistan and Russia on Saturday held joint naval drills in the North Arabian Sea to promote their joint operation capacity, reported Radio Pakistan. According to a statement issued by the...

Pakistan’s FM responds to Indian army chief remarks

Pakistan is  an Islamic welfare state,  It came into being based on an idea and  Indian army chief's remarks can't change our ideology , said Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah...

Government of India to soon pick agencies for big pre-poll ad blitz

General elections are less than six months away. So it’s that time of a government’s term in office when advertising agencies start competing for big, fat GoI contracts for...

Myanmar seeks to attract investors in upcoming Invest Myanmar Summit 2019

With over 800 targeted participants, Invest Myanmar Summit 2019 is a perfect opportunity to build your business network by meeting key influencers and decision makers. As an emerging market,...

Trade volume between Kazakhstan and Afghanistan increased by 20 percent: Alimkhan Yessengeldiyev

Alimkhan Yessengeldiyev the ambassador and especial envoy of the Kazakhstan in Afghanistan sated in an interview with the daily Afghanistan Ma that the trade volume between Afghanistan and...

UAE to waive visa fee for Maldives next year

United Arab Emirates (UAE) government has agreed to waive visa fee for Maldivians travelling to the middle-eastern country from next year, new Maldives foreign minister Abdulla Shahid has announced. During...

Indian Coast Guard ships to visit Sri Lanka

Indian Coast Guard ships CGS Samar and Aryaman are on a visit to Sri Lanka from 1 to 7 December. The ships arrived in Colombo after participating in the...

Border Trade Centre: Volume of trade between Assam and Bhutan crosses Rs 500 crore...

It is speculated that the supply of beef and pork could have treble the present volume of trade which is on hold due to lack of infrastructure like a...