Daily Archives: December 12, 2018

Subir Bhaumik on Bangali solution

Modi now looks vulnerable 

The BJP has tried to make all elections in India go the presidential way – Narendra Modi versus the rest. The results of elections in five states, which became...

KHALEDA’S POLLS BID: CJ SEEKS IN DETAIL ORDERS FROM HC JUDGES

The two-member High Court bench which delivered split orders yesterday on Khaleda’s appeals will include the reasons behind their orders, the CJ said. The chief justice made the decision as...

CEC EMBARRASSED AT POLLS VIOLENCE

Chief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda has said the commission had been embarrassed by the acts of polls violence that claimed two people on Tuesday. "Yesterday we were glad to...

PM HASINA STARTS ELECTION CAMPAIGN TODAY

Awami League president and prime minister Sheikh Hasina left Dhaka for Gopalganj on Wednesday to kick off her party's election campaign, reports UNB. She started her journey by road around...

EIGHT TALIBAN KILLED IN URUZGAN AIRSTRIKE

At least eight Taliban militants were killed in an airstrike in Tarinkot, the capital city of Uruzgan province, on Tuesday, the 205th Atal Corps said in a statement on...

PAKISTAN REJECTS ‘POLITICALLY MOTIVATED’ LISTING AS VIOLATOR OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOMS BY US

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had on Tuesday said that Pakistan was joining Saudi Arabia, Iran, China, North Korea, Burma, Eritrea, Sudan and Tajikistan on a list of...

UTTAR PRADESH CM YOGI ADITYANATH ARRIVES IN JANAKPUR

Chief Minister of the Indian State of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath arrived in Janakpur to attend Bibaha Panchami, a special Hindu religious event, on Wednesday. A private plane carrying...

Modi magic ineffective as Rahul Gandhi’s stock rises after BJP poor show in 3...

The biggest message from the results of the assembly polls in India’s Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Telangana and Mizoram is that the Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has...

India holding SAARC hostage, says Tehmina Janjua

Pakistan’ foreign secretary Tehmina Janjua on Tuesday said that India has held the cooperative body South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) hostage. As per details, the foreign secretary was...

IAF holds simultaneous joint exercise with US, Russian counterparts

The Indian Air Force is holding simultaneous joint exercises with US and Russia in the eastern and western sectors of the country respectively in what is being hailed by...

Massive arched bridge to link China to Myanmar

A gigantic steel arch has been put into place over the Nujiang River in southwestern China’s Yunnan province, and before the end of 2019 bullet trains will cross the...

Bhutan refugees in Nepal rally for help to go back home

The Bhutanese refugees, who have been languishing in Beldangi Camp, Jhapa, Nepal, for the past 26 years, have urged the human rights bodies to take initiative for their repatriation. On...

Nearly 100 injured in Bangladesh poll campaign violence

Bangladesh's election campaign turned violent Tuesday (Dec 11) with scores injured at political rallies across the country, as police fired pellet guns into crowds and stick-wielding mobs attacked rival...

Meghalaya HC urges citizenship to those from Pak, B’desh, Afghanistan without question

The Meghalaya High Court has urged the prime minister, law minister and Parliament to bring a legislation to allow citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists, Parsis, Christians, Khasis, Jaintias...

‘Dirty list’ names 49 firms doing business with Myanmar military

A total of 49 companies worldwide are named and shamed in Burma Campaign UK’s latest “Dirty List” of firms that do business with the Myanmar Military. The list released...

‘South Asia to make no real progress until Pakistan, India rivalry prevails’

South Asia can make no real progress until rivalry and hatred prevails between Pakistan and India, Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua said on Tuesday. Addressing at an international conference 'Conflict and...

PM’S PROPOSAL ON MIGRATION ADOPTED AT UN MEETING

A proposal by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on UN Global Compact on Migration has been adopted at UN meeting in Marrakech, Morocco. The proposal was made by Hasina in her...

AFGHAN GOVT ANNOUNCES HIGH ADVISORY BOARD FOR PEACE

The Afghan government on Tuesday announced the establishment of the high advisory board for peace and the peace negotiating team of government aimed at creating a national consensus for...

US FOR FREE, PEACEFUL CAMPAIGN

US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R Miller yesterday laid emphasis on ensuring a favourable environment so that all political parties can continue peaceful election campaign throughout the country freely...

Hasimara getting ready to welcome Rafale jets

The Hasimara Air Force Station (AFS) in India’s North Bengal is expected to be ready in the next two years to welcome the Rafale fighter aircraft which will have...

Pakistan inaugurates new maritime base

Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi on Monday inaugurated newly established Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) Base Keti Bandar. Upon arrival, Chief of the Naval Staff was...