Daily Archives: December 22, 2018

Bangladesh’s most intriguing elections ever?

The 2018 general elections weren’t even supposed to be held. Many believed that given the political situation and hostility, violence would spill over onto the streets and the elections...

UAE MATCHES SAUDI ARABIA WITH $3B SUPPORT TO PAKISTAN ‘IN TESTING TIMES’

The United Arab Emirates announced on Friday that it would deposit $3 billion in the State Bank of Pakistan to bolster the country’s dwindling foreign reserves. With the announcement, the...

US DEPARTMENT OF STATE PRESS STATEMENT : UP COMING ELECTION IN BANGLADESH

The United States is disappointed by the Government of Bangladesh’s inability to grant credentials and issue visas within the timeframe necessary to conduct a credible international monitoring mission to...

UAE pledges $3bn to boost Pakistan’s liquidity, reserves

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has announced that it plans to deposit $3 billion in the State Bank of Pakistan to support the financial and monetary policy of the South Asian country, the state-run WAM news agency...

Calcutta hc quashes order that allowed BJP’s ‘Rath yatra’ in West bengal

The Calcutta high court Friday quashed the single bench order that allowed BJP’s Rath Yatra in West Bengal. The Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Debasish Kargupta and Justice Shampa Sarkar...

Presidential Candidates Registration Process To Kick Off Saturday

IEC officials said they have about 70 percent preparation for holding presidential elections. The Independent Election Commission (IEC) will kick off the registration process for presidential elections candidates’ on Saturday,...

EU Slaps Sanctions on 7 Myanmar Army, Border Officials

The European Union is slapping asset freezes and travel bans on seven more people accused of human rights violations against the Rohingya minority in Myanmar. EU headquarters said Friday that...

US Naval ship USS Rushmore arrives in Sri Lanka strengthening partnership

United States Navy's dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47), with the embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) has arrived in Colombo, Sri Lanka, for a scheduled port visit...

More bullet than pellet injuries in Pulwama incident

Hospital records suggest violation of standard operating procedure. Records from hospitals in the Kashmir Valley suggest that the December 15 operation by the Army and Police resulted in the highest...

China, India seek to enhance people-to-people exchange

China and India vowed on Friday to enhance people-to-people and cultural contacts to lend fresh momentum to bilateral relations. In a congratulatory message on the holding of the first meeting...

Fear grips ‘stateless’ millions in India’s Assam as Dec 31 deadline to register as...

Indian farmer Nur Mohammed can barely sleep for worrying that his wife might soon be made stateless, put in a detention camp and deported. She is one of four million...

Afghans, diplomats surprised by report of Trump plan to pull out troops

Afghan officials and America’s Western partners reacted with unease on Friday to reports that the United States planned to withdraw more than 5,000 of its 14,000 troops from Afghanistan,...

Pakistan being praised for role in US-Taliban talks: Qureshi

Speaking about what he described as successes of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government in the country’s foreign affairs, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi told the Senate on Thursday that those...

Myanmar Army Announces Unilateral Ceasefire Against Ethnic Rebels

The Myanmar Army (Tatmadaw) announced a unilateral ceasefire on Friday in five regional commands (North, Northeast, East, Middle East and Triangle) to facilitate negotiations with rebel groups fighting in...

‘POLICE HAS TURNED AGAINST OIKYA FRONT’

Jatiya Oikya Front Convenor Dr Kamal Hossain has said the police have turned against them demanding the withdrawal of police officials from several constituencies. “Police is Oikya Front’s main opponent...

TALIBAN IN FAVOR OF PROLONGING THE WAR: GOVT

Government says Taliban showed they are not in favor of peace as they refused to meet Afghan delegation in Abu Dhabi. In reaction to Taliban representatives’ refusal in not meeting government's...

THREE NON-CABINET, 17 STATE, SEVEN DEPUTY MINISTERS APPOINTED

Three Non-Cabinet Ministers, 17 State Ministers and seven Deputy Ministers were sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat this evening. The three Non-Cabinet Ministers are Dr. Harsha...

CHINA-INDIA TIES ACTIVELY MOVING FORWARD: PRESIDENT XI JINPING

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday said China-India relations are "actively" moving forward with deepening mutual trust and cooperation, as the foreign ministers of the two countries held extensive...

GOVT ANNOUNCES TRANSFER OF MILITARY-CONTROLLED DEPT TO CIVILIAN MINISTRY

The military-controlled General Administration Department (GAD) will soon be transferred to the Ministry of the Office of the Union Government, President’s Office spokesperson U Zaw Htay said Friday. The plan...

PAK-CHINA JOINT AIR EXERCISES CONCLUDE

The seventh joint exercises between the Pakistan and Chinese air forces concluded at an operational air base of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) in Karachi on Friday, a spokesperson said. The...

Pakistan, Nigeria in $184.3m JF-17 thunder aircraft deal

Following the continuous rage by insurgents against the country, the Federal Government has entered into a deal with its Pakistani counterpart for the purchase of three JF-17 thunder aircraft. According...