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PEOPLE WON’T ACCEPT ELECTION WITHOUT KHALEDA: BNP

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir warned that people will not accept if the government tries to score in an...

INDIA IS SAID TO ORDER THREE-MONTH PROBE INTO FORTIS, RELIGARE

India has ordered its fraud office to inquire into reports of alleged siphoning of cash at Fortis Healthcare Ltd. and Religare Enterprises Ltd. by...

Pakistan FM Asif off to Russia for talks with counterpart Lavrov

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif on Monday (Feb 19) left for Russia on a four-day visit at the invitation of his Russian counterpart, Sergei...

Billionaire Richard Branson unveils hyperloop plans for India

British tycoon Richard Branson-backed Virgin Hyperloop One is proposing to build a super-fast transportation system in India that would connect the city of Pune...

Maldives president seeks approval to extend state of emergency by 30...

Maldives President Abdulla Yameen on Monday (Feb 19) sought parliamentary approval to extend a state of emergency by 30 days, saying a threat to...

Bangladesh opposition leader gets verdict copy

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson and former prime minister Khaleda Zia's lawyers have received the 1,174-page certified copy of the verdict in the Zia...

Myanmar rejects EU call for independent investigation into Rohingya exodus

In response to an EU parliamentary delegation’s demand for an independent investigation into alleged suppression of Muslim minorities in northern Rakhine State, the Myanmar...

Nepal Prez summons federal parliament meeting for March 5

Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari has summoned the first meeting of the federal parliament for March 5, after over two months following the conclusion...

Israel plans post harvest warehouses in Myanmar’s Mandalay

An Israeli company is in talks with the government to build warehouses within a year to help farmers with post-harvest production in Mandalay Region. Avri...

Australia, US, India and Japan in talks to establish Belt and...

Australia, the United States, India and Japan are talking about establishing a joint regional infrastructure scheme as an alternative to China’s multibillion-dollar Belt and...

Chinese consortium becomes BD Stock Exchange’s strategic investor

Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) of Bangladesh has decided to sell 25% of its shares to a consortium of the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) and...

BORDER TRADE BETWEEN BANGLADESH AND MYANMAR INCREASES

The value of border trade between Myanmar and Bangladesh, as of 9 February, reached US$22 million, which showed an increase of $13 million, compared...

SECOND AFGHAN GOVERNOR DEFIES PRESIDENT GHANI

A second Afghan provincial governor defied an attempt by President Ashraf Ghani to remove him on Sunday, deepening a political crisis that has underlined...

TRUMP ON INDIAN TRADE TRIP, BUT IT’S NOT DONALD

When the Trump family jet lands in India this week, the family member taking a tour of the world's largest democracy - with a...

PAKISTAN’S IMRAN KHAN TIES KNOT IN THIRD MARRIAGE

Pakistani cricketer-turned-politican Imran Khan has tied the knot for the third time, his party said on Sunday (Feb 18), confirming his marriage to a...

India, Iran sign 9 pacts after ‘substantive’ talks

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday (Feb 17) held “substantive” talks on key issues of terrorism, security, trade...

Maldives seeks foreign help to investigate arrested judges’ wealth

Maldives will seek help from other countries to investigate judges suspected of taking bribes and “hijacking” the Supreme Court to drag the island nation...

Myanmar urges Bangladesh to provide info on ARSA

Myanmar has urged Bangladesh to investigate and provide information about the list of ‘terrorists and criminals’ belonging to the ARSA, which had been previously...

Nepal PM Oli orders review of Deuba govt’s decisions

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has instructed Chief Secretary Lok Darshan Regmi to put all the decisions taken by the Sher Bahadur Deuba-led government...

Sri Lanka assures support for Chinese projects and investments

President Maithripala Sirisena said that Sri Lanka will actively support Chinese projects and investments in Sri Lanka, China Times reported. The President also reiterated his...