Daily Archives: December 26, 2018

HASINA TO JOIN POLLS RALLIES THRU’ VIDEO CONFERENCE TODAY

Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Hasina will join election campaign in three districts through a video conference today. “The prime minister will address election rallies in the districts of Chandpur,...

BANKS IN LIQUIDITY CRISIS: TK 35B LOANED IN A WEEK

All of a sudden, banks are facing an acute liquidity crisis and in the last one week, banks loaned around Tk 35 billion from the Bangladesh Bank. Bank officials say...

PLEA SEEKS CANCELLATION OF 25 JAMAAT MEN’S CANDIDACY

A petition was filed with the High Court today seeking its directive on the Election Commission to disqualify 25 Jamaat-e-Islami candidates so that they cannot contest the 11th parliamentary...

TWO MINUTES SILENCE TO BE OBSERVED

The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) requested the public, Ministries and Government institutions to observe two minutes silence between 9.25 a.m. and 9.27 a.m. today (26) and organise religious programmes...

INDIA PRISONER DIES IN JASHORE JAIL

An Indian citizen accused in a gold smuggling case died of cardiac arrest at Jashore Central Jail on Tuesday, reports UNB. The deceased is Sanzid Bharma, 48, son of Mahindar...

IMMIGRANT BANGLADESHI TO JOIN GEORGIA SENATE NEXT JANUARY

Sheikh Rahman is believed to be the first Muslim ever elected to its legislature Gwinnett County voters are sending Sheikh Rahman, who is an immigrant from Bangladesh, as their new...

By authorising 10 agencies to snoop on computer and internet data, is India turning...

George Orwell in his famous novel Nineteen Eight Four conceived of a fictional police state which pried on all activities of an individual. The state thus was able to monitor and regulate even

How China can help Afghanistan, Pakistan reconcile

As a global and regional power, China has played a prominent role in political developments in Afghanistan, particularly in terms of its relations with Islamabad. The holding of the...

Masked youths attack Bangladeshi journalists covering election campaign

Around two dozen masked youths attacked a group of Bangladeshi reporters with hockey sticks and batons, injuring about 10 of them, when they were resting at a hotel after...

Pakistan will treat its minorities as equal citizens ‘unlike India’, says Imran Khan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said his country would treat minorities as equal citizens “unlike what is happening in India”. “Naya Pakistan is Quaid’s Pakistan and will...

Indian company starts formal operations at Chabahar port

India Ports Global Limited has taken over operations at the Shaheed Behesti port at Chabahar, India's Ministry of External Affairs said after the first meeting of the follow-up committee...

India to host newly elected Bhutan PM

India will host the newly elected Prime Minister of Bhutan from December 27-29, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Monday. A press release issued by the Ministry said that...

Maldives electoral body rejects application to form ex-pres’ new party

Maldives ' electoral body has rejected an application to establish former president Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom's new party. The application was submitted by PPM deputy leader and Fonadhoo lawmaker Abdul...

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) had arrived in Colombo for a scheduled port visit on Friday. Sri...

Bangladesh police arrest 10,500 activists ahead of polls

More than 10,500 Bangladeshi political activists have been arrested in a crackdown ahead of elections this week, opposition parties said Tuesday. The figures were released after Washington urged Prime Minister...

NRC dampens Christmas cheer in Assam, churches pray for peace

At a time when concerns revolving around the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and National Register of Citizens (NRC) update process are prevailing in the state, believers will pray for lasting...

UN peacekeeping operations: Nepal-US defense deal in the making!

In a move preparing its Army for UN peacekeeping operations, the Nepal Government has decided to clear legal hurdles for the import of weaponry from the United States. The government...

Nepal expects more Chinese investment in infrastructure to boost development

Nepal has benefited from China's economic boom and will pay close attention to China's investment as relations with its neighboring countries are crucial to Nepal's overall economic development, said...

‘Cheaper’ Chinese Brahmos equivalent cruise missiles could end up with Pakistan

According to sources in the Indian armed forces, the cost of each BrahMos missile is more than Rs 30 crore, which is considered to be very high, and is...

OIKYAFRONT DEMANDS CEC’S RESIGNATION

The opposition alliance Jatiya Oikyafront today demanded immediate resignation of the Chief Election Commissioner and urged the president to appoint a nonpolitical and neutral person in the post. “We are...

India’s aircraft carriers: A giant waste of time!

Carriers are also expensive symbols of national prestige, and it is unlikely the Indian Navy will want to risk losing one, two or all three. Under the circumstances, India’s...