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PADMA BRIDGE: 900METRES NOW VISIBLE WITH INSTALLATION OF 6TH SPAN

Around 900metres of the much-awaited Padma bridge is now visible as the sixth span (superstructure) of the 6.15-km bridge was installed at Jazira point...

OPPOSITION BLOCKS GOVERNMENT BID TO PUSH MEDICAL EDUCATION BILL

The ruling party’s bid to push the National Medical Education Bill through Parliament failed on Tuesday after the opposition lawmakers obstructed the House proceedings. The...

SRI-LANKA PRESIDENT LEAVES FOR SINGAPORE

President Maithripala Sirisena today left for Singapore for a five-day state visit, President media division said. They said the President would expect to meet government...

MALDIVES ISSUE WARNING AMID SPIKE IN TOURIST DROWNING

Five tourists including a honeymooning couple have drowned in a single week in the Maldives, officials said, prompting a nationwide safety warning to holiday...

CHINA TO PICK AFGHAN TALIBAN AS POLITICAL FORCE: ENVOY

Chinese Ambas­sador in Islamabad Yao Jing has said that his country will “pick Afghan Taliban as a political force” in the backdrop of their...

SRI LANKAN PRESIDENT WAGES WAR ON FALL ARMYWORM

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, on Wednesday instructed authorities to implement an urgent national program to control the ‘Fall Armyworm’ which had destroyed thousands...

MUSICIAN AHMED IMTIAZ BULBUL PASSES AWAY

Noted musician and freedom fighter Ahmed Imtiaz Bulbul passed away at the age of 63 at his Aftabnagar residence in Dhaka this morning. He was...

NOMINATION PAPERS SCRUTINIZED AHEAD OF HISTORIC POLL

The Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan (IEC) on Monday began the crucial phase of the process leading to the presidential elections — including the...

NEPAL, INDIA AIR ROUTE TALKS KEEP GOING ROUND IN CIRCLES

Nepal and India made little progress at the highly anticipated air route talks held in Mumbai, India last week. Nepal has been badgering the...

NGOS LENIENT TO DRUG DEALERS DON’T REALIZE EXTENT OF DANGER -PREZ

In a hard-hitting statement yesterday, President Maithripala Sirisena called on NGOs which sympathized with drug dealers to remove their masks and look at the...

PAKISTAN SEEKS LNG ON CREDIT, REDUCED PRICE FROM QATAR

Prime Minister Imran Khan is likely to request the Qatar authorities to provide Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) worth $4 billion on deferred payment and...

ANOTHER DIPLOMATIC DILEMMA OVER ROHINGYAS

Bangladesh is facing yet another diplomatic dilemma over the issue of Rohingya refugees. The repatriation of the refugees back to their homeland in Myanmar...

HC TO HEAR WRIT ON MPS’ OATH LEGALITY JAN 31

High Court on Monday set January 31 for hearing a writ petition that challenged the legality of 300 members of parliament holding office before...

BLAST TARGETS AFGHAN FORCES BASE IN WARDAK

A suicide car bomb explosion happened close to an Afghan Special Forces’ base in Maidan Shahr, capital of Wardak province, on Monday morning, local...

WON’T ALLOW PM, SUMANTHIRAN TO IMPLEMENT DECISIONS TAKEN ON THE SLY:...

Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday vowed not to allow Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and TNA MP M.A. Sumanthiran to implement decisions taken by them...

PM IMRAN TO LEAVE FOR QATAR TODAY

Prime Minister Imran Khan will embark on a two-day visit to Qatar on Monday. The premier is travelling on the invitation of Emir of Qatar...

PNB FRAUD: MEHUL CHOKSI GIVES UP INDIAN CITIZENSHIP, SURRENDERS PASSPORT

Absconding diamantaire Mehul Choksi has given up his Indian citizenship and surrendered his passport to the Antiguan government where he had been taking refuge...

GHANI SEEKS RE-ELECTION AS HE FACES QUESTIONS ON HIS LEGACY

President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah on Sunday officially entered the race for July 20 presidential elections, setting up a rematch following...

US ready to ‘address legitimate concerns’ on Afghan peace

US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad, who visited Kabul on a multi-nation trip last week, says US wants peace in Afghanistan as...

Fresh ARSA attack injured six police officers: Myanmar govt

Six policemen, including one police colonel, were wounded during an ambush by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) on Wednesday in northern Rakhine State,...

Peace in Afghanistan is vital for regional peace, Pak army chief...

A US delegation led by General Joseph L. Votel, Commander US CENTCOM called on Chief of Army Staff( COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on...