Daily Archives: December 28, 2018

BANGLADESH’S VIOLENT VOTE CAMPAIGNING ENDS AHEAD OF WEEKEND POLL

Campaigning for Bangladesh's general election ended on Friday (Dec 28) after weeks of violence, mainly against workers and officials from an opposition alliance, that has drawn criticism from the...

SPECIAL MEDICAL TEAMS FORMED TO TACKLE EMERGENCY CASE ON POLLS DAY

“Special medical teams have already been formed at all district and upazila level government hospitals to tackle any emergency case,” said Prof Abul Kalam Azad, director general of the...

MILLER DISCUSSES AFGHAN PEACE WITH PAKISTAN ARMY CHIEF

Issues around mutual interest with particular reference to regional security and ongoing Afghan reconciliation process were discussed during the meeting.

MYANMAR TO TRY AND ATTRACT MORE FOREIGN FILM AGENCIES TO THE COUNTRY

The Union Minister for Information, Dr. Pe Myint, said lowering the rates and service charges for filming will encourage foreign filmmakers to make movies and documentaries on Myanmar’s culture...

NEPAL GRANTS AMERICANS 5-YEAR MULTIPLE VISIT VISA

The Cabinet meeting has approved a new visa regime between Nepal and the United States. As per the new rule, US citizens who apply for a tourist visa will get...

‘ONLY MIDDLE EAST COUNTRIES’ PASSPORTS — ISSUANCE TO END ON DEC.31

In view of Sri Lanka introducing the e-passport service to its citizens, the issuance of passports valid 'Only For Middle East Countries' would no longer be issued from December...

MOBILE INTERNET SPEED SLASHED INDEFINITELY

  The telecom regulatory commission has slowed mobile internet by shutting down 3G and 4G services yesterday night. As per the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) order issued around 10:00pm yesterday,...

188 FOREIGN OBSERVERS TO OVERSEE POLLS: FOREIGN MINISTRY

A total of 188 foreign observers of nine international organisations and a dozen foreign missions in Bangladesh and 56 foreign journalists are set to observe the upcoming polls. Revealing this,...

US WANTS VIOLENCE FREE POLLS: MILLER

US envoy to Bangladesh Earl Robert Miller speaking to the media after meeting with CEC KM Nurul Huda on Thursday (Dec 27)The United States of America has called for...

UN WANTS CREDIBLE, INCLUSIVE POLLS IN BANGLADESH

UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres has called on all stakeholders to ensure an environment free of violence, intimidation and coercion before, during and after the general election in Bangladesh, so...

DR KAMAL: MAKE DEC 30 ANOTHER VICTORY DAY THROUGH VOTE REVOLUTION

'We'll achieve a victory... and it’ll not be any party’s victory, it'll be people's victory - the victory of all' Calling upon countrymen to stage a “vote revolution,” Jatiya Oikya...

COAS, US commander discuss Afghan peace process

The commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan agreed with Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa that only an Afghan-owned and Afghan-led inclusive process can lead to...

Nepal, India agree to seal energy banking deal

Nepal and India have agreed to sign an energy banking deal that will prevent the spilling of electricity generated in the country when the production is higher than the...

De-mining mission along China-Myanmar border kicks off

The Southern Theater Command of the People's Liberation Army on Thursday launched an emergency landmine-sweeping mission along the border of China and Myanmar, in the city of Mangshi in...

Maldives ex-pres gets green light to form new political party

Maldives' electoral body on Thursday accepted the application to establish former president Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom's new party. After initially rejecting the application, Elections Commission led by its chief Ahmed...

India has not sought military base in Maldives

India has not sought the establishment of a military base in the Maldives in exchange for the USD 1.4 billion financial aid, sources confirmed. Media reports claimed that India wanted...

US troop withdrawal a step in the right direction: Russia

The spokesperson for the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday the planned withdrawal of half of American troops from Afghanistan was "a step in the right direction". At a weekly...

Reading the signals: India has a new military strategy against China

Earlier this month, as a part of Exercise Bahubali, the Indian Air Force (IAF) used its C-17 Globemasters to carry, as this newspaper reported, tanks and armoured personnel carriers...

Nepal caps expenditure of its citizens in India

Nepal on Tuesday imposed a monthly limit on the amount of Indian currency its citizen can spend in India. A spokesperson of the Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) said a...

US offers safety and job security to Taliban

Eager to persuade Taliban to join the Afghan peace process, the United States is offering them a safety network that includes creating job opportunities for the insurgents. As the United...

Pakistan says Kartarpur corridor ‘high point of diplomacy’ for Imran Khan govt

Pakistan on Thursday (Dec 27) described the Kartarpur corridor as the "high point of diplomacy" for the Imran Khan government while admitted that there was "no progress" on the...