Daily Archives: December 29, 2018

11TH PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION TOMORROW, SECURITY STEPPED UP

Adequate security measures have been taken across the country in a bid to hold the 11th national parliamentary election slated to be held on Sunday (tomorrow). All election materials were...

OPPOSITION FACES ‘A REIGN OF TERROR’ AHEAD OF ELECTIONS: REUTERS

Bangladesh has a general election this weekend, but opposition candidate Abdul Moyeen Khan says he has yet to hold a single public meeting in his constituency about 30 miles...

DHAKA WEARS DESERTED LOOK BEFORE POLLS DAY

The capital, Dhaka, wore a completely deserted look today as there were very few vehicles on the roads just a day before the polls. Since morning, there were very few private cars...

TRUMP ‘HAS NOT ORDERED’ TROOP WITHDRAWAL FROM AFGHANISTAN

White House says Trump has not made a determination to drawdown US military presence in Afghanistan. A week after reports about a possible withdrawal of US troops from the country,...

ALARM BELLS IN INDIA OVER US PLAN TO CUT TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN

President Don­ald Trump’s plan to reduce US troops in Afghanistan has set off alarm bells in India with experts suggesting New Delhi change its hostile attitude towards Taliban who in the...

92 NATIONS IN 55 MONTHS: PM MODI’S TRAVEL COSTS HIT RS 2,021 CRORE

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has been in power for the last 4 years and 7 months, is nearing yet another mile stone. In the next few months, before...

WE WILL CONTEST THE ELECTION: BANGLADESH NATIONALIST PARTY

Opposition party leader denies speculation, says in a democracy, boycotting polls is not an option Amid speculation that the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), the main constituent of the Opposition alliance,...

POLLS WILL BE HELD IN FESTIVE MOOD: CEC

Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda today hoped that the upcoming general election will be held in a festive mood across the country. KM Nurul Huda said: "A large number...

POLLS ATMOSPHERE: KAMAL PINS HOPES ON ARMY ROLE

Jatiya Oikyafront Convener Dr Kamal Hossain yesterday hoped that the army would create an atmosphere where voters could cast their votes safely in the tomorrow's election. “My earnest request to...

NO ONE WILL REMAIN POOR IN THE COUNTRY: PM OLI

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the government’s social security programme will leave no one poor in the country. Inaugurating the third labour parliament of the Joint Trade...

NAVY DIVERS TO JOIN RESCUE OPERATION FOR TRAPPED MEGHALAYA MINERS

After an inexplicable delay of over a fortnight, divers from the Indian Navy have finally been drafted to join the ongoing operations to rescue the ill-fated 15 workers trapped in a...

VILLAGERS ALLEGEDLY DETAINED IN RAKHINE STATE

Villagers in areas of western Myanmar’s Rakhine state said Thursday that government army soldiers are detaining civilians they accuse of supporting Rakhine rebels amid fighting between the Arakan Army...

SRI LANKA’S RULING UNP RULES OUT EARLY SNAP POLL

Sri Lanka's ruling UNP has no intention to go for an early snap general election, a party spokesman said, ending weeks of speculation that the government may dissolve parliament...

Exiting Afghanistan

The beginning of US failure in Afghanistan has been attributed to various decisions in recent history. Abandoning Afghanistan after the Soviets were defeated, waging war in Afghanistan in response to...

Pakistan Cabinet approves issuance of ‘Panda bonds’ in Chinese currency

Pakistan's cabinet has approved the issuance of first-ever renminbi-denominated bonds to raise loans from China's capital markets, as the country moved a step forward to give the Chinese currency...

Gaganyaan project: 3 Indians to be sent to space in Rs 10,000 crore plan

In a boost to India’s aerospace missions, the Cabinet Friday approved the indigenous spacecraft project called Gaganyaan under which a three-member crew will be sent to space for at...

‘Afghan govt not aware of peace talks agenda’

ghani Mohammad Ismail Khan, a former Jihadi leader and member of the leadership of Jamiat-e-Islami Party of Afghanistan, on Friday said the National Unity Government is not aware of...

Myanmar’s rebel alliance demands ceasefire covers Rakhine State

If the Myanmar Army do not stop fighting in Rakhine State, the Northern Alliance also will refuse to adhere to the ceasefire conditions in northern and northeastern Myanmar’s conflict...

Nepal Investment Summit slated for March

In yet another attempt to grab the attention of global investors, the government is preparing to host the ‘Nepal Investment Summit 2019’ in the Capital on March 29 and...

China’s new “aircraft carrier killer” missile could add teeth to Pakistan navy

To counter the US Navy’s aircraft carriers projecting power into the South China Sea, Beijing developed a formidable, “carrier killer” weapon: the Dong Feng-21D anti-ship ballistic missile (ASBM), which...

India army officers to take air defence training in Israel

The Indian Army has decided to send its Army Air Defence (AAD) officers to Israel for a course pertaining to Air Defence Missiles. The officers are of the rank...