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Bangladesh among 10 worst countries for workers, says labour rights report

Bangladesh is among the 10 worst countries for workers, according to a report by labour rights group International Trade Union Confederation or ITUC. The ITUC...

UN: Myanmar Must Enable Women’s Entry Into the Workforce

Myanmar needs to realize the potential of women and enable their entry into the labor market in order to generate economic growth driven by...

At least 29 dead, 60 wounded as car bomb hits bank...

At least 29 people were killed  on Thursday (June 22)  when a powerful car bomb struck a bank in Afghanistan’s Lashkar Gah city as...

UN has a ‘responsibility’ to resolve Kashmir issue: Pakistan

Pakistan said on Thursday that the UN has a “responsibility” to resolve the Kashmir issue, days after UN chief Antonio Guterres stated that he...

RAW spy begs army chief for mercy

Indian navy officer turned spy Kulbhushan Jadhav – who was sentenced to death on charges of terrorism, espionage and sabotage – has filed a...

New Delhi sends Two additional Army Battalions to kill every living...

Two additional Army battalions -- about 2,000 men -- have started moving into four troubled South Kashmir districts, being described as the new "ground...

ACC requests meeting with Maumoon regarding Theemuge audit report

Former Maldivian President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom has been sent a letter requesting a meeting regarding audit reports on Theemuge, reports Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). Former Deputy...

Gnanasara Thera withdraws FR petition against arrest

Ven. Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thera, Wednesday, withdrew the fundamental rights violation petition he had earlier filed in the Supreme Court, claiming a possible unlawful arrest...

IEC Announces Election Date: July Next Year

The IEC has announced the election date for parliamentary and district council elections – 7 July 2018. IEC chief said on Thursday afternoon that parliamentary...

Nepal-India border in Banke to be sealed for 48 hours for...

The border point at Banke district on the Nepal-India border will be closed for 48 hours in view of the June 28 election, authorities...

Sustainable job creation becoming crucial for Bhutan

One of the biggest challenges facing Bhutan today is the rising youth unemployment. The country have a population of about 141,000 in the age...

Ihavandhoo council’s restrictions spark debate about treatment of migrant workers

A curfew and other restrictions imposed Sunday by the Ihavandhoo council on the Maldives expatriate community has sparked a debate about the treatment of...

Defence pact with U.S. to be extended

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told Parliament the Government intends to extend the Defence Pact signed with the US in 2007 for a further period...

Pak army chief, Turkish president discuss regional security, mutual interest affairs

Pakistan Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday called on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and discussed with him matters...

There is room for rethink on Jadhav, says envoy to India

Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit, indicating a softening of stance towards RAW agent Kulbhushan Jadhav, has said that there is ‘room for...

Two former IGs convicted on Sudan Scam sent to jail

Two former Inspector Generals of Nepal Police, who were found guilty on the high-profile Sudan Scam, have been sent to jail on Wednesday. Former IGs...

PM tells JS of 2041 goal: $12,000 per capita income, economy...

Bangladesh's per capita income would reach $12,000 and the size of its economy $2.5 trillion by 2041, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said in parliament...

More Refugees Likely to Return from Iran, Pakistan: UNHRC

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Tuesday said that more Afghan refugees are expected to be repatriated this year from Iran...

Bhutan most peaceful in the region: GPI

Bhutan is the most peaceful country in South Asia according to the latest Global Peace Index report 2017. Founder and Executive Chairman of the international...

Indian Army rejects Made in India rifles after they failed miserably...

The Army has rejected an indigenously built assault rifle, citing poor quality and ineffective fire power, and is soon likely to take a fresh...

U.N. Secretary-General joins chorus on resuming India-Pakistan talks

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has been “in touch” with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over tensions along the Line...