Daily Archives: December 14, 2018

DR KAMAL HOSSAIN’S MOTORCADE ATTACKED

The motorcade came under the attack when Dr Kamal was coming out of the Mausoleum after paying tributes to the martyred intellectuals around 9:45am, Latiful Bari Hamim, a staff...

CHINA INVITES PRESIDENT BHANDARI TO VISIT IN APRIL

Beijing has said it will pursue high-level political exchanges with Nepal, revealing that President Bidya Devi Bhandari would visit China in April next year at the invitation of her...

PRESS BANGLADESH GOVT TO CREATE CONDITIONS CONDUCIVE TO FAIR POLLS: HRW TO INT’L COMMUNITY

Human Rights Watch has urged the international community to press the government of Bangladesh to create conditions conducive to a free and fair national election slated for December 30. “The...

NO OBJECTION TO RAFALE DEAL: SUPREME COURT DISMISSES PILS

The Supreme Court said today that it found nothing wrong with a deal the Narendra Modi government signed with France to purchase 36 Rafale fighter jets. A bench headed...

HIGH ADVISORY BOARD FOR PEACE MET WITH MIXED REACTION

The political parties have stepped up their separate efforts to negotiate with the Taliban, said the committee of the political parties. Meanwhile, officials from the High Peace Council (HPC) have...

GANDHI STATUE REMOVED FOLLOWING PROTEST

India's former president Pranab Mukherjee unveiled the statue to the global peace icon at the University of Ghana in Accra two years ago as a symbol of ties between...

PAK-CHINA DRILLS TO STRENGTHEN FRIENDSHIP: COAS

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa witnessed the ongoing Pak-China International Air Exercise Shaheen-VII at an operational air base of Pakistan Air Force, said Inter Services Public...

MOBILE INTERNET SPEED SUGGESTED TO BRING DOWN TO 2G ON POLLS DAY

The law enforcement agencies today suggested the Election Commission to bring down the mobile internet speed to 2G level on the voting day on December 30. They also came up...

KAMAL NATH IS CONGRESS CHOICE FOR MADHYA PRADESH CM

Kamal Nath, a nine time-MP from Chhindwara who runs the Congress's Madhya Pradesh unit, was made chief minister-designate on December 13. Nath, 72, was one of two contenders for the...

MYANMAR ACTIVISTS GATHER, CALL FOR THE RELEASE OF TWO REUTERS JOURNALISTS WHO HAVE BEEN...

More than 50 activists and supporters rallied at Maha Bandula Park Wednesday to mark the anniversary of two Reuters journalists were arrested one year ago and to call on...

DECLARE COW AS ‘RASHTRA MATA’: HIMACHAL ASSEMBLY ADOPTS RESOLUTION

The Himachal Pradesh assembly on Thursday adopted resolution, urging the Union government to declare cow as ‘Rashtra Mata’. A private member resolution in this regard was moved by Congress member...

NEPAL: ELECTRICITY IMPORTS FROM INDIA DURING PEAK HOURS UP 30 PERCENT

Electricity imports from India during peak hours jumped more than 30 percent in the past month following a sharp fall in domestic production due to shrinking water levels in...

Pakistan defence ministry nod given for TAPI route aerial survey

The Defence Ministry has finally accorded its approval over the route of the mega Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline, paving way for the Inter State Gas Systems (ISGS) to carry...

Nepal to ban higher denomination Indian Currency notes

The government of Nepal has decided to ban the use of high denomination Indian Currency notes and use only IRS 100 in Nepal from now onwards. The government has called...

In Myanmar, 3 armed groups offer to stop fighting, enter peace talks

Three ethnic armed groups based in northeast Myanmar said they were willing to stop fighting and enter formal negotiations after meeting with members of the government’s Peace Commission on...

US looks to boost technical aid to Maldives

A top delegation from the United States (US) has arrived in Maldives to hold discussions over boosting technical aid to the archipelago, foreign ministry said Thursday. Officials from the US...

Bhutan targets to commission South Asia Satellite by this month

Bhutan is now targeting to commission the South Asia Satellite towards the end of this month after missing its deadline in July this year. Once commissioned the Bhutan Broadcasting...

Afghanistan opens new trade route with aim of building link to Europe

Afghanistan on Thursday opened a new international trade route aimed at establishing direct access to Central Asian and Europe as it seeks to build up an economy wrecked by...

Australia delivers over 15,000 SILVERSHIELD systems to Afghan forces

The Australian defense officials have said more than 15,000 SILVERSHIELD systems have been delivered to the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces SILVERSHIELD is the latest evolution in vehicle-mounted systems...

Russia at final stage of talks with India on defense deals

The negotiations between Russia and India on some military and technical cooperation deals vital for ensuring India’s defense capability and national security are at the final stage, Russian Deputy...

Religious freedom list

Lists drawn up by individual states — rather than credible multilateral organisations or INGOs — always run the risk of being termed biased and designed to push a political...