Daily Archives: December 18, 2018

KHALEDA CANNOT CONTEST POLLS: HC

The High Court has rejected three writ petitions filed challenging the cancellation of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s candidature in three constituencies to contest the upcoming general election. The one-member bench...

UN SECURITY COUNCIL MULLS MYANMAR ACTION; RUSSIA, CHINA BOYCOTT TALKS

The UN Security Council is considering action to push Myanmar to work with the United Nations to address the Rohingya refugee crisis, although China and Russia have so far...

AL VOWS CITY FLAVOURS FOR THE VILLAGES

Ruling Awami League promised availability of city amenities in every village of the country in its election manifesto unveiled today. If voted, the party will undertake programmes to upgrade villages...

TALKS CONTINUE IN UAE ON AFGHAN PEACE

The US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, led the US team in the talks that included envoys from Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan as well as the host...

PM HOPES PAK-AIDED US-TALIBAN TALKS FURTHER PEACE PROCESS, END AFGHAN SUFFERING

The prime minister, in a tweet from his official Twitter account, reiterated that his government will do all they can to "further the peace process" and end "almost three...

FORMER PRIME MINISTER TULSI GIRI PASSES AWAY AT 93

Former Prime Minister and senior politician Tulsi Giri has passed away at his residence in Budhanilkantha, Kathmandu on Tuesday, after a prolonged battle with liver cancer, his family source...

AL SET TO UNVEIL ELECTION MANIFESTO

Awami League on Tuesday completed all its preparations to launch its election manifesto, ahead of the 11th national election slated for 30 December, reports UNB. AL assistant office secretary Biplob...

Bangladesh to sign SOP with Bhutan

Bangladesh is going to sign a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) with Bhutan for promoting bilateral trade and day to day commercial operation of vessels between the two friendly nations. For...

Egyptian leadership lauds Pakistan Army for combating terrorism

Pakistan and Egypt have agreed to enhance bilateral cooperation in multiple fields including joint ventures, defence production, training and intelligence, whereas leaders of the latter praised the former for...

India’s opposition blames Modi govt for ban on Indian notes in Nepal

Senior Congress leader Shakeel Ahmad Monday blamed the "arrogance" of the NDA government for Nepal's ban on currency notes of denominations higher than Rs 100 and demanded that urgent...

Afghan political parties to consider interim govt if election reforms not made

The political committee of political parties on Monday warned that if in the presidential election, serious reforms are not brought about in the technical and monitoring sections, and fundamental...

Bhutan calls for robust implementation of Paris Agreement at COP24

Led by the secretary of the National Environment Commission, Sonam P Wangdi, a delegation from Bhutan attended the United Nations Conference on Climate Change Conference of Parties 24 (COP24)...

Three soldiers killed in RPG attack in northern Rakhine State

Three army soldiers were killed and more than 10 wounded in a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) attack by an unknown armed group in strife-torn northern Rakhine’s Rathedaung Township on Sunday...

Indian Navy to adopt high tech approach to detect and deter maritime threats in...

In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision towards Security and Growth of all in the Region (SAGAR, the Indian Navy’s Information Fusion Centre (IFC) for the Indian Ocean...

Myanmar Air Force officially inducts new JF-17 fighter jets

Myanmar Air Force has inaugurated a total of seven new aircrafts and helicopters into the force to mark the 71st anniversary of the founding of the Air Force, according...

UN special rapporteurs re-emphasise concern over NRC in second letter to Indian govt

Three UN special rapporteurs on minority issues and freedom of religion or belief have written a letter to the Indian government as “a follow-up to the previous letter” they...

Afghan Taliban representatives, US officials meet in UAE

Afghan-Taliban representatives met with US officials Monday amid moves to press for a negotiated end to Afghanistan's 17-year war. The Pakistan-organized talks were held in the United Arab Emirates. Officials...

China may park $2 billion in Pakistan reserves this month

In a positive development, China is most likely to park $2 billion in Pakistan reserves sometime in the ongoing month of December, and, more importantly, the economic diplomacy with...

Maldives president calls India ‘our closest friend’, moving focus away from China

The new president of the Maldives has called India the island nation’s “closest friend” and secured US$1.4 billion from New Delhi in his first overseas trip since his election.. President...

LEVEL PLAYING FIELD ABSENT

Election Commissioner Mahbub Talukdar yesterday said a level playing field for the December 30 polls was still absent and that the situation might improve after the deployment of armed...

Indian forces lock down Kashmir city, hold leaders to stifle protests

Indian police detained separatist leaders in the disputed Kashmir region on Monday and sealed off roads in an effort to stifle protests against the killing of civilians on the...